With breathtaking views of the Atlantic and the rugged Cornish coastline, The Headland Hotel shouts high glamour and drama from its rooftops.

Unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and a wide sandy beach beneath; if being close to the sea is good for the soul, then a stay here is life-affirming.

Perched on the magnificent headland overlooking Fistral Bay, this Victorian gem is one of the most iconic hotels in Cornwall. Situated in a world class location, this five-star hotel exudes grandeur and is a genuinely friendly family-run establishment.

Floor to ceiling windows command attention – who would obscure that view? Experience the multi-award-winning spa and some of the best food in Cornwall. Cameras at the ready for a photo opportunity on the grand sweeping staircase, it’s irresistible.

Like the pull of the tides that surround it, the allure of The Headland is undeniable.

View The Headland Hotel’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Need to Know


Check-in at 2.30pm.


Check-out at 11.00am.


Samphire is our modern dining restaurant in a classic space, serving vibrant, relevant fare in a timeless setting with the perfect view.

Menus change with the seasons, reflecting the best local produce from our small group of trusted suppliers. Samphire is a plant of the parsley family that grows on the rocky shoreline just below our Hotel.

Opening Hours:
Breakfast 8.00 am – 10.30am, Brunch 10.30am – 1.30pm Dinner 6.30pm – 9.15pm

The Terrace is located steps from the famous sands of Fistral Beach, our vibrant Terrace Restaurant offers a unique oceanfront dining experience. With floor to ceiling glass, wooden floors, and crisp décor, this is laid-back beach living at its best.

The menu offers a relaxed selection of fresh local seafood, chargrilled cuts of the finest meats, hearty pasta dishes, seasonal salads and irresistible daily specials, along with expertly blended cocktails. Popular with locals and residents alike, The Terrace engages all the senses.

Opening Hours:
All day dining  10am – 9.30pm

The Deck

The Deck restaurant is open from 9am – 9pm offering a delicious menu of flatbreads, seasonal salads and sundaes.

The Spa

Deep at the heart of the hotel lies the entrance to another world. A world of balance, pampering and wellbeing, where the focus is on you, your body and your spirit. Awarded the first ‘Five Bubble’ rated spa in the region, The Headland Spa is one of the most respected spas in Cornwall.

The spellbinding natural beauty surrounding The Headland Spa in Cornwall starts to work its magic as soon as you arrive. From the sweeping coastal views of The Spa Lounge, to the sumptuous relaxation suite and low-lit treatment rooms, every element has been designed with your relaxation at its heart.

Step out of your busy life and let us discover what you really need. We offer a host of specialist spa treatments ranging from radiance-boosting facials to VIP Spa Experiences and relaxing massages in our seven treatment rooms, including the luxury couple’s suite. We look forward to welcoming you.

Facilities include:

  • Private VIP lounge
  • Private Jacuzzi suite
  • Rhassoul
  • 7 treatment rooms incl two for couples
  • Manicure and pedicure suite (for four)
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Life Fitness Gym
  • Adult-only indoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Swedish sauna
  • Cornish salt steam room
  • Scented aromatherapy experience showers
  • Robed dining area
  • Showers in treatment rooms
  • Heated floors throughout


The Aqua Club

We are very excited to introduce you to The Aqua Club, the new £10 million swimming and wellness space.  The Aqua Club completes the five-star Headland experience with six pools, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, and a sun terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Whether you’re looking to get fit, entertain family and friends, take in the beautiful surroundings, or enjoy a post-swim meal, The Aqua Club, which has been designed and decorated to reflect the local Cornish landscape, has something for you.

The Aqua Club is open and can be used to swim from 8am – 9.30pm.

Also worth knowing


Some of our suites are well designed to accommodate families. Travel cots and additional beds are also available on request.


The on-site gym is available for all residents to use during their stay. Complimentary fitness classes, are available for guests so please check the up to date timetables on arrivals.

Hotel Bar

The Terrace Bar offers expertly blended cocktails and a hand-selected range of wines, beers, ales and spirits.

Christmas and New Year

The Headland is open all year and provides a magical backdrop for a family Christmas or festive celebration with friends over the New Year period.


From £150 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“To stay at The Headland Hotel is to be trapped between two glorious ages.
The early twentieth century and the twenty first century (think Downton Abbey with Wi-Fi), the hotel being
both modern and timeless.”

Cornwall Life



The Headland Hotel & Spa

Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW

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Mr and Mrs John and Carolyn Armstrong

General Manager

Ian Wynne

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Spa-cation at The Headland

Relax, renew and refresh at our sanctuary by the sea. Check into your beautifully appointed room and enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast daily.

