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The Coast House

A modern beach chalet a stone's throw from Gwithian beach

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (+ cot) Friday arrival One well behaved dog welcome
The Retreat

Set in the heart of Gwithian Towans, this well-appointed, spacious and modern beach chalet comfortably sleeps six. Boasting sea views, The Coast House is only a stone’s-throw from Gwithian’s spectacular beach, untamed sand dunes and rugged Cornish coastline making it the perfect destination for your seaside getaway.

The Coast House has been designed for a laid back, beachy lifestyle. Throughout the chalet you will find wooden floors and ceilings, with modern stylish décor and underfloor heating for those chillier months. This spacious holiday home comes with high-quality furnishings and conveniences, including two Smart TVs, Bluetooth speaker and Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother. With views from St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse and beyond,  The Coast House sleeps six in three bedrooms, a large living room and a separate dining and family room. Step outside the front door to find yourself in the heart of coastal Cornwall. Whether you’re chasing surf, wildlife or long coastal walks, you couldn’t have come to a better place!

Inside The Coast House

The Coast House has been created with family holidays in mind. Arranged on one level, this light and airy chalet is accessed via steps to the front door, or a ramp around the back making it easily accessible and perfect for young children or anyone with mobility issues (please call us if you have any accessibility concerns). One side of the house hosts the large lounge room and super-king master bedroom (which can be converted to a twin) with ensuite bathroom (including bathtub). While the other side is home to the second bedroom with king size bed, a bunk room, family bathroom and a dining/living area. Tucked away, you’ll also be able to find lots of books and games for those cosy nights in. Finally, the chalet has a well-equipped galley kitchen complete with electric hobs, tall fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, fan oven and plenty of other appliances.

Outside the property

Stepping outside your holiday home you will find a composite decking area facing west which catches the sun all afternoon and evening — perfect for that morning cuppa or evening dining! There is access to the garage to store your surfboards, wetsuits or bikes and it also benefits from an outdoor shower. The property backs on to farmer’s fields, providing plenty of privacy! With three miles of golden sand on your doorstep there is no shortage of places to explore and waves to surf. The beach here is lifeguarded in season and the myriad of sand-pools and rock-pools are revealed as the tide recedes, making it a perfect playground for children and nature lovers of all ages.

Things we love 

Beach near Gwithian Towans chalets by Forever Cornwall

Location, location, location! This property is blessed with total privacy from the back and sea views from the front. Just a moment’s stroll from the beach, cafés and sand dunes you will find yourself completely emersed in Gwithian life. The beach provides some of the best surf in the Duchy, and not to worry if you’re a novice surfer as there is a local surf school just around the corner! If watersports aren’t your thing you are spoilt for choice for coastal walking. The South West Coast Path extends in either direction and is fantastic for seal and bird spotting and the ‘Towans’ themselves offer miles of pathways which meander through the coastal dunes. You are also within easy reach of St Ives, Mount’s Bay, the spectacular moors of Penwith and more epic surfing beaches all the way along the north coast to Newquay and beyond.

The Coast House will provide you with your perfect home from home. The owners are regular visitors to Gwithian themselves and have made this home for others to enjoy as much as they do. Whether it’s a beach retreat or a cosy winter getaway or anything in between, this is the place for you!

What a lovely place!
What a lovely place you have here! We loved watching the beautiful sea roll in day in, day out. Gwithian Towans is such a perfect location to base oneself from - whether visiting St Ives or exploring further afield. Our dog, Ruby, loved the secure outdoor space here and the property had everything one could need for a home from home experience. Thanks for a great time! We'll definitely return soon.
Sylvie, Steve & Ruby — March 2022

Retreat Features

  • Stunning sea views
  • A stone's throw to the beach
  • Underfloor heating and wood burner
  • Two spacious living rooms
  • West-facing outdoor dining area
  • Garage for storing surfboards, wetsuits and bikes
Principal bedroom: super king bed (can be made into twin beds upon request)
Bedroom two: king size bed
Bedroom three: bunk beds
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Two spacious living rooms
A dining area
Two smart TVs
Bluetooth speaker
High-speed broadband
Galley kitchen with skylight
Electric hobs
A tall fridge freezer
Fan oven
Outdoor dining area
Nespresso machine with milk frother
Slimline dishwasher
Washing machine
Family bathroom with walk in shower
Ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath (with super king-sized bedroom)
Space for two cars directly outside the house
Exterior steps without handrail
Single floor property
Access to bedroom on groundfloor
Please contact us for more accessibility information
West-facing alfresco dining and seating area
Washing line
Wetsuit wash down area
Garage for storage
Outdoor shower
Wood burner
Central heating
Underfloor heating
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
One well behaved dog welcome
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!

