• Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Beach: 10metres
  • Arrival: Friday
  • Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Beach: 10metres
  • Arrival: Friday


Walk to the beach

Just shut the door behind you, descend the steps right outside, and you are on the sand in seconds.

Best thing about

The unique location on the cliff above the sand, with an uninterrupted view across Porthtowan beach and out to sea.

The Details


Where is it?

Porthtowan sits at the foot of high cliffs on the north coast of Cornwall, not far from the arguably better known St Agnes. The village has a lovely relaxed, off-the-beaten-path feel, with a very pretty sandy beach backed by dunes. There's a handful of cafes, pubs and restaurants, plus surf hire and lessons and great walks to neighbouring beaches along the coast path to keep you busy.

The Property

  • A beautifully finished apartment with a light, roomy feel.
  • Almost full-width windows which include patio doors onto the large balcony, providing stunning sea views.
  • Tucked away in an almost traffic-free location.
  • Living area with double sofa-bed, wall-hung widescreen television with Freeview package and patio doors opening onto the balcony.
  • Dining area with table and four chairs.
  • Kitchen area with ceramic hob, oven, extractor, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, wine fridge, standard fridge and freezer.
  • Utility cupboard in hallway with washer/dryer.
  • Underfloor heating and Wi-Fi throughout.
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, selection of books and games.


  • Bedroom with kingsize bed, wardrobe, two floor-to-ceiling windows with sea views and patio door opening onto the balcony.
  • Double sofa-bed in the living area.
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.


  • Balcony with fantastic views over the bay.
  • Designated off road parking for 1 car.
  • Secure 'surf' store for boards, beach toys etc.

Need to Know

  • Please note, 3, The Beach is accessed from the carpark by 63 steps, so may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Cautionary deposit of £150, due with full balance.
  • Short breaks available after 1st Friday in November until Easter only (excluding half terms and school holidays).

What can I walk to

  • The Blue Bar
  • Porthtowan Surf School
  • Porthtowan Beach Cafe
  • Porthtowan Beach Shop
  • Moo Maid ice cream parlour
  • Convenience store/deli

Guest Reviews

We had a lovely stay at 3 The Beach in Porthtowan. The property was perfect in every way. Well equipped, spotlessly clean, with the most amazing view. We could not fault our stay which was supported with fabulous and quick customer service from the Beach Retreats Team. Thank you. We will be using you again and I have already started to share how amazing you are with family and friends.
Lovely apartment. Clean and tidy. Fantastic views. Access not for the faint hearted but worth it. Good base for walks. Lovely quiet beach with a chilled out restaurant / bar nearby.
This is the third time we have stayed at 3 The Beach and have already rebooked for next year. The place is just perfect with an amazing view with direct access to the beach and it is fully equipped. We love the decor.
We had the best time at No 3 in Porthtowan, the property views were wonderful. We brought our own food and ate in each night, the kitchen facilities excellent and great to have a washer too
We loved staying at the property, it was idyllic, the crashing waves and the view even on a rainy day. The bedding / towels were lovely and the kitchen was fully equipped - perfect for cooking and the wine cooler was perfect.