Destination guide

Seaside retreat in Gwithian holiday lettings

Gwithian is a small coastal village in the heart of Cornwall. Located just a short distance from the beach towns of St Ives, Penzance, Mousehold, Porthleven and Marazion, Gwithian is a premier destination for sunbathers and surfers looking for a relaxing seaside retreat in holiday lettings.


Sightseeing in and around Gwithian

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Gwithian a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Trevaskis Farm (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Hayle Golf Range (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Gwinear Pitch & Putt (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • West Cornwall Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Paradise Park and JungleBarn (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Gwithian holiday homes

With its coastal splendour and pristine shoreline, Gwithian is the ideal retreat destination for outdoor adventurers. The many beaches in and around Gwithian offer a range of wave and wind conditions for surfers of various skill levels, and rock pools, ocean caves and rushing waterways are fun to explore in a kayak or boat. Foraging is also popular in Gwithian, which gives you a chance to learn how to make chips from seaweed, identify edible flowers and more. If you prefer to take it slow, the South West Coast Path can take you from Gwithian to St Ives, giving you a chance to take in the scenery along the way.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gwithian

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Gwithian is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Godrevy Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Godrevy Head (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Carbis Bay Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Porthgwidden Beach (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Porthminster Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)

Best beaches near Gwithian holiday lettings

Several beautiful beaches are near the holiday lettings in Gwithian. Bamaluz Beach, a soft-sand shore with a cliff backdrop and shallow waters, and Three Mile Beach, a pristine area with grass and clean, blue water, are lovely places to spend your day. Mexico Towans Beach, a sandy beach near the mouth of the Hayle estuary with magnificent sand dunes, and the Godrevy Heritage Coast, a surfer’s beach with tranquil coves, spectacular cliffs and headland trails, are also must-visit locations.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Gwithian

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 22.8 mi (36.7 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink 

Sample Cornish cuisine near Gwithian holiday rentals

Cornish cuisine is influenced by the social history and geography of the peninsula, making seafood one of the prime ingredients in many Cornish dishes. The iconic Cornish pasty, a type of baked pastry, has its roots in the mining history of the region. Other traditional Cornish dishes use game foods, fish and local produce to create unique recipes that are both classic and modern, reflecting the local history and the influences of the region. If you want to experience Cornish cuisine during your stay in Gwithian, visit a local restaurant or eatery near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Family fun near Gwithian holiday homes

Gwithian has numerous kid-friendly attractions for children of all ages. Holiday homes can be found near places like Loggans Moor, a nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife, and Tehidy Woods, a natural area with walking trails, wildlife and theatre productions. Kids will also enjoy the King Edward Mine Museum, a museum with exhibits on mining history and culture in Cornwall, and St Gothian Sands, a nature reserve with beautiful views and native wildlife.

How many holiday rentals are available around Gwithian?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,140 holiday lettings around Gwithian. From 29 chalets to 656 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gwithian? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gwithian. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Godrevy Head: 3,368 holiday lettings
  • Fistral Beach: 3,800 holiday lettings
  • St Ives Harbour: 3,017 holiday lettings
  • Kynance Cove: 2,136 holiday lettings
  • Watergate Bay: 3,619 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gwithian listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Gwithian?

Yes, of course. offers 29 Chalets in Gwithian. Our other popular types of Gwithian holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 656 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 937 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 429 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gwithian?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 154 holiday homes with pool available in Gwithian. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.