Our local beaches


We are lucky enough to have the pristine golden sands of Gyllyngvase beach just steps from us and there is plenty to do whatever the time of year - relax in the sun, build a sandcastle, go for a wild swim, paddle along the shore or go rockpooling and see what you can find.


is home to the fantastic Gylly Beach Café right on the beach as well as a little ice cream shop and watersports hire. If you fancy trying something new then head to WeSUP on the beach and have a go at stand up paddleboarding - a great way to get fit as well as exploring the coastline and seeing the wildlife.

Head a few minutes up the coast and you’ll come to the small but perfectly formed Castle beach and just ten minutes’ walk along the coast path in the other direction leads to Swanpool beach – home of the famous quirky ice cream! There is plenty to do here as well with a bouncy castle, kayak hire and little beach café. The lake behind the beach is where lots of families of ducks and swans live and is very popular with our little guests - don't forget to take some bread to feed them! For lazy lunches or dinner with a view at Swanpool there is the lovely Hooked on the Rocks restaurant which specialises in tapas and local seafood.

Wish we'd stayed longer!

We choose St Michaels as an overnight stay but wished we’d stayed longer! The staff were so friendly and helpful, rooms amazing and clean, facilities were fabulous and you couldn’t ask for a better location. We will definitely be booking again but next time for longer!

Aisha C,
I've never felt so relaxed in my life!

What a beautiful resort! We enjoyed 2 hours in the hydro spa on arrival. I've never felt so relaxed in my life! The facilities here are excellent. Staff are friendly and attentive. Food is delicious. The location of this place is wonderful - stones throw to the beach which we enjoyed a short walk on after dinner.
We will definitely be returning here!

Charlotte W,
Highly Recommend

Quite frankly the best Spa hotel we have ever stayed at. Staff were excellent. Professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our room had everything and more. Food is amazing. Breakfast to die for. The spa beats every other one. we have ever been to. Highly recommend it and will be back as often as we can. Thankyou everyone for an amazing experience 

Jeni B,
Home away from home

I have visited St Michaels now on half a dozen occasions. It is like home away from home. The hotel is warm and welcoming with friendly staff. The rooms are always spotlessly clean and the spa is amazing!!! I have visited with both family and friends, and each time we have had a brilliant stay. Highly recommended.

Samantha H,