Sea Urchin, Riviere Towans
Stunning sea views and sunsets over St. Ives are some of the highlights of staying at Sea Urchin, a traditional beach chalet with a fresh modern interior just a short stroll from three miles of sandy surf beach.
Enjoying an elevated position close to the front of the Riviere Towans chalet park, Sea Urchin is a great base for walkers, ocean lovers and beachcombers alike.
With two bedrooms (one double and one twin), modern kitchen, lounge & diner with incredible views of St. Ives Bay and sliding doors which open to a garden with picnic table, Sea Urchin makes a great beachside bolthole for families, couples and friends to escape to.
Lounge/Diner - Dining table & chairs, sofa and 2 armchairs, TV with DVD player, large picture window with excellent view to St. Ives and a patio door allowing easier access to the picnic bench facing the sea. Wall-mounted electric panel heater.
Kitchen - Well-equipped kitchen, with washing machine, cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. Iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner.
Bedroom 1 - Double bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinets, dual aspect windows with excellent view to St. Ives. Wall-mounted electric panel heater.
Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside table. Wall-mounted electric panel heater.
Shower room - Shower cubicle and basin. Mirrored storage cabinet.
WC - Toilet and basin.
Outside - Picnic bench overlooking the beach. Ample parking. Washing line. The chalet has a handrail on the steps to the front door. Alternatively, there is easy access via the patio doors.
A £150 security deposit is charged on each booking. The refund to be made during the week after departure following inspection.
A message from the owners
We hope you love your holidays at Sea Urchin as much as we have over the years. Enjoy watching the kite surfers on the river, seeing the fishing boats head out to sea and counting the carriages on the branch line train to St Ives!
We modernised and renovated the chalet in early 2020, and have enjoyed kitting it out for holiday accommodation. Please note, the property does not allow pets but is not strictly 'pet-free' (as very occasionally we bring our dog to visit).
The Andersons and the Mills
A message from Toms
Come and find us in our on-site office open 9am-5pm Monday - Saturday and 9am-1pm on Sundays, from maintenance to housekeeping, travel tips and directions, we’re here to help! There is a 24 hour ‘out of hours’ contact number for us too.
The holiday park is one of the oldest in the country, with the first chalets constructed in the early 1920s. Now a beautiful site with a vast range of unique, quirky and privately owned accommodation, including beach chalets, bungalows and lodges. Many have stunning sea views and all are within a few minutes walk of the beach.
On the doorstep
Walk the coastal path at low tide all the way along the beach from Hayle river mouth to the Cliff tops of Godrevy and the surf break at Gwithian where you’ll find great food and drinks from cocktails to coffees, ice creams and fresh seafood at the local cafes and restaurants.
For those seeking surf, beginners to experienced surfers and bodyboarders can enjoy doorstep breaks at Hayle Rivermouth and Mexico Towans, both within walking distance of the park. Paddle boarding and kayaking on the Estuary, as well as kitesurfing and windsurfing are popular all year round.
Hayle is home to the RSPB Hayle Estuary Reserve, Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary, Hayle Lido, ice cream parlours, gift shops, great food (including Cornwall’s best Pasties from Philps), pubs and supermarkets.
Take the coastal train from Lelant to St. Ives, and visit The Tate & Barbara Hepworth museums. Visit Newlyn Harbour and Fish market for the best in Cornish Fish. Wander around the historical market town of Penzance, taking in the Harbour and Egyptian House or take a day trip to Lands End and coastal walk to Sennen Cove.
Find your way to Knill's Monument and Steeple Woodland Nature reserve, a 40 acre public open space which overlooks St Ives Bay before making your way down to Carbis Bay for fabulous food, drinks and its sheltered beach.
Cornwall has always been a favourite of artists, writers and film producers and its rugged coasts and beautiful coves have featured in numerous films and TV series most recently, the popular Poldark series. Whether it is a relaxing break or a more action packed holiday you are seeking, Toms Holidays at Riviere Towans is the ideal destination.
Winter stays at Riviere Towans
Riviere Towans is a great choice for your winter break, but it’s also the period that our owners tend to build and renovate, and when essential land maintenance and roadworks are done. Disruptions and sound may affect neighbouring properties, so please get in touch with us before booking if you are concerned.
The winter season runs from the 1st November until the 1st April OR a week before Good Friday, whichever is earlier.
All the properties we manage are self-contained and self-catering. All the kitchen equipment you will require for your stay is provided in the property. All properties include a microwave, TV, iron and heating to name but a few of the basics. A large number also include washing machines but do check the property particulars above.
Please note: This property requires a £150 security deposit (payable with the balance). This is refundable after your holiday pending any damages.
On Saturday, 07 Oct 2023
Excellent home from home chalet, very well equipped.
On Saturday, 16 Sep 2023
Lovely little chalet with amazing views. Comfortable, bright, and good location. Everything you need is provided and super clean.
On Saturday, 02 Sep 2023
This chalet is well equipped, in fact the best we have been in. Stupendous views of st ives bay. A pleasure to be in. A home from home,
On Sunday, 27 Aug 2023
The chalet is compact but very well situated with a stunning view over the bay.
On Saturday, 13 Aug 2022
We were extremely impressed by the effort made by the owner to ensure we had everything we needed and more.
On Saturday, 30 Jul 2022
Lovely little chalet, was so pleased with the view of the sea :) Kitchen was new and very functional.
On Saturday, 07 Aug 2021
We loved Sea Urchin, all conveniences you'd need and wonderful views, great layout and loved the bench outside too.
On Saturday, 17 Jul 2021
We really enjoyed staying in Sea Urchin - the views were fantastic, access to the beach was great and overall we were comfortable staying there.