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Dog Friendly Beach Chalet, Gwithian Towans, Cornwall

Lighthouse View Beach Chalet

A beach house right by Gwithian Towans with stunning sea views

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (+ cot) Saturday arrival Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

This traditional chalet-style beach house sleeps four and is big enough for a family but small enough to be cosy for a couple. With a private garden and set in a group of individual, privately owned holiday homes, you’ll have direct access to Gwithian’s stunning beach, wild sand dunes and the Cornish coast path.

Lighthouse View is a recently renovated chalet-style beach house set in a small group of individual, privately owned retreats at Gwithian Towans. The setting is very special and the clue is in the name. You will have clear views of St Ives Bay and iconic Godrevy lighthouse, the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s novel To The Lighthouse – as well as direct access to literally miles of clean beaches and rolling sand dunes. The retreat comes with a good sized and completely fenced garden too, perfect for barbecues and secure for four-legged friends.

Lighthouse View beach house sleeps four in two delightful bedrooms and both the living room and dining room share the same dramatic views. The newly fitted kitchen is very well equipped too, making Lighthouse View a great place for family entertaining. Gwithian beach is safely lifeguarded in the summer and awe-inspiring in the winter. Guests here spot seals and sometimes dolphins, not to mention countless sea birds and you can look across St Gothian nature reserve from the beach house.

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Inside Lighthouse View

Inside Lighthouse View you’ll find a light and friendly living room with a sofa and additional seating, a great flat-screen TV and lots of DVDs, as well as books and games. The owners here love to cook, so you’ll find the kitchen very well appointed and next to the kitchen is the lovely dining room with a practical pine table and seating for four. The bedrooms are very comfy and the master room with its king sized bed has sea views. A modern bathroom with shower completes the accommodation.

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Outside Lighthouse View

The beach house is set in an enclosed plot, with other privately owned chalets behind and to the side. The garden surrounds the accommodation on all sides, and there are sunny spots throughout the day so you can laze around until the sunset if you wish. There’s an outdoor dining table and Adirondack chairs as well as a quality Weber barbecue. In the garden there’s a storage shed for beach equipment too.

Things we love…

It would be tempting to say that the special thing about Lighthouse View is the setting, which would be quite true… those who know this place fall in love with the ever-changing beach with its vast expanses of sand and sheltered nooks and crannies, surf and rockpools, the miles of rolling sand dunes clad in marram grass and the sun setting over St Ives. Regulars return year after year, with children and grandchildren in tow. But with Lighthouse View, the chalet is as memorable as the place, it’s a delight, with lovely fixtures and fittings and thoughtful little touches everywhere you look. You can tell the owners cherish it – and we are sure you’ll love it too.

Warm, safe and comfortable haven
The week when Storm Noa hit! We were really unlucky with the weather but being at Lighthouse View was really rather lovely. A warm, safe and comfortable haven with the most beautiful views, so even when it was hard to be outside, we could still see and feel it. Such a lovely position to the beach. The children (and us) enjoyed exploring and running through the sand dune trails, as well as the ease of getting onto the beach. All the touches in the chalet are lovely: pens, colouring games, books, binoculars — all a hit with us! We'll be back!
Clare, Adam, Poppy & Harry — April 2023

Retreat Features

  • Incredible views out to Godrevy Lighthouse
  • Private parking
  • 100m to Gwithian beach
  • Private garden with BBQ and dining area
  • Free WiFi
  • Stroll to cafés and restaurants
Double king sized bedroom
One twin bedroom
All bed linen provided
Living area with sea views
Bluetooth speaker
40″ LED SMART TV, DVD and films
Books and rainy-day games
Wi-Fi with superfast broadband
Well equipped kitchen
Bosch touch control ceramic hob
Electric oven
Low-noise dishwasher
Fridge and freezer
Microwave, blender, toaster etc
Coffee machine
Dining area for four
Sorry no washing machine
Tea towels provided
Bathroom with WC, basin,
 and electric shower
Heated towel rail
Bathroom towels provided
Single floor property
Please contact us for more accessibility information
Gwithian beach 100m stroll
Small private garden with sea views
Al fresco dining area and BBQ
Some beach equipment and storage
Direct access to sand dunes
Electric radiators with low surface temperature for safety
EDF “Blue” low carbon electricity
Travel cot (no linen), high chair and bed rail available on request
Baby bath
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Parking for two cars
Saturday 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!

