Newquay apartment overlooking the beach with sea views

Sleeps 4 across 2 bedrooms Friday arrival Sorry, no dogs
The Retreat

Tucked away on Newquay’s Pentire headland, with epic views of the River Gannel and Crantock in the distance sits the stylish Sande, a modern holiday apartment for four, with everything you could possibly need on your doorstep for the perfect Cornish break.

With private access to the tidal River Gannel below, a sunny, sheltered patio space and grassy communal gardens – Sande is a Newquay holiday apartment which combines laid back outdoor coastal living with modern, bright and airy interiors. The property is one of just seven elegant weather-boarded residences forming The Pavilions, an exclusive development in the private grounds of Corisande Manor which is in the sought-after and secluded area of Pentire headland.

Inside Sande

Split across two levels, this two bedroom terraced cottage has been styled carefully by its owners – both artists – ensuring it combines beautiful furnishing with a relaxing holiday ambiance. With coastal colour palettes and attention to detail, this property benefits from an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, creating a social space for small families or couples.

The minimalist, well-equipped kitchen is easy on the eye, with luxurious counters and a casual breakfast bar for two. The dining area and living space has ample seating for all guests, perfect for watching the ever-changing views of the Gannel through the French doors to the lawn, gardens and sea view beyond.

Upstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms, one of which is en suite (featuring a walk in shower) with fantastic elevated views of the river below. In the principle bedroom, expect to wake up to the sight and sounds of a true coastal escape. The owner’s original art easel has been carefully upcycled into a mirror, and nautical boat sculptures dot across windowsills throughout the property. The second bedroom has twin beds and is next door to the family bathroom.

Outside Sande

Like the rest of the Pavillion apartments, Sande has its own patio and lawned terrace with commanding views across the Gannel. Through a gate at the bottom of the garden you can access the sand below, and at low tide stroll across the footbridge or paddle across to Crantock beach, where there’s also a coffee truck on the beach. You have full access to these shared private grounds, which include terraced lawns, a seating area under a pergola, and an outdoor après-beach shower, ideal for rinsing off before returning to Sande.

Things we love…

This area of Newquay is truly unique. Just moments from the centre, but tucked away to enjoy the tranquillity of its’ outskirts and the epic beaches, this wonderful area is a haven for lovers of the sea and nature. Close-by is the popular Fistral, one of Europe’s most celebrated surf beaches, and a little further, just a leisurely twenty-minute walk from the property will take you to the abundance of fine dining, innovative cafes, and stylish bars that Newquay’s centre has to offer. Sande really is the ideal apartment in a fantastic location for those wanting to escape to the coast and make the most of all kinds of Cornish lifestyles.

A truly wonderful experience
It was a truly wonderful experience. The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting, allowing us to relax and unwind. It felt like a refuge from the outside world, giving us a sense of peace and well-being. The well-designed interior played a role in reducing stress and improving our moods. The scenic view from the apartment was a connection to nature that brought us harmony and tranquility. We could hear the sounds of nature and enjoyed watching the moon and the river change with the tides. Overall, it was a fulfilling stay.
Stephan & family — August 2023

Retreat Features

  • River Gannel views from the property
  • Contemporary, modern and light interiors
  • Sheltered patio space for al-fresco dining
  • Private parking space for one car
Principle bedroom: King size bed with en suite
Second bedroom: Twin beds (can be made into a king upon request)
Well equipped kitchen with breakfast counter
Coffee machine
Dining table with seating for all guests
Open plan living, dining and kitchen area with garden access
Seating for four
Smart TV
Patio doors in the lounge area
Family bathroom with bath
En suite with shower
Private patio area with table and chairs
Private lawn
Communal gardens
Outside shower
Direct private access to the beach, private landing and river via steps, although the beach is submerged for a few hours at high tide
Private parking for one car
Roadside parking nearby
Travel cot and high chair available on request
Sorry, no dogs
Essential cleaning items
Gas central heating
Arrive after 4pm
Depart before 10am
Friday arrival
Stairs with handrail down to first floor
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Please contact us for more details

Newquay has been popular with holidaymakers for generations, and with its vast beaches, laid back pace and central location it’s not hard to see why. In more recent years, Newquay has developed into a hive a of activity, with trendy restaurants and bars giving it a more modern feel, while the beach cafes, Cornish pubs and long established luxury restaurants provide a haven for those who wish to experience the quieter side of Newquay. Whether you want to try your hand at surfing, relax on the beach or explore the Cornish countryside, Newquay will cater for you.

Travel times

  • Sande is about a mile from Newquay Station. The branch line service from Newquay to from Par takes about 50 minutes. Regular and convenient services run to Par from all over the UK.
  • The quiet headland of Pentire is on the coast of North Cornwall, a mile away from the surfing mecca of Newquay. Driving time from London is around five hours in normal traffic, while Exeter is around an hour and a half away. We’ll send you detailed route information before your holiday starts.

