2 nights in Newquay, Cornwall

This weekend we visited Cornwall. My first time this far south of England and it won’t be my last!

We stayed in Newquay in a brilliant hotel overlooking Great Western Beach. Read more about it here.

When we arrived we wasted no time before getting out and going for a wander around the area.

We came to a beautiful spot with a grassy area popular for dog owners. After a lie in the grass for a little while, basking in the sun and enjoying a stretch after the 6 hour drive down! We ventured towards the beach. First thing I noticed was the colourful benches.

If you look closely you’ll notice the peculiar house in the distance. I’m guessing probably one of the most photographed houses in England?

Imagine living there. As my partner pointed out, home insurance might be pretty steep…

We took a stroll along the front until we came to the end of the bay looking back towards Great West Beach. What a pretty view.

A stop at St Christopher’s Inn allows you to have a drink overlooking the same view. A great hostel chain I’ve previously stayed at in Paris.

St Christopher's Inn Hostel Newquay
Beer garden at St Christopher’s Inn Hostel – Newquay

We spent a good chunk of our time relaxing on the Great Western Beach and swimming in the sea. I know they mention the water being lovely and warm down here but believe me it was as cold as ice! Took me a long time before I could brave it. Fun fighting against the waves hitting me in the face though.

Tolcarne Beach
Tolcarne Beach

In the evenings we headed for dinner and cocktails. Such a selection Newquay has to offer!

Our first night we stopped at a quirky place named Concho Lounge. We loved it here, cocktails were tasty and the food was superb. Highly recommend.

We also enjoyed cocktails at Tom Thumb an independent little hidden gem that I read about online.

Finally, one thing I can’t forget to mention… Fistral Beach!

Land of the surfers.

If you carry on strolling past the bars and shops in Newquay eventually you’ll see signs for Fistral Beach. We visited on our first evening here. Easy to find and a great spot to watch the sunset from.

During our short time in Cornwall, we also visited St Agnes and Crantock aswell as walking some of the South East Coast Path. These are all worthy of their own mention so I’ll be writing about these separately.

Of course, we couldn’t leave Cornwall without tasting one of their famous Cornish pasties!

I wasn’t disappointed.

Until next time Cornwall..


  1. I always used to go down to Cornwall on holiday as a child and my family still do now. Outside of Yorkshire it’s easily my favourite area of the country. So much natural beauty and history along with some of the best beaches in the UK.


    • I agree! I absolutely loved it and it’s definitely up there with Yorkshire for me now! πŸ™‚ will definitely be going back one day!


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