Six storm watching spots in Cornwall

Six storm watching spots in Cornwall, Winter, storm chasing, wild weather

Visit Cornwall at its most spectacular and enjoy the thrill of storm chasing without the dangers. Sit back and enjoy a hearty meal or a warming drink and watch nature at its best. We've compiled a list of six storm watching spots for your wild winter getaway.

The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
If you want somewhere plush to sink into a sea-view sofa and watch the storms, look no further than The Old Coastguard. Plump leather armchairs look out over Mounts Bay, where stormy seas wrap around the castle on St Michael’s Mount. Enjoy some traditional pub food with sea views and a roaring log fire. Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring coastline is right on the  doorstep; wander out of the back of Mousehole and be on top of the cliffs in little more than ten minutes.

Origin Coffee Roasters, Harbour Head, Porthleven

Enjoy a brew with spectacular views of the sea through the cafe's large windows. Complementing the coffee menu is a speciality tea offering, including Matcha green tea. Light bights are also on offer, showcasing the superb local producers, including renowned sausage rolls from Ann’s Pasties and a delicious selection of cakes from Rustic Cakes. Indulge in a tasty lunch or afternoon snack whilst taking in the wild wind and waves outside.

Wild Cafe, Bedruthan Steps Hotel & Spa

Feast on Cornish Meze and Tapas, amazing salads using home grown and foraged Cornish produce and the most yummy cakes, puddings and patisserie in a stunning coastal location. Warm up with a specialist coffee after an invigorating cliff walk and shelter from the elements with breathtaking views of the ocean. The rugged granite rocks at Bedruthan Steps offer a dramatic backdrop for storm watching and conjures up images of shipwrecks and smugglers. 

The Bay Restaurant, Penzance

Treat yourself to a delightful afternoon tea or brasserie dinner in the light airy restaurant with sweeping views across Mounts Bay. Enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with beautiful sea views - the perfect setting for wild weather watching. Penzance is famous for large waves during stormy weather, just make sure you don't venture too close to the sea as the weather can be unpredictable.

The Old Success Inn, Sennen

Gaze out to sea in this unrivalled location in Sennen Cove. The coastal inn is the perfect place for informal dining with freshly prepared local produce and stunning views. Alternatively, enjoy a Brewer & Bean coffee with specially sourced beans to achieve a rich delicious coffee with smooth undertones. Situated in West Cornwall, it feels like you're on the end of the Earth and is the ideal spot to watch the wild Atlantic ocean.

The Terrace Restaurant, Portreath

A stunning location on the North Cornwall coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a popular spot for winter wave chasers. The views out over the Atlantic are 100% pure Cornish and so - almost entirely - are the fresh ingredients used; the menu will delight the senses and warm the cockles. 

Storm watching can be fun and exciting but it’s vital to put your safety first. The winter weather can bring high winds and huge waves, so it’s important to keep a safe distance. Storms in Cornwall can be highly dangerous, so check tide times, be cautious and don’t take any risks. Remember, a good photograph is not worth risking your life for.