A laid-back, light-filled retreat on the longest and most spacious beach in Cornwall, with incredible sea-and-lighthouse views over the sand dunes.
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Characterised by wild dunes, and forming part of St. Ives Bay’s famous ‘three miles of golden sand’, Gwithian Beach is listed among The Times’ top 10 surfing locations.  

So, we wholeheartedly recommend packing your wetsuit on your break to Gwithian Lookout.

Don’t worry if you don’t enjoy getting up close and personal with the waves, though. You’re more than welcome to watch them come and go from the comfort of this wonderfully laid-back retreat, which also showcases views out to Godrevy Lighthouse.

Boasting vaulted ceilings and enormous walls of glass, it won’t even matter if the weather isn’t playing ball… in fact, on stormy days when the sky is moody-grey and the sea choppy, you can huddle up with a mug of coffee and soak up all the atmospheric drama!

Sociably open plan, the cedar-clad retreat sleeps up to five guests; perfect for couples who enjoy lots of space, or a small group of friends or family. Simple furnishings let those incredible views speak for themselves, yet there’s an abundance of both sumptuous cosiness and sleek, polished style.

Light the wood-burning stove and curl up on the corner sofa by evening, after a delicious seafaring feast whipped up in the well-equipped kitchen, which sports gorgeous local granite worktops.  The dining area features comfy wicker seating, below a lobster pot lampshade – very on point!

Meanwhile, hand-crafted wooden ladders lead to casual, light-filled living spaces that are ideal for curling up with a good book… if you can tear your eyes away from the dreamy views over the rooftops, that is.

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At a glance

  • A spacious, laid-back retreat with incredible sea views that also take in Godrevy Lighthouse, nestled amongst the sand dunes on Gwithian Beach.
  • Sleeping up to 5 guests, there are 3 bedrooms to choose from: 1 kingsize master en-suite, 1 double, and 1 single.
  • Grab a good book and take the hand-crafted ladders up to two cosy mezzanine living spaces – ideal spots to relax!
  • The private, scenic al fresco terrace is perfect for morning coffee and evening barbecues alike.
  • Simply wander across the sand dunes to access the long, golden surfing beach (you’ll have a heated outdoor shower to wash off sandy suits and toes later on!)


  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Laid-back beach retreat, sleeps 5 guests.  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with glazed doors: corner sofa, Smart TV with Blu-Ray player, Bluetooth speaker, wood-burner and starter pack.  Ladders to two mezzanine living areas.  Dining area with wooden dining table and wicker chairs for 6.  Well-equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces, under counter fridge and freezer, induction hob, integrated electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, cafetiere, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner.  Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room, double bedroom, single bedroom.  Family bathroom with shower, wash basin, WC.  Paved, furnished garden with access to grass and dunes, charcoal barbecue, outdoor heated shower, storage for surfboards.  Private parking for 2 cars.

Local Activities

Surfing, swimming, walking, cycling, nature reserve, shops, pubs, galleries, restaurants

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Leading from the kitchen and living area, you’ll have three bedrooms to choose from, including a kingsize master en-suite with double sliding doors that invite the outside in. There’s also a double room with a gorgeous west-facing window, and a cosy single room.

Freshen up in the shower room, and then why not enjoy your first coffee of the day out on your Cornish stone-finished private terrace, with the sea as both your backdrop and soundtrack?

To access the beach (and those amazing rollers!) all you’ve got to do is wander across the sand dunes… and if you’re worried about bringing sand back inside, the outdoor heated shower promises to allay your fears!

Don’t fancy surfing? Try a spot of rockpool swimming – the biggest and best-known ‘Sheep Dips’ enjoy plenty of sun-warmed water that’s a joy to splash around in.

And of course, there are plenty of charming towns to visit, including Carbis Bay and Lelant, that mean whatever takes your holiday fancy, you can indulge it with a stay at Gwithian Lookout.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Gwithian, Cornwall

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