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Surfside Beach Chalet

A beach chalet right by Gwithian beach and Towans, with stunning sea views

Sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms (+cot) Friday arrival Up to two small dogs welcome
The Retreat
Surfside is a contemporary beach chalet with uninterrupted sea views, sleeping four. Next to Gwithian’s epic beaches with direct access to wild sand dunes and the Cornish coast path, you can enjoy scenic coastal walks and a wide selection of water sports and activities are all within easy reach from this modest yet spacious dog friendly beach chalet.

Miles of golden sand, scenic coastal walks and a wide selection of water sports and activities are all within easy reach from this modest yet spacious beach chalet, nestled amidst the sand dunes just behind the fabulous Godrevy beach. This comfortable home has been lovingly restored, providing the perfect ‘home-from-home’ feel and is the ideal retreat for couples and small families looking for unbeatable views and excellent proximity to some of Cornwall’s best beaches and towns.

Inside Surfside

Surfside beach chalet is tastefully and practically decorated in greys, clean lines and nautical themes, and whilst it has been recently renovated, you will find that the accommodation maintains a cool beach-side, rustic-chalet feel. Step into Surfside through the bright conservatory that houses a large dining table — enjoy breath-taking sea views every time you dine! The living room is next door, where you will spot stylish and lovely vintage furniture all around, offering a practical and pleasing flooring space with more beautiful sea views…180 degrees from Godrevy to St Ives!

The kitchen is utterly contemporary and very well equipped with a trendy breakfast bar, making it another wonderful area in which to relax with family or friends. The master bedroom (with a king-sized bed) shares the same dramatic views as the conservatory area, so you will be torn between staying in bed and enjoying looking at the beach, or getting out and being on it.

Sun deck at chalet with sea views at Gwithian Towans - Surfside Beach Chalet from Forever Cornwall

The second bedroom is opposite containing two 2’6” beds, and both rooms are finished in crisp white linen. A lovely family bathroom completes the accommodation. The whole chalet is laid out on one level, making it easily accessible for those with mobility issues and has one allocated car parking space nearby; a much-sought after asset in this area! Once outside you’ll find a generous decked terrace that looks out over sand-dunes to the sweep of St Ives Bay, complete with a high-quality barbecue and a cold après-surf outdoor shower. Toys and games complete Surfside and provide all you could ever need for a fabulous holiday!

Bedroom inside chalet with sea views at Gwithian Towans - Surfside Beach Chalet from Forever Cornwall

Things nearby

The beaches here are some of Cornwall’s best. Lifeguarded in the main holiday season, Gwithian and Godrevy boast miles of sand, scores of enticing rockpools great for children, beachcombing, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and sun-worship. The miles of marram-covered sand dunes (the “Towans”) are dog friendly at all times, and the South West Coast Path runs for as far as your legs will carry you in either direction.

But of course it’s the view that defines Surfside — you’ll be looking westward across the sweep of the beach to St Ives. At most times of year you’ll enjoy watching the sun plunge over the horizon and the lights of St Ives and Carbis Bay come alive in the darkness over the water. What ever it is that you seek from a fabulous holiday, Surfside is bound to tick all of the boxes.

Uninterrupted views
The deck alone with its uninterrupted views of sea, sand and sunsets is worth five stars in any guidebook! We had a lovely relaxing week and hope to return.
The Werther Family — August 2022

Retreat Features

  • Breath-taking views over St Ives Bay
  • Direct access onto the sand dunes above the beach
  • Decking in the perfect position to watch the sun set over the sea
  • Free WiFi
  • Private parking
  • A short stroll from local bars and cafés
Principal bedroom: king bed
Bedroom two: twin beds (2’6)
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Washing machine
Dining table in conservatory
Tea towels provided
SMART 32″ TV & DVD player
Stylish furniture
One family bathroom with walk in shower
Bathroom towels provided
Generous outdoor decking area with BBQ
Outdoor shower (cold water)
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen not provided)
Up to two small well behaved dogs welcome, decking area is not dog secure
Electric heating throughout
Allocated parking for one car
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!

Gwithian beach with Godrevy Lighthouse in the background
Gwithian beach with Godrevy Lighthouse in the background

Travel times

  • Surfside Beach House is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Surfside Beach House 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 perfect beachside location
  • Ideal spot for exploring the surrounding West Cornwall area
  • Just a walk to local bars and cafés
  • Plenty of coastline to discover at your doorstep
Guests Say
  • Absolutely fabulous

    We had an absolutely fabulous week here again - thank you so much!

    Janie & Family — August 2022
  • Can't go anywhere with a better view

    Sea breeze during the heatwave was perfect, almost wall to wall sunshine for the whole week. Only left the Towans for food supplies, can't go anywhere with a better view.

    Emma & Family — July 2022
  • Very chilled

    Another lovely week in Surfside, really relaxed and very chilled. Lots of lovely walks, food (pasties!) and wine, what more could you ask for. We are already looking forward to returning.

    Christine & Peter — May 2022
  • Our favourite place

    Thank you for a lovely week. We've been here several times and it's our favourite place ever, a very relaxing week. Will hopefully be back next year!

    The Webbers — June 2022
  • Speechless

    6th visit to Gwithian, first to Surfside. Speechless! This location beats everything. If we can we will be back. So grateful, thank you.

