Beaches worth switching your Out of Office on for


There’s nothing better than switching on your ‘out of office’ and heading off on an adventure. But what if this could be a regular thing?

What if you were to buy one of the many Away Resorts holiday homes, allowing you to whisk away to amazing locations, take time away from screens, and embrace time with friends and family in the perfect home away from home, any time you liked?

With holiday home resorts dotted around the UK, a staycation is only a drive away. One of the most popular places within the UK to holiday, is Cornwall. Known for their beautiful beaches, we have gathered a selection that displays the perfect day trips with the kids, lazy days on the beach and the best places to ride the waves.

Scroll to find the perfect places to build sandcastles.

Carbis Bay Beach

A seaside destination, set among a wooded cliff, with large stretches of golden sand and crystal seas – perfect for swimming and sandcastle building. One of eight Cornish beaches to be awarded the Blue Flag, this beach is calmer than other parts of the Cornish coast, with rare surfer-sightings, making it the perfect place to relax and take in the views.

There’s lifeguard cover from July to September only, with dogs allowed from October to the Sunday before Easter.

Located just a mile away from the centre of St Ives, it’s also a short walk from Port Kidney Sands and an RSPB bird sanctuary – a perfect place to take any bird enthusiasts.

To find Carbis Bay Beach on your satnav – TR26 2NP.

Great Western Beach

The place to be for any surfing enthusiast, Great Western Beach is one of the prime locations to surf the waves and enjoy one of the bustling hubs of coastal activity within Cornwall. With wheelchair access, and a dog-friendly certification, this is a destination perfect for all.

Close to Newquay, it’s the perfect place to spend time with family and friends, whilst enjoying the Cornish perks of a staycation.

To find Great Western Beach on your satnav – TR7 2NE.

Gwithian Towans Beach

Backed by rows of sand dunes, this beach is a popular destination for water sports, especially surfers, due to the Atlantic swell that provides exceptional, year-round surfing conditions. The beach itself is always generously packed with water sport enthusiasts, families and sunbathers alike – you may even spot a seal or two!

A sandy beach with rock pools, with lifeguard cover from May to September, Easter Bank Holiday and weekends during October. Dogs are also welcome from October to Easter.

Sunset Surf Café and a beach shop are located by the car park.

To find Gwithian Towans Beach on your satnav – TR27 5BX

Harlyn Bay

Known to be one of Cornwall’s most popular family beaches, Harlyn Bay is home to rock pools, sand dunes and the perfect plethora of water sports activities such as swimming and surfing.

This stretch of beach is child and dog friendly, with seasonal lifeguard cover, and nearby facilities.

To find Harlyn Bay on your satnav – PL28 8SB.

Holywell Bay Beach

Comprised of rocky headlands and grassy dunes, some may recognise this stretch of beach from the popular television drama Poldark. A popular location for swimmers and paddleboarders, Holywell Bay Beach is also a great place to build sandcastles at low tide.

With plenty of places within the dunes for the perfect family beach picnic, or as a romantic spot to watch the sun go down with spectacular views with a loved one, you’ll soon be charmed by this dream location.

To find Holywell Bay Beach on your satnav – TR8 5PG.

Have we tempted you to switch on your ‘out of office’ and head to the Cornish coast? – We wouldn’t blame you if you said yes!


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