Blue Haze Beach Chalet

A beach chalet right by Gwithian beach with beautiful sea views

Sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms Friday arrival One well behaved dog welcome
The Retreat

Blue Haze is a cool and comfortable beach chalet with beautiful uninterrupted sea views, sleeping four. Set right by Gwithian’s dog-friendly beaches, Blue Haze has direct access to wild sand dunes and the Cornish coast path.

Nestled on the rolling sand dunes of Gwithian Towans, sits Blue Haze, a comfortable, coastal beach chalet on the front row with sea views towards St Ives Bay. Just a stones throw from three miles of golden sand and in a prime location for watersports alongside some of Cornwall’s best sunsets, Blue Haze is the ideal retreat for couples and small families looking for the ultimate beachside getaway.

Inside Blue Haze

Blue Haze is a light and refreshing chalet decorated in blues and whites, complimenting its coastal surroundings, and whilst it has been tastefully updated, the accommodation maintains a cool and cosy beachside, rustic-chalet feel.

Enter Blue Haze from what we like to call ‘the lookout steps’ into a handy porch with a nautical porthole; which has fantastic views across the bay towards St Ives. The spacious living room/dining room is the first room paving the way to the rest of the single floor property, where the large windows create a light and airy sitting area for relaxing.

For those wanting to get creative, work or simply get inspired by the surroundings, you will find a beautifully light room with dedicated desk space, benefiting from sweeping views across the coastline.

The well-equipped kitchen has everything needed for a self-catering holiday full of picnics and family dinners, which can take place outside dining area, or in the open plan living area, which features a table seating 4.

The master bedroom is tastefully decorated with a double bed. Next door you will find the second bedroom with two single beds – both rooms are finished in crisp white linen. A family bathroom with a shower completes the inside of Blue Haze.

Outside Blue Haze

In addition to private parking for two cars, the beach chalet has a garage containing outdoor furniture, a barbecue and washing machine. Wrapped around Blue Haze, you’ll find a generously sized grassy garden, perfect for outside dining, sunbathing, garden games and sunset watching; as this area will benefit from the sun all day long. Blue Haze is also directly on the South West Coast Path, meaning you can explore as far as your legs will take you…

Things nearby

The sandy beaches on this stretch of the coastline are some of Cornwall’s best. Life-guarded in the main holiday season, Gwithian and Godrevy boast miles of sand, swimmable rockpools which are great for children, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sun-worshipping and sunset watching. The “Towans” are dog friendly at all times, and with three miles of golden sands, there’s plenty of coastline to explore with your four-legged friends and perhaps grab a bite to eat on the way.

The spectacular views from Blue Haze mean that guests can enjoy undisturbed views across the bay and over the horizon where the lights of St Ives and Carbis Bay come alive as the sun goes down.

Cosy and warm with a view to die for!
We have had a lovely stay at Blue Haze. From the moment we arrived the cottage was cosy and warm with a view to die for! We have had lots of lovely walks with the dog along the beach, over the dunes and round to the lighthouse to see the seals. We did manage a couple of trips out to Marazion and the train to St Ives from St Erth, but mostly we spent it in Gwithian! Sitting on the beach facing the sea — so sheltered it was like summer on 6th April! We will definitely be back again.
Marion, David, Williams & Coco — April 2023

Retreat Features

  • Front row views over St Ives Bay
  • Direct access to Gwithian's sand dunes
  • Outside space to watch the evening sunsets
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Close to cafes and bars
Principal bedroom: double bed
Second bedroom: twin beds (2’6″)
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Well equipped kitchen
Dining area seating up to four
Large window providing spectacular sea views
Freeview smart television and DVD player
Washing machine
Family bathroom
Towels provided
Path to the beach
Large grassy outdoor space
Generous garage for storing surfboards
Parking for two cars
Cot and high chair available on request
One well behaved dog welcome (garden area is not dog secure)
Essential cleaning items
Storage heaters
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Single floor property
External steps into property


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 hotspot and is an area perfect for those wanting to try surfing, polish up their skill, or just watch!

Travel times

  • Blue Haze is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Blue Haze 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

  • A stone's throw from Gwithian beaches
  • Beautiful sea views
  • Handy location to explore the west
  • Closeby to local cafes and bars

The gwithian guide


Water-sports Wonderland

With its rolling waves, golden sands and stunning sunsets, Gwithian and the surrounding beaches are a watersports lover’s paradise, a stone’s throw from our Gwithian Towans holiday cottages. Seasonal lifeguards serve the beach here, so it’s a safe place for those wanting to get in the water and discover what St Ives Bay has to offer in terms of aquatic adrenaline. Take advantage of Gwithian’s decent swell and jump on a surfboard with the help from our friends at Global Boarders. When the wind whips up, you can join the kitesurfers soaring over the waves.

