You'll soon become a big fans of Gwithian. It may not be the best beach in the world, but don’t say that when we’re within earshot! You can easily spend a holiday in Cornwall and visit no beach other than Gwithian, and you’d not be too disappointed. Many do just that. Gwithian is a three-mile ribbon of fine golden sand with something for everyone. It offers rock-pools and safe sandy beach-pools to delight small children, acres of space at low tide for beach games and kite flying, as well as life-guarded bathing and surfing (daytime during the summer). If you crave seclusion take a stroll over the towans and find your very own sand-dune or quiet beach spot… or stay close to the facilities which include Sunset Surf which has all the ice-cream and beach gear you could wish for, or the ‘hidden gem’ of the Jam Pot, perfect for a cream tea, a morning bacon sarnie or something more exotic. Whatever your thing, take care on the beach… be aware of beach safety, and enjoy the Cornish sunshine but look after your skin!
The chalet Pachuca is well equiped and also has a basket full of board games, puzzles, playing cards, books and magazines. There are ordinance survey maps a monocular, spare bulbs and batteries.
Local supermarkets deliver to the site and Lidle and Asda re just a short drive away in Hayle Town
So many places to visit while youre here, the little branch line train from St Erth to St Ives runs all the way along the coast to the village that hosts the Tate Gallery and a wealth of eateries. Mutton Cove is a short walk up the headland and has a large breeding colony of seals, often basking on the beach. The whole of the SW coast path is accessible from the chalet. Fabulous walks round the towans and neighboiuring villages and Gwithian village is very accessible short walk alng the side of the campsite, boasting a historic chapel and modernised village pubw ith a garden. the links here take you to just a few of the many things that could keep you off the beach for a day or two.
Take the A30 trunk road via Exeter, Launceston to Hayle. Approaching Hayle there is a roundabout where you turn right to Hayle Town.
At the double roundabout turn right at the Lidl supermarket, signposted to Portreath. Go past St Ives Bay Holiday Park and Atlantic holidays on your left and take the lane sign-posted Gwithian Towans. Drive past the Sunset Surf Store 0n your right and past the Car park on your left. Turn right into the chalets ( No's 23-60) bear right at Talanta and take the second row on the right.
Most trains stop at either St. Erth or Hayle station on the main Paddington / Penzance line.
There is a regular coach service from Victoria Coach Station to Penzance, which stops at Hayle..
is just 18 miles from Chalet Pachuca. You can fly to Newquay from over 16 different locations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, with 7 different airlines including Flybe, Skybus, Lufthansa, Ryanair, bmibaby.
Located on the north coast of the Cornish peninsular, Gwithian nestles into St Ives Bay, close to the A30, Hayle Mainline stations and Newquay airport. In the heart of Poldark country this self catering holday cottage is Ideal for exploring the rich literarary legacy from writers such as Dapne Du Maurier, Winston Graham, Rosamunde Pilcher, Patrick Gale and others setting thier stories in the county.
The unspoilt towans are an area of outstanding natural beauty, popular with walkers, birdwatchers and natuarlists. it is a habitat of sand dune and grassland and is suited to a variety of wildlife and plants including the pyramidal orchid, glow worm, silver-studded blue butterfly, and skylark. Species in Gwithian Towans Local Nature Reserve include skylarks , Canada geese and rare migratory species
The beach closest to Pachuca (300mtrs) is a popular family beach, lifeguarded throughout the season, Turn left at the bottom of the steps and you can wander across 3 miles of sandy beach for seclusion and peace. Popular now not only with surfers from beginer to competion level, but with Kite surfers, SUP boarders, kyakers and body borders.
We welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs that are not allowed on the soft furnishings. Responsible dog owners can check the links below.
Dogs are not allowed on Gwithian beach (Hayle to the Godrevy point) between 10am and 6pm 1st July - 31st August. but it is dog friendly in the evenings and outside of these months when dogs are allowed.
The garden shed ( not child friendly) has a lawnmower for the hyperactive, a box of tools and a wealth of used windbreaks, body boards, buckets and spades, assorted beach games, all left by previous guests, feel free to use the beach gear as you see fit. There is room to lock up small boards and wetsuits and behind is an open area that can serve as temporary storage for longer boards and equipment, though not secure. There is a small paved smoking/sitting area at the rear of the chalet and a rotary drying line on the rear grass.