The Headland Hotel, Cornwall

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With a spectacular location, perched on a private cliff-top overlooking the sand and surf of beautiful Fistral Beach, The Headland Hotel has been in the same family for nearly 40 years. An iconic Victorian hotel, it has been painstakingly restored and transformed into one of Cornwall’s stand-out places to stay – both welcoming and relaxed. Among its chief attractions are two highly regarded restaurants (the elegant and double AA rosette-awarded Samphire and the easy-going, contemporary Terrace), a spa, state-of-the-art gym and heated outdoor pool. In the 95 large rooms and suites, expect big, comfortable beds, squashy pillows and breathtaking sea views. For more flexibility and privacy, opt for one of the 39 five-star, seaside-chic cottages, idyllic as a secluded, romantic retreat and a favourite with families. The addition of cutting-edge facilities hasn’t affected The Headland’s delightfully discreet English ambience, making this one of the most understated yet personal spa hotels in Cornwall.

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With a sherbet-soft sand beach and sweeping bay views, The Headland offers a unique vantage point to experience Cornwall’s beauty. We’re two minutes from the famous Fistral Beach, yet off on our own exclusive stretch of headland, away from the masses.


Uncover a fresh take on seaside dining. Our talented culinary team is driven by a passion for cuisine that is as wholesome as it is flavourful in our two-rosette awarded Samphire restaurant.


The Surf Sanctuary at The Headland Hotel is one of the best surf schools in Newquay. They know just how to strike the perfect balance between surf safety, direction and practice. Supporting all levels of surfers – from newbies and juniors, through to advanced waveriders looking to sharpen their carves and snaps – their expert tuition is invaluable. Individual and group lessons are available, perfect for family fun in the waves!


The famous 1990 production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, starring Anjelica Huston, was filmed here.

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