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No 3 The Beach

Porthtowan, Cornwall

From £574 p/w

  • Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Beach: 10 Metres
  • 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

  • Location

    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, Nespresso pod coffee machine, 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

"Better than the pictures on the website. Outstanding location just a couple flights of steps from the sea. Perfectly clean and fully equipped kitchen etc. Good quality bed and bedding. Spacious apartment, not cluttered. Views better than anything we've ever seen. Modern, private and warm."
J Stockton, April 2024
"The property was fantastic! Beautiful decor, contents and view which was unbeatable. It was extremely clean. We loved the tablet in the flat giving information and Beach Retreats is a brilliant company to book with. We have already booked for next year. We loved Porthtowan too as it's unspoiled, small and quiet."
M Phipps, November 2023
"The property is all about the view and location. When you first walk in and see the view it is simply stunning. The apartment was modern, clean and well presented. It was a delight to sit on the balcony in the evening with a glass of wine and watch the sunset and the surfers. A few steps and you are on the beach or coast path. We loved it."
H.Jasper, August 2023
"Had a wonderful week away, property was ideally located next to beach and the views it provided. Easy access that the wonderful Porthtowan has to offer. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves is a nice experience."
Sokell, May 2023
"Peaceful few days at Porthtowan. Lovely apartment and an absolutely fantastic view. we will be back!"
Patterson, March 2023
"The view was stunning and the place was peaceful."
Coloso, March 2023
"We had an excellent stay in a great location with everything we needed catered for. The apartment was warm and had a great balcony with double doors to let the outside in. Easy access to the coast path, the beach and the pubs, local shop etc. "
Matlock, October 2022
"We had a wonderful stay at a beautiful apartment perfectly situated to explore all of Cornwall! Contact/communication with beach retreats as well as with the owner of the apartment couldn't have been any better! The apartment is very well equipped and beautifully decorated - one can easily feel at home. The apartment has direct access to the beach which is fantastic. Furthermore you can easily start your hike on the coast trail from here. Our stay was simply perfect and we will be back!"
Boffgen, October 2022
"Beach Retreats was efficient in every way, especially when we cancelled during COVID then need to rebook. The place was idyllic, though there was an issue with the wifi but communication between the owner, Beach Retreats and us to resolve it was excellent. Thank you, we don't want to go home!"
Wilby, September 2022
"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."
Hargreaves, January 2022
"Lovely apartment. Clean and tidy. Fantastic views. Access is not for the faint hearted with the stairs, but worth it. Good base for walks. Lovely quiet beach with a chilled out restaurant and bar nearby."
J Johnson, September 2021
"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."
K Parsons, April 2021


No 3 The Beach

No 3 The Beach

Porthtowan, Cornwall

From £574 p/w