St Merryn

Welcome to Bay Retreat Villas and its surroundings

Head to North Cornwall and enjoy a holiday at Bay Retreat Villas

Seven beautiful bays and beaches

The pretty village of St Merryn on Cornwall’s north coast is ideally located for access to seven beautiful beaches and bays, one for every day of the week!

The village has a range of small shops, cafés, restaurants and a church whilst also claiming five and a half miles of stunningly dramatic coastline. There’s The Farmer’s Arms pub and just outside the village centre in Churchtown is The Cornish Arms where Rick and Jill Stein are the official landlords.

There are riding stables close by should you wish to experience a beach canter plus a range of attractions to visit. Both St Merryn and Padstow also celebrate many festivals – worth looking out for.

St Merryn is around two and a half miles from the foodie town of Padstow, where TV chefs Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth have restaurants.

Close by:

  • Trevone Bay
  • Harlyn Bay
  • Mother Ivey’s Bay
  • Booby’s Bay
  • Constantine Bay
  • Treyarnon Bay
  • Porthcothan Bay
  • Trevose Head Lighthouse is situated between Booby’s and Mother’s Ivy’s Bay. You can visit the lifeboat station there.

    Mother Iveys Bay

    Mother Ivey’s Bay

    The Cornish Arms

    The Cornish Arms where Rick and Jill Stein are the landlords. ©

    Boobys Bay

    At low tide you can see an old shipwreck at Booby’s Bay

    St Merryn Park

    Set within St Merryn Park, Bay Retreat Villas are contemporary styled holiday accommodation arranged in an attractive square. Each villa has its own parking space and a small rear garden with patio furniture and most have decking.

    Amenities within the park include an adjacent children’s playground with a good range of swings, a slide and wooden climbing frames. Next to this there’s a handy local shop selling all the essentials and a bar and restaurant. As you enter the park you’ll see a recreation area with tennis courts and separate dog walking area.

    The park contains a mix of housing, some under development. However, Bay Retreat is complete and in its own square, separate from any ongoing works.


    Bay Retreat Villas is around a mile from the village of St Merryn and around two miles from the closest beach, Porthcothan. However there are many well known beaches along the coast, including Watergate Bay and the dramatic Bedruthan Steps.

    The south coast and places such as the Eden Project are around half an hours’s drive. We recommend travelling by car and exploring them all!

    local shops

    Local shop at St Merryn Park

    villas and centre square

    Bay Retreat Villas

    play area

    Children’s play area at St Merryn Park

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