Best Beach Hotels in Cornwall

We’ve filtered out the noise and surfaced the best beach hotels in Cornwall for you below. Bon voyage!

Sarah, Travel Blogger

Updated

Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel

Rated 8.4 in 663 reviews

Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to… See more

Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to Carbis Bay Beach, which is a member of The Most Beautiful Bays In The World organisation. Picturesque St Ives is just 1.5 miles away.

Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool, or on the spacious sea-view terrace. Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel also has a grand lounge, and live entertainment is often available in the traditional bar.

Sands Restaurants serves a creative menu, including freshly caught Cornish seafood and local produce. The conservatory offers cocktails and tapas, and indulgent afternoon teas are also available.

The bright and airy bedrooms each have a cosy seating area and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have free WiFi access and a private modern bathroom, and many rooms have views of the bay.

Just 300 metres from Carbis Bay Railway Station, Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel is surrounded by scenic coastal walks. West Cornwall Golf Club is within a 5-minute drive, and Tate St Ives is just 2 miles away.

The Garden Cabin is situated in Carbis Bay village, just a short distance from the facilities at Carbis Bay Estate and Carbis bay beach

Rooms from $317

Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’

Rated 8.4 in 868 reviews

Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ is a unique 17th-century inn, idyllic escape right on the water’s edge, in the fishing… See more

Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ is a unique 17th-century inn, idyllic escape right on the water’s edge, in the fishing village of Portloe on the Roseland Peninsula. Its 2 AA-Rosette awarded restaurant with sunny terrace overlooks the harbour and serves fresh seafood and local produce.

Set over 3 separate buildings around the harbour, each room is individually decorated and has a luxurious en suite bathroom with shower.

Portloe is in a conservation area at the foot of a valley and offers a picturesque cove and a tiny harbour to explore. Guests can drive 16 miles to the Eden Project, 8 miles to the Lost Gardens of Heligan or 23 miles to visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.

Rooms from $98

Situated overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, this adults only hotel and spa boasts a bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi… See more

Situated overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, this adults only hotel and spa boasts a bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel features panoramic views of Fistral Bay, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

The hotel’s luxury Spa boasts a sauna, a hot tub, and a beauty salon. Spa treatments include massages, facials and body wraps form GAIA Skincare.

Fistral Beach Hotel features beautifully designed rooms and suites with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathrooms have luxury complimentary toiletries.

The Bay Bar and the 2 AA Rosette Dune Restaurant feature stunning coastal views. Dishes from the à la carte menu are prepared using local and seasonal produce.

Home to Newquay Railway Station, Newquay’s lively town centre is 1 mile away. Free private parking is available and Newquay Cornwall Airport is within a 15-minute drive.

Please inform us before arrival if you are travelling in a group of six of more. We reserve the right to refuse unauthorized groups. Large groups may be required to provide an additional deposit at check-in, returnable on departure if unaffected. Please note, it is now against the law to travel with people from outside your household or support bubble. You may be asked to prove you are from the same household on arrival at the hotel.

Rooms from $114

Atlantic Hotel Newquay

Rated 8.1 in 1749 reviews

With breathtaking coastal views, the 4-star Atlantic Hotel Newquay offers spacious rooms, a seafood bar and a swimming… See more

With breathtaking coastal views, the 4-star Atlantic Hotel Newquay offers spacious rooms, a seafood bar and a swimming pool. It also has free WiFi and free parking, and is only 5 minutes’ walk from Fistral Beach.

The Atlantic is less than 0.5 miles’ walk from the lively bars and restaurants in Newquay’s town centre. Beautiful countryside and quiet beaches can be found just 10 minutes’ drive along the coast.

All of the bedrooms at have sea views, a flat-screen TV and a luxurious bathroom with bathrobes. Some rooms also boast a private balcony and seating area.

Silk Bistro has a champagne bar and a menu of fresh, local produce. Breakfast is served in The Atlantic Dining Room and on the terrace, overlooking Watergate Bay.

The hotel staff can help arrange personal trainers and massage therapists.

Rooms from $104

Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms

Bed & Breakfast

Rated 9.4 in 492 reviews

Boasting a terrace, Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms is situated in Newquay, 2.1 km from Fistral Beach.This… See more

Boasting a terrace, Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms is situated in Newquay, 2.1 km from Fistral Beach.This property is located on the beach , 400 metres from the centre of Newquay. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in the restaurant.

All rooms in the bed and breakfast are fitted with a kettle. With a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries, rooms at Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant also offer free WiFi, while selected rooms here will provide you with a terrace. The units feature a wardrobe.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a a la carte breakfast.

Newquay Zoo is 800 metres from Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms, while Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium is 900 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport, 6 km from the bed and breakfast.

