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Life's A Beach In South Cornwall

Blessed with an extraordinary warm climate and surrounded by the gentle, lapping waters of the English Channel, South Cornwall makes an ideal location for some serious beach-hopping and relaxation on the sand. Our spacious family villas in Trewhiddle were made to accommodate blissful beach days - underheated, tiled floors, large decks for drying off swimwear, deep, bubbly tubs for washing the salt from your hair and whisper-soft beds to dream of days spent exploring the coastline.

Hidden in a sheltered valley, Natural Retreats Trewhiddle is on the doorstep of some of the most spectacular Cornish sands, so our Xplore Team have rounded up their favourites to share with you below!

PENTEWAN BEACH
6 minute drive, 1 hour walk or 30 minute cycle
This incredible wide, white-sand beach is an easy journey from Trewhiddle, either by bicycle or walking boots via the Pentewan Valley Trail or by a short drive. It’s gentle waters are excellent for swimming and all water sports including surfing, water-skiing and sailing.

Pet Friendly: Dogs not permitted from 1st March to 1st November.
Parking: At the rear of the beach, is a large, paid car park.
Facilities: There are toilets and refreshment facilities at the campsite to the rear, plus a slipway.

PORTHPEAN BEACH
7 minute drive
A wonderful safe, sandy, sheltered beach that’s popular with families due to the gentle swimming waters. There is plenty of wildlife to spot including nesting birds to the East, and lots of rock pools for beachside adventures. For water sports enthusiasts it’s fantastic for windsurfing and sailing.

Pet Friendly: Dogs not permitted from Easter Sunday to 1st October.
Parking: There is a large, privately owned car park.
Facilities: Toilets and snack bar can be found on the promenade.

CARLYON BAY BEACH
15 minute drive
Newly revamped and home to beautiful white sands and incredible views, this 2-mile long stretch is now home to a fantastic line-up of events throughout the summer. Expect swaying palms, twinkling lights and a relaxed atmosphere.

Pet Friendly: Dogs not allowed at any time.
Parking: There are large car parks close to the beach.
Facilities: Call our Xplore Team for further details.

PORTHOLLAND BEACH
20 minute drive
Portholland is in fact two beaches - East and West Portholland. At low tide they join up to form a wide stretch of sand. On higher tides they are two distinct coves joined by a walkway or the road over the hill.

Pet Friendly: Dogs welcomed all year
Parking: There is ample parking along the beach front and a car park nearby at East Portholland. At West Portholland there is a small National Trust car park by the beach.
Facilities: Public toilets and a cosy café.

PAR SANDS BEACH
20 minute drive
Popular during the summer months, this sandy, south-facing beach is safe for all ages to enjoy and boasts shallow waters for a long distance. The iconic Clay Trail Cycle route connects this beach with both the Eden Project and the Wheal Martyn Museum.

Pet Friendly: Dogs welcomed all year.
Parking: At the rear of the beach.
Facilities: Public toilets can be found a short walk behind the beach with a shop/café and pub close by.

GORRAN HAVEN
20 minute drive
Gorran Haven is a pleasant sandy beach nestled just in front of the village with the same name. It is fairly sheltered, with historic roots dating back to the 19th century pilchard trade.

Pet Friendly: Dogs welcomed all year.
Parking: Parking for the beach and village is provided by a large car park a few hundred metres up the road.
Facilities: The beach is right on the seafront and you have all the facilities of the village close at hand. There are public toilets just up the slipway too.

CAERHAYS (PORTHLUNEY BEACH)
20 minute drive
Backed by the stately Caerhays Castle and it’s magnificent gardens, this public beach is perfect for an afternoon picnic. Swimming here is relatively safe, with a sheltered harbour, and to maintain the peaceful atmosphere there is a ban on any motorised watersports.

Pet Friendly: Dogs welcomed all year
Parking: Large car park directly behind the beach.
Facilities: Visitors have access to a small shop and toilets.

POLKERRIS BEACH
20 minute drive
This tiny beach, just west of Fowey, is found nestled at the end of a rather narrow country lane. However, don’t be deterred by the slightly tricky access, this sheltered beach is a hidden gem and home to the iconic Sam’s On The Beach. It’s perfect for families and was once home to Daphne du Maurier.

Pet Friendly: Dogs are not permitted from Easter Sunday to 1st October.
Parking: Paid car park on entrance road, with short downhill walk to beach.
Facilities: Public toilets, shop, café and pub can all be found close to the beach.


Ready to feel the sand in between your toes? Explore and book our luxury Trewhiddle villas or call 01625 416430 today!