    Lorna & Mike — May 2022
  • Amazing view

    We had a wonderful week at this lovely chalet. We enjoyed the amazing view from the decking. Very sad to leave but we'll definitely come back.

    The Mauderer Family — April 2022
  • The Andrews Family — Christmas 2021
  • Absolutely magical week

    Thank you for an absolutely magical week at Surfside. We've been so toasty and warm here while Storm Barra rolled through. Such a wonderful view. Love all the lovely finishing touches - the little tree, lights and fresh flowers. So welcoming, well equipped and immaculately clean. Thank you. We look forward to our next visit!

    Dawn, Andrew & Brian — December 2021
  • What a location!

    I've been visiting Gwithian since the 1960s, but up until this week I've never had a 'front row' view of the beach and headland - and it's been wonderful. What a location! I've not felt like rushing about - all I've wanted to do is potter around the cliffs, dunes, coves and beach locally, and just soak up the peace! Lovely clean and comfortable chalet too - thank you.

    Elizabeth — November 2021
  • Definitely going to return

    Arrived here in winds, rain and hail but when we opened up it was warm and toasty and lovely to hear the storm. The chalet is welcoming with all you need. The sea, sand and dunes are the best - what a view. Every day brings something else to see. We loved this place and are definitely going to return.

    The Shields — November 2021
  • Another wonderful week

    Thank you for another wonderful week here at Surfside. The weather has been kind to us and so we've made the most of the beach and amazing views. Surfing with the seals was a highlight! Looking forward to next year already.

    The Wilsons — October 2021
  • The perfect place

    Here we are again in the perfect place to watch all the brave surfers battling with the weather. Who needs to go anywhere else with such a great beach to walk on! See you again soon Surfside.

    Richard & Janis — October 2021
  • The perfect seaside holiday

    Surfside really is the perfect place for the perfect seaside holiday. After an 11 hour journey the view which greeted us was so spectacular we felt that we would have travelled it all over again. The weather has been kind all week, allowing us to enjoy the beach and the sea. We went to St Ives a couple of times and kayaked there one morning too. So many fab places to eat and drink nearby. The sunsets have been so beautiful and we were lucky enough to spot dolphins from the decking which was such a highlight! We really had the best time - we will miss this beautiful view!

    Paul, Charlotte & Edward — August 2021
  • Beautiful location

    Surfside is set in a beautiful location to relax and benefits from being a short distance to the shops and bars! We spent a lot of time in the local area exploring and found a lovely restaurant just up the hill - perfect! Thank you.

    The Bruce Family — July 2019
  • The perfect fit

    This house is much like a wetsuit, the perfect fit and very hard to leave! It has provided a much needed respite from lives which don't count the sound of the sea in their scores. The lighthouse taunted us: so near yet so far, it appears to be swimmable on a clear day! Speaking of which, we were lucky to count a few amongst our stay, and glorious they were! The conservatory served as a perfect sport from which to launch our assault on cream teas and BBQ'ing fresh fish! All in all, it was a truly wonderful stay!

    Mr & Mrs Angier — July 2019
  • Glorious chalet

    We had a fabulous time in this glorious chalet. We loved it because of the fantastic views of Lighthouse Island in the distance. We had a fabulous time as a family. Thank you so much!

    The Pinkerton Family — April 2019
  • Very special place!

    A fab week had by all...we didn't want to leave, this is a very special place! We will be back!

    The Smiths — April 2019
  • Sunny and bright

    Another wonderful holiday on Gwithian Towans! You just cannot beat this location. We've been coming here for over 20 years and have seen Surfside change so much; the most recent transformation being the best! So very comfortable and stylish, with all of our needs catered for. Comfy beds, a well appointed kitchen and stunning views - what more could you want from a holiday! The weather was not at its best with storms raging but the rugged beauty of the area still shone through and we felt very cosy watching the storms from inside. As we leave the weather is sunny and bright, much like our memories of this years holiday that we shall take home with us.

    The Hemming Family — March 2019
  • We've found our happy place!

    Fantastic location - we have found our happy place! Very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the local watersports scene. Lovely walks from the chalet; we have been coming to Gwithian for years and this beats camping! The whole family had a great week, we want to stay forever! Thank you for sharing your amazing home.

    Mr & Mrs Sales — February 2019
  • Views are outstanding

    We have had a fantastic week here, thank you. The views are outstanding - I think we could have sat still all week watching. Beautiful walks and runs from the cottage. Seeing the seals and birds was very special. Belly-boarding, surfing and attempts at paddle-boarding were all great fun. The weather was very kind to us and we have been able to enjoy the local cafes sitting outside all week. Hopefully we will be back very soon, and we hope that all who visit here feel as relaxed and happy as we have felt all week.

    The Wilson Family — November 2018
  • A blissful week

    A blissful week of sunshine, surfing with seals and lots of cake and coffee at the various local spots. Took the scenic train line to St Ives; definitely the way to go as it avoids the parking chaos. Otherwise, didn't go far - enjoyed walks, reading and the glorious views. A treat in any weather. Thanks for a great stay.

    The Fowler Family — October 2018
  • Can't ask for anything better

    This isn't the first time we have stayed in this property, been coming here over ten years or more! Can safely say the property has been refurbished to the best standard we have seen — very relaxing. Can't ask for anything better than this location and view. Been paddling every day even though it's October. It's always a fantastically relaxing holiday. Will definitely be back next year.

    The Coles Family — October 2018
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