Travel times

  • Lighthouse View Beach Chalet is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Lighthouse View Beach 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

  • Direct access onto Gwithian Towans - the sand dunes
  • Sweeping interior and exterior views across the bay
  • Just a short stroll to Sunset Surf Cafe
  • Join the South West Coastal Footpath practically from your doorstep

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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
  • So close to the sea

    Our second stay at this wonderful place and we had a splendid, relaxing week. The weather has been kind to us, fine sunny days. Nice and warm for this time of the year! Lovely coastal walking, fine cafes and pubs visited. Would recommend Trevaskis farm shop for a meal, delicious. It is so lovely to be so close to the sea as we live in the Midlands!

    Malc & Jill — March 2024
  • Fabulous

    Our third stay here and just as fabulous as it's always been. Enjoyed the Jam Pot, Godrey cafe and the Rockpool. Spent our last day walking the beach to Hayle with a brief stop at the Cove Cafe. Until the next time...

    Nick, Julie & Bean — December 2023
  • A real pleasure

    A fabulous stay in a charming chalet wonderfully located by the dunes, and with far reaching views of the sea, the lighthouse and rolling hills. The chalet is really lovely with large windows to make the most of the views, separate living/dining rooms, lots of quirky fittings/details, plenty of books, maps, games and even a pair of binoculars. This makes the place really cosy and lived in — a real pleasure. A gem of a place, clearly cherished by the owners. This is our second stay in Gwithian, a very special setting.

    Isabelle, Yann, Simon & Billy the dog — October 2023
  • October — 2023
  • Magical place

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Back after our April visit, this time to introduce my son-in-law to this part of Cornwall from whence my mother came. Despite dire weather forecasts we were so lucky with the weather, and could enjoy all our old haunts. So look forward to coming back to this magical place.

    Kate, Lily & Andy — September 2023
  • A magical week!

    Never been to Cornwall, amazing experience! Beautiful views, few strides from the beach! House is great to have a holiday in, and nothing around to interfere with the enjoyment! Had breakfast in Trevaskis, all local produce, went to St Mawes, St Ives, Truro and Falmouth. Don't change anything, and thank you for a magical week!

    Lucie — May 2023
  • Lighthouse View is very special

    We have visited Gwithian Towans as a family over the last 77 years, and seen many changes. Lighthouse View is very special as it retains the feeling of Gwithian, whilst giving us a magical view of the Lighthouse and Carn Brea, where our mother was born. The thoughtfulness about our welcome was exceptional from the daffodils to the fairings to the bottle of wine. The guidelines for our visit were clear and comprehensive, and Forever Cornwall were very easy to deal with. What a special week thank you!

    Anne, Susie & Kathryn — April 2023
  • The memory of a perfect sunset

    Thank you for a very comfortable stay in Lighthouse View. We're leaving here with one very happy but exhausted dog, two grown adults having to loosen belt buckles after visiting local eateries...and the cherry on top, the memory of a perfect sunset. Lighthouse View is the perfect location for exploring the area, whether that be the fantastic sandy beaches, coastal path walks or the local towns. We have loved our week here and hope to come back again.

    John, Julia & Rocco the dog — April 2023
  • Warm, safe and comfortable haven

    The week when Storm Noa hit! We were really unlucky with the weather — rain, sleet, hail, mega winds — but being at Lighthouse View was really rather lovely. A warm, safe and comfortable haven with the most beautiful views, so even when it was hard to be outside, we could still see and feel it. So lovely to be here. Such a lovely position to the beach. The children (and us) enjoyed exploring and running through the sand dune trails, as well as the ease of getting onto the beach. All the touches in the chalet are lovely: pens, colouring games, books, binoculars — all a hit with us! We'll be back!

    Clare, Adam, Poppy & Harry — April 2023
  • Chalet is amazing

    This was our first visit to Lighthouse View. The chalet is amazing and we've had a more than perfect time. Gwithian is a special place for us, but after a beautiful proposal on the beach it'll be forever in our hearts. First time away with our boxer puppy Bruce; he loved the dunes, beach and playing in the sea. Lighthouse View has been perfect for walks straight onto the dunes and beach. We didn't venture far else except to Hayle for a famous Philps pasty. We look forward to coming back again. Happy 2023.