If you’d rather just get in the water without a board, the sea swimming is simply spectacular. Time it right and you can be out in a calm sea, watching the sun sink below the Atlantic. Or, get up with the larks to have the beach to yourself on a summer morning before even the sand has warmed up. With plenty of shallow waters and rock pools to explore it’s also the perfect place to bring the kids with a bat and ball for some simple family holiday fun.

Safe, sheltered sand pools

Our Gwithian Towans chalets and cottages make an ideal base for families. As the tide retreats back across Gwithian’s golden sands, it reveals a myriad of rock pools and sand pools that heat up under the summer sun, creating safe, warm shallows that are perfect for kids to play in. Gwithian has seasonal lifeguards too, so children can try their hand sea swimming and bodyboarding worry free. For those with a four-legged friend in tow, make for the south-westerly section of Gwithian and the beaches beyond, where dogs are free to frolic, cooling off in the many sand pools along the way.

The vast expanse of beach exposed at low tide serves as a fantastic pitch for beach games, whether it’s rounders, cricket or football. Gathering up a group of friends or family for a match is an idyllic way to spend an evening. For post-game refreshments, head up into the Towans, fire up a barbecue and watch as the sun sinks down behind the Atlantic.

Cornish walking holidays Gwithian South West Coast Path

Miles of coastal footpath

With cliff walks to the east and gentle strolls through the dog friendly dunes to the west, Gwithian has direct access to fantastic walking. Head east along Gwithian beach and you’ll discover the steep cliffs at Godrevy Head, a stark contrast to the gentle slope down to sea level found at Gwithian. Peer carefully over the edge to Mutton’s Cove to count the seals lounging on the beach below, or continue further along the cliff for stunning views of the dramatic north Cornish coastline.

These north cliffs also join up with one of Cornwall’s richest woodland areas, Tehidy Woods. Home to friendly squirrels and a great cafe, these paths provide cooler shady walking during the summer months and sheltered strolls in the winter. Walk west from Gwithian and you’ll be greeted with beach, beach and more beach, stretching all the way to St Ives. With gentle sandy tracks, quiet lanes and almost continuous views across St Ives Bay, this gentle section of the coastal footpath is dog friendly all year round.

Gwithian beach dunes, Cornwall


Backed by sand dunes, with a gentle golden slope leading down to clear waters, Gwithian’s lifeguarded shores are perfect for beach life. When the wind blows, watch surfers take on the Atlantic waves and kite surfers take to the air, with seasonal lifeguards looking on. If you want to test the waves yourself, you’ll find board hire and lessons, as well as kayaking, paddleboarding and coasteering, at Global Boarders, just behind the dunes. On a calm day, the waters are dotted with swimmers, families playing beach games and kids finding their feet with bodyboards.

Godrevy lighthouse, Gwithian beach, Cornwall


With its rocky outcrops, great surf and sheltered shores perfect for sunbathers, Godrevy is the beach for those looking to find their own secluded spot of sand. Godrevy is under the watchful eye of seasonal lifeguards, so children can play happily in the sea, or explore the many rockpools and sandpools. Godrevy beach and the grassy cliff above looks out towards Godrevy Lighthouse, the inspiration behind Virginia Woolfe’s To The Lighthouse. It’s one of our favourite spots to watch the sun set, turning the sky a deep red as the sun slips down behind the lighthouse. The Godrevy Beach Cafe in the National Trust carpark is great.

Gwithian Beach and dunes, St Ives Bay, Cornwall

Hayle’s beaches

Gwithian is flanked to the east by a number of beaches that make up the three miles of sand that stretches across St Ives Bay to Hayle Estuary. Upton Towans, Mexico Towans and Hayle Beach are all dog friendly all year round, and they all interconnect as the tide goes out. The grassy dunes behind them are a perfect spot for a barbecue and there are caves to discover at low tide, just a stone’s throw from our Gwithian Towans chalets. From wartime structures to pillars used to facilitate the extraction of tin from the sand over a hundred years ago, there’s plenty to see for those who don’t fancy lounging in the sun all day.

Food & drink
Sunset Surf cafe at Gwithian beach, Cornwall

Cool cafes

Right on Gwithian’s sand, the quirky Hungry Horsebox Co is housed in a converted horsebox. They do a delicious dhal and great coffee. Set just back from the beach, Sunset Surf Cafe overlooks the beautiful beach and is a great spot for some hearty homemade food and a crisp glass of local cider. It’s also home to the surf school Global Boarders. With its showstopping views, The Jam Pot is an idyllic location for a tea or coffee stop, a mouthwatering bacon sandwich or a generous helping of cake. At the other end of the beach, the kid friendly, dog friendly and surfer friendly Godrevy Beach Cafe serves everything you’d want after a blustery beach walk or surf, from delicious breakfasts to indulgent hot chocolates. Grab a table upstairs for a brilliant view of Godrevy lighthouse.

