Three Mile Beach, Cornwall

Price point: Luxury

Gwithian Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall

15 luxury self-catering holiday beach houses in St Ives Bay

  • Luxury beach houses.The privacy and spaciousness of the beach houses make them as perfect for low-key, loved-up couples as they are for families, retreat-sharing friends, and wave-searching kite surfers

  • Self-catering plus. You can cook for yourself or book a private chef, dine at one of the visiting food vans or sample quality frozen meals

  • Space. Each beach house has spacious decking with a hot tub and sauna. Beyond this there's the wilderness of St Ives Bay with three miles of beach less than 5-minutes walk away

  • Excellent service. The Three Mile Beach team want you to get the most out of your stay. They are happy to advise on the best places to visit, their favourite restaurants, and organise surf and water-sports lessons

  • Kids can run free. Parents can relax. Dogs are welcome. Sand gets everywhere. Privacy is respected. Gatherings are spontaneous.  Formalities are left at the door. Alarm clocks are on silent

  • Flexibility. Stocking up to cook is easy. Eating out is easy. Having a private chef over is more than easy. The tide is the only thing that might dictate your day. Your pace is your pace.

At a glance

  • Number of rooms: 15 beach houses, ranging in size with 2 , 3  or 4 bedrooms

  • Maximum capacity: 10 people in a 4-bedroom beach house

  • Food & Beverage: Self catering. Book a private chef, sample quality frozen meals, try the street food vans on-site or cook in your well equipped self-catering beach house.

  • Breakfast included: No

  • Wi-Fi: Available throughout property

  • Child friendly: Yes. 

  • Pet friendly: Yes

  • Season: Open year round

  • Minimum stay: 7 nights in peak season

  • Location: Gwithian Towans, Hayle, Cornwall

  • Access: Car. Plane and car hire. Train and car hire.

  • Parking: Free parking on site

  • Pick up from station/airport: Can be arranged

"We don’t take for granted our nearness to stunning beaches and never-ending Atlantic Ocean views in the wilderness of St Ives Bay. We celebrate it in our design, our collaborations with local water-sport experts, our food and our supremely easy-going nature."


Who is it aimed at?

Professional people primarily aged 35 to 60 who want the comforts of home in the wilderness of St Ives Bay, Cornwall. Bring along family, friends, dogs or colleagues to celebrate, unwind, play and discover the beauty of West Cornwall.

Sustainability and values

As a UK Board member of WE Charity, a global organisation helping communities fight poverty sustainably, Craig Burkinshaw, Three Mile Beach Founder, is passionate about benefiting the local community and wildlife in as many ways as possible.


Meeting spaces will be available for use by local community groups - providing the benefit of a quality space for Parish meetings, local groups and clubs. The team plan to organise beach clean-ups, wildlife initiatives and to support a selection of local charities such as Surfers Against Sewage.

Ask an expert


Our experienced team have hand-picked each supplier. If you have a question we are just a click away.

Surf tuition & private chef available

Our story...

Three Mile Beach came to be when Craig and Jo asked their friend-in-the-know where the UK’s best kite-surfing could be found. She said Gwithian. Craig and Jo visited. And nowhere else got a look in!

Why Natural Britain

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Only things that excite us make it to this list. We want to showcase a Britain that few others get to see.  Our experiences take you away from the tourist hordes and present a magical side of our islands off the beaten track. 

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Our experiences are run by passionate, professional and safety-conscious operators. Whether you want an activity that is physically challenging or are looking for a more relaxing experience, we have options to suit all abilities. 

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We care about the impact of mass tourism on our planet and only feature suppliers that have an ethos aligned with our own.  We check that all the providers listed on our website care for the environment and the communities in which they operate.

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We have many years of experience of  developing rewarding travel experiences all over the world. We have sifted through the bland, mass market offerings and discovered unique, special finds that we know will appeal to discerning travellers.