10 Best Sea View Hotels in Newquay for 2024

List Curated By
Jenny Smith
List Updated
January 2024

Newquay is a top destination for tourists in Cornwall and in the United Kingdom. After all, 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 sea-view hotels in Newquay as well. Whether you are looking for an all-inclusive hotel or a self-catering holiday rental, Newquay has an abundance of options for you!

Let’s take a look at some of the best beach and seaside view hotels the town has to offer.

Here are our 10 top picks, hand-picked by Jenny Smith.

This is a fantastic choice for Fistral Beach accommodation. The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa directly overlooks the famous surfing beach and is just a quick walk away. 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 on 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 swimming pool and a hot tub where you can swim, 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.

The Great Western Hotel is another seaside hotel situated off the coast of Newquay. It overlooks 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. You can sit back, 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 in learning.

The Great Western Hotel offers the best value for accommodations if you are looking for relaxation and comfort. Its beautiful seaside view, clifftop gardens, and terrace only add to the charm of this hotel. It also has a great bar and restaurant, Steam, where they offer a great menu of locally sourced dishes that is a beautiful fusion of what Cornwall has to offer and Mediterranean dishes. It is truly a great place to drop by and relax for a weekend seaside getaway.

Located right in the heart of bustling Newquay and just a 3-minute walk from Tolcarne Beach, 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 a 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, a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness room if you want to work out. There are onsite bars and restaurants available as well, for your convenience.

The Atlantic Hotel is probably one of the most well-known hotels in the area. This cliffside hotel faces the Atlantic Ocean coast and has a stunning view of what the sea has to offer. It’s a great place to just reflect, ponder, or simply admire the view from the comfort of your hotel. It’s also within walking distance of Newquay Harbor and several minutes away from both Towan Beach and the famous Fistral Beach.

Built in 1892, this upscale 4-star hotel has been serving tourists and residents of Newquay for more than a century. This hotel truly is a place where 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.

Situated right across from Fistral Beach, The Esplanade Hotel is the perfect seaside hotel where not only do you get to enjoy time at the beach, but you are also able to have a nice relaxing stay. It is a contemporary hotel that focuses on delivering family-friendly fun. The hotel has a great view from the inside and out. Some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. Some even have balconies so that you can 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 is also somewhat low-key. It has a great, refreshing atmosphere where you won’t feel it’s crowded or full of people.

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 on 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.

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 Fistral Beach to the southeast and Towan Headland to the north. Aside from its beautiful façade, this hotel has a great view of both Fistral Bay and Newquay Bay on either side, giving it one of the best views of any hotel in Newquay.

This place boasts some of the best amenities one can find in a 4-star or even 5-star hotel. The Headland Hotel has even housed royalty such as King Edward VIII. 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. The fact that you have such a beautiful view on all three sides makes this hotel the perfect destination if money is no object.

34 Surfview Beach House is a beachfront property situated in Newquay, an 8-minute walk from Fistral Beach and 1.8 km from Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium. The property features sea and pool views. This holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a bathroom with a power shower. There is a gaming console, various games, and controllers for use in the lounge.

This holiday home also has easy access to both Crantock and Fistral Beach and is a 10-minute walk into Newquay town. Local supermarkets are close by in and around Newquay. You can access the South West Coast Path from just outside the house, offering a wide range of coastal walks suitable for all ages. The complex is always quiet, so if you don’t fancy venturing far, you can laze by the pool or out on the grass directly from the patio, all with sea views.

This is another of Newquay’s many hotels near Fistral Beach. 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. It is within walking distance of the world-famous Fistral Beach. The River Gannel estuary is also just a few minutes away from our doorstep, so it’s ideally positioned for whether you’re a family, a group of friends, or a bunch of surfers.

Rounding off this list of the best sea-view hotels in Newquay is the Minerva Guesthouse. This hotel is a beautiful refuge located in the picturesque seaside town of Newquay. It has free WiFi, a vibrant bar, and an exciting games room complete with a dartboard and billiards table. The guesthouse is only a short 2-minute walk from the beach. The hotel is close to attractions like the Blue Reef Aquarium, which can be reached on foot in just three minutes, and is surrounded by shops and restaurants.

The comfortable accommodations feature electric kettles and flat-screen TVs, as well as private bathrooms with showers and extra amenities like ironing stations. The guesthouse is less than a mile from Newquay Zoo and only a 10-minute walk from Newquay Train Station. Adventurers can enjoy a range of water activities, including surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and more, at the Newquay Activity Center, which is just a 2-minute walk away.

About the Author

Jenny Smith

As a young girl growing up in Cornwall, I loved to explore the county and its treasure trove of secret spots. I feel like I know this beautiful area so well and I am keen to share everything I know with you. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and I will be happy to help!

About Newquay

Famous for its surfing, beaches, family fun and nightlife Newquay is a real favourite with tourists in Cornwall. The world-famous Fistral beach is at the heart of the town and you really will find something for everyone in this bustling seaside resort.

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