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The Edge | Luxury Self-Catering Beach Hut | Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Settled into the cliffs with a bird’s eye view over Whitsand Bay and Cornwall's soft south east coast, The Edge is the perfect self-catering bolthole for honeymoons and romantic escapes with up to two dogs in tow. With immaculate attention to detail and a hot tub with a view of the moon over the ocean, this eco-friendly cedar-clad beach hut is a fanciful couples’ retreat. 


A luxury eco-friendly beach hut with stunning sea vistas, The Edge provides an idyllic solo retreat or couples' escape for those looking for some blissful time out. Stretch into the day on the yoga deck and later wander the shore with feet buried in the surf. On long, lazy afternoons, the inside's cool coastal interiors are the perfect spot for reading a book or simply admiring the views, whilst outside a hot tub above the beach is the most tempting of ways to spend every evening. From dawn til dusk, The Edge gifts the most remarkable vantage point for gazing over this oft’ forgotten corner of east Cornwall. 


Talk about making it difficult to get out of bed; with a floor-to-ceiling picture window offering views from under crisp linens to the sapphire horizon, the only concern on any morning will be who’s on tea-making duty. A chinking shell chandelier and circle windows gazing out to sea ensure you feel a million miles from home. When you are ready to rise, the open-plan living area connects you to the outside world with bi-folding doors running the length of the room. Cosy up by the log fire while the wind whips up a frenzy on the surf and, on balmy days, throw open the doors to let the sea breeze wash through the cabin.


When it comes to wow-factor locations, The Edge delivers on every level. Uninterrupted panoramic sea views provide a dramatic backdrop throughout all of England’s four seasons, while inside, handmade and bespoke furniture provide the comfiest of places to kick back and watch the ever-changing weathers across the sea. With a rugged cliff track running straight from the front door to the dog-friendly beach below, a dawn (or midnight) skinny dip is only a short stroll away. Thoroughly invigorated, return to your bolthole and wash off salty skin in the al fresco shower.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,895 per week, £1,395 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed, small wet room with walk-in shower and heated outdoor shower for rinsing sandy toes.
  • FeaturesHot tub, heated outdoor shower
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms up to six months are welcome; one cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is an allocated parking space available at the top of the cliff with a short walk down the cliff path using rustic steps; this access path is uneven in places and care needs to be taken. In addition to a fully-equipped kitchen, the beach hut also has a dishwasher and washer-dryer.
  • Homestay includesCornish glass gift, Champagne, chocolates, Sonos speaker, TV with DVD player, radio and CD player, iPad, WiFi internet, electric Weber barbecue, luxury linen and towels, logs for the fire to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Eco-friendlyGreen Tourism Gold Award
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You´ll never tire of the panoramic views at The Edge
The interior reflects the coastal vistas
A luxury self-catering beach cottage with a hot tub

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Whitsand Bay

A long stretch of sparkling blue bay and golden sand down on south Cornwall´s soft coast makes Whitsand Bay the perfect holiday spot for sea swims, long beach walks and true relaxation.

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Whitsand Bay

Getting there

  • On the Map Situated on the edge of the coast of South East Cornwall; The Edge holds a superb clifftop position overlooking Whitsand Bay.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Plymouth, which is around 45 minutes drive from the cabin.
  • By Plane Newquay Airport is around an hour from The Edge, Exeter Airport is approximately 90 minutes away, with regular flights to London and major cities.

From the owner

“For us, the Edge is a place to feel completely relaxed and at peace. The extraordinary coastal views, enhanced by the full-length windows, create an unbelievable sense of space which never ceases to amaze us. The ever-changing scenery is mesmerising and always promises a truly magical stay.”

From the owner

Once a small tumble-down shack and now an elegant and eco-friendly beach hut with the most inspiring, magnificent and spectacular views that we hope will touch your soul just as they do ours.

With such amazing uninterrupted views of the sea combined with extraordinary sunsets, our heart and soul now feel part of this beautiful place!

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is referred to by the locals as ‘Cornwall’s forgotten corner’ and that sums it up really. Most visitors to Cornwall will head west and drive straight past – more fool them we say! We like it this way though. How often can you say that you are the only person walking on the beach on a sunny morning?

Of course, with such an extreme coastal location comes extreme weather and whilst we hope you have a sunny stay at the Edge, you may experience four seasons in a day. However, we can guarantee that whatever the weather, the dramatic sea views will always draw you to sit and look. Look out for seagulls plunging into the sea, huge basking sharks swimming by, kestrels and the occasional peregrine falcon hovering above the deck, and if you are really lucky a pod or two of dolphins playing in the surf!

Iris & Chris

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Whitsand Bay with an insider’s perspective.

The View Restaurant, Whitsand Bay
To Eat

The View Restaurant, Whitsand Bay

The View restaurant serves superb fish and seafood dishes in simple, modern and tasteful surroundings. Wine and dine to the stunning sea views (as featured on Caroline Quentin’s ‘Cornwall’ series) and indulge your taste buds.

