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.
Stylish, elegant and unique, The Headland is a luxury hotel with private cottages set on an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral Bay. It offers the perfect blend of discreet English ambience and decadent four silver star hospitality.
Individually designed luxury hotel rooms and suites with ocean views are a welcoming haven of comfort and style, whilst our cottages are the definition of relaxed coastal living offering you your own private beachside retreat.
Wine, dine and relax amidst the gorgeous seascapes and breath-taking sunsets of our Samphire Restaurant with rosette-worthy dining from Executive Chef Christopher Archambault.
Relaxation isn’t a nice to have, it’s a must. Our award-wining 5 bubble rated Headland spa is a cool oasis of calm where you can escape the hustle and bustle. Rest, recharge and relax with tailor-made spa experiences and inspirational facilities.
At this shore-side retreat you can indulge in luxury. When you’re ready to explore you’re perfectly positioned to discover the secret beaches and coves that make this one of the UK’s most remarkable coastlines. The Headland is Cornwall’s iconic hotel and spa with a dedicated friendly and efficient team ready to look after your every need and make this a stay to remember.
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. Our brigade of chefs forage it by hand, ensuring only the freshest is selected.
Weekday Opening Hours
Breakfast 7.30am – 10am, Dinner 6.30pm – 9pm
Weekend Opening Hours
Breakfast 8am – 10.30am, Dinner 6.30pm – 9pm
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.
Brunch 10am – 12pm, Lunch 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon Tea 3pm – 6pm, Supper 6pm – 9.30pm
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. The first ‘Five Bubble’ rated spa in the region, The Headland Spa is one of the most respected yet undiscovered 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 six treatment rooms, including the luxury couple’s suite. We look forward to welcoming you.
- Private VIP lounge
- Private Jacuzzi suite
- 6 treatment rooms incl two for couples
- Manicure and pedicure suite (for four)
- Relaxation lounge
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Hot tub
- Swedish sauna
- Cornish salt steam room
- Scented aromatherapy experience showers
- Robed dining area
- Showers in treatment rooms
- Heated floors throughout
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.
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.
Fistral View Rooms
Just as the name suggests, these contemporary south-facing rooms capture the essence of beach-life. From the crashing waves to the fun escapades on the soft sand of the UK’s most famous surfing beach, they offer some of the finest views in Cornwall. These beautiful, calming bedrooms are the perfect setting for bubbles and robes, all bathrooms have separate baths and spacious walk-in showers. Available from £180 per night to include accommodation, breakfast and VAT for two adults.
The Splendid Rooms at The Headland are (indeed) splendid. Being just a notch apart from the very best, many of these individually designed bedrooms feature a balcony, four-poster/canopy bed and/or lounge area. Available from £220 per night to include accommodation, breakfast and VAT for two adults.
This is where you’ll find the most opulent furnishings. Some feature soaring four-poster beds with squashy cushions (ideal for snuggling up after a satisfying dinner). Others benefit from private balconies, perfect for sunset-watching and stargazing. Available from £270 per night to include accommodation, breakfast and VAT for two adults.
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.
The closest train station to The Headland is at Newquay which is only 5 minutes in a taxi.
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.
Attractions Near The Headland Hotel & Spa
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 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.
A bespoke package can be tailored for each couple by our in house wedding coordinator.
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