Pentidna is located in the pretty village of Gwithian, North Cornwall. The cottage is close enough to walk to the beach and to places to eat and drink but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding area. The nearest town is Hayle and St Ives is only 9 miles away. Local shops can be found in Hayle only 2.5 miles away, which has a good range of shops including bakers, butchers, chemists as well as a large Marks & Spencer and Boots. In the Summer essential supplies can be obtained in the village from the campsite shop and from the Jampot café. This section gives you a snapshot of things to see and do nearby and in the surrounding area.

The Beach

Pentidna is perfectly situated to enjoy the fabulous beaches and coastline of North Cornwall. It lies only 10 minutes from the Cornish Coastal Path and there are some wonderful walks to be had including a walk to view the seals at Godrevy head.

Whether you are a surfer or a bird watcher or simply in search of a beautiful place to relax and unwind, this is the place for you. Gwithian beach is an excellent surfing beach and hire of surf equipment as well as surf tuition can be arranged near the beach at the Sandsifter Bar.

The beach is also a great place for horse riding, kite surfing, wind surfing and sand yachting.



For the gardeners amongst you there are some beautiful gardens to visit a short drive away, notably Trevarno at Helston, Trengwainton at Penzance, Trebah at Mawnan Smith. Golfers are spoilt for choice. The courses of West Cornwall are as challenging as they are beautifully situated. Courses at Lelant (west Cornwall Golf Club, Perranporth, Tehidy, Mullion to name but a few.

If you enjoy walking, the Cornish coastal path runs along the back of Gwithian Beach and can be accessed within five minutes walk of the cottage. There are some spectacular walks to enjoy both along the coast and inland and can be tied in with a stop at a local pub for some Cornish ale.

 The Surf Academy http://www.surfacademy.co.uk/
 Surf Cam http://www.bbc.co.uk/gwithian_webcam.shtml

Eating & Drinking

For food lovers, there are farm shops nearby selling good quality local produce and a number of excellent restaurants including the Porthminster Beach Café at St Ives, the The Cornish Range at Moushole and Harris’s in Penzance.

Closer to home, the Godrevy Beach Café, Trevaskis Farm restaurant and the Red River Inn will all give you a good food in a friendly atmosphere.

 Trevaskis Farm http://www.trevaskisfarm.co.uk/
 Red River Inn http://www.red-river-inn.com/

Surrounding area highlights

The picturesque and lively town of St Ives is under 10 Miles away and can be reached by a stunning 10 minute train journey from the park and ride stop at Lelant. In St Ives you can visit the art galleries, take a boat ride, visit the interesting shops or just sit by the sea and have a delicious Cornish pastie.

The white sands of Porthcurno beach and the stunning Minack open air theatre should not be missed. A walk or boat trip across to St Michaels Mount is a great way to enjoy views of the Lizard and enjoy a bit of history.

 Train journey from St. Erth http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/SER.html#
 Minack Theatre http://www.minack.com/

Family Fun

Paradise Park was established in Hayle, Cornwall in 1973 as a tropical bird garden, and since then otters, red pandas, native red squirrels and the rare Cornish Chough can all be seen here. There is a ‘Fun Farm’ and a JungleBarn indoor play centre so that there is plenty of active fun for children even the weather is cold and wet.

Within easy driving distance there are many other attractions such as karting tracks, a seal sanctuary, boat rides, as well as the famous Flambards Theme Park.


Pentidna offers comfortable and welcoming holiday accommodation for those wishing to be near the many and varied attractions of North West Cornwall.

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