There are loads of great reasons for a family stay-cation; save (heaps) of money, no airport security, familiar language, food and drink. We could go on!
Positioned on the south-west corner of England, Cornwall is a great location for a fantastic family holiday. With over 300 beaches and so many great activities for all the family time in Cornwall is well spent.
The north or Cornwall is famed for it's fantastic surfing beaches whilst the south offers calmer waters. Staying inland offers a choice of heading to either coast. For families, Cornwal offers a varied range of days out and activities beyond the beach such as The Eden Project and Lands End - whose tourist appeal dates back to ancient Greek times.
A real holiday treat is an onsite pool (or 2) and we've got the best to chose from to suit all budgets and within a range of accommodation types; from farm stays to yurts and resorts to boutique hotels. Sit back and start planning when you'll have your first Cornish cream tea...
Here are 25 best Cornwall stays with fantastic swimming pools
Where is it? Watergate Bay Hotel lies on the beach in Newquay. Enjoy uninterrupted ocean views and being right amongst the elements.
Tell me about the pool! The lush 25 metre infinity pool is breathtaking, especially when the folding doors are opened on warmer days allowing the inside and outside to merge seamlessly.
What else should I know? Watergate Bay Hotel has an impressive range of areas and activities to keep young ones amused. There's the Ofsted registered Kids' Zone for 0-7 year olds and XA Club for 8-12's. Both clubs offer a really fun roster of amusement including tin can cookery for the older kids. The Kids' Zone has an outside play area.
What's the accommodation like? There is a choice of accommodation at Watergate Bay Hotel for families to choose from; the village family apartments are tastefully designed two-bedroom home from home. Family suites have bunk beds.
Local Activities: 10 min drive to New Quay Zoo, golfing courses, close to Cornwall airport
For pricing and dates: visit Watergate Bay Hotel
Where is it? As the name suggests, a splendid castle nestled on the coast of St. Ives is the backdrop for this 72 acre resort.
Tell me about the pool! There are 2 pools to choose from - the year-round indoor pool is heated to 29 degrees. The outdoor pool is also heated to 26 degrees and its' location in the lush hotel grounds offers great views over the bay of St. Ives.
What else should I know? Treganna Castle Resort is extremely family friendly; little ones can enjoy an under-8's outdoor playground, tennis, squash and badminton courts and a host of holiday time activities including crafts and nightly entertainment.
What's the accommodation like? Accommodation is comfortable and varied; there are self catering properties, hotel rooms and suites to suit all needs.
"I just love the location. The views from the hotel are beautiful. We stayed in a self catering unit so had the benefit of being able to get some groceries in (keep costs down) or eat in the hotel restaurant. When we did, the food was lovely, with a good selection of choices. All round lovely stay. Will definitely be back next year." Says TripAdvisor reviewer Todde2Shoes.
Local Activities: 15 mins walk to beach, 10 mins walk to harbour, trekking, quad biking, walking routes
Where is it? Set over 32 acres of tranquil farm and woodland, Bosinver hosts families in 20 individual self catering cottages close to the town of St. Austel and just a 20 minute drive from the Eden Project.
Tell me about the pool! The pool at Bosinver is indoors and environmentally friendly; it is powered by solar energy and renewable technologies ensuring minimal impact on the farm and surroundings.
What's the accommodation like? Each cottage at Bosinver has been tastefully designed in a welcoming and comfortable style. There is loads to keep the kids amused onsite; they'll love interacting with the farm animals, the play barn houses soft play equipment and a slide - ideal for burning energy under cover and you can even borrow "nanny pat's baking box" so the family can make some tasty treats in their cottage.
TripAdvisor reviewer Neil says, "Lots to do for the whole family, amazingly friendly staff/owners, immaculately clean throughout. Our nearly 3 year old twins had a brilliant time at Bosinver feeding the animals every morning, using the great onsite facilities including soft play barn, swimming pool, trampolines, outdoor play areas, organised activities including 'wild kids club' and pony rides. Everything is superbly organised. Location is great to getting out to beaches and the general attractions of Cornwall."
Local Activities: 20 mins drive to beach, horse riding, golf and treasure trails
Where is it? Located in the North Cornish town of St Minver, this Parkdean resort location is a short drive from several glorious beaches. Polzeath beach, in particular, is ideal for families and surfers with a choice of eateries and breathtaking sunsets.
