Our beach cottages in Cornwall are found along one of the UK’s most beautiful coastlines from picture-perfect villages like Mousehole to sprawling surf towns like Newquay. So if you’re looking for superb seaside holiday accommodation for couples, families or friends, take a look at these fantastic properties!

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Why choose a beach cottage in Cornwall?

With 697km (422 miles) of incredible coastline, its no wonder Cornwall is one of the UK’s top seaside destinations for British holidaymakers. A varied landscape of craggy cliffs, sheltered bays and inlets as well as miles of sandy stretches make it an ocean-lover’s playground, with many wonderful options to choose from for your dream Cornish escape.

Much of North Cornwall’s coast is an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) with the remarkable Camel Estuary (a broad tidal river valley) incorporating Wadebridge, Rock and Padstow. With far-reaching views and moorland flanking both sides, this is a wonderful place for visitors of all ages to walk, run or cycle and includes step-free access as well as wheelchair access for those with limited mobility.

The North coast is also home to a collection of stunning beaches that make up the county’s iconic 7 Bays; these include Trevone, Harlyn, Mother Ivey’s, Booby’s, Constantine, Treyarnon and Porthcothan so if you’re looking to see and experience something new every day of your holiday, we highly recommend doing all seven if you can.

Of course, North Cornwall boasts some of the UK’s best-known surfing spots too, like Newquay, Watergate Bay and Widemouth, while Holywell Bay with its golden dune-backed sand and open bay is a favourite for both board riders and families.

Mounts Bay

Stretching from the Lizard Point to Gwennap Head, Mounts Bay is probably best known for its famous landmark of St Michael’s Mount. Rising from the sea like some mystical creature, it can be seen from every one of the towns that dot the bay including Newlyn, Penzance, Marazion and Rock.

One of the best ways to take in the views of St Michael’s Mount, the Lizard and Mousehole is by walking the easy 4.3km (2.7 mile) seafront walk from Penzance to Marazion which, being virtually flat, is ideal for pushchairs, wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Marazion’s main beach with its fine sand and calm water is ideal for families and water-sports enthusiasts alike, and you can even hire a paddleboard or kayak to get up close to the landmark while taking in the terrific vistas back towards land.

St Ives Bay

One of Cornwall’s natural jewels, St Ives Bay is one of the most beautiful around with turquoise blue water and crescents of white sand adorning its edges. This is where you’ll find the fabulous seaside town of St Ives, a place steeped in art, culture and beach culture. It has a picturesque harbour that’s perfect for swimming or SUPping in, and several very good surfing beaches like Porthmeor and Porthminster.

Slightly further on is the photogenic Carbis Bay; a favourite for many visitors who can’t get enough of its Mediterranean-esque scenery and aqua blue water. On the opposite side of the bay you’ll find the majestic Gwithian which overlooks Godrevy lighthouse. This beach seems to stretch on for miles and is a top spot for kiteboarders as well as surfers. Low tide exposes a wealth of rockpools for young explorers to delight in, and its cliff-backed setting makes it the prefect place to watch the sun set.

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