    Becky, Chris & Bruce — New Year 2023
  • Many happy holidays here

    We've enjoyed many happy holidays here. A large part of our time is always spent relaxing — jigsaws on the table, reading books and staring at the ever-changing view of the lighthouse. Dog walks around the ponds or over the dunes exploring the WW2 train lines and bunkers hidden away. We'll be back again next year.

    Philippa, Tony, Raven & Floki — December 2022
  • Very well equipped

    Thank you for a lovely visit. Nice to be back in the area again. No where quite like it. Cottage beautiful, comfortable and very well equipped. Hope to return some time.

    Glenda & Lucy — October 2022
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Our second visit to Lighthouse View and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay again. Loving the new sofa too. Thank you Lighthouse View for looking after us.

    The Coates — September 2022
  • Amazing

    We had an amazing time here. The waves were really big and good for surfing and bodyboarding. We all really enjoyed it here and look forward to coming next year.

    Heather, Guy, Laurel & Eli — August 2022
  • Fantastic

    What a fantastic week in the shadow of the lighthouse, great beach times. Recommend Birdies Bistro and The Rockpool for food.

    Kathy — July 2022
  • Best time

    Best time at Lighthouse View! Grab a good wine to enjoy on the beach in the evening and sun cream for a dip in the day. We wish you a great time as we have had this week! You must stay awake at least one night after dark to see the stars and constellations.

    Vince, Ash & Steph — July 2022
  • A perfect location

    Thank you for a brilliant stay at Lighthouse View, a perfect location and definitely the best year at Gwithian Towans. We look forward to returning next year!

    Ali & Pete — June 2022
  • Relaxing, sunshine and coastal walks

    It was our fifth time on Gwithian Towans and second stay at Lighthouse View. A lovely week of relaxing, sunshine and coastal walks — there were not enough days to do everything! Lots of sunsets were enjoyed from the local beach. We are hoping to return next year.

    Helen & Dave — June 2022
  • Our fifth visit!

    Another wonderful stay at Lighthouse View — this is our fifth visit! The chalet is always very clean and there has has been some good improvements this year with the new patio, bench and sofa. We have been spoilt with amazing weather so spent most of our days on the beach, walking on the Towans and relaxing in the garden. Can't wait to return next year!

    Jim, Kathy, Sophie, Alex & the dogs Poppy and Ralph — May 2022
  • Beautiful

    We had a beautiful half-term stay during the platinum jubilee! It is our second stay at Lighthouse View and we loved coming back!

    Karolina & family — May 2022
  • Refreshed and relaxed

    Having visited the area on day trips, it was such a treat to stay here. Loved the views from the accommodation and enjoyed lots of walks, swimming and exploring. Great breakfast at The Jam Pot. Leaving feeling refreshed and relaxed.

    Jo, Al & Martin — May 2022
  • So close to the dunes

    Thank you for a really lovely stay at Lighthouse View. We had one day trip to The Tate in St Ives but apart from that, we've spent the week playing in rock pools, climbing over the rocks on Godrevy beach, flying kites and digging holes. We love coming to Gwithian and have been every year for the past six years, but we've never stayed quite so close to the dunes. The children loved being able to walk home from the beach barefoot!

    Isabel, Rob, Athena & Freddie — April 2022
  • Spectacular

    What a relaxing and wonderful stay at Lighthouse View. The view is spectacular and we have enjoyed walking straight onto the dunes towards the beach. The chalet is a great base for exploring the local area and Land's End area. Many thanks for a lovely week.

    Rupert, Kerri, Ella, Ruby & Bailey – April 2022
  • An outstanding area

    We arrived late afternoon on Saturday with the wind howling and the rain lashing down! Once settled into the delightful and smashing holiday home, the rain stopped and the mist cleared; we discovered what a wonderful place we had come to. The weather for the rest of the week was perfect — nice sunny, warm days and amazing sun (a real bonus in mid-March)! We explored all the local coastal paths and further afield. We had a lovely peaceful, restful week in an outstanding area.

