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Planning your summer holidays in Cornwall

Summer holidays in Cornwall

Staycations with 15% off this summer

The staycation is dead, they say. We beg to disagree. They’ve never had a holiday on the Cornish Coast.

Those who dare to venture this far south will tell you holidays in Newquay are unlike any other. This is no British holiday: trips to this glorious nation promise breathtaking views, expansive beaches and world-class activities.

And where better place to base that stay than at the Lewinnick Lodge? Starting here, let us take you on a journey through what your short break in Cornwall could look like…and now there’s even more reason to do so with 15% off all rooms when you book to stay this June, July or August. Read on Cornish explorers.

Beach itinerary AM

9:00am – Breathtaking breakfast

Wander down the hall for breakfast with a view at Lewinnick Lodge itself. Start your day perched atop the cliffs like a seabird, enjoying your choice of delicious food whilst gazing over Fistral Beach. View breakfast menu here


10:00am – Stretch the legs

Since you haven’t even left your accommodation yet, it’s time for a quick stroll. Take the path less travelled to Crantock beach, an easy 15 minute walk from the lodge. Watch the surfers take to the waves as your day begins.


10:30am – Fistral beach

Traverse across the golden sands from Crantock to Fistral beach (a 28 minute walk).


11:00am – A tale of two tourists

OK, we’ve prepared two routes. If your ideal holiday is fast-paced and thrilling, Fistral Beach is well-equipped for adrenaline junkies. Make the most of the world-class watersports beach on your doorstep at Fistral Surf School, offering tutelage and equipment hire for surfing, paddle boarding, bodyboarding, sea kayaking and beach kiting from the beach itself.

For those seeking more of an excursion, try one of Bare Feet Coasteer’s three hour experiences. With this company, your party will be kitted up and guided through a variety of cave swims, cliff-jumps and climbs. Every experience is different, each is unforgettable!

Beach itinerary PM

2:00pm – A historic landmark

Once you’ve dried off, walk to Huer’s Hut, a piece of history 15 minutes from Fistral beach. This small landmark is an ideal meeting place, formerly manned by the “Huers” who worked in Cornwall from the 14th to the 19th Century.

In the past, “Huers” watched from the cliff tops for the tell-tale glint of a shoal of fish, alerting the fisherman below to the direction they’d be swimming in. You might want to use this spot to choose your next direction too: where to go for lunch! Great idea…


2:15pm – Lunch

Another 12 minutes and you’ll find yourself in Newquay town, a tourist trap abundant with options for a long-overdue lunch. Here’s some of our recommendations (obviously we’d love it if you sampled lunch in our sister venue – The Plume of Feathers


Morris Pasties

Everything a Cornish pasty should be: locally produced, hearty and delicious. They even have gluten-free options for coeliacs. No trip would be complete without it.


Harbour Rest Cafe

A charming spot for lunch, great for cream tea. Something filling for all palettes – from homemade sandwiches to locally-sourced fish options.



Fish-orientated cuisine from a non-oriental fishing village. This Japanese restaurant totes a variety of options for a lighter lunch, from poke bowls to noodles. 


3:15pm – Mid-afternoon walk

20 minutes from the centre you’ll come to the picturesque Trenance Leisure Park, where you’ll find Newquay Zoo, Heron Tennis Centre and a miniature railway and crazy golf.

If activities aren’t your forté you may want to continue your beach tour and visit The Island House Bridge, a bridge connecting two stacks of cliff over the beach, or the Barrowfields, a green space where bronze age artefacts were found, now ideal for a dog walk or picnic.


Evening – Dinner in the Lodge

Exploring is hungry work and after a satisfying day out we strongly recommend you return to the Lodge for dinner. We’re loving the Soy and Miso Roasted Cod from the dinner menu.

Day two - Cultural AM

8:00am – Breakfast at The Lewinnick

Why would you start anywhere else? Take stock of the day’s plans overlooking a cliff in a location like no other.


10:00am – As I was driving to St Ives…

An hour’s drive along the coast will bring you to St Ives. These days, you’re less likely to meet a man with seven wives en route, but this seaside town is still unmatched across the UK in quaintness and natural beauty.

The ethereal light and coastal soul of this town has inspired centuries of artists. The TATE Gallery in St Ive’s reflects this notable artistic influence with a collection of work from artists like Barbara Hepworth, Marlow Moss, Naum Gabo and Patrick Heron.

Even the streets of St Ives are rich with art. If gallery spaces aren’t to your liking, you’ll find a wealth of creative shops, street painters and murals by simply walking around the area.

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12:00pm – Lunch

The TATE is well-situated on the beach for a spot of lunch. A stroll will lead you nose-first to plenty of cafes, but if you’re looking for suggestions, you may want to try:

Porthminster Kitchen

A seafood kitchen specialising in Cornish-style cuisine and local fish. Impressive presentation, but not the cheapest eat if price is high on your list.

Porthmeor Beach Cafe

A tapas-style restaurant on the beach. This small cafe provides water for dogs: a useful plus if you’ve brought your pooch along!

St lve’s Street Food Kitchen

A tasty place with a variety of menu items from tacos to shawarma. Lots of space indoors to sit and get out of the midday sun.

2:00pm – St Michael’s Mount

A 23 minute drive across the land and back to the sea will bring you to St Michael’s Mount, a historic castle fort in Marazion. Park at St Michael’s Mount & Long Stay Marazion Car Park to visit the island’s harbour, village and 400 year old castle. 

At low tide, you can follow in the footsteps of pilgrims past and walk the 15 minutes across the causeway on the beach. At high tide, the island becomes surrounded by a moat of ocean blue: so be sure to plan your journey with the sea.

The Castle and Gardens are only open until 3:45pm, but the village itself “closes” at 5:00pm, leaving plenty of time to take in the sights and unique landscape. The website recommends 1-3 hours to explore the island. Be aware: to visit, you’ll need to buy a ticket online first, and this point of interest isn’t open on Saturdays.

Day two - Cultural PM

5:00pm – Minack Theatre

A 30 minute drive from the castle you’ll find this incredible theatre. This stone amphitheatre has to be seen to be believed: built into the bedrock of the cliff overlooking the sea, this is open-air theatre as you have never seen it before.

Book tickets in advance and arrive early to explore the exhibition space, garden and cafe. Keep in mind: this steep attraction includes many steps and may not be suitable for all tourists.

Showings are generally at 2:30pm, 4pm and 6:00pm or 7:30pm. Time your drive around your show.

PS if the weather isn’t too pleasant, and you’re still in need of that cultural vibe, check out the amazing Hall for Cornwall in Truro.

This is only a sample of the incredible diversity Cornwall has to offer. 48 hours may not be enough, but it’s a great place to start.

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