Traditional bucket and spade holidays aren’t what they used to be, with relaxing spa retreats, energetic activity weekends or indulgent mini-breaks, there’s so much more on offer these days. So if you’re looking for a bit of beachy downtime or something more active, there are plenty of options to choose from in Newquay’s hotels, in or out of season.
Bucket and Spade breaks
If you’re after a good old bucket and spade nostalgic staycation, then you want to stay as close to the beach as possible. With seven lovely beaches to choose from, you are never that far away from the shore in Newquay wherever you stay.
Relaxation and pampering
If your ideal holiday entails spa treatments, swimming, saunas and steam rooms then there are a few hotels in Newquay that will be perfect for your break. Fistral Spa offers a range of treatments from express facials to Ayurvedic treatments that nurture the body and help it rebalance in times of change and stress. this five-star spa also boasts a starlit indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room for you to relax in.
The Headland Hotel has a gorgeous state-of-the-art art spa with a signature treatment called, ‘the Dreaming’ which aims to relax and revitalise your mind, body and soul. To top off your treatment you can also use the heated pool, Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna, aromatherapy showers and hot tub as part of your treatment or spa day. Or try the relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at Ooh La La at the Hotel Victoria.
With more families choosing to holiday in Newquay, family- friendly hotels are a must. The Hotel Victoria and Esplanade both have family rooms, indoor pools, outdoor and indoor recreation grounds, and a whole host of family activities and evening entertainment to keep the kids occupied whilst parents enjoy a coffee on the terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Once the kids are worn out, they can relax in the lounge of the Hotel Victoria and watch their favourite dvd on an 11ft cinema style screen.
Dogs Love Holidays Too
Being able to take your dog on holiday not only keeps your costs down but also means you can relax knowing that your pet is safe and sound. Plus, we all need a break sometimes – even dogs. With dog friendly beaches right on your doorstep, it’s great that some of our hotels welcome your well-behaved canines. Not only those we have some restaurants that cater specifically for your four legged friends, head to Wet Dog Pizza where your furry friend can enjoy their own dog-friendly pizza or beer! Or visit Lusty Glaze for a tasty dog friendly roast dinner!
Newquay is home to some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK and there is no better way to discover this than weaving your way along the South West Coast path. You can join the South West Coast path at the Barrowfields and walk your way around the exhilarating coast of Newquay all the way over to the picturesque beach Crantock on the other side of the Gannel Estuary. Pick up a copy of Newquay’s Discovery Trail from Visit Newquay (Tourist Information Centre) to make the most of your coastal walks and see what Newquay has to offer.
I can see the sea
Most families play this game of who can see the sea first when approaching any seaside resort, but here in Newquay you can play it every day when you wake up if you stay in many of our fantastic hotels. however, Newquay is very unique in what you can ‘sea’. If you choose to stay in the Atlantic hotel, the first thing you see might be the stormy Atlantic Ocean or a fleet of fishing boats.
If beach views are more your passion, then you can choose to wake up over-looking the world famous Fistral Beach. the Carnmarth hotel is a classic British hotel with modern furnishings and facilities overlooking famous Fistral. When you wake up you will be greeted by sand, sea, surfers and maybe even dolphins. For pure luxury, you have to stay in the brand new Lewinnick Lodge boutique lodge. This quintessential boutique coastal-chic retreat features sensational views back over to Fistral Beach – the ultimate in beachside luxury. Great Western Hotel is in the heart of Newquay overlooking Newquay Bay and Great Western Beach. It offers stunning sea views. Hotel Bristol overlooks the ancient Barrowfields and offers expansive sea views.
Shop until you drop
Newquay has a collection of totally unique shops and if you’re in Newquay for a shopping spree then you want to be within walking distance of the town centre. For beach style and surf fashion, Newquay is the place to indulge in some serious retail therapy. The Atlantic hotel is a few minutes’ walk from Fore Street – home to an array of Newquay’s independent shops nestled amongst an eclectic mix of cafés. Or if you want to be even more centrally located, The Quies is an excellent option. The Quies is a family-run hotel with great views of Newquay Bay from the hotel lounge, where you can relax after your hard day pounding the high street.
Fun in the sun for the young
Newquay welcomes responsible groups of young (and old) adults and is an excellent resort for celebrating exam results or hen/stag parties. There are lots of accommodation providers that cater for groups of people, all with an excellent range of leisure activities available as bolt-ons. the Hotel Sunnyside is an upbeat budget hotel, offering a great atmosphere, fantastic value for money and arguably one of Newquay’s best locations, overlooking Towan Beach and just a stone’s throw from the town’s bars and clubs.
Another option is Ocean Lodge which offers fun and friendly budget accommodation for single travellers and groups. Just a short stroll from the town centre, this is a great accommodation option if you are seeking sea and surf on budget.
Food For Thought
If you are tempted by your taste buds you will love Newquay! A food revolution is putting Newquay firmly on the foodie map, with an array of new bars, restaurants and eateries offering a variety of delicious, quality menus. There is something to tantalise every taste bud… from the freshest seafood to the tastiest coffee and cake.
Newquay is renowned for its outdoor lifestyle and extreme sporting activities. Coasteering, kite surfing and zip wiring are some of the more exhilarant sports that you can indulge in during your stay in Newquay. Learn everything from surfing to stand up paddleboarding. With surf schools a plenty, you’ll be spoilt for choice and find the perfect activity for you, or try them all and really make the most of Newquay’s adventurous offerings. Most hotels offer activities and watersports so check in and find out!