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One of the best beachside places to stay on a budget in the country, with both hostel beds and camping options.

YHA Treyarnon

Tregonnan Treyarnon Padstow Cornwall PL28 8JR 0845 371 9664

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If you thought you needed deep pockets to afford bang-on-the-sea accommodation in Cornwall, think again. Sitting on the edge of a surf-lashed sandy bay, Treyarnon YHA offers budget lodgings within stone-skimming distance of the beach. Choose from doubles, family rooms and dorms, or pitch up in the sea view camping field and enjoy full use of the hostel facilities – there are both tent-only pitches and bell tents for glamping enthusiasts, which include premium options with a cosy wood-burning stove. No ordinary DIY hostel, in addition to the communal kitchen and lounge there’s an excellent café and bar with a sprawling sea view terrace where you can catch live music sessions throughout the summer. Non-residents are welcome – and whether you’re in for coffee, a sundowner or a full spread of pizzas and delicious share platters, this is the perfect place to end a day at the beach or a walk along the South West Coast Path.  

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How much?

Beds £22–£25 a night, private rooms £45–£120. Camping £15 per adult, bell tents £79–£99 a night.


  • Café
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Kitchen
  • Private Rooms
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Family-Friendly
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • YHA hostels

Getting There

From the A39 take the A389 towards Padstow then the B3276 to St Merryn. Continue on towards Newquay on the B3276 and take the 3rd road on the right, signed Treyarnon. From Treyarnon beach follow clifftop track and the hostel is on the right-hand side. From Newquay take the B3276 towards Padstow and after Porthcothan follow the hostel signs.


Open all year; camping May–September.

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