The Eden Project
To Eat

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is a popular visitor attraction in Cornwall, England. Inside the two biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments.

National Marine Aquarium
To See

National Marine Aquarium

The UK´s largest aquarium, the National Marine Aquarium holds a Green Tourism Gold Award. Pay a visit and peer into the watery worlds of stingrays, sharks and over 4,000 different types of marine fish. Definitely worth a trip.

The Adventure Bay Surf School
To Do

The Adventure Bay Surf School

Located at Whitsand Bay at the bottom of the cliff, the Adventure Bay Surf School is open all year round and provides exciting, professional surf tuition. They offer a range of courses to suit all levels, so novices need not fear!

Guest Testimonials

We were due to be married at Polhawn Fort on the 5th of June, and this was supposed to be our mini-moon. Our wedding date is now next year, but we kept this weeks booking and named it our pre-moon! Amazing views, chalet and a really beautiful part of the world. Thank you for having us, and we will definitely be booking again.

We chose The Edge very spontaneously back in February as a birthday weekend. Sadly, we were not lucky with the weather, but the angry sea, lashing rain and howling winds all viewed from inside was spectacular! We have stayed in more than we planned but the rugs and hot water bottle were particularly appreciated! We were so impressed with everything and the attention to detail.

I have had the most perfect break at The Edge away from my city home. I have dreamt all year to be by the sea, walking along a country road and resting in the hot tub. Oh, and feeling the sand between my toes, and I´m pleased to say I have had it all. Thank you!

Thank you for creating such a beautiful home. It is truly amazing and far better than the photos can ever show. My partner and I came for a short break and now feel truly relaxed. We have seen dolphins every day, loved the binoculars and telescope. The hot tub and sunset - wow! Our dog has had the best time, we have had to hold him back from running down to the beach every day. If you come here you don´t need to go anywhere else. What a special place, so special in fact that we got engaged sitting on your sofa. We are planning on returning already!

This has been a 70th birthday treat for my husband. We have loved the cabin and the views are simply the best we have ever seen! The Edge is just beautiful and so tastefully decorated. I´m going to struggle to get my husband to leave, he keeps saying he is not going home! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

We´ve had such a wonderful, relaxing four nights here at The Edge. Our sausage dog has loved his walks on the beach and we´ve loved sitting in the hot tub looking out at the beautiful views of the bay. On a cold, rainy day we loved sitting by the log burner and cooking a roast dinner. Everything about The Edge is so beautifully decorated and has given us inspiration for our own cottage. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

What a beautiful place to chill out and spend quality time with a loved one. This area certainly is one of England´s hidden treasures! You have created the most idyllic holiday home and I really hope to return. Thank you for the kind gift!

Wow. What a magical stay we have had at The Edge. Having planned this trip over a year ago, we have since become engaged so the timing of this was literally perfect! So many wedding decisions were made in the hot tub. It was a fantastic escape to simply breathe in the air, the views and the chalet. We have had such a great week with sun, wind, rain, clouds - you name it! We cannot wait to come back.

Wow! What a beautiful place! We have loved every second of it and have not once tired of the breathtaking views. This was a lovely way to spend the first week of married life! We hope to return in the near future.

We have had rain, hail, sleet, high winds, and perfect sunshine whilst we have been here. It has been amazing to just sit and watch the world go by. Relaxing in the hot tub with a glass of champagne watching the stars added to our magical stay here. Thank you to the owners for the welcome hamper and birthday gifts, this was a lovely touch. Everything at The Edge has been perfect, we would love to come back.

Absolutely gorgeous place in such a wonderful spot. The views are to die for with ever changing skies. We had storm Hannah and then bright sunshine, warm enough to lie out on the loungers. We made the most of everything at The Edge and Whitsand Bay. We will have to come back some time!

What a beautiful place! Incredible views and the cosiest little chalet! We´ve had the most lovely few days, the perfect way to start married life and at 3 months pregnant, to get some much needed rest! We´ve had the wildest, windy and wet weather, but it’s just made the chalet even more cosy watching the storms! We´re sad to leave and hope to come back to see what it’s like in Summer! Thank you for a beautiful stay!

It has been so lovely to return to The Edge for our second wedding anniversary, over three years since we were engaged here. The edge is a truly beautiful space to relax, unwind and celebrate. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful place with us.

We´ve really enjoyed our stay here admiring the views and enjoying the hot tub. We haven´t wanted to go far as it is so lovely here at The Edge. My husband has spent much of the time with his camera trying to get the shots of the kestrels. We hope to be back, thank you!

We had the most magical stay at The Edge. It was the perfect spot for my honeymoon and my birthday celebrations. The beauty of the view and relaxation is exactly what we needed as a newly married couple, we will definitely be back. Thank you!

We have travelled to The Edge from Germany for my wife´s birthday and we have certainly not been disappointed! This home is so lovingly dressed and the view of the sea and the beach is fantastic! We have seen so many hidden coves and sunsets, we´ve loved it!

