Beach cottages in Cornwall

Nothing is more therapeutic than the sound of the waves gently crashing upon the shoreline or the sight of the sun rising above the seascape.

Our beach retreats are practically on the shoreline; so it’s just you, the sea and the sand. You could stay in a secluded wooden cabin within a sheltered bay or atop grassy cliffs that give way to wide stretches of sand.

They’re the perfect antidote to the grey metropolises we spend our days in and each retreat has been carefully restored to preserve its special historic character.

The exterior the quayside cottages, Durgan, Cornwall

Beach Cottage, Falmouth 

It's hard to imagine a position more perfect for a holiday cottage. This delightful stone building, with dormer windows in its slate roof, is right above the beach and only a few metres from the water's edge.

The exterior at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall

Hemmick Cottage, St Austell 

Over lush green headlands and in between rocky outcrops sits this pretty Victorian cottage. It overlooks the secret sandy beach, Hemmick, which is a haven for rock pooling.

The view from Guy's Cottage, Port Quin, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Guy's Cottage, Port Quin 

Hear the seagulls squawk and savour the smell of salty sea air when you stay at this beachfront cottage. A former fisherman’s nook, Guy’s is located in the small hamlet of Port Quin and boasts views of the sea and headlands from its rooms.

The exterior at Carolina Cottage, Port Quin, Port Issac, Cornwall

Carolina Cellar, Port Quin 

Tucked into the small inlet of Port Quin, this former pilchard cellar perches on the edge of a shingle beach and aqua blue waters. It’s also on the passageway to the South West Coast Path, so don’t forget your walking boots.

The exterior of The Old Farmhouse, Polzeath, Cornwall

The Old Farmhouse, Polzeath 

The Old Farmhouse is a tastefully furnished cottage in a wonderful rural setting. Just a 10-minute walk down the bridleway will lead you to the sandy beach of Pentireglaze and a 5-minute drive will land you at the surfing beach, Polzeath.

The exterior of Pentire Farm House, nr Padstow, Cornwall

Pentire Farm House, nr Padstow 

Overlooking the secluded valley running down to Porth Mear cove, white-washed Pentire Farm House offers a memorable stay with a view. Beautiful beaches are abundant here, with Porthcothan’s sandy beach just a mile away and Mawgan Porth three miles away.

The exterior of Dairy Cottage, Roseland, Cornwall

Dairy Cottage Gwendra, Roseland 

Tucked into the low cliffs of an old farming hamlet and perching above a long sandy beach is Dairy Cottage of Gwendra. A combination of cliffs, creeks, estuaries, headlands, woods and beaches make this part of Cornwall a captivating place to stay.

The exterior of Penarvon Cabin, Helford, Cornwall

Penarvon Cabin, Helston 

This romantic wooden cabin perches amongst trees on a low bluff above Penarvon Cove, on the outskirts of Helford village. Below you, the waters of the Helford lap at the shore and birds feed on the incoming tide.

The exterior of The Old School House, Durgan, Falmouth, Cornwall

The Old School House, Falmouth 

Make the beach your playground in this former Victorian school. It looks out over the Helford River and stands just above the beach on Durgan’s historic quay from which tin used to be shipped.

A view of Port Gaverne near The White Cottage, Port Gaverne, Cornwall

The White Cottage, Port Gaverne 

Metres from the beach is this former fish cellar cottage with original slate floors and low doorways. When the tide is low, Port Gaverne’s beach is a rock pooling haven. At high tide it transforms into a diver's paradise.

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