    Malc & Jill — March 2022
  • Magical place

    Congratulations to Julie & Nick (previous guests). Godrevy Cafe was the location for another proposal, many moons ago now but we still love coming back to this magical place to remember a perfect wedding (also in the cafe) and to make more happy memories. Mousehole lights are a family tradition and it was good to be back again this year.

    Philippa & Family — December 2021
  • A beautiful holiday

    We said we'd be back, just wish it had been sooner. A beautiful holiday in the most lovely beach house. And to top it off, he asked me to marry him!

    Julie, Nick & Bean — December 2021
  • Return visit

    Return visit for us to this great location. Despite the stormy weather, we had a very relaxing time. Introduced our new dog to the beach and the sea, and our old dog loved every minute too. We will be back!

    Sian, Pete, Cooper & Hubble — December 2021
  • Another lovely stay

    Another lovely stay at Lighthouse View — and the weather was kind. Great exhibition on at the Tate, followed by pasties on the beach. Try the street food cafe 'Feed' in Hayle - great for spicy bean tacos. Hope to be back soon.

    Ben, Verity, Esme, Martha & Red the dog — October 2021
  • The perfect place

    What a fantastic week! Spent most of the time strolling on the beaches and exploring the paths through the dunes. Thanks for the Gwithian/Godrevy food and drink recommendations in the local guide — tried most of them and they were all excellent! Lighthouse View was the perfect place to come home to every evening. Feel very lucky to have found it.

    Zoe – September 2021
  • Lovely

    We had a lovely time surfing and bodyboarding. Thank you so much Lighthouse View!

    The Kelland Family – August 2021
  • Relaxing

    A relaxing stay and so peaceful.

    Helen & David — June 2021
  • Treasure!

    We feel like we found treasure here in Gwithian! There can't be a more peaceful, serene and healing spot.

    Unknown — May 2021
  • Idyllic

    A wonderful week spent in this idyllic place — every day was different, plenty to do and loads of time to relax as well. The grandchildren loved it. Lovely chalet carefully thought out and well equipped. We will definitely be back.

    The Jenkins Family — May 2021
  • Home from home

    What a beautiful little chalet, stunning view of Godrevy, home from home. We have been very happy here for our holiday and we will be back soon, we've stayed in many properties in Cornwall but this is the best! Very comfy sofa and bed too!

    Paul, Sharon & Evie — March 2020
  • Amazing views
    Andy & Jude — Feb 2020
  • Fabulous place to unwind

    What a fabulous place to unwind — so many places to walk from the doorstep, it was lovely not having to use the car. We've seen seals swimming every day this week and a colony of about 140 relaxing on the beach. We found the chalet very warm and welcoming and well equipped, will definitely return.

    Jane & Giles — November 2019
  • A wonderful holiday

    A wonderful holiday, once again. Gwithian is a favourite of the Smiths. Many days spent walking, bodyboarding and resting. Lighthouse View has been a great place to celebrate my 50th birthday. Weather has been delightful...October mostly beautiful on this coast. We will return.

    The Smiths — October 2020
  • A dog's paradise

    Just the most perfect retreat, so restful and is a dog's paradise!

    The Read-Wards — September 2019
  • Our fourth year running!

    Here we are again, our fourth year running! We shall never tire of this great county of Cornwall, or our home from home retreat each year. We have had a lovely time as usual! We shall be back again next year.

    The Kings — September 2019
  • Well-equipped

    Had a lovely week at Lighthouse View. The views are stunning and the sunsets have been particularly memorable. We have had many long walks across the beach and the weather has been great for us. The cottage itself was great, well-equipped, handy and perfectly situated. Thank you for the brilliant week we've had.

    The Peebles Family — June 2019
  • Thanks for another fantastic stay!

    Back for our third visit and it never disappoints! Accommodation is perfect for a family of 4 (all adults) and the views are stunning. We've enjoyed long walks on the beach and surfing. The chalet is well located to various nearby towns and attractions. We don't want to leave! Thanks for another fantastic stay!

    The Gwilliam Family — June 2019
  • A happy, relaxing holiday

    Thank you for your sensitive attention to detail, ensuring a happy, relaxing holiday. We look forward to coming again.

    The Williams — May 2019
  • A perfect spot

    We have really enjoyed our week at Lighthouse View. An amazing chalet in a perfect spot with amazing views. Have enjoyed many walks through the dunes and on the beach. Our week has passed too quickly, we wish we could stay longer. We will be back!

