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Luxury beach house, Gwithian, Cornwall

Dune Lodge

Stunning beach house with exceptional views of beautiful Gwithian beach

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (+cot) Friday arrival Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome Short breaks available
The Retreat

Dune Lodge is a luxury holiday home set in an iconic location that commands panoramic views over the dunes to St Ives and Godrevy lighthouse. The property has been appointed to the highest standards to create a unique and memorable holiday experience. Dune Lodge can be rented in conjunction with adjoining Dune House, subject to availability, together offering accommodation for up to 12.

Short breaks are available on selected dates from September – April (Friday or Monday arrivals only, 3 night minimum) If your desired dates are not bookable online, or you wish to book a stay for more than seven nights please contact the team here.

Dune Lodge is positioned to overlook miles of wild sand dunes. With no immediate neighbouring properties save for the main house, this a very unique and special property for Gwithian.

You will approach the property through private gates (shared only with Dune House) and find your holiday home set in a large lawned garden. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas are located on the second floor, which really makes the most of the spectacular views over the bay and surrounding countryside. You have your own sheltered balcony area accessed via sliding doors from the living area. Down the beautiful oak stairs are a king-sized double master bedroom with en-suite, and a twin, along with a separate family bathroom.

Inside Dune Lodge

Entering the property you will want to head straight for the first floor up the oak staircase. Here you will find one spacious open area with a dramatic vaulted ceiling, beautifully designed to take advantage of the westerly views over the bay to St Ives, and easterly views over the farmland to the pretty village of Gwithian and the rolling Cornish hills beyond.

The large, luxury kitchen and dining area for six (allowing for dining guests), and comfortable lounge area are all here. You have a beautiful contemporary Morsø wood burner for winter nights, a large Smart TV, and a dramatic glazed doors sliding open to give access to your private balcony which has rattan seating for two — ideal for enjoying a tipple of choice whilst watching the sunset over the sea’s horizon.

Downstairs are two comfortable and snug bedrooms. The master has a king-sized bed and an adjoining en suite shower room. Next to this is a twin bedroom with two single beds that can be zip-and-linked together to make a super-king sized bed if you prefer this option. A luxury family bathroom completes the accommodation, with beautiful stone tiling, Villeroy and Boch fittings, and a waterfall shower over the bath.

View from inside lounge at Dune Lodge large holiday house at Gwithian

Outside Dune Lodge

Outside you have a large lawned garden that catches sun from morning to mid afternoon, with furniture and barbecue for al fresco dining, and a large shed for storing beach gear. You will be able to walk to the huge beach at Gwithian in around five minutes via meandering pathways through the sand dunes. Choose between heading for the popular main beach with its café, equipment hire, and seasonal lifeguards— or the vast expanses of sand between Gwithian and Hayle, where you can enjoy as much space as you could wish for. The coastal path leads off in both directions and you can stroll as far or as near as you like. Wildlife is abundant here, so be on the lookout for seals, a myriad of sea-birds and sometimes dolphins…

View of Godrevy and Gwithian beach near Dune Lodge holiday house

Things we love …

Dune Lodge has been stunningly architect-designed and built with exceptional detailing using sympathetic local materials. The imaginative layout, clever use of architectural glazing, and first-floor balcony provides privacy to the property. The generous outdoor space on all sides (a rare feature in Gwithian) together with ample parking, make this probably the most unique accommodation choice in the area. Dune Lodge is all about the view, and the reverse level design brings out the best. On warm days you can sit on the balcony with a tipple, and on cold days you can pull the huge glazed doors shut and hunker down next to the fire. Either option offers views straight out to the ocean over the dunes — the sunsets over St Ives Bay are legendary.

If you want to put a bit of space between yourself and the world, then Dune Lodge is for you. Equally you are moments from Sunset Surf Cafe or the village for when you want good food and company. Dune Lodge is a lovely combination of indulgence and practicality.

Renting Dune House & Lodge together.

The two properties can be interconnected and booked together offering flexible accommodation for up to 12 guests, ideal for multi-generational groups or for friendship families sharing. When booked separately each property is private.