Pubs and restaurants

A couple of miles up the road, Trevaskis Farm Restaurant is a great place for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Their seasonal lunch and supper menus include dishes such as crusted sea bream and lobster thermidor, and their Sunday roasts are very popular. In the centre of Gwithian, the Red River Inn is open every day for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, with plenty of local produce and Cornish ales on offer. It holds a popular annual beer festival at Easter. Behind the dunes at the far end of Gwithian beach, the Rookpool is full of sandy footed surfers and  serves small bites and sharing plates, hearty main meals, such as sea platters and seafood chowders, burgers and ribs.

Eating local in Gwithian and Hayle

With two brilliant farm shops within a couple of miles of the village and delis, ice cream parlours and pasty shops in neighbouring Hayle, it’s easy to get your hands on local produce in Gwithian, from fresh fish and meat to veg and local cheeses.

Find out more about buying local with our handy Local Food Guide to Gwithian.

Things to do
Surfing at Gwithian Beach, Cornwall

Take to the water

Gwithian is one of the most popular surfing spots on the north coast, and for good reason — it regularly welcomes medium sized clean surf to its shores, so it’s brilliant for all abilities. There are numerous surf schools around Gwithian and Godrevy, including Global Boarders, which is located at the Sunset Surf cafe near the Gwithian Towans carpark. They cater to all ages and abilities, and they also offer coasteering, kayaking and paddleboard hire and lessons, too.

Red Panda At Paradise Park, St Ives Bay, Cornwall

Paradise Park

With over a hundred species of birds, this brilliant wildlife park in Hayle is home to eagles, parrots and flamingoes, as well as Red Pandas, otters, and a petting zoo. Paradise Park caters for all ages too, with penguin feeding, a jungle train, free flying shows and the chance to hold a barn owl, make sure you check out their website to find out when these events are on. If the kids still aren’t tired out, make sure you take them to the Jungle Barn, Paradise Park’s whopping soft play area. A thoroughly entertaining way to spend a day!

Seals Mutton Cove Gwithian, Godrevy

Seal spotting

All year round, if you head across Godrevy Point to Mutton Cove and peer carefully over the cliff edge, you should be able to spot the herd of seals taking shelter on the beach down below. Watch them head out to sea and swim, their heads bobbing in the waves like little black buoys, or see fluffy grey pups lollop across the sand. If you’re lucky enough, you may be able to spot them in the water off Godrevy and Gwithian beaches, or take a boat trip with St Ives Boat Company and spot them lounging on the lighthouse island.

Guests Say
  • Fabulous

    This has been a glorious week — shorts, flip flops and sunbathing. Blue Haze is fabulous — watching the sunset each evening has been a highlight, only eclipsed by the pair of choughs on the cliffs.

    Ali, Elaine, Oki & Dixie — October 2023
  • Breathtaking views

    I am sitting here looking at the most amazing view whilst I write this. Blue Haze has been the most perfect accommodation, in the most perfect location with breathtaking views. Thank you for sharing your holiday home so we could have a most wonderful holiday. If we could stay forever we would.

    Mandy, Jenny & Bramble — September 2023
  • A good base

    Fantastic views across the bay are a real highlight. Provided a good base from which to explore in a wonderful part of Cornwall.

    Paul – August 2023
  • Spectacular views and sunsets!

    We had a wonderful stay at Blue Haze! Despite rain and wind to start with we still managed to enjoy body boarding at Gwithian and a wild and windy walk along the headland to spot the seals. After that, the sun came out and we headed further afield to Mousehole, Porthcurno, Kynance and the Lizard, as well as a few trips to St Ives on the stunning train line. Thanks so much — we will miss the spectacular views and sunsets!

    Emma, Paul, William & Zoe — August 2023
  • Our 8th stay

    Thank you so much for the lovely stay at Blue Haze, our 8th stay and with views to match. You never get tired of the view of Godrevy Lighthouse. We have enjoyed a very relaxing stay. Walks along some of the best beaches has been so enjoyable and seeing the ponies again was like coming home to our favourite place. Blue Haze is a great place to use as a base, but also for just relaxing. Until next time...

    David & family — May 2023
  • The most fantastic views from the chalet

    Thank you for lovely accommodation during our stay at Gwithian. We have holidayed here in Gwithian since I was a baby. I can remember Blue Haze then and it doesn't look like it's changed a bit! We had the most fantastic views from the chalet and it was a great base for visiting our favourite places in the area. Would recommend Trevaskis farm for evening meals and a Sunday roast! Sunset and Jam Pot do a lovely breakfast too. Thank you for having us.

    Laura, Matt, Millie, Lola & Harvey — April 2023
  • Cosy and warm with a view to die for!

    We have had a lovely stay at Blue Haze. From the moment we arrived the cottage was cosy and warm with a view to die for! We have had lots of lovely walks with the dog along the beach, over the dunes and round to the lighthouse to see the seals. We did manage a couple of trips out to Marazion and the train to St Ives from St Erth, but mostly we spent it in Gwithian! Would recommend coffee and tiffin at the Jam Pot. Sitting on the beach facing the sea — so sheltered it was like summer on 6th April! We will definitely be back again.

    Marion, David, Williams & Coco — April 2023
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