Drink in the sweeping coastal view from the Spa Lounge while you enjoy a glass of bubbles before being pampered with a relaxing 55-minute Spa Treatment in our 5-bubble rated spa. Embark on a 2-hour thermal journey with Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna and aromatherapy shower.

Have a leisurely 2-course lunch at The Terrace restaurant where our menu is inspired by the dramatic coastline and superb Cornish seafood. After breakfast the following morning, head to the heated outdoor vitality pool or lie in the spa taking in the magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean in our multi-million-pound Aqua Club. After a day spent relaxing savour a 2-course dinner highlighting the very best of Cornish ingredients in our award-winning Samphire restaurant. Treat yourself to an unforgettable Headland getaway.


Terms and Conditions:

Minimum 2-night stay in the hotel with one 55 minute spa treatment per adult, one 2 Hour thermal journey per adult, one glass of bubbles per adult, one 2 course dinner in The Samphire per adult and one 2 course lunch in The Terrace per adult

Valid 1st September to 22nd December 2021 and 2nd January to 10th February 2022

Available until 10/02/2022

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Inclusive Packages

Grown Up Getaway at The Headland

Enjoy a glamorously grown- up getaway at our iconic clifftop Victorian hotel. Experience 5-star luxury with 2 nights’ accommodation in a sea view room with breakfast daily. Relax with a pre-dinner cocktail and savour a 2-course dinner in our award-winning Samphire Restaurant showcasing the very best of Cornish ingredients.

Take a leisurely stroll on the golden sands of Fistral Beach then while away the afternoon taking in the sea views from the hotel whilst enjoying a Champagne Afternoon Tea.  Unwind with a relaxing 55-minute Spa Treatment in our 5-bubble rated spa and then head to the heated outdoor vitality pool or spa where you can take in the magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean. Treat yourself to an unforgettable Headland getaway.

Terms and Conditions:

Available for minimum 2-night stays in Sea View Rooms within the hotel, one 55-minute spa treatment per adult, one 2 course dinner in Samphire per adult, one pre dinner cocktail per adult and one Champagne Afternoon Tea per adult

Valid 1st September to 31st October 2021 and 1st March to 11th April 2022

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Available until 08/04/2022

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Digital Nomad

Jobs fill your pockets and adventure fills your soul.  Enjoy the best of both worlds and have a Cornish adventure this winter with our extended stay packaged designed for digital nomads travelling either solo or with the family. With a dedicated working area and high speed wi-fi our spacious self-catering cottages are an ideal space to work in. From crafting a bespoke ocean adventure with our Surf Sanctuary team; sampling delicious meals highlighting beautiful Cornish ingredients to relaxing in the heated vitality pool in our multi-million-pound Aqua Club, there is something for everyone at The Headland.

Stay a minimum of 7 nights and receive a 10% discount

Stay a minimum of 14 nights and receive a 15% discount

Stay a minimum of 25 nights and receive a 25% discount


Free WI-FI

Free entry into Aqua Club

25% off spa treatments

£40 credit to be used across any restaurant (excludes alcohol) – per booking

50% off dog charge – per stay

£100 credit for the Surf Sanctuary – per booking


Valid for the Cottages only, 1st November 2021 to 31st March 2022


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Available until 28/03/2022

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In Our Backyard

Experience Cornwall like a local, stay and play in our backyard. Treat the family to a fun filled short break with 2 nights’ accommodation in a self-catering cottage. Sink your toes into the golden sand on beautiful Fistral Beach, let the salty breeze ruffle your hair and head into the blue waters on a private stand-up paddle board lesson (including wetsuit and board hire) with one of our Surf School coaches. Fuel up with delicious handmade pizza eaten under the sky at our Mediterranean inspired Deck restaurant then head into our multi-million-pound Aqua Club with its six pools.

Tuckered out after a hard day’s play, let the kiddos snuggle up in their mini bathrobes and slippers and settle down for bedtime stories. Let our backyard be your home and treat yourself to an unforgettable Headland getaway.

Terms and Conditions:

Available for a minimum 2-night stay in a Cottage with one private stand up paddle board lesson and equipment hire per person, one pizza lunch at the deck – 1 pizza per 2 people and a mini bathrobe and slippers – per child

Valid 1st – 30th October 2021 and 1st – 28th February 2022

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Available until 28/02/2022

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Seasonal Offers

Halloween at the Headland

Join us for a bewitching beach break this Halloween. Famously known for its appearance in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’, experience 5-star luxury with 3 nights’ accommodation and breakfast daily in our iconic Victorian hotel. Our multi-million-pound Aqua Club is the perfect hideaway from ghosts and ghoulies, float in the sunset spa taking in the magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean or let the hydrotherapy pool sooth away your terrors. Release your inner stress demons with a 2-hour thermal journey in our luxurious spa featuring Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna and aromatherapy shower. Take in an afternoon screening of The Witches movie and those brave enough can join the formidable Grand High Witch for afternoon high tea!  As the day succumbs to night join us for spooky cocktail before enjoying a spinetingling good 2 course dinner in our award-winning Samphire restaurant celebrating the best of Cornish produce.  It’s terrifyingly easy to fall in love with the Headlands Halloween, no tricks just treats!

