Newquay is a top destination for tourists in Cornwall and in the United Kingdom. Afterall, Newquay is the surfing capital of the UK. It also has some of the best beaches and coastlines in the country. It is no wonder that you can find hotels and other accommodations all across Newquay and its surrounding areas. And definitely there are many seaside hotels in Newquay as well.
Now, if you’ll be staying in Newquay, you’ll want to stay where the best views are. Let’s take a look at some of the best beach and seaside hotels where you can stay while at Newquay.
1. Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa
The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa overlooks the famous Fistral Beach in Newquay. It is the highest rated 4-star hotel in Newquay. It’s a fun, stylish but contemporary hotel that offers some of the latest amenities. It has a fantastic view of the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and a great view of the surf and sun of the Fistral Beach.
If you ever find yourself looking for something to do, the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa has some great amenities that you can take advantage of. There is a pool and a hot tub where you can swim and soak and just relax. You can also take the time to work out at the gym before hitting the beach. You can also hit their restaurant and bar when you get hungry. It is also popular for its spa so you can enjoy a relaxing evening after a day at the beach.
2. Great Western Hotel
The Great Western Hotel is another seaside hotel situated off the coast of Newquay and overlooking the Great Western Beach and the Atlantic Coast. This 3-star hotel is the perfect spot to rest your head after a day at the beach where you can sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful seaside view. Being situated in the heart of Newquay, it’s just footsteps away from the sandy beaches and even the Newquay Surfing School if you are interested to learn.
The Great Western Hotel offers the best value for accommodations if you are looking for relaxation and comfort. It’s beautiful seaside view, cliff top gardens and terrace only add to the charm of this hotel. It has also a great bar and restaurant, Steam, where they offer a great menu of locally sourced dishes which is a beautiful fusion of what Cornwall has to offer and Mediterranean dishes. Truly a great place to drop by and relax for a weekend seaside getaway.
3. Legacy Hotel Victoria
Located right at heart of bustling Newquay and just a 3-minute walk from the Tolcarne Beach is the Legacy Hotel Victoria. The hotel is housed in an old grand Victorian building so it gives a very castle-like or old-school feel for anyone who drops by and stays for the night or two. But don’t let the façade fool you. Despite its rather rustic look, it comes with some of the most modern amenities you would come to expect in hotels such as air conditioning and satellite TV.
However, one of the great things about this hotel is the view. Rooms facing the beach have great seaside views. Some rooms even have a balcony where you can step out and smell the fresh sea air while admiring the coast and the Tolcarne beach just north of the hotel. There is also an indoor heated pool, a spa, sauna, steam room and a fitness room if you want to work out. There are onsite bars and restaurants available as well for your convenience.
4. Atlantic Hotel
The Atlantic Hotel is probably one of the most well-known hotels in the area. This cliff side hotel faces Atlantic Ocean coast and so has a stunning view of what the sea has to offer. It’s a great place to just reflect and ponder or just simply admire the view from the comfort of your hotel. It’s also walking distance from the Newquay Harbor and several minutes away from both the Towan Beach and the famous Fistral Beach.
Built in 1892, this upscale 4-star hotel has long been serving tourists and residents of Newquay for more than a century. This hotel truly is a place you can kick back and relax. It offers some modern amenities you would normally find in metropolitan hotels such as air conditioning, flat screen TVs and WIFI to name a few. There are even 2 heated indoor pools and one outdoor pool with a fantastic view of the sea.
5. The Esplanade Hotel
Situated right across the Fistral Beach, The Esplanade Hotel is the perfect seaside hotel where not only do you get to enjoy time at the beach but you also are able to have a nice relaxing stay. It is a contemporary hotel that focused on delivering family-friendly fun. The hotel has a great view from the inside and out. Some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and some even have balconies so that you can really take in the view and the fresh air of the sea.
The Esplanade also has a casual restaurant that offers international cuisine with great views facing the beach and the sea. There is also an indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna. The Esplanade also somewhat low-key so it has a great refreshing atmosphere where you won’t feel it’s crowded or full of people.
6. Best Western Hotel Bristol
The Best Western Hotel Bristol is a cliffside hotel overlooks the Tolcarne Beach. It’s a family-run hotel that has the style and feel of an old Victorian house. It is rated as one of the best hotels not just for families but for romance. The beautiful seaside view facing the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean adds to that romantic feel. Definitely great for a romantic weekend getaway.
They offer hot breakfast every day and there is an onsite restaurant as well that offers regional and seafood dishes, and even afternoon tea. There is also an indoor pool and spa services that include massages. They have meeting rooms, game rooms and even laundry services available at the hotel.
7. Lewinnick Lodge
Many establishments litter Newquay that capitalize on the great view of the sea and no other place gives you that great seaside experience than Lewinnick Lodge. Perched on the cliffs of Pentire Headland in Newquay, the Lewinnick Lodge sits perfectly facing the amazing view of Newquay Bay and the Celtic Sea. In fact, it’s only a few steps away from the well-known Fistral Beach.
The Lewinnick Lodge used to be a smuggler’s den in the past but has now been transformed into a modern day restaurant with comfortable lodging overlooking the cliff and the sea. This place is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or simply a place to relax and reflect in life. You can also sample some of the best seafood Cornwall has to offer from their extensive menu, or maybe kick back and have a relaxing drink at the cliff-side terrace or maybe simply have some coffee and pastries by the log fire. This place has everything a vacationer would want.
See our more detailed review of Lewinnick Lodge here.
8. Pentire Hotel
This great hotel is located on the Pentire headland and has a great view of the Atlantic coastline. The Pentire Hotel is located about a mile from the town center and walking distance from the world famous Fistral Beach. The River Gannel estuary is also just a few minutes away from our doorstep so we’re ideally positioned for whether you’re a family, a group of friends or a bunch of surfers.
The hotel has unique features that may interest a young family. These include a chance to fly over the Eden Project and a chance to round the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The National Trust headland is in their vicinity.
9. The Headland Hotel and Spa
The Headland Hotel and Spa has been open since June 1900 and is one of the oldest hotels in Newquay. This imposing red-brick Victorian hotel was built in a prominent position overlooking the Fistral Beach to the Southeast and the Towan Headland to the North. Aside from its beautiful façade, this hotel has a great view of both the Fistral Bay and the Newquay Bay on either side giving it one of the best views for any hotel in Newquay.
This place boasts some of the best amenities one can find in a 4-star of even a 5-star hotel. The Headland hotel has even housed royalty such as King Edward VIII and George VI has even stayed here at one time so you know that they offer luxury at its finest. You will never run out of things to do and the fact that you have such a beautiful view on all three sides makes this hotel the perfect destination if money was no object.
10. Sands Resort Hotel and Spa
Rounding off this list of the best seaside hotels in Newquay is the Sands Resort Hotel and Spa. Located up in the northern area of Newquay, this wonderfully beautiful hotel sits atop a cliff overlooking the Newquay Bay and the Atlantic coastline. While a little away from the city center, it’s the perfect hideaway where you can sit back and enjoy the view in one of their many rooms facing the sea.
The hotel is decked out with many amenities such as 2 pools, a beauty spa, and a fitness gym. Many other amenities are geared towards families. In fact, it was voted as one of the Best 10 family hotels in the United Kingdom in 2016. This hotel is definitely worth a peek.
We hope you enjoyed our list. If you find yourself in Newquay, you definitely have to check out these accommodations during your stay. Did we miss any other seaside hotels in Newquay? Let us know in the comments below.