When it comes to great holidays in the UK, there are few places as beautiful, iconic and wild as the Cornish coastline. With exceptional scenery, huge beaches, world-famous surf, a burgeoning food scene and wildlife everywhere you look, it's no wonder thousands flock there every year.
Luckily, choosing the right accommodation while you're there has never been easier: self-catering specialist Beach Retreats has 170 stylish properties within walking distance of the ocean, and each of them is designed to go hand-in-hand with the saltwater lifestyle of Cornwall – whatever it means to you.
Whether you're looking for an easy-on-the-eye boutique bolthole for a romantic long weekend away, or fancy staying in a family-friendly pad right on the coast with a bumper group of friends, you'll find it with Beach Retreats. From surf breaks to foodie getaways, beach shacks to big houses, Port Isaac to Praa Sands, you'll be in the perfect place to make the very most of the Cornish coast.
Interested? We thought you might be. That's why we've teamed up with Beach Retreats to offer one lucky reader the chance to win £500 towards a chilled-out Cornish stay. The prize will be valid for a year after the winner is announced, meaning you'll be able to choose the ideal time to visit if you win.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the simple question below.
The question is: In which English county will you currently find all of Beach Retreats' properties?
Competition closes: 1st May 2019
Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of Square Up Media Limited, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes (Beach Retreats) and any other companies associated with the competition.
Prize is a £500 voucher towards a Beach Retreats holiday.
Prize is valid for one year after the winner announced.
Prize is non-transferrable or exchangeable for cash value.
Travel is not included in the prize.
The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required.
Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit.
The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas.
Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers' terms and conditions.
The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.
In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will cooperate with any other reasonable requests by Square Up Media relating to any post-winning publicity.
Unless stated otherwise the winner(s) will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material.
Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.
Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.
The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material.
The promoter is Square Up Media, 5 Tun Yard, Peardon Street, SW8 3HT.
A list of winners will be available by writing into the publisher of the magazine or website at the Promoter's address no earlier than six weeks, unless otherwise stated, after the close of the competition. Only the surname and county of the winners will be disclosed.
Prize is subject to availability and excludes travel in July and August
Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available