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Right By The Beach - A Perfect Spot For Family Holidays and beachretreats

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment on Porth Beach, Nr. Watergate Bay, Cornwall - Luxury Apartment With Fantastic Views And Very Convenient

Porth is a hamlet on Cornwall’s stunning north coast, nestling by a sandy child-friendly beach that is sheltered by rugged headlands. At the highest tides, the sea is literally a stone’s throw away, whilst low tide exposes a vast beach with rock pools and a freshwater stream. Porth has the convenience of being within walking distance of Newquay and its famous surfing beaches. The apartment is part of a converted Victorian house originally built in 1897, recently renovated to a very high specification and a 100 yards from Dove Cottage. The apartment is on the first floor, affording magnificent views across the beach. Large sash windows and high ceilings make it particularly light and spacious, while double glazing and central heating ensure that it is cosy on even the coldest winter evenings. More photos on Owners Website.

Keith & Kay Balaam
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2017

About Keith & Kay Balaam

Like most families, we lead busy lives in Herfordshire, but Porth is where we enjoy time and space together. We visit several times a year.

Keith & Kay Balaam purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Keith & Kay Balaam chose Newquay & St Austell area

We fell in love with Porth when our children were small, the gentle beach in front of the apartment is just perfect for little ones. As they grew into teenagers, they swapped their buckets and spades for boogie boards and ventured over the headland to beaches with larger waves (10 minute walk). Their growing independence allows us more time to enjoy romantic coastal walks and soak up the stunning views, but the family always want to come with us to the first class local restaurants.

What makes this apartment unique

Our car rarely moves from the time we arrive until we go home, everything we need is in walking distance. It is the perfect break.



A few steps lead down from the property to the coast path and Porth beach. This is a gentle, sheltered beach ideal for young children and can be accessed from the apartment without crossing a road. From the opposite side of Porth beach, the coast path leads onto Porth Island with its breathtaking views. From here you can see some of some of the half dozen other sandy beaches within walking distance, ranging from a near-deserted hideaway to lively surfing beaches. These are described below.


Most visitors drive, but a car is not essential. Newquay airport is 5 miles away. Newquay railway station and shopping are under 2 miles away. During the summer months, excursions are available from Newquay to various towns and attractions.


A stone's throw from the beach. Pub and tapas bar 300m. A selection of restaurants in walking distance. Parade of shops and Tesco Metro 800m. Morrisons superstore 2 miles. Sainsburys 3 miles.

Further Details:

Out and About: Porth is an ideal location from which to explore everything Cornwall has to offer - family attractions, fishing villages, walking, surfing, old pubs, fine art and fine dining, to name a few. Padstow, with Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant is 14 miles. The Eden Project is 19 miles away and the cathedral town of Truro is 15 miles. Excursions to the Scilly Isles are available from Newquay airport.

Beach and surf lovers: A 500m stroll along the coast path leads you to Lusty Glaze beach. Surrounded by high cliffs on three sides, this beach is sheltered even on blustery days. There is a café/bar/restaurant on the beach and adventure activities such as abseiling and zipwire. A couple of miles to the north is Watergate Bay, a surfing beach where you will find a café/bar and Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen Cornwall’ restaurant (booking recommended). Between Porth and Watergate Bay are couple of near-deserted beaches accessible only on foot at low tide. Several of Newquay’s beaches are within walking distance. The famous Fistral surfing beach is only two and a half miles away and the National Trust’s Bedruthan Steps beach is six miles away. Several of the beaches have surf schools and offer wetsuit and board hire.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Porth in Newquay

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with shower above bath, WC and handbasin. En suite to master bedroom with multijet massage shower, WC and handbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has kingsize bed and en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: No smoking or pets, please. Outside: Parking space for one car. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included, but please bring your own beach towels. Weekly cleaning and linen change.


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Right By The Beach - A Perfect Spot For Family Holidays and beachretreats
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great property in ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this lovely property, it could not be in a better position, just loved looking from the lounge window at the amazing views & watching life unfolding on the beach below. Everything was spotlessly clean, with comfortable & good quality bedding, towels etc. Great coastal walking, straight from the front door & local bus service if needed. Lots of lovely places to eat locally, would recommend a leisurely walk to Watergate Bay to have a Cornish cream tea in the hotel overlooking the beach. By car it's easy to explore so many beautiful places, there's so much going for this place, we would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer 2016

  • 4 of 5

Extremely well located with everything you need in an apartment. Lovely and clean and what an lovely view out of the window. Very nice setting, unfortunately for us we had shocking weather but that's the risk of a Staycation. The beach is lovely and the lifeguards restrict the beach to Body Boarders only, no surfers, which is excellent if, like us you have young children. Very helpful owners indeed. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday apartment - would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in this beautiful property - the rooms are much larger than they appear in the photos - the location is perfect - Porth beach is truly stunning and the location of the apartment is incredible - several times we noticed other tourists with green eyes seeing us going up the path to this beautiful house! There were so many things to do and see - we barely used the car once. The weather was kind to us which helped but the beaches were just stunning and our kids (aged 8 and 10) said it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. The apartment was well equipped and both the housekeeper and owner were very pleasant and easy to deal with - all in all a wonderful holiday and we would love to go back again - many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Porth 2014

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, beautiful modern apartment, very well equipped ....

Very clean with lovely furnishings....

Right on the beach......

Close to all amenities...

Would recommend without a shadow of a doubt.... Not one complaint....

We will be back next year....

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Arrived to find a very clean and modern apartment with absolutly spectacular views over a wonderful beach. Great location for visiting so many brilliant places nearby such as Padstow and Bedruthan Steps (a must see), and is ideal for families and grown ups alike. Will definatly be coming back to this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First Family Holiday in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Our first holiday to Cornwall did not disappoint - we fell in love with it!! The location of the apartment is perfect - right on the beach. Our children were never bored once! We spent hours on the beach it was just so convenient! Early morning walks are lovely as are late evening ones! My husband & children loved the sea having a go at a spot of surfing while I relaxed in the sun!!! Everything you need is on your doorstep there is a cafe next door serving drinks, snacks & ice creams & a pub less than 5 minutes walk away! The hustle & bustle of Newquay is only 5 minutes in the car. It's also a great base to get out & about & see the sights of Cornwall - nothing is too far away!

The apartment itself is fabulous very comfortable, clean and modern and maintained to a very high standard. It has everything you could possibly need basically home from home. Very comfortable beds and a fabulous massage shower!!! Plenty of space for our children to play their games without getting under our feet!! The view from the living room was fabulous. Myself and my family were very comfortable there and didn't want our holiday to end.

This was our first ever 'stay-cation' and can honestly say we can't wait to return to Cornwall and when we do we will definitely stay here again - location and accommodation were 10/10!!!

Loved it, loved it, loved it :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Porth, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring bank holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings secured with a 25% deposit (non-refundable). Balance payable 8 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover during the summer months. Changeover is flexible at other times of year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.