Shally Mar, Riviere Towans
Shally Mar enjoys stunning, uninterrupted views across St Ives bay, and an enviable beach front location. Waking up to beach views, enjoying your morning coffee whilst contemplating the surf and sundowners looking over ‘The Island’ are some of the highlights you’ll remember from your stay here. With big skies, perfect for stargazing, crystal clear waters and soft sand below, Shally Mar is the perfect beach lover's getaway…
Shally Mar is positioned almost directly on the South West Coast Trail and invites you to explore the Towans (meaning sand dunes in Cornish) and 3 mile coastal footpath towards Godrevy Lighthouse where you’ll find cafe’s, ice-creams and Seals basking on the beach at Mutton Cove.
With two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and open plan kitchen, dining and living room, Shally Mar offers a comfortable escape for walkers, water-sports enthusiasts, open water swimmers and beach lovers alike, to explore St. Ives Bay and the wilds of west Cornwall beyond.
Bedroom 1- 2 single beds, wardrobe.
Bedroom 2- 1 double bed, wardrobe, dressing table.
Diner/Lounge- comfy seating, dining table and TV.
Kitchen- Cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
Shower Room- Fitted shower. Separate WC.
Access to the chalet is by way of 22 steps. Not suitable for the less able or young children.
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 it’s 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.
On Friday, 17 Jul 2020
Excellent property which is slightly let down by the extremely basic bathroom facilities.
On Sunday, 29 Sep 2019
On Monday, 12 Aug 2019
The steps leading to & from the property could do with a bit of a strim, as kept tripping on grasses & getting caught on brambles. Not really a complaint just a suggestion. Otherwise extremely happy & didn't want to leave.
On Thursday, 01 Nov 2018
Everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much.
On Saturday, 29 Jul 2017
A fantastic location with wonderful views over the bay to St Ives and the beach within easy reach
On Wednesday, 09 Sep 2015
Had a great holiday the chalet it in a great spot with a great view. Tried to book it for next year but already booked up... I have just booked another property for April so I can bring the whole family down to see what a great place Cornwall is. Thank you.
On Monday, 24 Aug 2015
Excellent location with good facilities such as washer and dryer. Fantastic views, very comfortable settee and chairs. Hard to fault. This property would definitely be a 1st choice if visited again.