Things we love

  • Everchanging views of the Gannal, stretching out the Crantock beach
  • Open plan living, a great space for socialising
  • Near to Newquay in the car and on foot
  • Private parking for one car

The newquay guide

Beach near Newquay holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

A beach lover's dream

An obvious draw for many is the world-class surf that can be found on most of Newquay’s beaches, however it is just as exciting to watch from your sunbathing spot on the sand. In the 7.5 miles of coastline including and surrounding Newquay there are ten beaches, most of which are at least half a mile long — some even bigger at low tide, providing plenty of space to explore.

Lifeguards cover most of these beaches from March through until September and you’ll be able to watch the surfers harness the Atlantic rollers from the shore — or join them if you’re brave enough! Whichever sandy stretch you choose to relax on, you’ll be spoilt for choice – and the best thing is, regardless of where you choose to lay your towel, you are never more than 10 minutes from a shop, cafe or restaurant.

Fabulous food

Newquay is one of the largest towns in Cornwall and offers a huge, varied choice of eateries. The world-class surf offering has brought with it a multitude of cultures to the town, with Australian, Indonesian, Italian and Portuguese restaurants strung along the streets. There are plenty of fantastic seafood restaurants to experience too, most sourcing their fish straight from the local harbour so you’ll be dining on the freshest ingredients! Whether you after a cosy roast or award-winning meal, classic fish and chips or hand made burgers,  you won’t be going hungry when you stay in one of our holiday cottages in Newquay.

Walk coves and countryside

Newquay is a vibrant hive of activity and there is so much to do in and around the town centre that the walking opportunities can be overshadowed. But head out of town and you’ll discover cove after secret cove (Polly Joke is a particularly beautiful one), or walk amongst the fields of scarlet poppies that bloom on the cliffs between Holywell Bay and Crantock.

Walk out to one of many of Newquay’s headlands, watching for blow holes, a particularly spectacular experience when the wind whips up the crashing waves below. Venture a little further and walk the coast path to the dramatic Bedruthan Steps — bring the car with you and wait till nightfall to experience the dark skies for perfect star gazing.

Beach near holiday cottages in Newquay by Forever Cornwall


What better place to get to grips with a surfboard than Fistral? This world class surfing beach often boasts perfect waves and its golden sands are a constant lure for families, plus there are lifeguards from 30th March until 28th October and there are plenty of amenities very close by. Dogs are welcome on this beach all year round.

Beach near holiday cottages in Newquay by Forever Cornwall

Towan Beach

Towan Beach is right in the heart of Newquay – mere moments from the town centre. With Newquay harbour to the west of the beach and the impressive ‘Island’ with its suspension bridge linking it to the mainland it’s a pretty amazing setting for a day at the beach! This beach has full lifeguard cover from 5th of May until the 30th of September, and dogs are welcome all year round.

Newquay Beach in vicinity of holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

Porth Beach

Head east out of town and find Porth Beach – a sheltered stretch of sand that, when the tide is out, is much bigger than it looks! It is a ‘blue flag’ beach, meaning it has been recognised for its cleanliness and water quality – and with lifeguard cover (from 19th May to 30th September) and a cafe overlooking the beach, Porth is a perfect family friendly beach. Dogs are welcome from 1st of October until 30th of April, from 1st May to 30th September there is a seasonal ban in operation and dog are only able to go on the beach from 7pm – 8am.

Beach near holiday accommodation in Newquay by Forever Cornwall

Lusty Glaze

Lusty Glaze is a little more hidden than Fistral or Towan but it is utterly beautiful. Sheltered by high cliffs with a fabulous restaurant on the beach and atmospheric, free(!) sundowner live music sessions during the summer, Lusty Glaze is a great place to be. There’s also an activity centre on the beach, so whether you fancy surfing, abseiling or dodgeball, there’s something for everyone at this beach.

Holidaymakers at beach near holiday accommodation in Newquay by Forever Cornwall

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay is a vast, two-mile stretch of golden sand on the outskirts of Newquay. Popular with surfers, sun seekers and dog walkers, there’s plenty of room on this beach for everyone. A small village with the same name has formed around the beach, with three good restaurants – and plenty of surf schools, of course! There is a car park near the beach, making for easy access, and it’s lifeguarded from the 5th of May until the 30th of September – as well as being dog-friendly all year round.

Beach near self-catering holiday accommodation in Newquay by Forever Cornwall


The River Gannel flows from the approach to Newquay right around the outskirts of the town and out into the Gannel Estuary before reaching the sea. Here, there is an idyllic beach that sits either side of the river as it makes its way down the sand to meet the sea. Crantock is a great place for kids, who can play under the watchful eye of the lifeguards (present from the 19th of May until the 30th of September). Dogs are welcome all year round.

