Sandy beaches, fish and chips and surfing in the English waves – it’s easy to see why Cornwall is one of the most loved UK holiday destinations. That’s not even mentioning the breath-taking views…
Every inch of Cornwall looks perfect for a postcard. But that beauty is amplified in certain spots, especially those where there are fewer people in the way! Read on as we look at 10 secret spots for the best views in Cornwall, from the quiet cliffs at Porthcurno to Cornwall cottages with private sea views.
1) Port Isaac
Hidden on the coast of Cornwall, Port Isaac is a picturesque fishing village that’s just too stunning to miss. You can watch the local fishermen bringing in their daily catch whilst taking in the spectacular views of the sea or head for a coastal walk on the many paths surrounding the village. Treat yourself to a portion of fresh fish and chips and settle in to watch the tide go out. If you’re lucky you might even spot a dolphin basking in the shallows.
What better way to make the most of the stunning sea views in Cornwall than with a luxury cottage on the coast. Seascape is a beautiful Cornwall cottage with an impressive sea view. Set just above the coast, Seascape house is truly the best of both worlds. Enjoy your morning coffee basking in the view of the marvellous Atlantic Ocean just outside your front door and then bathe in the Cornish sun in the landscaped gardens at the back of this modern home.
3) Lenwinnick Lodge
Just outside of the buzzing town of Newquay, Lenwinnick Lodge is a little piece of tranquillity overlooking Fistral Bay. This restaurant not only boasts delicious homecooked meals and refreshing local wines and beers, but the outdoor terrace is one of the best out there. The grassy outlook provides a panoramic view of the Atlantic and Cornwall’s stunning cliff faces. There’s nowhere better to enjoy a cold glass of your favourite tipple as you breathe in the sea air.
4) Land’s End
We know what you’re thinking – Land’s End is hardly a secret. However, if you head up onto one of the many cliff paths, you’ll have no problems finding a quiet spot to settle in to watch the sunset and be reminded why Land’s End is so popular.
You can also get a quieter experience if you visit in the evening or before the sun rises. The rugged cliffs and sea-worn rock faces are unlike any others you’ll find across the UK, so it’s definitely worth a trip whilst you’re visiting this beautiful county.
5) Barford Beach House
There’s nothing quite as peaceful as nestling into the Barford Beach House living room with the beautiful view of the tide coming in through the panoramic windows. Turn on the classic wood burner when the sun starts to set and settle in for a relaxing evening with the sea views as your backdrop.
Porthcurno beach is thought to be one of the most photographed spots along the Cornish coast. The crystal-clear turquoise waters and golden sands are set on a small cove, perfect for a quiet day at the beach. But for the best sea views, head up the surrounding cliffs and you’ll be rewarded with brilliant blue sea as far as the eye can see. Stay until the sun starts to set and be amazed as the sky turns red.
7) The Slate Beach House
Nestled into a hillside in the north of the county, the Slate Beach House is a little piece of paradise on the English coast. The panoramic windows and south-facing rooftop terrace make this holiday home the perfect spot to take in those stunning Cornwall sea views, with only your loved ones for company. Pour yourself a glass of wine, fire up the terrace barbecue and feel your stresses ease away in no time.
8) Perranuthnoe Beach
St Michael’s Mount is one of the most popular Cornish tourist destinations, with visitors from all over heading across the causeway to access the tidal island with impressive architecture. Whilst it’s definitely worth a trip down, the coast can get a little crowded. Here’s the secret – head a couple of miles down the coast and you’ll reach Perranuthnoe Beach where you can bask in the views of the sea and St Michael’s Mount itself without the hustle and bustle you get further up the road. It’s definitely a must-see.
9) Polpier & Penpol
If you’re heading to Cornwall in a large group and don’t want to overcrowd the hotspots but still want to take in the stunning sea views, Polpier & Penpol is the perfect setting. With room for up to 26 guests, this holiday retreat boasts a heated outdoor pool and tennis courts with an amazing view of the sea just below. You’ll never tire of the views from the two acres of landscaped gardens. But if you do fancy a change of scene, the indoor games room is sure to impress.
You may have heard of Tintagel for its strong connections to the legend of King Arthur and his round table. If you head to the clifftops, it’s easy to see why. The dramatic headlands, castles, caves and waterfalls all add to the magic you will feel when stood looking out to see. If you’re feeling brave, you might want to take a trip into Merlin’s cave for a peek into the legend…
Cornwall cottages with a sea view
If this list of secret spots for the best sea views in Cornwall has given you the travel bug, why not book your own Cornwall cottage with a sea view? At kate & tom’s, we’ve hand-picked the most luxurious homes in the best corners of the Cornish surroundings, so you can enjoy stunning sea views along with your own hot tub, pool, games room or tennis court.
Get in touch with us today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime Cornish adventure.