Often found travelling around Cornwall from coast to coast, finding the best foodie spots, hidden treasures and the latest hang outs, we catch up with Lowenna Pascoe, aka local blogger and Instagram’s Cornwall Lover, to get the inside scoop on her top sunset locations.
Atlantic Terrace Sands Resort Hotel, Cornwall
Settle into a sea-view seat overlooking the ocean from the hotels Atlantic Terrace. Golden Hour here offers the perfect time to kick back and relax with your loved one after a fun-filled day on the beach. If you have kids in tow and you’re looking for a little grown up time, the hotel offers a fantastic childcare service, leaving Mum and Dad sipping on a crisp white wine and indulging in a three course menu filled with delicious local produce.
See the full menu here; my go to wine is the Tipsy Surfer.
Nothing beats watching the sun go down, seeing it glisten over the water, while you are actually in the water! The team at Newquay Activity Centre allow you to plunge into the Atlantic rollers with a family surf lesson, climb and jump from craggy cliffs into the bluest of waters, as well as discovering secret coves by kayak or paddleboard.
Last summer I joined their amazing team and floated under the famous island bridge, getting up close and personal with the resident seal, and of course created those all-important memories.
Take a front row seat at one of Cornwall’s top surfing spots, while feasting on Rick Stein’s famous beer battered fish and chips (washed down with a Cornish tipple of course). When I come here, I like to grab my food, setup my blanket on the cliff tops, and watch the surfers ride the waves below. Be sure to watch out for those pesky seagulls.
Look over a sample menu, including children’s options at Rick Stein’s Fistral.
If you’re like me and have a space in your heart for Captain Ross Poldark then you will absolutely love strolling along the golden sands of Holywell Bay, as seen in the BBC One Poldark series. Let the kids tire themselves out running up and down the sand dunes, while you throw the ball and watch the dog jump the waves. It really is picture-perfect.
If you are looking for a bite to eat, head to Treguth Inn, a cosy thatched Cornish pub that will not disappoint.
Lusty Glaze Beach
Although Porth beach is an absolute must while staying at Sands Cornwall, Lusty Glaze is another Cornish gem; just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Sunsets here offer the perfect backdrop while dining at Lusty Glaze Restaurant or walking hand in hand along the sand. Top tip; be sure to check out their 2020 Sundowner Sessions dates, where the beach literally turns into a live music venue.
See the 2020 line up here.
Here I like to sink my toes into the sand, sip on an ice-cold beer and watch the sun go down from the UK’s only pub on the beach, the Watering Hole. Take a dip in the beaches natural open-air pool, walk the 3 miles of soft golden sand at low tide, or for the more energetic, make a day of it and walk the South West Coast Path to nearby St Agnes.
Oh Porth Island, how the locals do love you! In just a few steps from the hotel, you’ll find yourself on this perfect cliff top that offers some of the best sunset views Cornwall has to offer. Look out for the blowhole and bridge, before settling down with a Cornish cream tea picnic (jam first of course).
Head back for a nightcap at the Atlantic Terrace, Sands Cornwall.
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