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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. 

High Tide - Sandy Acres, Gwithian

High Tide

High Tide, previously known as Viking, is all about barefoot luxury, where minimalist Scandinavian style and approach creates an open plan, light-filled living space. Sandy Acres beach with its surf school is a short walk away, plus the golden sands of the Gwithian, Hayle and Godrevy beaches are all within easy access. So whether you’re a hardy and seasoned pro or a wobbly beginner, High Tide is the perfect property for those wave riding adventures. After a long day in the water, put your beers in the larder fridge to cool and let your troubles melt away as you slip into the hot tub on the private deck. On cooler days, snuggle down in front of the glowing woodburner and indulge in a hot drink. The best days start and end on the beach.

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. 

Surfside, Widemouth Bay


Pack your wetsuits and your surfboards and head Surfside, a homely apartment that sleeps 6, the first floor snug is the perfect place to enjoy the sea view with a drink, whilst watching the sunset in the evening. Being a stones throw from Widemouth Bay and having the handy outdoor shower for washing off your sandy toes and wetsuits, this is the perfect place to return to after a busy day at the beach or exploring the surrounding coastline. The whole family will have hours of fun, you can also bring your pooch who will love running on all year round dog friendly beach Black Rock.

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.

The White Cottage, Hayle

The White Cottage

Situated just above Hayle’s three miles of golden sands, a stay at The White Cottage is a surfer’s dream. Sleeping up to ten, the whole family can have hours of fun on the beach whether it be splashing in the shallows or catching waves. Come back to the comfortable cottage and gaze out at the views of the Bay, or head into Hayle and enjoy some of the delicious cuisines on offer.

Surfside, Praa Sands 

Surfside is an appropriately named family friendly property just a stone's throw from the golden beach at Praa Sands, making it perfect for those enthusiastic about getting in or on the water. Listen to the waves roll in as you enjoy breakfast al fresco on the decking, before you head out for the day with the promise of endless adventures. After a day surfing wash away the sand, but not the memories, with the outside shower, light the barbeque and watch the sun go down in the spacious rear garden. Surfside has all you need, including its own parking space, with breath-taking ocean and coastal views, you really won't want to leave this perfect beach retreat.

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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