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What We Love

  • A dramatic location near Fistral Beach with spa access, and an optional cottage stayThe coziness of this impressive seaside retreat and cottages
  • Tucking into locally sourced fare in the hotel's double AA Rosette-awarded restaurant
  • The amazing location, offering beautiful coastline walks

What To Know

  • This is a very dog-friendly hotel—something to consider if you're pup-phobic
  • The pool area has a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi
  • WiFi is largely spotty and unreliable
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A grand hotel and cottages set on the headland overlooking Cornwall's Fistral Beach, with access to the award-winning spa and more

The Lowdown

Perched on a rugged promontory where waves lash the shores, this grand Victorian hotel and cottages provide the perfect base for exploring some of both Cornwall and England’s finest coastline, or simply staring out to sea in quiet contemplation.
The Headland overlooks the postcard-perfect Fistral Beach in Newquay. Winner of two prestigious Gold Awards at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and Gold and Silver accolades at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, this family-run hotel dominates the coastline and the original building featured in the memorable film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches.
It boasts spectacular views and impressive leisure facilities. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, and the spa – Cornwall’s first Five Bubble awarded – gives The Headland a contemporary feel. The Cornish salt steam room is a lovely local twist alongside the Swedish sauna, hot tub and aromatherapy showers. The hotel scored a well-deserved TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Allowing you freedom and flexibility, the five-star Headland cottages are built in a charming Cornish village style. If you opt for a cottage stay, you will still have access to all the hotel’s facilities and you can mix self-catering with meals in the restaurant.

How to Get There

The Headland Hotel & Cottages
Fistral Beach
Newquay, TR7 1EW United Kingdom


Excellent as always

Fabulous service food and setting .
Iam always made to feal so welcome .I took my puppy who was also very impressed with the dog friendly service she had : ) .
Food at the headland what can I say except 1st class as service at the headland my favourite place : )

Our fifth visit as special as our first

This was a fifth visit to the Headland Hotel and it was just as special as our first visit.

Our dogs who were first through the door were welcomed by the reception and front of house teams with lots of fuss and this didn't stop throughout our stay.

We stayed in our usual cottage which was as immaculate as always, even though work on the new aqua centre is still ongoing we didn't hear any building noise.

The beaches at Fistral, Crantock and Perranporth are excellent with miles of clean sand and sea for our fur babies to run around, play and to make new friends.

Whilst we didn't have a meal at the hotel this time, we did enjoy their fabulous afternoon tea, it's best to book to avoid disappointment, even our dogs had a plate of dog treats to enjoy whilst we savoured the freshly homemade sandwiches and cakes.

Can't wait to book for next year.

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Just like to give a special mention to the gentleman who was putting the pitch and putt flags in today he noticed the wife was strugging walking up the path and he offered her lift in his buggy to the front entrance of the hotel. We are thinking of booking a few days next year to stay at the headland and this member of staff has given us a great impression of customer service and will be looking to make booking