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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
Galley kitchen with skylight
Electric hobs
A tall fridge freezer
Fan oven
Outdoor dining area
Nespresso machine with milk frother
Slimline dishwasher
Two spacious living rooms
A dining area
Two smart TVs
Bluetooth speaker
High-speed broadband
Family bathroom with walk in shower
Ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath (with super king-sized bedroom)
West-facing alfresco dining and seating area
Washing line
Wetsuit wash down area
Garage for storage
Outdoor shower
Space for two cars directly outside the house
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
One well behaved dog welcome
Washing machine
Essential cleaning items
Wood burner
Central heating
Underfloor heating
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Exterior steps without handrail
Single floor property
Access to bedroom on groundfloor
Please contact us for more accessibility information


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

  • 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

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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
  • 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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