View of Dune Lodge luxury holiday accommodation in the dunes at Gwithian

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a lovely lodge. Very well thought out. All mod cons and creature comforts. A stroll, all at your doorstep, to the dunes and beach. Beautiful views, sea, sun and rock pools — paradise! The coastal walk at Hell's Mouth was stunning and just down the road — Portreath, was so pretty. Thank you for the welcome goodies we enjoyed it all, ate outside on the best sunny day and watched the wonderful sunset. The best holiday break for a long time.
Barbara & Graham — June 2023

Retreat Features

  • Show-stopping balcony views of St Ives Bay
  • Luxury accommodation for 2-4
  • En suite king-sized master bedroom
  • Ample parking and garden space
  • Feature log-burner and smart TV
  • Large, well equipped kitchen
Principal bedroom: king sized bed and en suite
Bedroom two: twin beds (can be made in super king bed upon request)
All bed linen and bath towels provided
L-shaped sofa sitting six in comfort
SMART, 4K, Ultra HD TV
Morsø feature log burner
Unlimited WiFi
Well equipped kitchen
Neff electric oven & induction hob
Sink with draining rack
Fridge, freezer
Wine cooler
Washing machine
Dining table seating six
Tea towels provided
Family bathroom WC, large basin, waterfall shower over bath
Ensuite bathroom with WC, large basin, waterfall shower over bath
Bathroom towels provided
Large lawned garden
5 minute walk to beach over sand dunes
Large storage shed for beach equipment
Close proximity to South West Coast Path
Underfloor heating downstairs
Radiators and log burner upstairs
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome
Please note that the garden is not dog secure
When Dune Lodge is booked in conjunction with Dune House, a maximum of two dogs are permitted
3 private parking spaces
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am


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!

Balcony view from Dune House
Balcony view from Dune House

Travel times

  • Dune Lodge is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Dune Lodge is situated in Gwithian Towans on Cornwall’s North Coast, 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 5-minute stroll to Gwithian beach
  • Cafes in walking distance for breakfast and lunch
  • Breathtaking views from the balcony
  • Not overlooked at all - plenty of privacy
Guests Say
  • Amazing

    Our third visit — did way less activities this time so was great to spend more time at Dune Lodge. Had many BBQ's and dinners in the windy sunshine and a few over on the dunes in the evening. Dune Lodge continued to be amazing and always will.

    Victoria, Terry & Jenny — June 2023
  • All mod cons and creature comforts

    Wow! Wow! Wow! What a lovely lodge. Very well thought out. All mod cons and creature comforts. A stroll, all at your doorstep, to the dunes and beach. Met lots of people, friendly chatty, dog-walkers. Beautiful views, sea, sun and rock pools — paradise! The coastal walk at Hell's Mouth was stunning and just down the road — Portreath, was so pretty. Thank you for the welcome goodies we enjoyed it all, ate outside on the best sunny day and watched the wonderful sunset. The best holiday break for a long time.

    Barbara & Graham — June 2023
  • What a place

    Wow — what a place. First time at Dune Lodge and we will be back! We walked the beach on a rainy day from Gwithian to Hayle and luckily discovered Lula Shack‚ such an amazing little place. We had a bbq one evening which was great as that corner is lovely and sheltered. Thank you so much.

    Jolene & family — March 2023
  • The Lippetts & friends — March 2023
  • The views across St Ives every morning just cannot be beaten

    We have had a brilliant week at Dune Lodge. Waking up to the views across St Ives every morning just cannot be beaten. We love the beaches and the dunes around here and whenever we are in Cornwall, we always get drawn to this place. We have had some lovely walks along the beach with the dog, up around the headland to see the seals with their pups. Ted (the dog) just loves bounding along the beach and paddling in the rock pools. We also took a trip across to Praa Sands and St Michael's Mount. Can't believe the other side of Cornwall is so close. I am certain we will be back and hopefully we can persuade some friends to join us. Wow!

    Ian, Caz & Ted — February 2023
  • Blown away

    We've had the most wonderful time here at Dune Lodge. We've been absolutely blown away by the property, location and most of all the amazing sunsets. We've stayed in various places throughout Cornwall and feel like we have stumbled across a gem here — we'll definitely be back!

    Matt, Sonja, Evie & Buddy — August 2022
  • Amazing

    A really stunning place to spend our week with amazing double aspect views. We have had the most fabulous weather (August heatwave), the colour of the sea has definitely matched the Med where we were in previous summers — so beautiful. We adore The Towans, wandering through the grassy hillsides to get to rock pools, miles of fine sand and amazing surf. We've certainly made the most of the waves this week and the kids have been in heaven riding their bodyboards. Thank you for a fabulous week.

    The Hardy Family — August 2022
  • Totally awesome escape

    Our second visit to this totally awesome escape. I still feel as in awe as last time. Ticked the bucket list by snorkelling in the UK with 'Tonic of the Sea', Katie Maggs off Newlyn and Penzance. Such a memorable experience and highly recommend. The dunes provide limitless wandering with the dogs. Dune Lodge is legendary, thank you.

    Victoria, Jenny & Terry — July 2022
  • One of the best views

    What an amazing vision, two stunning luxury homes with what must be one of the best views and locations in the British Isles. We feel privileged to have stayed in Dune Lodge and look forward to returning.

    Karen, Geoff & Bertie — June 2022
  • Stunning

    A stunning place to stay, beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets and views from every window. Very sad to leave and will definitely return.

    Sara, Mariella & Coco — June 2022
  • Everything you could need and more

    Thank you so much for a perfect week in your beautiful lodge. The views and the sunsets will stay forever in our memories, until next time. The lodge has everything you could need and more. Thank you also for our welcome gifts, they went down a treat.

    Jacqui, Steve & Tilly — May 2022
  • Great position

    A wonderful week running through the sand dunes and exploring the local areas. A lovely house in a great position. I am looking forward to getting back to my studio and painting the beaches I have captured.

    Lucy — April 2022
  • Everything we wanted and more

    What a fantastic week! Weather blessed us and we have loved every moment. The house delivers in every way — everything we wanted and more. The aspect is perfect and we have enjoyed the countryside and seaside views. Still so much to explore so will be back! Thanks for having us.

    Sarah, John, Ann, David & Frankie the sausage dog — March 2022
  • Breathtaking

    What a wonderful property in a very special location. Coming up the stairs was breathtaking — seeing that view — wow! We've had a great week of activity — running on the beach, golf in Hayle and coastal walks.

    Caroline, John, Harry & Poppy — March 2022
  • Very comfortable accommodation

    What a week! Our honeymoon and Eunice and Franklyn made sure it was not to be forgotten. Amazing views and very comfortable accommodation. Lovely, blustery walks. Very relaxing — love the log burner.

    Julie & Simon — February 2022
  • Well equipped and very clean

    What a fabulous spot. We have had a wonderful stay bracing the elements — it has been so much fun. This place is warm and cosy, well equipped and very clean. We will be back again next year!

    Rob, Kate & Dora — February 2022
  • Spectacular

    Back again for a lovely pre-Christmas break, and once again we had a wonderful relaxing week. The views are spectacular, the sofa very comfortable and we even got a couple sunny afternoon for playing on the beach (I went for a swim — very bracing but fun!).

    Julie — December 2021
  • Just what we needed

    Just what we needed! A fantastic lodge with beautiful views to admire, and the weather was nice too! Recommend the walk to 'Hell's Mouth' to see the seals, and some breath-taking views along the way. Be back soon.

    The Mead family — September 2021
  • Beautiful

    Beautiful place and scenery. Thank you — hope to return soon!

    The Weavers — June 2021
  • Wonderful

    After many years of visiting Gwithian we feel blessed to have come to Dune Lodge. The design of the property is wonderful and the setting perfect. We loved watching the sunsets every evening and many nice walks on the beach. It's been a very relaxing and enjoyable break and we can't wait to come again as soon as possible.

    Julie, Sally, Archie & Harley — April 2021
  • Perfect memories

    Everything about Dune Lodge was perfect and we had a wonderful week. It is a beautiful house and has been thoughtfully kitted out, with everything you could possibly ask for and more. The welcome pack was a nice touch and it was lovely to come in and be able to make a cup of tea and enjoy the views straight away. We will definitely return and will go home with our perfect memories.

    The Jackson family — March 2020
  • Fabulous

    We feel very lucky to have visited Dune Lodge. It is a fabulous property with so many wonderful design features and the view is truly to die for. We already know the beaches in Gwithian well and is a stunning area. Enjoyed the sunsets — we will be back!

    The Kent family — February 2020
  • Designed exceptionally

    We had a really wonderful time staying in Dune Lodge, the house has been designed exceptionally. We arrived at the start of the big storms which meant outside activities with the children was not ideal but the house was so spacious and so comfortable that staying in was actually a positive. The views from the living room are awesome and the open plan space is just great! The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we could possibly need. This is our fourth time booking through Forever Cornwall and I have to say the experience gets better every time.

    The Laird family — February 2020
  • Views are spectacular

    The views are spectacular and it was so relaxing chilling on the sofa admiring the views and watching the massive TV! The surrounding dunes, beach and general area were stunning. Great for walking, running to see the seals and surfing, we loved it! We will definitely be going to Dune Lodge again soon.

    The Langleys — New Year 2020
  • Unique and special

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at the beautiful Dune Lodge. The house had everything we needed, perfect for our family. We loved the location, so close to the beach and the Sunset Café. So easy just to carry our surfboards across the dunes to get straight onto the stunning beach. It’s definitely a unique and special holiday home that we plan to return to.

    Nicky, Paul & Amy — December 2019
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