    Chris & Denise — May 2019
  • A wonderful stay

    Had a wonderful stay; great accommodation and location — had some fantastic walks on the beach. Watching the surfers ride the waves while we walked the beaches or sat in any of the cafes with sea views was very interesting. To be honest, we'd be happy to stay for another week! Thanks for the chance to unwind!

    The Newham family — May 2019
  • Peaceful

    We had a wonderful time at the cottage! The views were amazing and it is a two minute walk to the beach. The cottage is very cosy and peaceful. We have enjoyed our stay and would like to come here again one day!

    The Lisney Family — April 2019
  • Sunshine, sand dunes and sea

    We came here three years ago for the first time and really enjoyed it, so here we are again. Beautifully appointed accommodation, warm and a lovely location. Weather has been amazing for February. Needed shorts some afternoons! Sunshine, sand dunes and sea. What more can we ask!

    Margaret & Pete — February 2019
  • Ace views

    Fab place and ace views — always wanted to stay in one of these chalets since I was a student at Falmouth School of Art years ago! Love the ever changing views, colours and shapes of sea and land. A lovely blackbird sang to us each morning from the thicket and daily visiting robin. I have done a bit of drawing and painting — at one point had a little artist's colony here when friends visited too! Great chalet, warm, well equipped, brilliant for body boarding in freezing sea and then popping back for hot cuppa. Makes a great change from camping. A fantastic location and views, many thanks!

    The Simms family — February 2019
  • Easy access to the beach

    Enjoyable week at Lighthouse View. Very well equipped, cosy and comfortable with fantastic views. Lighthouse View provides easy access to the beach which our border collie thoroughly enjoyed before each day's adventure further afield. Thank you for the welcome goodies when we arrived, especially the milk, coffee and tea which meant that we didn't have to rush out on arrival. We had a cuppa and then down to the beach. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

    Mr & Mrs Davies — January 2019
  • Location is perfect

    Back for the second year in a row and just as impressive! Location is perfect with amazing views, short walk to the beach and close to local cafes and a pub. We have had a great time surfing, walking, visiting nearby towns/attractions and relaxing in the garden. Don't want to leave — very jealous of next occupants!

    The Gwilliam Family — June 2018
  • A wonderful chalet

    Thank you so much for this incredible stay; it was wonderful. We have been surfing every day at the beach and even saw a couple of seal's heads pop up from behind the waves! The Tate Art Gallery was lovely in St Ives and would definitely recommend it. The weather just about kept in the clouds and not on our heads except for a couple of days, but we managed to keep occupied from the range of DVDs and beautiful surroundings. The view from when you woke up in the morning was an unforgettable picture, especially when there were binoculars to be used! Lighthouse View is a wonderful chalet with incredible surroundings.

    The Pykett family — June 2018
  • Another wonderful stay at Lighthouse View!

    Another wonderful stay at Lighthouse View. We've had a perfect week celebrating my 30th birthday and our last holiday before we become a family of 3! Beautiful views with lots of places to visit nearby. Highly recommend the Jam Pot for the best tea and cake around! Can't wait to come back!

    Mr & Mrs Lang — May 2018
  • Completely perfect in every way.

    Completely perfect in every way. Beautiful weather and everything you could possibly need. Thank you.

    The Bray Family — April 2018
  • Totally relaxing

    Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here — comfortable, clean and we had a totally relaxing time. If you enjoy 'large' portions of good food visit the 'Bucket of Blood.' Enjoy!

    Mr Blair — April 2018
  • A very comfortable week

    Thank you for a very comfortable week. The seating and the books were great and the ability to adjust the temperature added to the comfort level. Our weather was very mixed but didn't stop us walking and enjoying Cornwall. Our first visit this year but hopefully not our last!

    The Gaunt family — March 2018
  • Home from home!

    We are very sad to be leaving this lovely little chalet that has been our 'home from home' over the past week. The weather has been changeable but we have had several fantastic sunny spring days. The view towards Godrevy is one that we shall miss — glorious! We have enjoyed day trips to Marazion, Zennor, Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove, Penrose Natural Trust and St Agnes. We also walked around Godrevy Point to see the seals — in fact we have been seal spotting along both coasts. The chalet has been most comfortable, well equipped and warm. Thank you very much for the welcoming treats — a lovely surprise and very much enjoyed. We have had a most memorable holiday.

