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Beach chalet with panoramic sea views, Gwithian, Cornwall

50 Gwithian Towans

One of the most unique beach chalets, boasting the best view in Gwithian

Sleeps up to 6 in 2 bedrooms (+cot) Friday arrival Sorry no dogs
The Retreat

A quintessential beach chalet boasting stunning panoramic views of St Ives Bay and more coastal vibes than you can shake a paddle at. No.50 Gwithian Towans is one of the most unique homes in the area; features include a show-stopping second-floor balcony, a private and sunny garden, an après-surf shower and private parking.

No.50 Gwithian Towans is formed and styled to make you feel you’re living the classic beach lifestyle. Arranged across two floors, (which is quite unusual for chalets in Gwithian) the living areas, one bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor, and further sleeping accommodation is upstairs. It has a balcony with sweeping views of St Ives Bay, with Godrevy lighthouse on one end and St Ives on the other.

Inside No.50 Gwithian Towans

After driving past other characteristic chalets of the area, you arrive at the home. You walk through the door and are drawn towards the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is a good size and is well equipped with a full height 50/50 fridge freezer, an induction hob, electric oven, deep ceramic sink, a slim-line dishwasher, washing machine, quartz countertops and lots of storage and appliances. The living area features a large L-shaped sofa seating five to six people, a Smart TV, and a freestanding woodburner to keep the chalet nice and toasty. The dining area has a family-sized table and bench seating for six. This area also benefits from wide patio doors to the garden.

Bedroom one is also downstairs and has a zip-and-link bed which you can have configured together as a king sized bed or as two singles. This room has a TV, a rattan wardrobe, and an en suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Downstairs is also the contemporary family bathroom, which is fully tiled and features a shower, wash basin and WC. Up the stairs takes you to bedroom two, a large and versatile sleeping space which can sleep two, three or four additional guests — it has a king-sized bed and a further single bed with trundle bed underneath. At the end of this room are French doors opening out to the balcony — the perfect place to check on the surf, or to watch the sun set over the bay.

The garden and surrounding area

Private gardens at Gwithian Towans are not a ‘given’ and we are delighted that No.50 has a lovely one! It’s enclosed, private, and right outside the main living area with large patio doors opening through, so outdoor living is a breeze. It’s also west-facing meaning that it welcomes the sun for most of the day and catches the light as the sun sets too. Here you have a table for family al fresco dining, a barbecue, sun loungers, a place to store surfboards— as well as the obligatory outdoor hot and cold après-surf shower.

Beyond the garden lies why you came here, the marvelous location. You are right on the edge of three miles of fabulous unspoilt beach. This is one of Cornwall’s finest with both epic surf and lovely family friendly sand-pools and rock-pools, revealing themselves as the tide recedes. The beach is lifeguarded at busy times of year, please check the RNLI website for more info. Backing the beach and extending for miles to the south are wild and rolling sand dunes, and in the opposite direction an easy walk away is dramatic Godrevy headland, with craggy cliffs, abundant seals, soaring seabirds, and the island topped with the iconic lighthouse.

Nearby are various eateries ranging from the very handy Sunset Surf (about two minutes walk) offering everything from enticing breakfasts and after-surf feasts, to surf hire, lessons, gear and apparel. For a more simple dining experience,  The Jam Pot and the Hungry Horsebox are also here. The delightful Godrevy Café, The Rockpool, and the Red River Inn in the village are also excellent and make great opportunities to walk and feast.

Things we love…

Like all of our retreats at Gwithian Towans, No.50 is utterly unique. It’s been lovingly restored and modernised with great sensitivity by its owners, who are passionate about the area and are themselves keen surf and beach lovers. We love the blend of tradition and contemporary twists here — giving you all the comforts of home in this stunning location. In summer this is the place for beach life, with long days by the sea, in and out of the water, learning to surf (you never stop learning!), in and out of rockpools, or playing cricket on the flat beach that seems to stretch forever.

Then back to No.50; shower off in the garden, fire up the barbecue, pop the top off a bottle of something, enough said… Winter is a time for walking and exploring, and you are right on the coastal path here. With the tide out, walk the three miles to Hayle for fish and chips or a great pasty, and back again. An epic stretch but unforgettable. Back for the evening, hunker down, a good book or the latest streaming, as you wish… No.50. has relaxation written all over it.

Beautiful private garden
An amazing location and a great place to explore Gwithian and the surrounding area. Great chalet, with a beautiful private garden with an outdoor shower, perfect for warming up after a swim in the sea. The view from the main bedroom over St Ives bay is worth waking up to. Whether you are a couple or a family, this is a great place to explore Cornwall.
James & family — July 2023

Retreat Features

  • Balcony with stunning views
  • Excellently renovated
  • Enclosed garden with al fresco dining area
  • Close to the unspoilt Gwithian beach
  • One of the classic beach chalets
  • Hot and cold après-surf shower
Principal bedroom: king bed (can be made into twin upon request)
Bedroom two: king bed and a further single bed with trundle bed underneath
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Well-equipped kitchen with full height 50/50 fridge freezer, an induction hob, electric oven, deep ceramic sink, a slim-line dishwasher, washing machine, quartz countertops and lots of storage and appliances
Dining area with a family-sized table and bench seating for six
Living area features a large L-shaped sofa with a smart TV
En suite in Bedroom 1 with a shower, basin and WC
Contemporary family bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC
Internal steps with handrail
Stairs to second floor
Access to bedroom on ground floor and via stairs
Please contact us for more accessibility information
Enclosed, private garden
A table and a barbecue for family al fresco dining
Hot and cold après-surf shower
Travel cot (no linen) and highchair on request
Sorry no dogs
Wood burner
Electric radiators
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Parking space for one car at the front of the chalet


