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Gecko Beach

Porthtowan, Cornwall (Ref. 1044438)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Jane

    “Tip for fellow travellers the sink is tiny, so bring a washcloth if you want to wash more than your hands or brush you teeth.”

    Fantastic view from balcony and ideally placed for walks along the coast.

    Fantastic view from balcony and ideally placed for walks along the coast.

    - Jane, July 2024


  • 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

100 steps from Porthtowan's Blue Flag award winning beach and within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Gecko Beach sits on one of Cornwall's most popular surfing beaches, with soft golden sand backed by dramatic cliffs.

The beach is lifeguarded from May to September and there is a secluded tidal swimming pool.

Two local surf schools offers tuition and kit hire to all ages and abilities.

This friendly coastal community has two pubs, a great café with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, an ice cream parlour, surf shop, beach gift shop, children's play-park and well-stocked village store. Gecko Beach apartment sits in a quiet no-through road that leads directly to the beach and makes an ideal retreat for singles or couples, whether seeking relaxation on the beach or adrenaline in the surf.

There are beautiful beach and cliff top walks along the South West Coast Path featuring some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the UK.

Walk a gentle 2.2 km north to Chapel Porth and then reward yourself by indulging in a delicious 'Hedgehog Ice cream' (Cornish ice-cream with a dollop of clotted cream rolled in hazelnuts.) Trevaunance Cove at St Agnes is a worthy walk too - with a good inn serving traditional award winning ales.

For those seeking peace, tranquillity and solitude, walk south to discover dramatic secret coves; such as the exquisite Sally's Bottom.

Cycle hire and pony trekking are available within 2km.

Further afield, Truro has an excellent range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Maritime Falmouth features a harbour, four beaches, the Maritime Museum, eateries for all tastes and galleries and boat trips for fishing and water-wildlife safaris.

Gecko Beach offers contemporary styled accommodation and takes advantage of its first floor position with fantastic elevated views towards the ocean, cliff tops and countryside.

The interior is fresh and comfy with an open-plan living room with dining bar and modern kitchen, with patio doors to the sunshine balcony.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the bijou table in the Cornish air!

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.

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