    Tom, Lizzy, Florence & Bessie — March 2018
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  • Very thoughtful

    The attention to detail at Lighthouse View has been wonderful. The treats left as a welcome was very thoughtful. We have had a perfect 'chill out' time here. Walks to Godrevy Head, Zennor, across country meadows and Newbridge. Bought fish from Newlyn, visited Padstow, Port Gaverne and Port Isaac. The highlight of our stay was lunch at Paul Ainsworth's. Thanks to everybody who helped to make our stay so excellent.

    The De Ryckes — January 2018
  • Warm and inviting

    Really cosy. The storms were amazing and the lounge was warm and inviting after being out in the wind. The Hub in Portreath is great — fantastic cake, lunch and a wood burner.

    The Williams' — November 2017
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  • Batteries re-charged

    Another great week at Lighthouse View — batteries re-charged and looking forward to next year already.

    The King family — October 2017
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    The Dix family — September 2017
  • Beautifully presented

    A wonderful, warm welcome to Lighthouse View. The cream tea, flowers and wine are a lovely touch! Cottage beautifully presented, bed very comfortable! The walk to Godrevy is a must, especially lucky to see so many seals! Loved Portreath also. The beauty about Cornwall is that everything is so close, we managed to see a lot in the week right down to Land's End! Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday, really fell in love with the area.

    The Newells — September 2017
  • Views to die for!

    Wonderful situation, views to die for (and wake up for!). Beach to walk and walk and walk....when it gets wild you know about it, but that is part of the charm and being in Cornwall. Trevaskis Farm Shop Restaurant is wonderful with fab sweets and you have plenty of opportunity to walk it off! We loved the whole experience!

    Sam & Adam — September 2017
  • Cosy beach house!

    We had a lovely visit — had so much fun at surf school and playing in the waves all day. We loved the cosy beach house location, decor and the welcome gifts were much appreciated!

    The Frasers — August 2017
  • Fantastic holiday

    What a fantastic holiday; not only is it a beautiful chalet in a wonderful location, the personal touches made us feel really welcome from the moment we arrived. Gwithian Beach is amazing, only a stone's throw away, and provided hours of rock pooling and splashing around.

    Unknown — July 2017
  • A super stylish place to stay

    We had the best time! What a lovely location, a super stylish place to stay with everything you could need. You couldn't ask for more and we would love to come again. We recommend: Trevaskis Farm Shop, Minack Theatre — a real experience (be wary if you are unsteady on your legs as there are a lot of steep steps) and Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens - super on a hot day, lots of shade and dappled light. Also, Reen Manor Riding Stables at Perranporth - they do beach rides every day at 10am. Good horses, well run and knowledgeable staff. If you like art then obviously St Ives is a must. Worth doing park and ride! Thank you so much.

    The Hoseasons — June 2017
  • Very well equipped

    We have had a fantastic time with our family and the dog! We instantly felt at home and the tea, scones and wine were a welcoming touch after a long journey (Poppy enjoyed her dog treats). The location is perfect and the chalet is even better than the pictures, with everything you need and more! Very well equipped and a high standard of decor. We've spent our days walking, surfing, relaxing in the garden (weather has been perfect) and enjoying the local area, which is perfect for dogs — Poppy has never slept so much! The cafe at Godrevy was a nice stop before heading up the hill to see the seals, whilst the cafe on the beach also served a wide variety of cakes and hot drinks. We have also managed to fit in time to travel to St Ives (lots of lovely restaurants), Penzance, St Michael's Mount (check tide times for best time to go), Newquay (30-40 minute drive) and Crantock village, (just outside Newquay). Loved every minute and didn't want to leave!

    The Gwilliams Family — June 2017
  • Exceeded our expectations

    Wow, what a wonderful week we have had here at Lighthouse View. Both the views and the chalet have totally exceeded our expectations. To pull the curtains back in the morning and see that amazing view - we could never tire of it. Thank you for such a beautiful place to stay. The little touches made us all feel very at home here.

    Tina & Steve — February 2017
  • Gorgeous location

    Thank you for a beautifully decorated property in the most gorgeous location with obviously very thoughtful owners. Massive envy for the next guests and huge impatience until our return!