Terms and Conditions:

Minimum 3-night stay in the hotel with one 2 Hour thermal journey per adult, one Witches High Tea per person, one spooky cocktail per adult and one 2 course dinner in The Samphire per adult

Valid 15th – 31st October 2021

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Available until 28/10/2021

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Storm Watching

With spray from the ocean speckling our windows, brooding grey skies and the sounds of the waves crashing there is no better place to experience Cornwall this winter than from our clifftop location.  Experience all our 5-star hotel has to offer with 3 nights’ accommodation in a beautifully appointed room with breakfast daily.  Enjoy a 3-course dinner highlighting the very best of Cornish ingredients and a two-course lunch at The Terrace Restaurant.  Spend the mornings in our multi-million-pound Aqua Club relaxing in the heated outdoor vitality pool or floating in the spa, taking in the magnificent view of the stormy Atlantic Ocean.  As the afternoon light deepens curl up on a sofa, warm your toes in front of the fire and savour a traditional Cornish cream tea (remember, jam first!).  Treat yourself to an unforgettable Headland getaway.

Terms and Conditions:

Minimum 3-night stay in the hotel with 3 Course dinner on 1st night in The Samphire per adult, one 2 course lunch in The Terrace per adult and one afternoon Tea for 2

Valid 1st November to 22nd December 2021 and 1st January to 10th February 2022

Available until 10/02/2022

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By Road

Travelling by road to The Headland in Newquay is straightforward. Travel down the M5 to the end of the motorway at Junction 31, and choose the A30 or the more southerly A38 (which has some single carriageway sections and traverses the Tamar Bridge at Plymouth). Both routes rejoin at the Bodmin by-pass. From the outskirts of Newquay follow the signs to Fistral Beach. Parking is available on site at The Headland.

By Train

The closest train station to The Headland is at Newquay which is only 5 minutes in a taxi.

By Air

From Newquay it is possible to fly to Belfast, Dublin, London Stansted, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle the Isles of Scilly and Dusseldorf. Please note that there is no full-time taxi rank at Newquay Airport, and so pre-booking a taxi is essential.

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Attractions Near The Headland Hotel & Spa


Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port in Cornwall. With its foodie markets to an impressive array of gardens and period properties, it’s all here.

Fistral Beach

With over 750m of sherbet-soft sand, it’s perfect for hand-in-hand strolls, sunset-watching, romantic Champagne picnics, surf adventures …and of course sunbathing (weather dependent).


Escape the hubbub and hike the breathtaking coast paths. Ride the legendary waves and discover all the wonderful delights that Cornwall has to offer.

Weddings at The Headland Hotel & Spa

Perched on a private cliff-top, The Headland overlooks one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. Arrive through our romantic, vintage gates and get ready to fall in love all over again. Offering the perfect blend of discreet English ambience, underpinned by four-star hospitality, and gorgeous seascapes, The Headland is a unique wedding venue for an unforgettable celebration. We are licensed to host civil ceremonies and have a selection of show-stopping suites for you to choose from.

Need to know

Wedding brochure

Wedding facilities and features

The Restaurant – max. 250 guests – unlicensed so wedding breakfast and evening reception only.

The Ballroom – max. 120 guests

Licensed for up to 120 guests and will accommodate Day Receptions for up to 120 Guests. It can be used for an evening reception for up to 120.

The Fistral Suite- max. 50 guests

Licensed for up to 20 guests.

The Morning Room – max. 12 guests

Licensed for up to 12 guests.

Wedding menu options

All of the wedding menus have been created by the head chef who is passionate about producing exceptional dishes using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Couples can choose from a traditional wedding breakfast, afternoon tea or something entirely bespoke.

Wedding packages

A bespoke package can be tailored for each couple by our in house wedding coordinator.

Civil Ceremonies

The Headland Hotel and & Spa is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Wedding planning services

Dedicated in house wedding coordinators.

Meetings at The Headland Hotel & Spa

Day delegate rate: from £40
24-hour delegate rate: from £165
Maximum number of delegates: 300