Rooms from $207

St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

Rated 8.3 in 1762 reviews

Opposite Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michaels Resort, Falmouth is a 15-minute walk from Falmouth town and Harbour. The 4-star… See more

Opposite Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michaels Resort, Falmouth is a 15-minute walk from Falmouth town and Harbour. The 4-star hotel features an award-winning restaurant, luxury spa and a Health Club with a 20-yard swimming pool.

The bedrooms have a coastal theme, and each features a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and ELEMIS toiletries.

The spa (available at a supplement) boasts a hydrotherapy pool, 10 treatments rooms, Rhassoul, experience showers and saunas.

Overlooking the Falmouth Bay, the restaurant serves fresh, seasonal cuisine and locally caught seafood. The bar and lounge offers a relaxing area for an Afternoon Tea or cocktail.

Nestled in sub-tropical gardens, St Michaels’s is only a 2-minute walk from the South West Coastal Footpath. There is free WiFi, on-site parking and Falmouth Town Rail Station is a 10-minute walk away.

Rooms from $161

The Old Quay House Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 553 reviews

A luxury hotel in Cornwall overlooking the Fowey’s attractive waterfront, the award-winning Old Quay House has a… See more

A luxury hotel in Cornwall overlooking the Fowey’s attractive waterfront, the award-winning Old Quay House has a waterside terrace with estuary views. Wi-Fi is free to use.

The Hotel does not have a car park, however there are long stay car parks in the area. Closest is an 8 minute walk away.

The restaurant has stunning views of the estuary, and offers food made from local produce. River oysters and pan-fried Cornish scallops feature on the menu, along with a carefully selected wine list. A full cooked breakfast is provided each morning.

Rooms at The Old Quay House Hotel have elegant, modern décor, and come with a TV. Each also features its own bathroom with White Company toiletries, and facilities for making tea and coffee.

A variety of shops, restaurants and bars are just metres away. You can also enjoy boat trips along the river.

Rooms from $207

The Headland Hotel and Spa

Rated 8.8 in 361 reviews

Overlooking Fistral Beach, this stylish Victorian hotel features a Five Bubble rated spa, surf school, approach golf… See more

Overlooking Fistral Beach, this stylish Victorian hotel features a Five Bubble rated spa, surf school, approach golf course and a wonderful sea-view terrace. Awarded a 5-stay AA rating, the Headland Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Newquay centre.

The impressive leisure facilities include a brand new Aqua Club which includes 6 outdoor and indoor pools (open all year round). The spa includes a Cornish salt steam room, a Swedish sauna, a hot tub, and experience showers. Treatments by Elemis, Voya and OPI can be booked in the state-of-the-art ash wood panelled rooms or work out in the fully equipped Life Fitness gym.

There are three restaurants, and the hotel has been awarded an AA rosette. Guests can enjoy the best of Cornish coastal produce in the brand new restaurant RenMor or in the more relaxed Terrace which features an outdoor veranda with stunning beach views. The Deck as part of the Aqua Club offers poolside drinks, and Mediterranean dining. Afternoon teas and Cornish breakfasts are available, and the bar offers cocktails and fine wines.

The spacious 5-star bedrooms at The Headland have free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. All rooms feature a cosy seating area, a work desk and a modern bathroom with fluffy robes.

The hotel has a communal laundry room, where guests can access a washing machine and a tumble dryer, as well as ironing facilities.

Perched on a rugged headland, this hotel is just a 20-minute walk from Newquay Railway Station. Free on-site parking is available, and Newquay Golf Club is a 5-minute walk away. The surf school also offers coasteering, stand-up paddleboarding and private surfing lessons.

The Headland is dog-friendly and up to two dogs can stay in each bedroom per nights. Regrettably, we are not able to accommodate any other pets.

Rooms from $284

The Idle Rocks

Rated 9.1 in 202 reviews

On the quayside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes, the The Idle Rocks boasts excellent sea views and fresh… See more

On the quayside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes, the The Idle Rocks boasts excellent sea views and fresh seafood. It offers modern rooms and free Wi-Fi.

All individually decorated rooms at Idle Rocks feature a flat-screen TV, vintage radio, Cornish tea, a Nespresso coffee maker and a bathroom with a bath or shower, and some with a rain-effect shower.

Some rooms have views of the harbour and St Anthony’s Head. Some TVs also double as mirrors.

Food is sourced locally and the head chef is also a keen forager. Breakfast includes unique twists, such as Birch Tree syrup, and there is also a range of brunch dishes on offer. You can enjoy a cocktail in the bar, or on the terrace which offers lovely sea views.

The village is home to St Mawes Castle, coastal and inland walks and watersports. Falmouth is a mile away by ferry, which operates year-round. Trelissick Gardens, St Austell and Truro town centres are 30 minutes’ drive away.

