The best hideaways with sea views in Cornwall

Penned on the 23rd February 2023

The best hideaways with sea views in Cornwall

Being close to a natural body of water, truly does soothe the soul. So, what could be more perfect than waking in a unique haven with glistening sea views? Imagine mornings on the verandah, enjoying a fresh pot of coffee while dolphin spotting and evenings in the hot tub, watching the moon light up the rolling waves. From the white sandy shores of Porthcurno to the gentle treelined creeks of the Helford, there's nowhere like Cornwall with its vast array of simply stunning sea views. Here are our top picks for a coastal getaway in Cornwall.

Mount Lookout | Penzance | Sleeps 4 | Hot tub | Dog friendly 

The stunning view of St Michael's Mount from the heavenly hot tub at Mount Lookout

Tucked away in a wildflower meadow, this luxurious glamping pod boasts one of Cornwall's best sea views with St Michael's Mount right in the middle! After visiting this historic landmark, why not give stand-up paddleboarding or kite surfing a go on the calm waters of Marazion beach? You'll love returning to your pocket-sized paradise after a day of adventures and unwinding in the heavenly hot tub. With so much to explore nearby, you'll be wishing to return time and time again.

Desired dates aren't available? Take look at Scenic Bay and Coastal Gaze situated on the same site.


Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut | Padstow | Sleeps 2 

The blissful sea view from the lovely Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut

The view from this picturesque hideaway will honestly take your breath away. Overlooking the Camel Estuary, Tregwelan is close to the bustling fishing town of Padstow. Pack yourself a picnic, hire some bikes and enjoy an afternoon exploring the infamous Camel Trail in the glorious spring sunshine. If you fancy treating yourself to some fresh local produce, check out Prawn on the Lawn, a seafood lovers' paradise! The menu changes daily depending on the local fishermen's daily catch. 


Tamar | Torpoint | Sleeps 4 

The beautiful sea view from postcard pretty Tamar Hut

Hidden within the enchanting landscape of Mount Edgcumbe estate, Tamar has the most heart-warming charm. Handcrafted in a timeless, traditional style, this gorgeous shepherd's hut sits proudly within a rural meadow, with breathtaking views of the River Tamar, Plymouth City and out to Dartmoor National Park. If you are looking to get away with friends, then this is the perfect hideaway, as there is one other hut that shares this enchanting view... Welcome to Lynher.

Lovely Annie from team UH, had a wonderful stay at Tamar in the late spring sunshine. Read all about what she got up to here.


Captain Blake's Retreat | Whitsand Bay | Sleeps 2 | Dog friendly 

The stunning sea view from our cliff top cabin

Looking for the ultimate beach retreat? Perched atop the cliff at Whitsand Bay, Captain Blake's boasts unbeatable ocean vistas. Enjoy long beach walks with your beloved pooch before returning to your nautical haven and lighting the fire. Be sure to pack a pair of binoculars, as these sparkly seas are renowned for dolphin spotting! This luxury cliff-top cabin is the most soulful escape for every season, perfectly designed for romance seekers. Wish to explore more of Cornwall's beaches? Take a look at our guide here. 


Pippin | Falmouth | Sleeps 2 | Dog friendly 

The blissful sea view from pretty Pippin near Flamouth

As you approach your picturesque hut on the hill, you won't quite believe the view that stretches out in front of you. With sweeping vistas of Restronguet creek, the Carrick Roads Estuary and over to the River Fal, Pippin is nothing short of a dream. Why not head to the Pandora Inn, just a gentle 10-minute stroll away and enjoy a tipple on the pontoon in the evening light? On a sun-soaked day, take the foot ferry from Falmouth to the magical fishing village of St Mawes and enjoy a picnic of freshly baked Da Bara Bakery goods on the beach. Or, if you are celebrating an extra special occasion, head to the Idle Rocks for a sunset dinner overlooking these crystal-clear waters. 


Gull Rock Cabin | Mullion | Sleeps 2 | Dog friendly 

Breathtaking sea views from the lovely Gull Rock Cabin in Cornwall

As you watch the sunset from the verandah of this wood-clad hideout, you'll be thinking that life surely can't get much better than this... Drink in the sea views and fall in love with this spectacular coastal hideaway on Cornwall's rugged Lizard Peninsula. You are positioned perfectly for exploring the likes of the popular Kynance Cove and the picturesque fishing village of Cadgwith. A little further afield you will find the Helford. Think ancient oak woodland meets secluded coves and hidden creeks... Sounds like a fairytale? Well, it really is! Be sure to pack your swimmers as you won't be able to resist a dip in these tranquil waters


We hope we've inspired you to escape to somewhere special with sparkling sea views. Seeking a hideaway somewhere else in the UK? Take a look at our full collection of hideaways with sea views here



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