It’s not just the surf beaches that visitors flock to Newquay for, because the seaside town is also home to an array of waterside haunts that are ideal for a spot of wave watching – whether you’re avidly waiting for the next set of swells or prefer keeping your face dry, sinking a coffee, and admiring the view.
Newquay is choc with beach cafés positioned at some of the area’s most majestic locations, so for stunning sea views and a spot of lunch or tea – schedule a sense-spoiling stop-off at one of these beachside beauties…
Sea Spray Beach Café
South Fistral’s coastal-cool café is nestled under the cliffs, offering uninterrupted views of Newquay’s most famous stretch of sand alongside a fresh, locally sourced menu and uber chilled out atmosphere.
Serving a range of sumptuous breakfasts, including pancakes, acai bowls and hearty fry ups alongside wholesome fresh coffee, what could be better? Cake! Pop in for a light lunch and a piece of fresh home made cake.
Lusty Glaze Beach
Serving breakfasts, lunches and suppers, the fabulous restaurant is well worth trekking down the renowned 133 steps, presenting sublime sea views alongside gorgeous interiors and a wonderfully eclectic menu.
Pick from plates stacked with sandwiches, salads and mains like mussels, gourmet hot dog, Lusty burger, pave of sea bass or beer battered fish of the day – or choose a volcanic lava ‘hot rock’ to cook your chosen dish from fresh, including surf and turf, salmon teriyaki, veggie or vegan options.
The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay
The winning combination of beautiful beachside location, ambient interiors and supreme tasting seasonal food makes The Beach Hut is a definite place to be.
The classic menu is crammed with goodies like clam chowder, moules marinière, grilled fish masala, superfood salad, burgers and grilled dishes. And let’s not forget dessert: dive in to crème brûlée, warm brownie with cherry ice cream or baked vanilla cheesecake washed down with a delicious digestif from their extensive drinks list.
Sitting at C-Bay is akin to being suspended in the clouds overlooking Crantock’s paradisiacal sands, making it one of Newquay’s most coveted destinations.
The sleek and bountifully light-filled interiors and scenic sun terrace all present those soul-stirring vistas, while an array of breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and daily changing dinner options will satisfy all manner of appetites in supreme style.
Other eateries to try in Newquay:
Gusto Deli Bar – for their scrumptious salad or Sunday roast in a box
Fern Pit Café – for to-die-for views of the Gannel and Crantock Beach
The Headland Hotel – for gorgeous cream teas and sprawling sea views
Fistral Beach Bar – for a true sand-between-your-toes dining experience and laid back beach vibe
The Boathouse – for alfresco dining a stone’s throw from the water’s edge
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