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.
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
Anticipated re-opening: The self-catering lodges will reopen from Monday 12th April and The hotel will reopen from Monday 17th May
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.
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.
All day dining 10am – 9.30pm
The Deck restaurant is open from 9am – 9pm offering a delicious menu of flatbreads, seasonal salads and sundaes.
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.
- Private VIP lounge
- Private Jacuzzi suite
- 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.
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.”
The Headland Hotel & Spa
Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
Mr and Mrs John and Carolyn Armstrong
Offers & Packages
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Paddle Boarding Tour
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a slow, calming way to explore the Cornish coast.
Join us for a tour right from our base at the Headland Hotel as we pass the sites of ancient shipwrecks, smugglers’ coves and the ruins of forgotten harbours long lost to time and tide. This isn’t your average SUP experience; our Surf Sanctuary SUP guides are among the most experienced in the country and you will be using specialised SUP touring kit designed for the demands of paddling on the ocean. This summer, we invite you to come with us to see the coastline from a unique perspective and discover more about our maritime and natural heritage.
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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