Luxury Accommodation Near World Class Beaches

Cornwall Beaches Near Lower Barns

Nestled into a valley, Lower Barns offers seclusion and countryside beauty in the small parish of St. Ewe. Famously St. Ewe eggs are full of free range goodness, and sold in supermarkets up and down the country. This is one of the things we love about Cornwall. People love it so much, they like to take a bit of it home!

Another thing we really love is spending time enjoying the wonderful beaches nearby. Whether it’s the shingly stretch of Pentewan, with its caravan park, burger bar and picnic tables, or the more secluded beaches, nestled into the folds of the cliffs, or even the resplendent sunsets 30 minutes’ drive over near Newquay; there’s a beach for everybody in Cornwall.


A Cornish beach with shingle and coarse sand, Pentewan is very easily accessible. It’s also often busy, but its close parking and Hub Box burger bar are wheelchair-friendly; making it a good choice for families. Superb views over to Fowey, and a bar that spills right on to the beach make it a good spot to soak up the sun without going too far.


Again an easily accessed beach, the parking at Porthluney is almost on the beach. Opposite this quiet beach is a proper fairytale castle in the Caerhays Estate. Caerhays’ roots are of an elaborate manor house, which has morphed into its current incarnation. Resplendent gardens are home to the largest collection of Magnolias in England. Whilst it may have some historical battlement features, its main purpose was as a decorative estate. Now they show exciting cinema on the beach, and open the gardens to the public to show off the flower varieties.

Vault Beach

A short walk from either Gorran Haven car park, or Lameldra, this beach was listed as one of the ten best beaches on a worldwide list from the Guardian. Amongst the stunning scenery conjured by Thai islands and Brazilian coves, our luxury boutique accommodation in Cornwall gets a mention. Vault beach has that wonderful combination of being windswept and secret, and a little trickier to access. The South West Coast Path can be tricky to negotiate, but it’s worth it for a quiet little slice of paradise.


If you’re feeling adventurous, and have the accessibility, this is a beauty of a beach. Coarse sand and shingle make it a little less comfy, but that’s nothing a decent picnic blanket won’t sort out. Clear waters and hundreds of rocks and rock pools make it a timeless, secluded beach. Walking down the 200 steps is fun, but oh my! Walking back up can be a bit of a breathtaker! You’ll want to rest your aching muscles in the hot tub under the stars, and snuggle up in your private luxury accommodation.

Watergate Bay

Jumping in the car, you can drive just about half an hour over to the other coast, where you’ll find miles of golden sands at Watergate Bay. Popular with activities enthusiasts and foodies, this beach is always busy, and it’s the site of a few summer festivals. After a few days of walking stunning, yet arduous coast path, this is a great place to take in a sunset, and soak up some evening sun.

To book a stay with us at Lower Barns, give Janie a call on 01726 844881