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10 stylish surfer’s retreats

If your definition of a holiday is hitting the surf every day, you’ll love our selection of stylish surfer’s retreats. With some of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches within walking distance, trendy beach bars and spectacular sea views, these coastal properties are perfect for a fun-filled surf break. 

Cliffside, Sennen

Boasting breathtaking ocean views, Cliffside is the ultimate coastal retreat for beach-lovers and surfers. This stunning property is perched in an elevated position above Sennen Cove, one of the best surfing spots in Cornwall. Just a five minute stroll down the hill will take you to the soft Sennen sand, a popular beach with families, surfers and locals. Sennen has everything you need for a great beach holiday, with a selection of restaurants, shops and the surf club. The property itself has its own patio and lawn, with a log burner indoors for cosy evenings. Cliffside sleeps 8, welcomes two dogs and has two parking spaces. 

The Cove, Porth, Newquay

Just a stone’s throw from Porth beach on the outskirts of Newquay, The Cove is a spacious retreat for 10 with spectacular coastal views. With an outside tap and space to store surf boards and beach gear, this sea view holiday home is just perfect for surfing breaks. Porth has a lovely Cornish pub right on the beach called The Mermaid, where you can refuel after catching a few waves. The Cove is perfectly situated for exploring the south west coast path, and the property also has lots of parking, making it easy to drive into Newquay town centre and to explore other beautiful beaches on the north coast.

Beachview Penthouse, Praa Sands

Situated in an unrivalled position above Praa Sands beach, Beachview Penthouse is an impressive coastal holiday home which sleeps 4. Wake up to delightful sea views from the stunning four poster bed, enjoy breakfast from the sea view balcony, and stroll down to the golden sandy beach for a surf. Praa Sands has a lovely beach café and a separate restaurant/bar, both with breathtaking ocean views. Spend every day in and out of the surf, relaxing with incredible views and enjoying a slower pace of life, or head further afield to Marazion, Penzance or St Ives. Beachview Penthouse is the perfect base from which to explore stunning West Cornwall. 

Apartment 2 Coopers Hawke, Bude

Pack your wetsuits and your surf boards and head to Apartment 2 Coopers Hawke, a homely apartment with comfy furniture and coastal themed interiors. The small enclosed outdoor area is perfect for evening drinks or storing surf boards. Crooklets beach is just a five minute stroll down the road, whilst Bude town centre is only a ten minute walk away, where you’ll find lots of shops and eateries. Bude Golf Course is also 500 yards away, if you fancy a break from the ocean! This contemporary apartment sleeps 5 and welcomes one dog, and is a relaxing place to return to after a busy day at the beach or exploring the surrounding coastline. 

Porthmeor Loft, St Ives

Offering mesmerising sea views from the ceiling to floor windows, Porthmeor Loft is a fantastic surfer’s retreat for 6. This ocean view holiday home has a vibrant seaside themed décor, and is well-equipped for families with two parking spaces, a Bluetooth music system, Playstation 4 and board games. The property is located just a short walk from Porthmeor beach, which is a great surfing spot, with a beach bar that’s perfect for watching the sunset with a drink, plus the Tate Gallery is perched just behind the beach. The fabulous reverse level design of this property means that guests can enjoy the best views from the open plan living area and the balcony. Porthmeor Loft offers the perfect setting to kick back and relax, and the shops, bars and restaurants in St Ives town are all easily reached on foot.

Spindrift View, Newquay

Wake up to the sound of the waves every day at Spindrift View, which has incredible views of Fistral Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on Pentire headland in Newquay, this lovely coastal apartment is perfectly positioned for some of the best surf in Cornwall. After a busy day catching waves, coastal walking or exploring Newquay town, you can watch the waves from the comfort of the patio with a cold beer. Alternatively, wander over to Lewinnick Lodge to enjoy some delicious food with amazing sea views, or head over to the bars and eateries at Fistral. Sprindrift sleeps 2 and welcomes one pooch, perfect for a couple or two friends (the zip and link beds can be presented as twins or a king). This modern sea view apartment also benefits from parking.

Wey Up, Gwithian

Escape to a secluded beach chalet on the Godrevy heritage coast, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wey Up (sleeps 6) is positioned right next to the sand dunes, leading down to the sandy beach at Gwithian. Gwithian forms part of the three mile stretch of glorious golden sand, which stretches from Hayle to Godrevy Lighthouse. This pet-friendly coastal retreat is close to Gwithian village where you’ll find the Red River Inn, plus The Rockpool restaurant which overlooks the beach. Hayle town is just a short drive away, which is home to Philps Famous Pasties and has plenty of other shops and eateries. The property itself is comfy and cosy and has a lovely outdoor BBQ area, perfect for those lazy summer evenings.

Gwelva, Bude

With enviable views over Summerleaze Beach, this bright and quirky apartment is perfect for beach-lovers and water babies. The stylish interiors and kooky finishing touches really bring this coastal holiday home to life, with the panoramic sea views from the private balcony helping to create a relaxing atmosphere. Gwelva (sleeps 6) is somewhere you can get away from it all, and think only of sand, sea and surf. Not only is the property a short distance from the ocean, it’s also ideally situated for the shops and eateries in Bude town, plus Bude Sea Pool which is great for families. The property has parking so it’s easy to explore further afield, with various coastal towns such as Crackington Haven, Bosocastle and Tintagel nearby on the rugged North coast. However, you don’t need to get behind the wheel if you don’t want to, as there are sandy beaches, shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

The Beach House, Hayle

With breathtaking views out over one of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches, The Beach House is a surfer’s paradise. This modern coastal retreat has a private Mediterranean inspired garden, which stretches all the way to the sand. The reverse level design of the accommodation means that there are far-reaching sea views from the open plan living area, and keeps the apartment light and bright too. The property sleeps 6 and also has parking space for four cars behind secure electric gates. The enclosed garden has a BBQ and an outdoor shower, which is perfect for rinsing off wetsuits and beach gear. With amazing surf virtually right outside the back door, you can dive in and out of the ocean as many times as you please.

Captain’s House, Porthmeor, St Ives

Get away from it all at Captain’s House, a stunning period property within walking distance of Porthmeor Beach in St Ives. This magnificent sea view property sleeps 10, has an enclosed garden and parking. Within five minutes, you can be on Porthmeor Beach, and St Ives town and harbour. St Ives Surf School is located on Porthmeor Beach and is perfect if you want some surf or watersport lessons, or if you need to hire any wetsuits, boards or equipment. Return to the sea view garden for evening drinks or watch the sun go down over the sea from Porthmeor Beach Café. Captain’s House is a fantastic base for a memorable coastal break. 

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