Smeranda, Riviere Towans
With views towards St. Ives bay and spacious accommodation for up to six guests, Smeranda is a comfortable and well equipped holiday chalet perfect for families.
Offering three bedrooms (two double and one bunk), open plan kitchen, lounge and dining space, bathroom and outdoor seating with ocean views, Smeranda is a beach chalet bolthole which is in a fantastic location, perfect for exploring St. Ives Bay with its fabulous beaches, and the sights of West Cornwall beyond.
Just a short walk from the beach, and with a shop, pub and cafe close by, Smeranda invites you to kick back, relax and enjoy the Towans (that's Sand dunes in Cornwall)... think dramatic dunes, swathes of sand, tidal lagoons, caves and rock pools…
This is a holiday home from home we’re sure you’ll want to return to year after year…
Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed, wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed, wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 - 1 set of full size bunk beds, chest of drawers.
Kitchen/Lounge/Diner - Cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, comfy sofas, dining table and chairs for four, TV. Double doors open on to the grassy area outside with picnic table and bench
Shower Room - Walk in shower, WHB, WC.
This property accepts dogs at £5 each per day. Please note that if the property accommodates, and you are bringing, more than one dog a £100 refundable security deposit will be added to your booking.
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.
On Saturday, 02 Sep 2023
Lovely chalet which is well equipped and well planned with excellent views. It’s also extremely comfortable with great sofas and beds. 100% recommended
On Sunday, 20 Aug 2023
Beautilful views from the property and a very well equip kitchen The staff at the office was very helpful when we had a issue with the shower and acted as quick as they could to resolve the issue. Could not fault them so thankyou
On Sunday, 13 Aug 2023
Overall cleanliness good, kitchen cupboard space filled with too many glasses. When using the iron it tripped the fuse box, also would of been good if advised the iron board was under the bed. The chalet was comfortable and amply room for our group of 5.
On Sunday, 06 Aug 2023
Comfortable chalet with a good position
On Saturday, 22 Jul 2023
My favourite place! Great views and kid friendly.
On Monday, 17 Jul 2023
Great stay, great view from the chalet. It was clean and has everything you need. The park was clean and quiet (out of school holidays). Great location for walking into the town.
On Monday, 24 Jun 2019
Smeranda was a lovely cabin with great views but maybe a rail to help the 'oldies' up the steep bit! Really enjoyed our stay and will visit again. So peaceful. Mum and partner, the Crowley visit here at least once a year. They love it. Thank you.
On Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013
We stayed for a week in Chalet E24 Smeranda, which was clean and tidy and was better than the pictures on Toms website, the chalet had clear views over St Ives Bay as it is in a raised setting.
The site is also clean and tidy and very well kept. It was really nice to see and hear children playing on the play grounds.