Find your perfect autumn or winter break
Autumn and winter might be quieter seasons in terms of footfall, but the crashing Atlantic waves make the coast a thrilling place to visit year-round. Whether you want to cosy up in a family-run B&B, unwind with a spa break, or breathe in the fresh sea air from your hotel balcony, Newquay has plenty of accommodation options to inspire you.
It’s also worth noting that many accommodation providers offer special rates in the off-season and can have more availability than in the busy summer months. From storm-watching breaks to spending Christmas in Cornwall, see what’s on offer this autumn and winter.
Tolcarne Beach Village - A coastal sanctuary right on the beach. Tolcarne Beach Village is all about sandy toes and incredible sea views. In the autumn and winter months, a choice of stylish beachside apartments and ocean suites are the perfect base for enjoying Cornwall’s wild north coast. Top tip: Check out their Winter Storm Watching Package and keep your eyes peeled for details about their Christmas market.
Trevornick Holiday Park - Experience pure escapism at Trevornick Holiday Park in Holywell Bay, just outside Newquay. The site’s self-catering cottages and lodges are perfect for a cosy coastal stay. Top tip: Some of the lodges come with hot tubs, so you can relax in bubbly luxury and stargaze on clear autumn nights.
The Park - Luxury lodges and stylish cottages create the perfect setting for a proper off-season escape. The Park in Mawgan Porth also has an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, and an on-site restaurant. There are also plenty of dog-friendly accommodation options if you’d like to bring your best friend too. Top tip: Make the most of the darker evenings and book accommodation with a hot tub.
Headland Hotel - Experience a luxurious coastal escape at this 5-star hotel, described as a paradise for storm watchers thanks to its incredible position on the headland above Fistral Beach. Whether you want to curl up with a good book by a crackling log fire or soothe your senses with a signature spa treatment, it’s the perfect place to hibernate this winter.
The Harbour Hotel - Newquay Harbour is a hidden gem – a picturesque oasis in the heart of town. Perched just above it, built into the cliff, you’ll find The Harbour Hotel. Every room here leads onto a balcony, so you can watch the boats and soak up the atmosphere. During your stay, why not book at a table at The Harbour Fish and Grill restaurant led by chef Aaron Janes?
Newquay Beach Hotel - Stay right in the heart of things at Newquay Beach Hotel, where you’re just moments from Tolcarne Beach and minutes from the centre of town and the train station. The boutique hotel has a wide variety of rooms available (with superfast WIFI and modern bathrooms), plus a tempting breakfast menu, a restaurant with sea views and a cocktail bar.
Oceanside Lifestyle Hotel - Embrace the chilled coastal lifestyle at this cool beach hotel. Whether you’re making the most of the surf, trying wild swimming with a local group or you want to fuel up ahead of a walk along the coastal path, why not see if you can book a bottomless brunch or a coastal cream tea during your break? Top tip: It’s possible for your dog to stay too for an additional charge.
Lewinnick Lodge - What a view! Lewinnick Lodge is a foodie retreat on Pentire Headland in Newquay. The hotel itself offers luxurious rooms, many with incredible views of the Atlantic, while the restaurant’s ever-changing menu is inspired by the best local and seasonal ingredients. Check their website to discover what’s on the menu this autumn and winter.
Atlantic Hotel - Experience the magic and charm of the coast at the Atlantic Hotel, a venue that has blended original features with modern luxury. From storm watching to spa days and a heated indoor swimming pool, there’s plenty to enjoy at the hotel itself. Plus, you’re just a short stroll from Newquay town centre. Top tip: Head to the hotel’s website to discover its fascinating music heritage.
Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa - Pure escapism starts here. Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa is an adults-only hotel that has everything you need to relax this winter. Think bubble baths with sea views, miles of golden sands to stretch your legs on and a luxurious spa and swimming pool to indulge in. Top tip: Check out the hotel’s special winter and festive breaks.
The Esplanade - Enjoy an invigorating stay at The Esplanade, a 4-star hotel overlooking the spectacular Fistral Beach. You could plan your visit around the hotel’s yoga and paddleboarding retreat (November 2023) or unwind at your own pace, making the most of the cinema room, indoor pool and spa treatments. Top tip: Take a look at their half-term activities for October 2023.
Bed and Breakfasts
Bee & Bee Bed and Breakfast Newquay - If you’re craving a relaxing break with plenty to do on your doorstep, an off-season stay at Bee & Bee could provide the perfect escape. This family-run bed and breakfast is just a 5-minute walk from the town centre. It offers modern bedrooms (all en suite), your own room key and good recommendations for surf lessons, restaurant reservations and places to visit.
Penwyth House B&B - At Penwyth House B&B, you’ll find stylish accommodation in an idyllic location in St Columb Minor on the outskirts of Newquay. Book your stay at this early 19thcentury property to enjoy village living (with a great local pub) without being too far away from Newquay’s beaches. Top tip: Penwyth House has bike storage if you’d like to bring your own.
Tell us about your autumn and winter discoveries! Whether you’ve just come back from an amazing autumn or winter break, or you’re an experience provider and would like to be featured in a future itinerary, please share your discoveries with us on social media using #NewSeasonNewquay.
The information on this page was correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. You will need to contact the venue or provider directly to confirm any seasonal opening details and to book your stay.
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