With some of the biggest waves seen in decades pounding the coastline, Newquay is the perfect place for storm watching. So it’s great to know there are some fantastic venues to hunker down from the rain and watch the squalls scud across stormy seas. If you’re really lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the infamous ‘Cribbar’ wave roll into shore. Check out some of the best storm watching spots in town.

The Headland Hotel, Fistral
Battle the elements on a stroll along Fistral Beach, and then seek refuge in one of Newquay’s top storm watching locations. From The Headland Hotel the view of wild Atlantic rollers breaking on the shore is spectacular – and with floor to ceiling windows the panorama really comes to your table.

Lewinnick Lodge, Pentire Headland
Perched on Pentire Headland, the Lewinnick captures a front row view of the Atlantic blasting the cliffs below. Sit out on the deck of you dare, or get cosy by the fire and enjoy classic British and Mediterranean fare overlooking the huge rollers crashing onto Fistral Beach.

Steam Bar and Restaurant, Cliff Road
Sitting above Great Western Beach and flaunting staggering sea views, Steam is well located to storm watch in relaxed and comfortable surroundings. The spacious, refurbished bar is a cracking venue to eat, drink and watch, huge stormy waves marching into Newquay Bay.

The Chy, Beach Road
With its decking and glass walls stretching seaward, The Chy boasts fantastic views of Newquay Bay. Snuggle down in a sofa with a steaming hot chocolate and watch huge waves crashing against The Island and the harbour wall. It’s very impressive.