Padstow Food Festival 7th to 10th December 2018

Why not come and visit us for the Padstow Christmas Food festival, we have apartments available from £65. per night based on 2 people.

The festival brings together top class chefs, local food producers and all sorts of stalls and exhibitors on the harbour at Padstow, now regarded as one of the biggest food festivals in the country.
With two cookery  Marquee where some of the country’s finest chefs will be showing off their culinary skills.   Fans are invited to put questions to the chefs in a festival foodie forum: An Audience with the Chefs. There will also be our new Festival Kitchen theatre showcasing local chefs, the county’s best produce and artisan skills.
More than 100 local producers will be selling an array of gifts and products in our traditional Christmas market, from pies and paintings to jewellery and jams. Ales and ciders from Cornwall’s favourite breweries will also be on offer.
Yuletide entertainment throughout the weekend includes the arrival of Santa on his horse drawn Victorian bus, a spectacular fireworks display, live music, carol concerts and a lantern parade. Join hundreds of festival-goers for Santa’s Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. Runners dressed as Father Christmas will be accompanied by cycling Santa’s who will arrive by bike along the Camel Trail.
We hope to see you there.

Picture By James Ram.

Late Availability update



Sharmalyn House is now booked for the late availability below.

We do have availability between 23rd September  and 21st October in our apartments.

Terms from £60 per night based on 2 people (min 3 nights)

Come for a late summer, early autumn break.



A wonderful poem sent to us by one of our guests.

You may remember that we came to Yellow Sands for a week  and were in Flat 7. It was a wonderful week and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

As I did say at the time, I had written a poem regarding Harlyn Bay and the wonderful view that we had from the lounge and the relaxed week we had. I have enclosed a copy.

Yours faithfully,  

Margaret Payne  



             It was evening’s time of day,

                 When we arrived at Harlyn Bay;

             Having left work and city stress,

                 What  awaited? We could but guess.


             The setting sun had stayed awake,

                 Sinking slowly – for our sake?

             With burnished hue this perfect orb,

                 The sea, the sky – it’s rays absorb.


             I waken with the breaking day,

                 I look eastward across the bay;

             And with the light of morning dawn,

                 I see the springtime sun reborn,


             Here I have found peace and beauty,

                 Free from cares and city duty;

             The days, the hours, need no measure,

                 Blessed am I with timeless leisure.

Thank you Margaret for your very cleaver poem


Martin and Debbie 





Summer Holidays

Well the summer holidays are here and we have had some lovely guests who have written us such wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, here are some of them for you to see.

Apartment 6

Just back from a wonderful relaxing holiday in this lovely flat more than enough room for Nanny, Grandad, Mum, Dad two little boys and a toddler. The flat was spotless clean through out and has the most amazing views over Harlyn bay. It was lovely to just sit and gaze out to sea and watch the ever changing sea and skyline on the balcony….. But having three boys with us, meant we went to the beach every day which is a short safe walk away …..Harlyn bay beach has been our favourite beach for more than 25 years and is perfect for families. This was our first time staying in The Yellow Sands apartments we would highly recommend it. !!!

Sharmalyn House

This is the fourth time we have stayed at Yellow Sands properties and the first time at Sharmalyn House. We went with another family of four and the house was plenty big enough for all of us. The house was spick and span when we arrived and there was everything we could need to make our stay comfortable. Body-boards and chairs to borrow and tumble dryer for those damp towels. We love the beach at Harlyn Bay as it is safe for the children. There are brilliant shops for supplies in St Merryn and of course Padstow is 5 minutes away. The walk to the beach really is a few minutes away. Sharmalyn is a perfect house to stay in a perfect location. We’ll be back!!

Apartment 7

We’ve stayed at Yellow Sands for 10 years in a row which speaks volumes. Owners, Martin and Debbie care very much about their guests and make sure to spend time on arrival to ensure you are settled in and know your way around. Our apartment is always immaculate and is a home from home for us. The position of the apartment is perfect for our family. A beautiful and safe walk down Sandy Lane and through the ‘kissing gate’ to the wee path that takes you to the heart of the safe and stunning Harlyn Beach. The pub down the round is great for family friendly lunch and dinner and some great local live music. St Merryn is up the road, Padstow 10 minuts drive and neighbouring beaches a coastal walk away. It’s a beautiful spot but the trick is finding somewhere homely and welcoming to stay where you can experience it all from and where you really feel you get your moneys worth and Yellow sands is it for us.