Food & drink
Newquay restaurant near holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

Fish and seafood

With a sea view to die for, dishes inspired by fish brought in on the local day boats and a brilliant wine list, The Fish House on Fistral Beach is not one to miss. Also on Fistral is Rick Stein’s Restaurant, a relaxed, family friendly restaurant serving up dishes such as classic fish and chips to prawn tacos. Emily Scott’s restaurant in neighbouring Watergate Bay is worth a visit for its delicious seafood and local ethos and is an hour’s walk around the headland from Newquay.

Restaurant at Mawgan Porth near to Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Pubs and inns

With epic views of Crantock Beach and the Pentire Headland, The Bowgie Inn offers pub grub and chilled vibes, and is a great place to take the family or pit stop on a walk (it’s just off the coast path). For gastropubs, the lovely Lewinnick Lodge and the Plume of Feathers at Mitchell are all favourites, as well as other more traditional village pubs offering Sunday roasts.

Cool cafes

The crab and lobster served at Fern Pit Cafe, on the East Pentire headland, is caught by cafe’s own fishing boat. It arguably boats the best cafe views in the town, too. Box and Barber is a new offering on Newquay’s Fore Street with a strong ethical ethos — expect burritos, smoothies, juices, big salads, açai bowls and freshly baked goodies delivered every morning by local bakeries. Slightly out of town (but only just) Heart and Soul is a community cafe on an organic orchard. Most of the ingredients come from the site.


Shop local

In recent years, a flurry of places selling local produce has opened in the north coast’s largest town, including a new vineyard, several sourdough bakeries and delis. Its weekly farmers’ market, held in the bustling heart of the town, is a great place to get hold of all your fresh produce and Cornish goodies to take back home.

Things to do

Newquay wildlife

Newquay may not seem a likely wildlife wonderland, but with Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo less than ten minutes from all our Newquay retreats, animal-lovers will be delighted at the opportunities to get up close and personal with some amazing species. From reef sharks to giant octopi, the aquarium has plenty to see and much more to learn — they do a huge amount of conservation. This is similar at Newquay Zoo, where the staff pride themselves on their dedication to conservation and their breeding programmes. Spot lions, sloths and monkeys at this family-friendly attraction. Also check out Newquay Wild Activities for an amazing day out on their fantastic Rockpool Ramble or Wildlife Walk, which showcases the wonderful wildlife along the coast.

Surf lesson in progress near Mawgan Porth holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

Surfing Lessons

As the mecca of surfing, no holiday to Newquay is complete without a lesson. Whether you’re a total novice or looking for some expert advice, get hold of Cornish Wave and get in the water. The guys will get you kitted out with a board and wetsuit and take you out into the waves to give it a try – who knows, you might find a new talent?! Cornish Wave cater for all ages and abilities – a great way to spend a family day out or the perfect activity for a group of friends.

Trerice House & Gardens

From March, the Elizabethan manor house and it’s grounds of National Trust’s Trerice, is open to the public. Trerice’s house will take you through the history of the estate, while the tranquil gardens are the perfect place to stroll through and relax. Enjoy a cream tea in the cafe and peruse the shelves of the shop – why not buy a plant souvenir?

Guests Say
  • Highly recommend

    A one of a kind property in a serene area of the Pentire Headlands. An absolute gem, we loved our stay there with our 13 month old. Wonderful host and very quick as responding to any questions we had. Would highly recommend, we will be back.

    Kathleen — April 2024
  • Amazing views

    We had a wonderful stay. It was a great apartment with amazing views. Perfect even when the weather isn’t on your side..strolling down to the estuary at sunset was a particular highlight. Thank you.

    Sarah — April 2024
  • Gorgeous

    Such a lovely place to spend a week as a family of four. Stunning views over the Gannel and out to Crantock beach. Lovely shared gardens that lead directly down to the river. Gorgeous house equipped with everything we could need for a week to keep us comfortable and content. Thanks for having us, we hope to be back!

    Anna & family — April 2024
  • A truly wonderful experience

    I stayed at this apartment with my family for a week, and it was a truly wonderful experience. The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting, allowing us to relax and unwind. It felt like a refuge from the outside world, giving us a sense of peace and well-being. The well-designed interior played a role in reducing stress and improving our moods. The scenic view from the apartment was a connection to nature that brought us harmony and tranquility. We could hear the sounds of nature and enjoyed watching the moon and the river change with the tides. Overall, it was a fulfilling stay.

    Stephan & family — August 2023
  • Highly recommend

    Beautiful property with everything you need including an amazing view. We would stay again, and highly recommend to other families.

    Rebecca & family — July 2023
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