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.
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 the town has to offer.
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.
Great Western Hotel
The Great Western Hotel is another seaside hotel situated off the coast of Newquay. It is 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. 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 to learn.
The Great Western Hotel offers the best value for accommodations if you are looking for relaxation and comfort. Its 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.
Legacy Hotel Victoria
Located right at the heart of bustling Newquay and just a 3-minute walk from 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.
The Atlantic Hotel is probably one of the most well-known hotels in the area. This cliffside hotel faces the 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.
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. 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 is also somewhat low-key. It has a great refreshing atmosphere where you won’t feel it’s crowded or full of people.
Best Western Hotel Bristol
The Best Western Hotel Bristol is a cliffside hotel that overlooks 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. Their onsite restaurant 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.
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.
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 centre. It is within walking distance from 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.
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 or even a 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 was no object.
Sands Resort Hotel and Spa
Rounding off this list of the best sea view 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 centre, 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 toward 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.
This spectacular setting boasts amazing views from anywhere on the grounds of the hotel. It has a 4 star rating and is the perfect retreat for couples or families. Catering for families you can relax and unwind while your children are entertained. If you are after a romantic break the child free areas will leave you feeling relaxed and able to unwind in style.
The spa is luxurious and boasts those phenomenal views. The bar area offers local drinks and inventive cocktails. Featuring an award winning restaurant you will love the food which you can enjoy while the sun sets over the bay right in front of you. The rooms are spacious with many offering a fantastic view, as well as the option to request bigger suites. Free wifi is standard and the bathrooms all come with free boutique toiletries.
Although you may find you never need to leave the grounds as there is so much to do you may want to venture onto the beach which sits in the village right in front of the hotel, offering different dining options for you there as well. A short drive to Newquay and Padstow, and not too far to venture to some great attractions such as the Eden Project and Merlin Golf course.
This iconic hotel overlooks the world famous Fistral beach and really is the place to go if you want to be pampered. Located on the beach which features restaurants and bars of its own this famous Victorian building is as impressive inside as it is out.
The hotel is grand in it’s décor and features a luxurious spa for guests to enjoy. State of the art treatment rooms compliment the other amazing facilities such as a Cornish salt room and Swedish sauna. You can even bring your dogs to this dog friendly hotel which provides the perfect beach for daily walks with your furry little friend.
The restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and offers a high class dining experience. There are many other options to dine though with a more relaxed terrace as well as bars and restaurants a stones’ throw away on Fistral beach including Rick Stein’s fish and chips. Afternoon tea options are also available as well as cocktails. All of the dining options are complimented with one of the best views in Cornwall.
The perfect place to relax but also the perfect place for those more active because the hotel has a surf school as well as other activities that guests can get stuck into on the water.
The rooms won’t disappoint either with free wifi and robes as well as space to sit and work and of course most have that incredible sea view.
I would recommend this hotel if you want the best of both worlds. Luxury but adventure, epic views and on a cliff but 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Newquay. This really is a stunning hotel that will deliver on every level.
Offering the wow factor and definitely something special, the Scarlet is an ideal destination for couples. This hotel does not cater for families so you can be assured that you will be able to unwind in the most elegant setting in a phenomenal location.
The food here is fabulous and the menu changes each day to include amazing local produce, the restaurant provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy this food and the view beyond is spectacular. When you walk into this hotel you immediately get the feeling of luxury. The spa is incredible and offers many different areas to unwind inside and out, all with those amazing views that really make your stay. There is also no need to leave your furry friend at home, you can bring them along to enjoy the luxury too as the Scarlet is pet friendly.
Friendly staff and inspirational rooms all featuring free wifi, flat screen TV’s but most importantly balcony with sitting space to enjoy that priceless view. This hotel is one of our favourites if you are a couple or adult group seeking real luxury it totally stands out. Location wise it’s great, close to Newquay and Padstow but remote enough for you to really take in the relaxed Cornish village vibe.
This iconic building stands out in Newquay town and you will recognise it if you have seen many pictures of Newquay as it features in many of the amazing views. Situated right on a peninsula with panoramic views that can’t be beaten, this really does offer that spectacular view that will blow you away every time you see it and really make you appreciate your destination by the sea.
Every room has a sea view and we highly recommend this hotel if the sea view is a real priority for you. It caters for families and is only a few minutes’ walk from the world famous Fistral Beach and Rick Stein’s fish restaurant. Also a few minutes’ walk from the lively town of Newquay where day or night it never stops and caters for both families and couples or groups of friends. This hotel is even pet friendly so you won’t need to leave out your family dog.
Some of the other features are the spa and restaurant although you are a stones’ throw away from most restaurants in Newquay that is the beauty of the location a real choice of beaches, restaurants, bars, activities and fun right on your doorstep without needing to get in a car.
If you are looking for adults only luxury in a great location then this really is a great spot. The views are incredible and the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa is luxurious.
The ESPA spa is one of the key selling points here and you can chose from a selection of pampering treatments or just relax in the facilities that the spa has to offer such as the sauna or the hot tub. Dine in the restaurant and enjoy the views across the bay but also have the choice to walk into Newquay which is on your doorstep and enjoy a whole host of restaurants and bars.
As you would expect in this luxury setting the rooms are designed to a high standard and the bathrooms include complimentary toiletries. There is parking and free wifi throughout.
I would recommend this hotel if you are a couple or group of adults seeking something special but within distance of the lively town of Newquay so you can have the best of both worlds.
26 Horizons is a luxury fourth floor apartment which benefits from an open plan living, kitchen and dining area. The apartment has been finished to a very high specification throughout and offers comfortable accommodation in an excellent area of Newquay. There is also the added benefit of excellent on-site facilities. The Horizons development benefits from a central location overlooking Newquay and is just a short walk into the centre and some of the best beaches in the area. The surfing hotspot, Fistral Beach is just a short walk away, with some of the finest surfing conditions in the UK. Watergate Bay is also close by and home to the Extreme Sports Academy and the Jamie Oliver’s inspired Fifteen restaurant, while the fishing village of Padstow and Rick Stein’s restaurants, plus Cornwall’s best attractions as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum and the Scilly Isles are all within easy reach. ?