The dune-scape of Gwithian
The dune-scape of Gwithian

Travel times

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

  • Boasts sea views of the Atlantic
  • Close to the golden Gwithian Beach
  • A stroll to the cafés, restaurants and pubs nearby
  • A modern and spacious beach chalet
Guests Say
  • Very comfortable house

    Very comfortable house and well equipped. Good location with beautiful beaches and scenery. Would stay here again if opportunity arose.

    Eva & Chris — October 2022
  • Could not believe size and beauty of beach

    Lovely week just doing very little and lots of long walks with the dog. First time to this part of Cornwall, could not believe size and beauty of beach. Great place for people and dogs - his first holiday and what fun he's had.

    The Blackmores — September 2022
  • Definitely recommend

    Have had a wonderful stay at The Coast House! Very comfortable and well equipped and with lovely views of the sea. An easy walk down to the beach, which makes it very convenient. Would definitely recommend and would love to visit again.

    Nicky, Gary & Rosie – June 2022
  • Very comfortable stay

    A long awaited holiday after the lockdowns. Really worth the wait. Thank you for a very comfortable stay and amazing views.

    Caroline & Family — April 2022
  • What a lovely place!

    What a lovely place you have here! We loved watching the beautiful sea roll in day in, day out. Gwithian Towans is such a perfect location to base oneself from - whether visiting St Ives or exploring further afield. Our dog, Ruby, loved the secure outdoor space here and the property had everything one could need for a home from home experience. Thanks for a great time! We'll definitely return soon.

    Sylvie, Steve & Ruby — March 2022
  • Beautifully furnished

    We've had a fabulous time at The Coast House. This was our first visit to Gwithian and we love it - will definitely be back. The views have been incredible with sunrise, sunset and a full moon. The property itself is well maintained, beautifully furnished with a good outdoor space. We intend to rebook this property.

    Caroline, Paul & Poppy — March 2022
  • So cosy and comfortable

    We have had many holidays on the north coast of Cornwall (one of our absolute favourite locations in the UK), but never one as exciting as this one...caught the end of Storm Eunice and the whole of Franklin. Had a few nervous nights sleep but the house is so cosy and comfortable. Such a great place to stay in stormy weather! The sea was amazing. Great cliff top walks in both directions from The Coast House. Can't think of anything we needed that wasn't provided - we loved it! Thanks a lot.

    Julie, Amy & Hannah — February 2022
  • Another fabulous week

    Had another fabulous week here in this location. All the family loved it - especially Rosie the cockapoo. We would highly recommend Global Boarders for surf lessons, fish and chips from Sanders and daily walks to the Godrevy Cafe. The Coast House - we thank you!

    The Bettles Family — October 2021
  • Super week

    What a perfect location - we had a super week with our dog (his first holiday). We did all the shopping at Trevaskis Farm - wonderful. Thank you.

    William & Louise — October 2021
  • Everything you need

    Beautiful location, lovely cottage, everything you need here. Had a lovely holiday with my friends and our dogs. Thank you.

    Doreen & Friends — October 2021
  • Fantastic!

    Our ninth year staying in the Towans but our first year at this property and it was fantastic! We are used to the location and the view and it's what keeps us returning year after year, but the standard of this property was the best so far! We loved the welcome pack, attention to detail and the bodyboards and beach toys in the garage were very welcome and well used. You'll see us next year!

    The Cutter Family — September 2021
  • Superb location

    The house was lovely, clean and very well-equipped in a superb location. A lovely stay had by all.

    The Jusons — July 2021
  • Perfect walking distance from the beach

    We were so lucky to be able to stay here once more! It was even better than last time. The weather was fantastic all week, we managed to get lots of use out of the provided BBQ and body boards. The house is perfect walking distance from the beach, the surf hire shop and some amazing restaurants. We also had our puppy with us who absolutely loved the stay and all the amazing walks along the sand dunes and beaches. Hope to make this an annual stay and see you again next year!

    The Rodger Family — May 2021
  • A truly peaceful holiday

    How lucky are we to be able to stay in a beautiful, comfortable, well appointed property. The owners have worked very hard to ensure that we had everything including a Nespresso coffee machine and its cups! Lots of activities and eateries in the local area - almost too much to do in just a week. Not to mention the surf, and yes it is December, and yes we did bodyboard. The south west coast path goes past the property, allowing wonderful walks with outstanding views. This has been a truly peaceful holiday.

    The Edwards — December 2020
  • Such a relaxing time

    We have had such a relaxing time at The Coast House. The accommodation was perfect, beautifully presented and provided everything we could possibly need. The weather was a little erratic but we managed long walks along the beach with our wire coated dachshund and even some surfing. Even on the wettest days we enjoyed watching the waves from the comfort of our cosy sitting room. Hope to be back again soon.

    David, Emma & Wilbur — November 2020
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