Rooms from $346

The Rosevine

Rated 8.7 in 403 reviews

Around 25 minutes’ drive from Truro, The Rosevine is an elegantly styled apartment hotel on the south Cornwall coast… See more

Around 25 minutes’ drive from Truro, The Rosevine is an elegantly styled apartment hotel on the south Cornwall coast. Featuring a family restaurant and an indoor swimming pool, this accommodation on the Roseland Peninsula has free parking and WiFi.

Each apartment or suite features a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, as well as a dining area. All have a seating area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is also a bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Several apartments have French doors leading out to a terrace and garden.

The Rosevine boasts a restaurant, which serves dishes for both adults and children. The drawing room has cosy sofas and a wood burning stove, along with a playroom for children. Outside, guests are welcome to enjoy drinks on the lawn, overlooking the sea. With a climbing frame and table tennis, there is a further play area in the garden.

The Rosevine is a short walk from Porthcurnick beach, and just 2 miles from the pretty coastal village of Portscatho via the coast path. Portscatho offers a pub, restaurants, shops and a post office. You can take a boat trip to Falmouth from St Mawes, just under 6 miles away, or drive to the Eden Project in around 40 minutes.

Some rooms are dog friendly - please call the hotel to enquire directly.

Rooms from $236

The Old Success Inn

Rated 8.8 in 1014 reviews

On one of Cornwall's most striking bays, The Old Success is a beautiful 17th-century inn with a restaurant and a bar… See more

On one of Cornwall's most striking bays, The Old Success is a beautiful 17th-century inn with a restaurant and a bar. Sennen Cove beach is within easy walking distance.

Full of charm, the 4-star Old Success Inn offers bright, modern rooms with TVs, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryers. There is also a guest lounge.

The Old Success Inn is close to Land’s End and the Minack Theatre.

Rooms from $133

Greenbank Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 1202 reviews

With an impressive seafront location overlooking Falmouth Harbour, Greenbank Hotel offers panoramic views and… See more

With an impressive seafront location overlooking Falmouth Harbour, Greenbank Hotel offers panoramic views and traditional charm. There is a peaceful terrace, an innovative restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi.

The spacious rooms at Greenbank are elegantly decorated with a nautical theme, and offer ample work space and a seating area. All rooms have an en suite bathroom, free toiletries and tea and coffee facilities.

The Harbourside Restaurant serves fresh seafood and local specialities, and offers wonderful views across Falmouth Bay. The well-stocked bar has an impressive collection of rare spirits, and the cocktail menu features seasonal fresh fruit.

Dating from 1640, The Greenbank is the oldest hotel in Falmouth. Cornwall Maritime Museum is just a 15-minute walk away, and Falmouth Golf Club is a 5-minute drive. Perched on the sea wall, there is a jetty just outside with mooring for small boats.

Rooms from $178

Driftwood

Rated 8.9 in 189 reviews

Our boutique accommodation in Cornwall is located on the Roseland Peninsula along the South-west coastal path, an area… See more

Our boutique accommodation in Cornwall is located on the Roseland Peninsula along the South-west coastal path, an area of outstanding natural beauty: a walker’s paradise and a must-visit for nature lovers.

Enjoy a walk along the famous coastal path or bask in simple pleasures relaxing in the gardens, on the beach or our cosy lounge.

Dive into seaside bliss with coastal rooms on Driftwood’s Roseland Peninsula, all stylishly decorated to reflect the beauty of our sea view location. Ocean-inspired and coastal chic, our 14 rooms offer the perfect retreat to relax and recharge.
Your room is your sanctuary, with plumped pillows, luxury mattresses and linen, perfect for total relaxation. Each room features an ensuite bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Most rooms feature a sea view.

On-site parking is available for our guests.

Rooms from $200

The Slipway B&B

Rated 8.7 in 836 reviews

The Slipway B&B is a Grade II listed building that dates back to 1527 and is located opposite Port Isaac harbour. It… See more

The Slipway B&B is a Grade II listed building that dates back to 1527 and is located opposite Port Isaac harbour. It features adults-only B&B accommodation with Restaurant & Bar on the ground floor with an outdoor terrace.

All of the bedrooms have small en-suite bathrooms and some have panoramic sea views of Port Isaac harbour. Two rooms feature village views. The loft suite features a king-size bed and a small living area and a bathroom with a bath.

The Restaurant specialises in local seafood has also a selection of non-seafood, vegetarian options are available and variety of drinks. It also serves Cornish cream teas and a range of scones, cakes and sandwiches made to order. Please check opening times as these may vary and some days Restaurant & Bar may be closed in season.