Thank you for an amazing mini-moon. We are rested, relaxed and overwhelmed by the beauty of The Edge! Although we have enjoyed visiting local villages and towns, we couldn´t wait to get back and just chill out, over-looking the most magical views. We will be sad to leave, but can´t wait to return. Thanks again!

The Edge really does have the wow factor. We have spent a very relaxing few days here, no need to venture out, enjoying the fabulous views from the hot tub. A lovely way to spend a birthday and fourty five years married.

I have had the most magical birthday weekend away with my partner - and I am going home as his fiancé! We haven´t done much other than enjoy the beautiful weather and the amazing views from the hot tub! Such a beautiful home that has given us memories to last forever. Thank you!

Come rain, shine, snow or hail (and we´ve had it all this weekend!), The Edge is just the best place to enjoy it all - especially when the rainbows stretch all the way from one side of the bay to the other. Thank you for letting us stay in your magical seaside retreat. I´m already counting down the days until I can return! I´ll be purchasing the same candles and champagne so I can close my eyes and have a little piece of The Edge at home!

Three years ago we got engaged here and now we are back with our puppy Henderson in tow. Taking Henderson for walks on the beach (a first for him), reading, eating far too much good food, enjoying coffee with an amazing view and sipping a few glasses of fizz in the hot tub while Henderson snoozed, have been pretty much all we have done, but getting away from the hustle and bustle of real life is just what the doctor ordered. The Edge, once again, has helped create some fantastic memories for us and it really does hold a special place in our hearts.

We´ve had a wonderful week in this magical retreat. The weather has been mixed but what you would expect in December, it´s made the experience even more special and romantic. Thank you for the hamper and the little Santa gifts. We look forward to returning in the summer when we can make use of the Jacuzzi. Thank you for letting us share your special place!

We have returned to The Edge 2 years after spending our honeymoon here. This time we have our 4 month old baby boy with us and our dog! Returning as a family has made it even more special. This place will always have a very special in our hearts with many magical memories created here. Our baby boy loved the sound of the waves and even gales didn´t wake him! Thank you.

Had a fantastic weekend at The Edge! Views are breath taking with the sea a stone´s-throw away. The home catered to our needs perfectly and I especially loved the Sonos system and being able to wake up and make breakfast to Bob Marley´s ´Three Little Birds´! The hot tub was the icing on the cake for us, accompanied by that view! Wouldn´t change it at all!

A incredibly beautiful place for celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary! We loved our very special tiny home and the spectacular views. Afternoon walks on the beach and our adventures to the sweet little towns nearby will add to our very special memories of The Edge. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!

We have enjoyed a fabulous week here at The Edge. Such a beautiful, fully equipped chalet. The only thing wrong was the weather. We managed to enjoy a few rays of sunshine in the hot tub. The views from there were breathtaking. Yes! the face profile in the rock gave us comfort throughout the storms. This is definitely a magical place, so peaceful, private and relaxing. thank you.

Our holiday at The Edge was perfect. It was peaceful and so relaxing and the view was quite literally, breathtaking. The best possible way to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. Thank you!

From the swirling sea mists in the morning to the fantastic sunny day, with views from the deck over the sea and the soundtrack of the waves, from soft ripples to crashing thunder. This has been a fantastic weekend, with everything we miss of England when we are home back in Saudi Arabia. The little house is small but well teamed with everything we could want- and top quality. Many thanks for letting us use your holiday home- I have no idea how you have the willpower not to spend every spare moment here!

I don´t know what is better: lying in bed listening to the sea and watching the stars; or basking in the sun on a sofa with the sea all around. It´s all pretty good, and we´ve had a fantastic 4 days. Cooked clams and mussels from the beach, great lunch at The View, breathtaking views and delicious seafood!

A slice of heaven! Thank you for sharing your comfortable cottage with us.Enjoyed our stayed and the views are amazing! We hope one day to return, but for now - peace and good health to all!

Despite being here out of season certainly has not mattered. Relaxing in the hot tub and admiring the views, or just sitting in the cottage is enough to recharge our batteries and enjoy a restful few days. Perfect location, great places to explore and lots of great food. Thanks for everything!

A magical 30th birthday surprise spent in The Edge! Breathtaking views of the ever changing scenery. Sitting in the hot tub under the stars was amazing. Lovely coastal walks with outstanding views. This was our first family holiday with our four month old baby spent together in this secret hideaway. I couldn´t of asked for anything more. An extra surprise is that I am leaving engaged!! Would love to return one day!

A beautiful, relaxing stay at The Edge! No better way to spend our honeymoon. We´ll never tire of the views, just absolutely stunning. We had some wonderful walks, beach and clifftop. The View restaurant is a must (walking distance - take a torch). And the Devonport Inn in Kingsand is a nice spot for an ale or cream tea. No better way to start our married life together. Hope to be back again soon.


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