    David & Andree — January 2017
  • What a location

    Thank you for a lovely week at Lighthouse View. What a location. A beautifully presented, well equipped and clean holiday chalet. We've had a relaxing week walking, eating and sleeping. A wonderful antedate to Christmas.

    Anonymous — December 2016
  • The location is so ideal

    We have had a fantastic week, so much so we have already booked for next year! The location is so ideal that we did not leave Gwithian for loving it so much! Thanks for a great week.

    Sarah & Tim — December 2016
  • We will be back

    Week over far too quickly. We've been to Gwithian many times, but this has been THE BEST! We will be back.

    Karen & Robert — November 2016
  • Superb

    What can one say other than WOW. What a gem. We have had a fantastic week at Lighthouse View. The accommodation has been superb, well appointed and a real home from home. The views are stunning and we spent our week surfing, walking, reading and relaxing.

    David & Gemma — October 2016
  • Heaven on earth

    What an incredible week it has been! The views are amazing and ever changing and hypnotic. Heaven on earth, the memories will last a lifetime!

    Alan & Marti — September 2016
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    The Massey family — September 2016
  • Nice location

    The house is in a really nice location next to the beach, thank you for this stay.

    The Haldane family — August 2016
  • Great time!

    Great cottage, great location, great time!

    Phil, Claire & Charlie — July 2016
  • A lovely, quiet place

    Thank you so much for a lovely, quiet place to stay. We have had a brilliant time exploring what Cornwall has to offer. Lighthouse View is exactly how my mother described but just a little more beautiful.

    Tom, Nicola & Harry — June 2016
  • We love everything about the chalet

    We have been coming to Gwithian Towans for a few years now - it being our absolute favourite place on earth. We love everything about the chalet and the Towans and never feel the need to venture too far.

    Neil & Terri — June 2016
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    Amy & Will — June 2016
  • Pure bliss

    Wow. What a wonderful week we have had. Thank you very much for the wine and cream tea. This chalet was more than we could have hoped for. The view every morning with a coffee was pure bliss. Short walk to the beach. We hired surf and body boards from Sunset Surf. Reasonable rates and lovely very helpful staff. We also ate there several times, delicious food and dog-friendly.

    The Hendricks — May 2016
  • What a wonderful place!

    What a wonderful place! We even had decent weather too. Excellent cottage with all we could need for a week. The dogs loved the beach and we walked miles to Hayle on a regular basis (making sure we stopped at the Blue Bay cafe for refreshments!)

    Sue & Andy — April 2016
  • Definitely recommend

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Lighthouse View. My dogs have enjoyed playing on the beach here, and my children have enjoyed the rock pools! The views here are amazing, especially the view of the lighthouse. The cottage is beautiful, well equipped with everything we need. We have enjoyed visiting Trebah Gardens, Newquay, St Ives, Tintagel and Boscastle. I would definitely recommend this lovely place to my friends and family.

    Unknown — March 2016
  • Very welcoming

    We have had an amazing week here in this beautifully appointed chalet. The weather has been mostly kind to us, we surfed at Praa Sands and picnicked on the beach. The chalet is warm, comfortable and very welcoming, I know we will be back.

    Margaret & Pete — February 2016
  • Warm and cosy

    We've stayed in several chalets on the Towans over the years, and Lighthouse View is by far the best and the first we'd come back to again. The chalet, particularly the kitchen, is very well equipped, and we could just take the dogs for a walk on the beach without having to worry about leads! Warm and cosy when the weather was bad, and a great base for exploring the area when the sun came out. And free wifi... what more could we ask?

    Sian, Pete & Cooper & Chaos the dogs — February 2016
  • Everything we imagined and more

    We have had a wonderful week. It was everything we imagined and more. Thank you for a great stay in your lovely chalet.

    The Foley family — August 2015
  • Hard to beat

    A very special place. The beach, views and peace and quiet are hard to beat.

    The Kents — August 2015
  • We wanted to move in!

    What a wonderful holiday at a stunning location. Have loved it so much we wanted to move in!

    The Winer family — July 2015
  • Delightful

    Thank you for a wonderful stay. Such a delightful position. Your cottage comes with absolutely everything you can think of – really well thought out – so comfortable.

    The Cheshire family — June 2015
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