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Gecko Beach

(Ref. 1044438)

Porthtowan, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (9)
  • comfortable (8)
  • beach (7)
  • lovely (7)
  • location (6)
  • stay (5)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent place to stay if you're a walker, right on the coastal path."

    Welcomed with a bottle of wine can some beautiful biscuits. We could have done with an extra blanket but otherwise an extremely comfortable stay. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very clean and comfortable, enjoyed our one week's stay, great bolthole for the beach, walking and travelling around Cornwall, would highly recommend to anyone."

    Hi David. Thankyou for your positive feedback - very welcome, as you were my first guest this year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gecko Beach was just what we needed for a relaxing week by the sea and perfectly located for exploring local beaches and some beautiful stretches of the coastal path."

    The apartment was thoughtfully setup, with a well-equipped kitchen, new bathroom, a comfy bed and a balcony with views of the sea. We will definitely be recommending this place to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful part of the country!

    Reviewed by Alice4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay and lots of great walks."

    The flat was very comfortable and the owner was very helpful. Thanks for the lovely welcome gift!

    Reviewed by Avelline4.1Sep 2022

  • "A lovely accommodation and location, had a brilliant week, couldn't have asked for more and the weather was great as well, Thanks Alan May."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely location great cooking facilities, Thank you for the wine and biscuits ."

    Great photography. Would definitely stay again . Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Dermot5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped, modernised apartment for two in a great location right next to the beach and children's play area."

    Ben very friendly.

    Thankyou for your positive feedback. Recent improvements - new balcony, new walk in shower and new breakfast bar and kitchen work surfaces and refurbished oven have definitely made a difference! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "The oven wasn’t working so emailed the owner as advised and received a sarcastic reply about using the grill instead, not very helpful."

    The heating was not working either none of the radiators ever came on, considering this was the last week of September we expected to have some form of heating. We didn’t bother contacting the owner considering his previous unhelpful reply. This was the third time we had booked this property so we were very disappointed.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that some areas disappointed you. I can assure you that the owner did not mean any disrespect by his comment regarding the grill, and was just trying to offer a quick and easy solution, as the grill is very efficient. With regards to the heating, the settings had been adjusted despite the welcome pack advising against doing so. We suspect they were inadvertently switched off. We do suggest getting in contact regarding issues in properties such as these so they can be addressed at the time. The owner is looking into buying some new heaters, and we hope that you do choose to come for a fourth visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean3.1Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable flat close to everything we needed."

    Peaceful and quiet

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great location near the sea and good local amenities near by, pub food local shop."

    Lovely coastal walks from the door step. Appreciated wine and biscuits.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Aug 2021

  • "Great location and lovely accommodation."


    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Well equiped flat with everything we needed, furniture was comfortable, only issue is that for very tall people the bed was a bit short."

    The situation was perfect for the beach and the local facilities being literally 2 minutes walk from the beach. Owner has sought to provide everything that mattered Will certainly consider coming back to this flat

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely village in great setting."

    The flat is close to the beach with easy access to the beach and some stunning cliff top walks. The owner provides plenty of local information and recommendations for great days out. With easy access to the A30 this is a great place to Base your visit to the North Cornish coast.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2021

  • "Fab location!"

    Porthtowan is a little gem and Gecko Beach was very well positioned - great to just walk out onto the beach and be so close to wonderful coastal walks! There's all you need in Porthtowan with a few good restaurants (Blue Bar really relaxed and fun) and brilliant village shop. The fish and chip place next to village shop is fantastic!!! (Just be sure to book collection online early). And Porthtowan is a great place from which to explore Cornwall! The apartment was lovely, very well equipped and comfortable. We appreciated a few treats on arrival! Only downside for us were the bedroom blinds in the bedroom let too much light in - recommend blackout blinds or thicker curtains. Overall a fantastic & relaxing holiday, thank you

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Gecko Beach it was comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The owner was friendly and helpful when we met him. It was interesting to watch the surfers and the cliff top walks along the South West Coastal path were brilliant. There were no negatives about the property but we were disappointed to be refused service at the local fish and chip shop on our first night because we had not booked! We would stay at Gecko Beach again.

    Reviewed by Veronica3.8May 2021

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  • All first floor
  • 1 x double bedroom with low level bed
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine TV with freeview, iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop and pub and beach 1 minute walk
  • Note: No children accepted.

The property

You couldn't be better placed for a beach or surfing holiday than at this first floor apartment overlooking one of Cornwall's prestigious, Blue Flag surfing beaches in Porthtowan.

With views that stretch out over the sea and sands, this contemporary pad is perfect for couples and singles seeking a beachside setting.

Arranged over one level, with external steps leading up to the entrance, the apartment is modern and open plan with a dining bar and well equipped kitchen, double bedroom and separate bathroom.

Check out the surf conditions whilst you enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony, the distant to the sounds of the waves clearly audible as they roll into shore.

Just 100 steps and you have the sand between your toes,, where on the beach you will find surf tuition and kit is available to hire.

Embrace the laid back atmosphere of this friendly coastal resort where you will find a couple of great pubs, cafes and the beach.

If surfing isn't your thing, the South West Coast Path is on your doorstep with exhilarating walks in either direction.

For a day out, enjoy the shops and trendy restaurants at nearby Truro, and the Maritime Museum, harbour and galleries of Falmouth are not to be missed.

Whether you are seeking surf or rest and relaxation, Gecko beach is sure to deliver.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Agnes 4 miles; Portreath 4 miles; Truro 9 miles.

Porthtowan is a small village resting on west Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, renowned for its Blue Flag beach, which at low tide exposes almost a mile and a half of fine, golden sands. Fringed by impressive granite cliffs, the beach is a popular surfing venue and is lifeguarded during the summer, making it ideal for families. Porthtowan is part of the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are some wonderful walks to be found, offering vivid scenery along the South West Coast Path, whether you choose to head east to St Agnes or west to Portreath. The towns of St Ives and Penzance, with their art galleries, restaurants and quaint harbours, are half an hour’s drive away, whilst Flambards Theme Park, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, and the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station are just a few of the other diverse attractions scattered around this picturesque region. A great base for a varied family break.

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Note: Regretfully, children are not accepted at this property. Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.
Note: Minimum short break stay is 3 nights and must commence from a Friday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas