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

YHA Treyarnon Bay

Tregonnan Treyarnon Padstow Cornwall PL28 8JR 0845 371 9664

We say

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 excellent 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. So, yes it's a hostel, but it's also got a bit of glam following a refurb – in addition to the communal kitchen and lounge there’s an excellent café-restaurant and ice cream shack with a sprawling sea-view terrace where you can catch live music sessions throughout the summer. As for the bar – "it rocks more than the cliffs", they promise. 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. What's more, Padstow is just 4 miles away, Newquay 14 miles and the Eden Project a 45-minute drive, so it's really handy for some of the most exciting bits of Cornwall too.

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68 beds with a number of en-suite and double bedrooms available, plus glamping (10 bell tents) and camping (space for up to 12 people).

How much?

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


  • Accessible Rooms
  • Bar
  • Bike Store
  • Café
  • Camping Available
  • Dining area
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Dorms - single sex
  • Drying room
  • En-suite available
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Glamping available
  • Kitchen
  • Meals on request
  • Parking
  • Private Rooms
  • Self Catering Available
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Activities
  • Budget
  • Exclusive hire
  • Family-Friendly
  • Groups Welcome
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Waterside
  • Watersports
  • 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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