Stylish, elegant and unique The Headland Hotel & Spa is a luxury five-star hotel in Newquay with private self-catering cottages set upon an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral Bay.

Offering the perfect blend of discreet English ambience and decadent hospitality, we take pride in our individually designed hotel rooms and suites, many of which enjoy unparalleled ocean views and are a welcoming haven of stylish comfort. Our award-winning self-catering cottages are the perfect beachside retreat, giving you the relaxed coastal lifestyle that you dream of, and that you won’t want to leave behind!

Come to The Headland and discover how unplugging from your daily routine can help you to reconnect with the people you love, rediscover time for togetherness. That’s all the people you love, because your four-legged canine friend is welcome to come too!  Explore the miles of sandy beaches below our iconic headland location or take a stroll along the coastal path taking in the majestic beauty of the Cornish coast, which changes with the seasons. Our in-house surf sanctuary provides adventurous activities for every age and ability, with something suitable for (almost) every forecast – and if the weather does take a turn for the extreme, hunker down on a squashy sofa in our ballroom with a board game and a fully loaded hot chocolate as you watch the storms roll in.

Famous for its afternoon teas, the single rosette-awarded Terrace restaurant is the definition of relaxed and friendly beachside dining. The outside terrace provides shelter from the wind and most tables, indoor or outdoor, benefit from uninterrupted sea views; the perfect spot to indulge in a classic culinary Cornish treat just steps from the famous sands of Fistral Beach.

Deep at the heart of the hotel lies an entrance to another world. A world of balance, pampering and wellbeing where the focus is on you. Our award-winning five-bubble-rated spa is a cool oasis of calm where you are encouraged to rest, recharge and relax with highly experienced therapists, tailor-made experiences and inspirational facilities. Using luxury brands such as Elemis and The Natural Spa Factory, we provide bespoke treatments that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and revitalised.

When the days draw to nights, uncover a fresh take on seaside dining in our modern fine dining double rosette-awarded Samphire Restaurant, led by Executive Chef Christopher Archambault. Inspired by locally sourced and sometimes foraged ingredients, the menus reflect both the seasons and our Cornish heritage. The Samphire sits in an enviable position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the floor to ceiling windows provide one of the best sea views in Newquay, making this the perfect spot to watch the sunset at the end of a perfect day.

Welcome to one of the most understated yet personal spa hotels in Cornwall.

Planned to open in May 2020 our new multi-million pound leisure complex, The Aqua Club will contain five pools, a sun terrace with impressive ocean views, and a stunning new restaurant named The Deck.

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.

Opening Hours
Brunch 10am – 12pm, Lunch 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon Tea 3pm – 6pm, Supper 6pm – 9.30pm

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. 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.

Facilities include:

  • Private VIP lounge
  • Private Jacuzzi suite
  • Rhassoul
  • 6 treatment rooms incl two for couples
  • Manicure and pedicure suite (for four)
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Gym
  • 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

Planned to open in May 2020 our new multi-million pound leisure complex, The Aqua Club will contain five pools, a sun terrace with impressive ocean views, and a stunning new restaurant named The Deck.

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.



Offering all the creature comforts you’d expect, these thoughtfully-designed rooms whisper peaceful slumber. Recently renovated with a beachside chic and contemporary feel, all are light, bright and exceptionally lovely. Oh, and the Atlantic sea-views, they are well worth throwing open the curtains for! Family Rooms are also available in this category. Available from £190 per night to include accommodation, breakfast and VAT for two adults.



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 £215 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 £255 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 £285 per night to include accommodation, breakfast and VAT for two adults.



The Headland Hotel & Spa

Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW

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Mr and Mrs John and Carolyn Armstrong

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Early Bird Offer: Book three months in advance and receive a 10% discount…

Come and join us at the Headland and receive a discount when booking ahead.

Minimum stay 2 nights.

Excludes school and bank holidays. New bookings only. Subject to terms and conditions. BB stays only. Non-refundable or transferable.


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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