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Wave Watchers
Maenporth

£519 - £1442 per week
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This wonderful, modern, first floor apartment is nestled in a fantastic position above Maenporth beach. With sea views, a balcony and parking, Wave Watchers really is a gem of a property. The chic interior, large open plan living area and underfloor heating also make this apartment ideal for winter breaks watching the stormy waves.

Maenporth is a lovely little hamlet with a golden sandy beach, restaurant, and cafe with a rural feel yet only a few moments drive from the hustle and bustle of Falmouth. Falmouth is renowned for its fine dining of fresh fish and strong nautical background.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Entrance

into communal hallway with lift to first floor and door into the apartment.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

electric double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, corner sofa, armchair, TV, bluetooth speaker, dining table and chairs, sea views, French doors to balcony.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds (twin or king).

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Additional information

There are several apartments in this building so you may occasionally hear the neighbours during busier times. We also politely ask you to be mindful of noise in your own apartment and on the balcony WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

This is my second time at Wave Watchers and I fall in love with the place each time, lovely quiet location, with great views and walks. The flat itself is large, clean and very comfortable with everything that you need. Loved sitting on the balcony watching the waves and boats going in and out of Falmouth and hearing lovely birdsong. It really is a special place. The beach at Maenporth is just a 5 minute walk away and the coast path to Falmouth has some great views which takes about 1.5 hrs, easy to get to other places like Porthleven. If I could I would buy this place! The Aspect team as ever were really helpful during our stay, they really do provide great customer service, thank you

May 2024

Had a lovely relaxed week at wave watchers - so close to the beach and really quiet, plus close to Falmouth for eateries. Field in front of the apartment perfect for dog owners! Recommended.

April 2024

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Holidays in Maenporth

A picturesque coastal hamlet, Maenporth is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and is home to a secluded, sandy cove nestled between rocky outcrops. It's the perfect seaside spot for relaxing on the sand, and taking a dip in the crystal-clear seas. Calm waters are a paddleboarder's dream and keen ramblers will love to explore the surrounding cliff paths taking in the breathtaking views of the coastline. Nature enthusiasts can meander through lush greenery, offering glimpses of local flora and fauna. A tranquil corner of South Cornwall, Maenporth is a serene coastal destination, whilst the bustling town of Falmouth is just a short drive away.


With a beach cafe and watersports right on the sand, this delightful cove has everything you need. Embark on a breathtaking paddleboard adventure around the bay discovering the beauty of the South Cornwall coast. Our self-catering holiday cottages in Maenporth provide a relaxing retreat where you can soak in the scenery. The vibrant harbour town of Falmouth and its renowned gardens, bustling shops, welcoming pubs, and variety of restaurants are just a short drive away.

Top tip

Tuck into a Cornish ice-cream from Life's A Beach cafe!

Beaches in Maenporth

Stay in Maenporth and you'll find plenty of beaches to choose from; from the sandy cove in the heart of the village to the nearby shoreline that create Falmouth's beautiful coastline.

Maenporth beach – A secluded beach that is home to still waters, soft sand, watersports, and a delightful seaside cafe, perfect for a family beach days. Surrounded by stunning coast paths boasting breathtaking views across Falmouth Bay.

Swanpool beach – A short drive from Maenporth, Swanpool is another scenic cove, where you'll find pretty scenery, a beachside cafe and action-packed watersports for a fun-filled beach day for everyone. 

Gyllyngvase beach – A little further around the Falmouth coastline, is Gylly beach, perhaps Falmouth’s most popular beach, Gylly beach is home to everything you could want from a hazy day in the sand, offering the perfect conditions for paddleboarding and sea swimming. A beachside café and restaurant serves up delicious treats from breakfast to dinner, as well as those all important ice-creams!

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Events

Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. This year's events will be virtual, so you can watch and interact online!

15th July 2024

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

TBC 2024

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Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.

TBC 2024

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Roseland Festival

Held on the Roseland Pensinsula, this wonderful festival offers a diverse programme of events, including music, history, films, art, walks, talks and photography. With so many activities and events, there's something for everyone. 

TBC 2024

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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival showcases shanty and accapella groups from all over the UK. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am. The main stage at Mevagissey Activity Centre also features a Cornish beer festival.

11th - 13th October 2024

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

9th - 17th August 2024

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day features traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession. In addition, visitors can enjoy craft, food and drinks stalls, as well as a large fairground.

8th May 2024

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Eden Project Winter Festival

Winter is perhaps the most magical time to visit the Eden Project. Not only can you explore the biomes, there's also the opportunity to go ice-skating, watch live storytelling and meet Father Christmas! 

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Upcoming performers include Ben Howard, Mcgly, Snow Patrol, The Script, Idles, My Chemical Romance, Lionel Richie and Bryan Adams. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

12th June - 13th July 2024

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

The Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature is a celebration of the arts featuring world class authors, speakers and musicians.

10th - 18th May 2024

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International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

14th - 16th June 2024

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

10th - 13th October 2024

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Truro City of Lights

Enjoy a festival of light as giant handmade lanterns are paraded through the streets along to an array of music and flamboyant dancers. Craft and food stalls line the streets; pick up a tasty snack or warming drink while doing some Christmas shopping.

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 

21st April 2024

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

18th - 24th August 2024

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Fowey Christmas Market

Head to Fowey for a weekend of festivities! Get your Christmas shopping underway with over 100 local traders selling high quality food, drink and crafts, while enjoying some live music and entertainment.

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

23rd June - 29th July 2024

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown

20th July - 26th August 2024

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Charlestown Christmas Market

Located at Penrice Academy, Charlestown Christmas Market hosts 100 Cornish traders, showcasing some of the best food, drinks and crafts in Cornwall, alongside live entertainment. With plenty of parking and an inside venue, it's perfect for some Christmas shopping. 

TBC 2024

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 

16th June 2024

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Things to do in Maenporth

There's so much to see and do in and around Maenporth, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning family days out! 

Watersports

With South Cornwall’s microclimate and sheltered bay, the waters around Maenporth are known for being consistently calm, perfect for trying our the many watersports on offer. Try your hand at everything from kayaking to SUPing, swimming and snorkeling as you swap dry land for the thrill of the Cornish waters. Mix it up and head around to one of Falmouth's beautiful beaches where you can carry on with you ocean adventures.

Shopping

After a shopping trip in Falmouth, you’ll want all highstreets to be lined with cobbles and decorated with colourful bunting – it really does set the scene for a vibrant day out! Falmouth’s shops themselves vary from big names like FatFace and Ann’s Cottage to more niche shops from intriguing antiques to everything Cornwall – perfect for your holiday memento. Oh, and if you have a sweet tooth, you’re going to want to check out Roly’s Fudge Pantry – it’s to die for!

History

A holiday in Maenporth wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum – two of the town’s top cultural attractions. Both dive into the history of Falmouth and Cornwall with a definite nautical theme, with Pendennis Castle looking more at defence and the museum exploring the wider culture of life by the sea.

Boat Trips

When you get bored of hard ground beneath your feet, head to Falmouth and set sail up the Fal estuary or along to the Helford river on one of many fantastic boat trips that vary from party boats to sea safaris to meals on keels (sorry, boat puns are a mandatory here).

 

Walks

River walks, coastal strolls and countryside ambles… there’s no limit to what your feet can discover with the many breath-taking walks in and around Falmouth. From Maenporth you are moment from the South West Coast Path for unbeatable coastal views or head further along the coast and take your walk riverside for an idyllic escape to nature. Falmouth’s also home to an impressive collection of gardens, each with their own intriguing collection of paths to explore.

Getting around

When you're staying in Maenporth, the beach, beach cafe and coast path are just a stroll away. To explore further afield, hop in the car and take a short drive into Falmouth. There's also the opportunity for a car-free holiday in Cornwall, with Falmouth's numerous public transport options. Catch the bus or train for connections with the rest of Cornwall or leave dry land behind as you hop aboard a ferry to St Mawes or Truro. Of course, if you fancy visiting via car, you’ll find plenty of parking at one of the town’s many car parks or you can use the park and ride service.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

This is my second time at Wave Watchers and I fall in love with the place each time, lovely quiet location, with great views and walks. The flat itself is large, clean and very comfortable with everything that you need. Loved sitting on the balcony watching the waves and boats going in and out of Falmouth and hearing lovely birdsong. It really is a special place. The beach at Maenporth is just a 5 minute walk away and the coast path to Falmouth has some great views which takes about 1.5 hrs, easy to get to other places like Porthleven. If I could I would buy this place! The Aspect team as ever were really helpful during our stay, they really do provide great customer service, thank you

Had a lovely relaxed week at wave watchers - so close to the beach and really quiet, plus close to Falmouth for eateries. Field in front of the apartment perfect for dog owners! Recommended.

Great apartment with amazing coastal views. Situated in a great location within easy walking distance from the beach and the SW coastal path. The apartment was bright and airy (but also cosy in the evenings) and very well equipped. I would not hesitate to recommend.

The stay in the roomy well fitted out flat on the 1st floor with a view made staying above a small bay all the more cosy with underfloor heating and balcony

Lovely apartment which had a wow factor in a beautiful setting. Amazing views from the balcony.

Lovely apartment in quiet location with on site parking. Within close walking distance of a beach and some lovely easy walks along the coastal path in both directions. Appreciated the welcome pack. As ever great service from Aspects.

Wave Watchers is a light, airy well-equipped apartment just above the cove. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Very comfortable apartment with lovely views from the balcony and situated in a stunning area. Beautiful walks on the doorstep, two lovely gardens nearby, and amazing coastal scenery. A most enjoyable stay.

Had a lovely break at Wave Watchers, comfortable clean apartment with sea views from the balcony. Bonus to have on site car parking.

We were very lovely stay in the apartment which was spacious and comfortable, kitchen was very well equipped and had everything you needed. Fabulous views over Maenporth beach from the balcony, slightly disappointed we didn’t get more sun on the balcony but still had a great stay.

One of the best places we’ve stayed, spacious flat with everything you could possibly need provided and a lovely view from the balcony too. Would recommend this property to everyone.

Well appointed apartment (with a lift) minutes away from the coast path and a short walk to Maenporth beach. Ten minutes drive to choice of supermarkets and plenty of lovely places to visit within a short distance.

Fantastic apartment, bigger than expected. Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. The welcome pack was a lovely idea and pretty yummy too. The location and view is amazing. Sound of sea and birdsong was a delight. Great o leave the car and go for walks to the other beaches and to Falmouth itself. The beach at Maenporth is literally a 5 minute walk along the footpath. The cafe on the beach has lovely food and good coffee. Will definitely be back. Thank you to the Aspects team who were very helpful and informative throughout the stay.

Just home after an enjoyable week at Wave Watchers. Apartment was very clean & well equipped. Lovely sea view from window. 5-10 mins walk down to Maenporth beach & about 1 hour’s walk along costal path into Falmouth. Apartment in a good location for visiting the local National Trust sites & touring South Cornwall

Very spacious apartment with amazing views over the sea. Very clean and comfortable. Can walk to Maenporth beach within a couple of minutes. Lovely sandy beach with a cafe and surf hire. Right on the coastal path so handy for walking. Didn’t have to use car every day because apartment is in a excellent position

We love the quite location of this apartment, and the access to Maenporth beach. We have been several times and feel its a home from home comfort. Look forward to our next stay and the friendly staff at aspects holidays also do a great job. Thank you, Janet and David Miller.

Beautiful apartment, literally within minutes from the coastal path and Meanporth Beach. Our second visit to these apartments and won’t be our last.

A beautiful quiet location...overlooking Maenporth beach. To dreamy to be true . Our mini break was perfect. Shame to leave .

Fantastic location to explore Cornwall, accommodation to a high standard and very well equipped will stay again.

It is a lovely apartment, well equipped and in a good location with views across Falmouth Bay and near Maenporth Beach.

Near the access point from the lane there is a gate which leads into open National Trust land and the SW Coast path. A reasonable walk to the beach below. If you are car bound, we found there was always space on sunny days to park at the back of the beach from about 4pm and benefit from the beach cafe and enjoy a swim.

Enjoyed: the Beach Cafe at Maenporth, the horsebox below Hooked on the Rocks at Swanpool, The Cove Restaurant and Hotel Meudon, food from the village shop in Mawnan Smith.

Be aware that the apartment probably faces north so sun only in the very early morning and very late evening on the longest day of the year. The balcony is not equipped for relaxation or comfort, for the older user anyway!

The beautiful wooden floors are noisy.

We had a fabulous stay at Wave Watchers. The apartment was spacious and very clean with fabulous views. The location was perfect for us with a dog friendly beach 10 mins walk away and the coast path across the road. The apartment is well equipped and comfortable and the welcome pack was gratefully received on our arrival. J Clayton

A very welcome last minute break. The apartment was beautiful and so cosy during the stormy weather. Wonderful location and views. Well furnished and a good layout. The equipment throughout was very good, especially good kitchen equipment.

The bedrooms were very cosy and the bathrooms a high standard. On site parking was a bonus in Cornwall.

Our ancient dog really appreciated the lift to the apartment and the underfloor heating throughout.

Would not hesitate to stay again and will recommend. Many thanks for a lovely cosy Winter break.

Wave Watchers is in a super location with beautiful views from the balcony.....comfortable stay, the apartment could do with an update now.....but a lovely stay once again x

We spent an few days at Wave Watchers and were thoroughly impressed by the accommodation. The apartment was well furnished, extremely clean and very well equipped with a wide range of cooking utensils. The view of the beach from the balcony was wonderful and we enjoyed the short walk there every day. A fantastic location with Trebah Gardens so close in proximity. Will definitely book again.

I would highly recommend Wave Watchers as a base for exploring the local area. It is very comfortable and well equipped and had a real Wow factor when you first walk in and see how large it is. The views of the Cornish coast from the lounge and balcony are amazing and if you love walking there is easy access to South West coastal path. Maenporth Beach and Cafe are just a 5 to 10 minute walk away and also great for dogs apart from when they are banned in July and August. It is a quiet location for chilling out but just 15 minute drive into Falmouth marina and all the lovey shops and restaurants. We have already booked for Easter and can’t wait to go back.

We stayed for a week and found plenty to do. Wave Watchers is close to the SW Coast Path so great for walking. One way to Falmouth and beyond the other towards the Helford River. Maenporth beach is ideal for water sports. Glendurgan Gardens and Trebah Gardens are also nearby - a good walk or a very short drive away. The nearby Cove Restaurant is excellent offering a good varied menu and also a Tasting Menu and a lovely view!

Had a lovely family stay at wave watchers, We had beautiful weather which helped we were able to wander down to the beach each day, there were bits and pieces at the apartment such as wind break , spades ect which was great, we loved this apartment and would definitely return, thanks for the food essentials which you left and for a wonderful stress free break.

Beautiful location, fabulous property

We had a lovely stay at Wave Watchers. The views from the balcony are beautiful and the apartment is very clean and comfortable. Maenporth is situated perfectly to explore south cornwall. The walk to Falmouth takes about 45 minutes and the walk to Maenporth cove about 10 minutes.

This was an excellent stay and the property was lovely ( as we’ve come to expect after many years staying with Aspects ). The weather helped, as it always does. We explored more gardens ( Heligan, Trebah ) which were beautiful as Falmouth was “virtually closed” due to the G7 ( no fault of Aspects ). There are many lovely things to see within a short drive of this property. It was nice having the beach on our doorstep and we had a very nice breakfast in the Cove Restaurant ( highly recommended ). Another great stay with Aspects. We will be back

An overall lovely stay, 5 minute walk to Maenporth beach which is dog friendly during most months of the year apart from July & August. The apartment is homely and has amazing views, we would definitely return. The closest restaurant is The Cove which is opposite the beach front, the food is lovely but a tad on the expensive side. If you enjoy a bottomless brunch like we do, I recommend taking a short taxi ride to the Greenbank hotel!

We had an excellent stay at Wave Watchers, the apartment is very well equipped, really lovely set up, and the view, just amazing. The location is great, 2 minute walk from the beach, and a lovely costal walk into Falmouth

Wave watchers is so spacious. The views are stunning and we had some great weather in October! Falmouth is only 10 mins drive away and the beach is 10 mins walk so you have the best of both worlds. Modern apartment with everything you need. Thanks Aspect Holidays!

Lovely and spacious flat, quiet and with great views of Maenporth Beach. Well situated for long walks throug public footpaths. Well equipped kitchen. We would certainly go back.

Amazing location, great to have a balcony, the view is fabulous even on a wet windy day. very well furnished with tasteful decor and comfortable beds. Bonus having 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Fantastic quality kitchen, spacious and comfortable. Noise transference is a big issue (down to the developer's lack of sound installation & not the owner) Few niggly issues which need addressing, and looking a bit tired so overall just needs a bit of TLC, but we both enjoyed our stay a lot.

Wave Watchers is in a fabulous location and is a beautifully spacious first floor apartment. We would be happy to stay here again.

Wave Watchers was a spacious, comfortable, well-equipped apartment with a beautiful view and close to the busy town of Falmouth, which was a hive of shops, restaurants and cafes with interesting harbour and beach. There are lots of scenic walks close by and we had a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

Another fantastic holiday and we were sad to leave but will be back as soon as we can!

An excellent and most comfortable apartment. We will most certainly go again.

The apartment was very clean and wonderful views would stay again

Apartment as described, everything clean and tidy and comfortable. Falmouth is good for eating out. Eden project about 1 hour away. Flamabards about 30 mins

Excellent property- immaculate presentation. Quiet location within easy reach of local amenities and good base for visiting Cornwall’s many attractions.

We have stayed at Wave Watchers before. We loved it then and have loved it on this occasion too! It is in a very good position...five minutes down the coastal path to Maenporth beach, and about 15 minutes drive into Falmouth. The views from the balcony are stunning. The apartment is well equipped ,and is spacious with an airy feel to it. The entire building is well maintained and clean...many thanks to Sarah who cleaned our particular apartment. Well done Aspects Holidays for making the whole process extremely easy to arrange, particularly as it was a last minute venture!

Beautiful views of the coast and countryside. Well-equipped kitchen. Good selection of board and card games for guests’ use. There is also a set of binoculars for you to watch the yachts and birds. Extra duvets, pillows and blankets stored in cupboards for if you should need them. Close-by Maenporth, Swanpool and GyIlyngvase beaches offer lots of water sports. If seafood is your thing, then you may want to book at table at The Cove restaurant in advance as it is very popular. For peace and relaxation then this location is perfect, if you prefer to be in the throng of things then it is a little off of the beaten track.

We`ve really enjoyed the view from the balcony and the location of the apartment only a short way from the beach as well as the fact that the apartment was well equipped with everything one could wish for.

The apartment is very comfortable, well furnished, and has a luxurious feel. Fantastic views from the living area windows. In a great location, near to the coastal path with walks from the door into Falmouth and along the coast to Helford Passage. Meanporth beach is a 5 minute walk away.

This is a lovely apartment and very well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However, I would mention it is dangerous to walk down the main road to The Cove and the Beach Cafe but there are footpaths. We stayed for 2 weeks and found lots to do, especially with some lovely gardens near by.

Fabulous apartment with super views from the balcony. Fabulous position in Maenporth which provides easy access to the coastal path almost from the door. Great walk to Falmouth in one direction and Durgan in the other. Also well positioned to explore the Lizard peninsula which is beautiful with so many things to see and do. Trebah gardens is outstanding and barely 15 minutes drive from wavewatchers.

Well located apartment for the SW Coastal path. Quiet residential area, well secure and has all the amenities you would want for a holiday.

We enjoyed our week at Wave Watchers-this is a quiet apartment in a block we heard no other noise from adjoining apartments....we sat out on the balcony for breakfast watching the sea.

The beds were comfortable and we liked the vintage retro feel to the furniture.

wifi very fast.

Great Apartment, Excellent views & very spacious, Great for local walks with our dog. Fully furnished & everything you need for your arrival.. Even the milk in the fridge was very appreciated after a long drive.

Fantastic views of Maenporth bay and out to Falmouth. The apartment is very spacious and very well equipped. A real gem!

Great family place to stay with fantastic costal view of Falmouth bay.