Enjoy the glorious beach life at The Headland luxury hotel in Newquay

Situated on a clifftop above the world-famous Fistral Beach and with small coves to explore below, The Headland is a luxury hotel in Newquay which offers a real beach and ocean experience for those staying in the hotel and self-catering cottages.

The Headland is built on sand, and sandy toes and salty noses are true of both the human and doggy guests. From its high vantage point, The Headland also overlooks Newquay Bay and its seven famous beaches and looks up the coast to Padstow in one direction and Poldark’s Holywell Bay the other.

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Smell the salty ocean as you awake each morning. Enjoy activities on dog friendly Fistral Beach such as bodyboarding, surfing, paddleboarding, family beach games, coasteering or diving all under the reassuring eye of our amazing RNLI lifeguards. Beach weddings with ocean backdrops, hot chocolates watching the 30ft high Cribbar wave in winter, cocktails with colours to match the sunsets in summer. To us the beach is everything.

The coast has a moody side and, at The Headland, our love of storm watching during autumn and winter is shared with our guests. As the spray from the ocean speckles our windows and the sound of waves crashing leads to evening dining and the perfect night’s sleep, there is no better location than our headland.

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Fistral beach information

With jewel-blue sea and a never-ending stretch of golden sand, Fistral is the perfect family beach.

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Paddle boarding

With beaches facing every point of the compass, SUP expeditions in Cornwall are a magical experience.

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Dog friendly beaches

With an abundance of dog-friendly beaches in Newquay, there’s plenty of choice for you and your pooch.

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Newquay Harbour

The sheltered, dog-friendly and historic harbour is a great place to visit during your stay in Newquay.

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Fistral beach webcam

Check out tides and surf conditions on our Fistral webcam. Adjust the settings to see if you can spot yourself catching a wave!

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Jump, climb, swim, let the sea pick you up and take you for a ride … coasteering is an instant rush.

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Beach weddings

Perched on a private cliff-top, overlooking golden sands, your perfect wedding day awaits you at The Headland.

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Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced explorer, there’s a range of local dive sites to discover.

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Surf school

With Fistral Beach on our doorstep, the Surf Sanctuary is a prime location to learn to surf or improve your existing skills.

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Storm Watching

Visiting Cornwall in the autumn and winter means getting all cosy indoors and watching the spectacularly wild weather.

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The Cribbar

The Cribbar is a famous wave which breaks in front of The Headland a few times a year in the right conditions.

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The Headland is perched above one of Europe’s most famous surfing beaches at Fistral.

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Offers & Experiences

Halloween at the Headland

Join us for a bewitching beach break this Halloween. Famously known for its appearance in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’, experience 5-star luxury with 3 nights’ accommodation and breakfast daily in our iconic Victorian hotel.

Storm watching hotel experience

The best part about visiting Cornwall in the autumn and winter is getting cosy inside our grand hotel and watching the wild weather outside.

The Headland Spa-cation break

Let your body and mind completely unwind as you enjoy two nights of indulgent dining and five-star pampering.

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