The Restaurant and Bar will be shut between November and March.

Please note there are no parking facilities by the B&B, you are welcome to drop off your luggage if you arrive earlier. The walk from and to the car park might take anything between 5-20minutes depending on physical stamina and might be difficult for older and disabled persons.

In summer check-in time is between 4pm and 6pm, in winter between 2pm and 4pm.

Breakfast is included in the price and provided between 8.30am and 9.30am. Check-out 10am.

During winter only Continental breakfast will be served to the guests in the morning.
Only during high season April till October full buffet and cooked breakfast will be available.

The closest train station is Bodmin Parkway. You will require to pre-book a taxi to get to Port Isaac.
Places of interest include Tintagel Castle is 10.2 miles away, Boscastle is 12.6 miles and Newquay Cornwall Airport is 21 miles away.

Rooms from $155

Hotel Meudon

Rated 8.7 in 636 reviews

Meudon is a 4-star country house hotel nestled in 8.5 acres of gardens, sweeping down to the property's private beach… See more

Meudon is a 4-star country house hotel nestled in 8.5 acres of gardens, sweeping down to the property's private beach Bream Cove. It is 2 miles from Falmouth and the Helford River.

Each room at Hotel Meudon boasts views of the garden. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a seating area and en-suite facilities with free toiletries. The suites have a patio or a balcony, and the Cove rooms have long-distance views of the valley, or direct access to the garden through patio doors.

The on-site restaurant has views across the garden towards Falmouth Bay. Dinner is served in the Restaurant 6pm - 9pm each day. Lunch is also available. The bar has a range of whiskies and gins, along with artisan Cornish ales from local breweries and a wine menu available. The bar is open.

With free parking, the Hotel Meudon offers easy access to the picturesque Cornish countryside and coast. Guests can enjoy snorkeling, fishing and sailing on the Helford River, which is a mile away. The Falmouth Golf Club and Driving Range, situated near Swanpool Beach, is 2 miles from the property. Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens are 1.8 miles and 1.6 miles from the Hotel Meudon.

Rooms from $177

Polzeath Beach House

Rated 8.8 in 359 reviews

Polzeath Beach House is a new contemporary Boutique Hotel, opened in 2020. Overlooking Polzeath Beach, it is a 2-minute… See more

Polzeath Beach House is a new contemporary Boutique Hotel, opened in 2020. Overlooking Polzeath Beach, it is a 2-minute walk down to the sea and large sandy beach. Featuring inland facing hotel bedrooms that includes connecting bedrooms for families, suites, and an accessible bedroom with wet-room. Cots and Z-beds available on request. All rooms are ensuite with walk-in showers and Sea Kelp toiletries and fluffy towels. Each room has a TV, a Nespresso machine with complimentary pods, wardrobe and fridge including daily bottled water.

Free WIFI throughout the building.

The Atlantic Bar & Kitchen restaurant and bar on the ground floor offers breakfast (optional extra charge), lunch and dinner with a Mediterranean style menu with a large terrace overlooking the sea.

Polzeath Beach is a well known safe surfing beach with Wavehunters and others offering wetsuits and boards for hire as well as lessons. The hotel is on the South West Coastal Path which is popular with walkers, Pentire Point and the Rump are challenging but have amazing views. Golf is available close by at St Enodoc and The Point. The area abounds with a great range of restaurants to suit all tastes.

Rock is 4 miles away, Padstow is 16 miles by road or 4 miles by foot. The nearest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport: 20 miles. Trains from Paddington stop at Bodmin Parkway 18 miles away.

Rooms from $111

Budock Vean Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 390 reviews

Private and luxurious, the 4-star, family-run Budock Vean offers an indoor pool, 9-hole golf course and spa. It is set… See more

Private and luxurious, the 4-star, family-run Budock Vean offers an indoor pool, 9-hole golf course and spa. It is set in 65 acres of sub-tropical gardens by the Helford River in Mawnan Smith, just a 15 minute drive from Falmouth.

The hotel’s restaurant serves four-course evening dinners created using fresh, local produce whilst the conservatory or cocktail bar offers a less formal dining option.

Rooms have free Cornish still water. Bathrobes, slippers and Elemis Spa toiletries are provided. Most rooms overlook the gardens or golf course.

Tennis courts, snooker, a sauna, and an outdoor hot tub add to the excellent leisure facilities at Budock Vean Hotel. The Natural Health Spa offers relaxing treatments and massages.

Guests have unlimited free use of the golf course, and reduced green fees at local courses. Boat trips, kayaking and paddle boarding are available from the hotel's private cove. Boat hire, watersports and coastal walks can be enjoyed locally. Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are about 0.5 miles away and there are family friendly sandy beaches a short drive away.

Rooms from $192