The beaches of Godrevy and Gwithian Towans are tucked away treasures on the North coast of Cornwall, backed by picturesque sand dunes that run alongside them. These unspoilt, golden beaches stretch along the easterly side of St Ives Bay, and as west facing beaches they bask in the summer sun all day long. With several surf schools lining the beach, Gwithian is a surfing mecca and is an area perfect for those wanting to try surfing for the first time or polish up their skill!

Travel times

  • The chalet is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • The chalet is situated in Gwithian Towans, on Cornwall’s North Coast coast adjacent to the delightful village of Gwithian, just five minutes north east of Hayle on the B3301. Driving time from London is around five hours in normal traffic, while Exeter is around two hours away. We’ll send you detailed route information before your departure.

Things we love

  • Balcony views of St Ives Bay
  • A stroll from three miles golden beach
  • A short drive from St Ives
Guests Say
  • Minutes from the beach

    Absolutely beautiful place, minutes from the beach, great walks and stunning views. Easy to find too. Loved the place, would definitely go again — hopefully soon.

    Roger — September 2023
  • Very peaceful and relaxing

    Exactly what we needed to get away and enjoy the beach. It was great having a warm outdoor shower to wash off the sand and the garden was nice to sit in, everyone seemed friendly. You can hear the waves at night which was very peaceful and relaxing. Washing machine made it handy to pack light. Will definitely look to return, thank you very much for letting us stay.

    Leo — August 2023
  • A great place to come back to

    We've had a brilliant time coming back to Gwithian. We went in the sea almost every day and this house has been a great place to come back to and warm up. None of us want to leave and we could stay another whole week. The highlight has to be our surfing lessons with Gwithian Academy of Surf which we thoroughly enjoyed.

    The Wisbey family — August 2023
  • Beautiful private garden

    An amazing location and a great place to explore Gwithian and the surrounding area. Great chalet, with a beautiful private garden with an outdoor shower, perfect for warming up after a swim in the sea. The view from the main bedroom over St Ives bay is worth waking up to. Whether you are a couple or a family, this is a great place to explore Cornwall.

    James & family — July 2023
  • Tilly, aged 15
  • Beautiful house

    We had a lovely stay at No 50. This was our third time in Gwithian and it is always as gorgeous. No 50 is a beautiful house with brilliant location. Thank you, we will be back!

    Anna, Markus, Sara & Henri — March 2023
  • Well equipped

    A really great location — only five mins walk to the beach. The chalet is well equipped, lovely and light.

    Tessa & family — August 2022
  • We will definitely be back

    We had a fantastic stay at No 50. The accommodation is perfect for a family. Our children loved making use of the puzzles and games. Beautiful garden that was ample enough for a BBQ and time to play at the end of a busy day at Gwithian beach. We found the guest directory really helpful to plan days out and find good places to eat. We recommend Trevaskis Farm — amazing cakes! Thank you — we will definitely be back!

    The Matsangous — May 2022
  • Perfect

    Wonderful property, great views. Ideal and beautiful location. Everything perfect. Looking forward to our next visit.

    Sandie & Del — May 2022
  • Our dream house!

    This is a beautiful house — our dream house! We have had a wonderful time.

    Francis & Pauline — April 2022
  • Great location

    Our second stay at No 50 and it didn't disappoint. A very easy home to settle into. Great location — the beach is amazing. Really lucky with the weather.

    Unknown – October 2021
  • A very happy holiday

    Thanks No 50 for a very happy holiday to one of our favourite places! We've loved being close to the beach and seeing the ocean from the upstairs room. Until next time...

    Liz & James — September 2021
  • A great sun trap

    We have been visiting the area for the past 16 years and had the best week's weather ever! The house was perfect and so quiet. Love being able to see the bay of St Ives and the lighthouse from the top floor. The garden feels so private and a great sun trap — can't wait for next year! Thank you.

    The Hurdis family — August 2021
  • Very comfortable place to stay!

    Loved our stay. Really thoughtful and generous touches make 50 Gwithian Towans a very comfortable place to stay! We came here to surf, relax and breathe. Thanks for a fantastic holiday!

    The Buchan family — August 2021
  • The house is so well done

    Our stay at 50 Gwithian Towans was so lovely. The house is so well done, everything we needed for our stay was here. We enjoyed sitting in the garden and heading down to the beach to watch the sunsets in the evening. Thank you so much for our stay, we will definitely be back soon.

    Jo & Max — July 2021
  • Perfect

    Our stay was perfect — loved the garden and it is so close to the beach. We were very lucky to have nice weather! It was a lovely stay and the whole family enjoyed it! Am sure we will be back soon.

    The Millwoods — July 2021
  • Feels like home

    We loved staying at 50 Gwithian Towans — this holiday home feels like home. Well stocked kitchen inspiring us to cook more than we had intended to!

    The Khabbazeh family — July 2021
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