In Gwithian Towans, halfway along this fine stretch of sand, a roomy, very well maintained, detached family house over two levels.
Carsilgey has fantastic sea views across its lawned garden – walk across the lawn, through the gate, cross the beach road and car park, and there it is, less than a minutes walk from the front door!
But you don't even have to go that far for your ice-cream or dining out, because conveniently next door is a licensed café/restaurant.
The living room has been extended with a half sun-room to take full advantage of that great view and has glazed doors giving access to the front garden – great sunsets.
At the back of the house is a spacious kitchen-dining room with TV and patio door to a small back garden and parking.
At this level there are three bedrooms – two double with washbasins and sea views, and a twin, along with a shower-room.
Head upstairs to another double bedroom with even better sea views and a bathroom.
And there’s an outdoor shower for sandy bodies.
An excellent family house just across from the beach with nearby Hayle and St.Ives to explore.
Over two floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom with sea views. Three ground-floor bedrooms: 2 x doubles with washbasin and sea view, 1 x twin (2’6" beds). Sitting room with half conservatory and glazed door to balcony. Kitchen with dining area and door to garden and parking. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower-room with shower, basin and WC.
About the location
Gwithian Towans (also known as just "Gwithian") is an outstanding beach-side location situated overlooking St Ives Bay and St Ives itself in the distance. The location, so close to the sea, makes it ideal for families, with three and a half miles of sandy beach, rock pools and caves to explore, acres of marram-grassed sand dunes (known locally as 'towans') - and some of the best surfing in the country. There's also a shop/Post Office and a pub in Gwithian itself as well as several beach cafes.
The beach is popular with surfers as the swell coming in from the ocean provides good all year round surfing conditions. Common seals are a regular sight near the beach and the area is a breeding ground for colonies of seabirds such as guillemots, razorbills and cormorants. The Sunset Surf beachside café and bar overlooks the beach and is open all year, serving locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible and nearby the Jam Pot Café and Shop, a former 19th century coastguard lookout, is where you can enjoy home cooked snacks and be distracted by the stunningly natural views out over St Ives Bay. Lifeguard cover is provided from Easter until the October half-term holidays.
You can walk for miles along The South West Coastal Path which passes close by and there are some good cycle routes in the area too.
You really are spoilt for choice with the enormous variety of attractions on offer in this part of Cornwall. The seaside town of St Ives, with its galleries and restaurants, Land's End, Penzance and St Michael's Mount (NT), as well as the Helford River on the South coast with its inlets and creeks, are all within an easy drive.
Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 7, including babies and is best for a maximum of 6 adults.