Dramatic coastlines, charming historic harbours, fish and chips, rugged coastal paths and sandy golden beaches – it’s easy to see why Cornwall is one of the most loved UK holiday destinations. That’s not even mentioning the breathtaking sea views. Waking up to the sound of waves lapping on the shoreline or watching the sunset with a glass of wine, there’s nothing quite like a holiday by the sea. A holiday in Cornwall offers the chance for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Research has shown that being near water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body including lowering stress and anxiety and increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness.
With that in mind and to inspire your next getaway, we’ve hand-picked ten places to stay in Cornwall for a range of budgets which are located right on the waters edge.
Chycoose Cottage (sleeps 5)
RESTRONGUET POINT, SOUTH CORNWALL
This creekside holiday cottage has an idyllic location, situated directly on the banks of Restronguet Creek, a tidal branch of the Fal estuary. Chycoose cottage offers stunning uninterrupted creek views from every room with its south-facing aspect.
Just four miles from Truro and eight miles from Falmouth, Chycoose Cottage is the perfect place to stay for those looking to explore Cornwall or those who want to relax and observe the extensive birdlife in the creek at low tide.
Horizon House (sleeps 10)
NEWQUAY, NORTH CORNWALL
Horizon House’s claim to fame is being featured on George Clarke’s “Old House, New Home” TV show. This holiday home is truly unique and oozes luxury. Located just a 5 minutes’ walk from the world-famous Fistral Beach in Newquay in North Cornwall, Horizon House is brimming with colour and life with an open-plan style throughout which is perfect for large groups of friends and family.
In the main living space there is a huge wall of glass along one side, welcoming in the warmth and sunshine of the outside world! The kitchen features a large central island which doubles up as a breakfast bar, and there’s a big dining table and several sofas, from all of which you gaze out to the stunning sea-scape beyond – great for watching the activity on the water and seeing the dramatic shift in weather through the seasons!
Spindrift (sleeps 6)
PRAA SANDS, WEST CORNWALL
Spindrift holiday home in Praa Sands exudes a cool, laid-back style with bold artwork adding to the modern design. Evenings will be spent curled up in front of the flickering wood burner or gazing out to sea from the large windows framing the enticing sea views or soaking in the hot tub.
Westaway (sleeps 7)
PORTREATH, NOTH CORNWALL
Westaway holiday apartment in Portreath, North Cornwall has panoramic sea views and is only a short walk to the beach and the amenities of Portreath.
Westaway is a superbly appointed holiday cottage with light and spacious open-plan living which opens out through bi-fold doors to the wraparound deck and balcony; here you’ll find the added luxury of a bubbling sea view hot tub where you can spend hours looking out to sea or star gazing.
Carbis Bay Beach Lodges
ST IVES, WEST CORNWALL
There are not many places to stay in Cornwall that offer direct beach access like these amazing 8 private luxury lodges located on Carbis Bay Beach in St Ives. You don’t need one of those apps that help you fall asleep to the sound of waves here – just leave the doors to your balcony open to turn the volume up a little. Each luxury beach lodge has spectacular sea views across the bay towards Godrevy lighthouse, an ideal place for spotting seals and dolphins.
The lodges ooze luxury with open-plan living space, huge glass sliding doors opening out onto the decking overlooking the beach and your own private hot tub. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with huge mirrors and marble flooring, some with roll-top baths, others with large walk-in showers, and Aromatherapy Associates toiletries.
Water’s Edge (sleeps 4)
NEWQUAY, NORTH CORNWALL
Water’s Edge in Newquay, North Cornwall is a contemporary second floor apartment boasting uninterrupted sea views.
Pebbleline House (Sleeps 10)
WHITSAND BAY, SOUTH EAST CORNWALL
This luxury stone beach house sits on a cliff just metres from a large sandy beach with glorious sea views overlooking Whitsand Bay and the beautiful Rame Peninsula.
Pebbleline House offers plenty of privacy where you can enjoy all the fantastic features of this 3000 sq ft property, including your own outdoor hot tub.
Mordros Holiday Cottage (sleeps 7)
SENNEN COVE, WEST CORNWALL
Mordros holiday cottage in Penzance is located 200 yards from Sennen Cove Beach and boasts uninterrupted sea views from most of its rooms. the name mordros means “sound of the sea” in Cornish, very apt.
The Watch House (sleeps 8)
COVERACK, SOUTH CORNWALL
The Watch House holiday cottage in Coverack has one of the best headland views in Cornwall and this cottage has been designed with its coastal location in mind.
The sitting room located on the first floor makes the most of those spectacular sea views.
Midships (sleeps 6)
FALMOUTH, SOUTH CORNWALL
Midships is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage located in Falmouth, South Cornwall. The property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi.