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Rockall - Sandy Acres Gwithian

£1191 - £2950 per week

Rockall is a fabulously modern seaside home, with stylish charm and where every detail has been well thought out. With three spacious bedrooms and three contemporary bathrooms, this beachside escape is perfect for larger groups and families looking to kick back and relax and make the most of the beautiful Cornish coast. A large living area and sun-drenched decking area with hot tub are both great spaces for socialising. Whatever the weather, you can warm yourself up in front of the cosy woodburner straight from the sea, or after a day's adventures exploring the South West Coast Path with your four legged friends.

Committed to the environment, Rockall hugs the sand dunes and benefits from being within easy walking distance of Hayle’s three miles of beach, with their soft golden sands and invigorating turquoise waters. Surf the waves at Sandy Acres' very own surf school where you can even beat the crowds with exclusive beach access for a sunrise or sunset surf session. Or if relaxation is more your thing, Sandy Acres has its very own Yoga Yurt, combining these two activities creates a perfect synergy. Rockall really does have something for everyone wanting to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of Cornwall.


via ramp onto deck, front door into hallway with large storage cupboards, walkthrough to inner hall with cupboard housing a washer/dryer and stairs to first floor with landing leading to bedrooms 2 and 3.


washer/dryer, door to WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

zip and link (twin or super king size) beds, TV, wet room with walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dining table with six chairs, L-shaped sofa, two chairs, Chromecast, TV, DVD, woodburner and bi-fold doors onto decking.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (twin or super king size) beds, TV, chair, en suite with bath and shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 3

super king size double bed, TV, snug area (restricted headroom) with two bean bags, TV, en suite with walk-in rainfall shower, WC, basin.

Outside areas

raised deck with outside furniture, hot tub and BBQ area.

Additional information

Hot tub - please note hot tub water will be changed for each new guest arrival so therefore may take a few hours to come up to temperature. WiFi, dogs must be kept on lead whilst in communal areas, short breaks available.


Perfectly peaceful - lovely week, Gwithian beach walks top.

October 2020

We had a wonderful week at Rockall, it was the perfect place for my husband, 8 month old baby and dog to have a lovely relaxing week by the sea in what has been a crazy crazy year :)

September 2020

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Gwithian Holidays

Gwithian is a coastal village situated in a conservation area and close to National Trust areas. Here you will find a friendly local pub, three cafes offering delicious refreshments and a surf academy. Being just a short drive to the harbour and beach towns of St Ives, Penzance, Mousehole, Porthleven and Marazion, self catering holidays in Gwithian make for a fun packed holiday for all!

Things to do in Gwithian


With great surf all year round, it's no wonder it's a popular surf spot with both locals and visitors. Perfect for beginners and advanced surfers, Gwithian is an ideal place to learn and progress. With a local Surf school operating from here, first timers will be up and riding in no time. 


Gwithian Towans, Hayle Towans and Godrevy offer three miles of golden sands and the most dramatic coastline stretching across to St Ives Bay. At low tide, with such a vast amount of sand, there is plenty of room for everyone – even horses getting their daily exercise. There are large areas of rock pools and intriguing caves which are great for kids to explore. Visit in the evening and you may be treated to a stunning sunset. Read more about Gwithian Towans and other beaches in the area on our blog. It's also worth visiting the rugged cliffs at Hell's Mouth, which is just a 5 minute drive away, where you can park your car for free and enjoy a delicious cream tea in the cafe.


Foraging is popular in Cornwall, and Gwithian Towans offers an ideal place to give it a go. Foraging lessons are available, during which you'll discover everything from how to make seaweed crisps, to picking edible flowers. It's certain to be a fun day out for the whole family. Check out our blog post on Wild Food Walks in Cornwall to find out more.

St Gothian Nature Reserve

What was once a commercial sand quarry, this site has since been declared as a nature reserve. The habitat has been improved with the addition of a large pool and other smaller pools which have been fenced off, creating a safe place for wildfowl and waders. Perfect for bird watching. Dog walkers are asked to keep dogs on a lead so as to not disturb the wildlife.


From Gwithian, you can walk the South West Coast Path all the way to St Ives, and experience some beautiful scenery along the way. Pass through Hayle and Lelant before finally arriving at St Ives Harbour. The walk takes approximately 6 hours so be sure to bring supplies!

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Local events

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.


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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!


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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.


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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.


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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!


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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

7th - 10th July 2021

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.


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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 


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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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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.

Perfectly peaceful - lovely week, Gwithian beach walks top.

3 days ago

Wonderful location for a dog-friendly holiday. A fabulous house in our favourite part of Cornwall. And almost on the doorstep miles of beautiful beach and the Beachside cafe in the Sandy Acres carpark (formerly Blue Bay cafe) for the best homemade cakes (and other yumminess).

3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful week at Rockall, it was the perfect place for my husband, 8 month old baby and dog to have a lovely relaxing week by the sea in what has been a crazy crazy year :)

3 weeks ago

Awesome location. Nothing better than a warm up in the hot tub after spending hours in the surf!! Perfect getaway from it all and easy access to a perfect surfing beach a massive plus (although save some energy for the walk up the dune afterwards!!!) Cottage perfect place to zone out from modern day stresses. Hayle is also a welcoming town - for surfers “down the line” surf shop were awesome getting us a replacement fin and great for local surf forecast. Cottages are well equipped and have nice added extras for example nespresso compatible coffee machine. Loved it so much back in October!!!!

1 month ago

We have spent the last 3 years at Sandy Acres and loved it every time. We hire wetsuits for the girls from the Shore Surf School and have spent hours in the sea every day. Just make sure the legs are strong for the walk back up the dunes. But the hot tub makes it all worthwhile as well as sitting on the balcony with a drink. And after 3 years we have completed the coastal path from St Ives to Lands end those dune hills have paid off.

Aug 2020

Fabulous, luxurious accommodation close to the wonderful Hayle and Gwithian beach. We loved it here and will definitely be coming back. Our girls had great surf lessons and the beach cafe did lovely food. We would highly recommend to families.

Jul 2020

We stayed at the beginning of July 2020 just after lockdown was lifted for taking holidays.The house is great had everything you could possibly need....... It is walking distance to the beach but maybe not with all your stuff, there is a car park there just make sure you have a permit from the house owners , to get down to the beach it is down a very steep sand dune and have to climb back up it which is tuff with all you gear ! Lots of different beaches further up the cost little easier to get on to ..... Highly recommend this place ........

Jul 2020

A lovely few days enjoying the fabulous lodge and hot tub. We loved coming back and warming up in the tub after the beach and sea.

Jul 2020