Tell me about the pool! Onsite at St Minver holiday park is an indoor heated swimming pool with a separated toddler section. The kids will love the amusement arcade, soft play, ball pool and outdoor adventure playground.
What's the accommodation like? Accommodation is in modest yet comfortable caravans including ones with wheelchair access. If you require extra space there are some chalets and luxury lodges to choose from too. Overall this is one of the most affordable options on our list and the local Tesco can help if keeping on a budget at mealtimes.
On TripAdvisor, reviewer Thou1 shared their experience; "We did lots of sightseeing, the park is in a great location for heading to beautiful beaches. However, on a rainy morning the children’s entertainment was ideal - slime, bubble blowing, and balloon tricks!"
Local Activities: 10 mins drive to beach, 16th century local pub, ferry rides, biking routes
For pricing and dates: visit Parkdean
Where is it? Situated mid-Cornwall Tregongeeves Farm hosts a set of 8 luxury cottages set out on 22 acres of lush farmland.
Tell me about the pool! The indoor heated pool is perfect for a splash around with the kids, there are also sun-loungers poolside if you don't fancy getting wet. Also onsite there's a play barn with soft play equipment. Older children with enjoy the table tennis, snooker table and air hockey. The outdoor play area and tennis courts are perfect for fun in the fresh country air.
What's the accommodation like? Accommodation at Tregongeeves Farm is impressive, all 8 cottages are tastefully decorated with classic yet modern finishes. The spaces immediately feel fresh yet cosy and welcoming.
Local Activities: 10 mins drive to Porthpean beach, 12 min drive to the Eden Project, 15 min drive to Lost Gardens of Heligan
For pricing and dates: visit Tregongeeves
Where is it? Perfectly situated just 200 yards from Tolcarne Beach in Newquay, Barrowfield Hotel has a heated indoor pool and a children's games room. There is free guest parking onsite.
What's the accommodation like? The budget-friendly family rooms fit up to 5 people and are comfortable - especially after a long day of fun. And fun is what this hotel is perfectly located for! There's so much to do within walking distance and there's a nearby bus stop perfect for visiting Newquay Zoo just 1 mile away.
"Very happy with price accommodation and food. Lovely clean beds very comfortable spacious room all expectations met. Had a lovely holiday. Hotel situated opposite bus stop which travelled in all directions." said TripAdvisor reviewer mrsmargaretbullock
Local Activities: 200 yards to Tolcarne beach, 2 min walk to Body Bounce - children's outdoor play activity, 10 min walk to Newquay town centre
Where is it? China Fleet Country Club is located on the border of Cornwall and Devon, set over 180 acres of lush countryside. Expect to see some really stunning local surroundings. The accommodation is attached to a health club so there's a range of great activities onsite to suit all ages.
Tell me about the pool! The heated indoor pool at China Fleet Country Club is not to be sniffed at! It has beach style entry - perfect for little ones getting used to depth. There's also a flume, water cannons, spray cannons, bubble features and play mats. Basically enough to keep water babies amused for a long time and tire them out (hurrah!).
What's the accommodation like? The self catering style apartments are decorated in warm, neutral tones. There's a kitchen/dining area and for larger parties there's a couple of cottages providing additional space during your stay. Use of all health club facilities are included during your stay.
On TripAdvisor Kennysmum says; "The kids shared the sofa bed which was a huge so they didn’t keep kicking each other in the night! The facilities were top notch for the price we paid. Use of spa, swimming pool with water slide for the kids - and the changing rooms were super clean compared to other places we have stayed. Loads to do on site and we also used the kids club so we could go in the spa which was reasonably priced. They have a small soft play next to the Bar so you can enjoy a meal while your kids run off and play."
Local Activities: 8 min drive to Saltash Waterside, 11 min drive to Trematon Castle, 30 min drive to Looe beach
Where is it? 6 self-catering cottages make up the accomodation at Poltarrow Farm. The farm is located near the town of St Austell, slightly inland in South Cornwall.
Tell me about the pool! The pool at Poltarrow farm is kept at a cosy 30 degrees and open daily from 7am - 9pm except Saturday morning for cleaning. It has a depth of 1.4m so smaller children would benefit from some buoyancy aids. There's also an outside play area if swimming doesn't tire them out enough!
What's the accommodation like? Each cottage has it's own unique style, yet all are warm and welcoming. On colder nights enjoy limitless logs for the fireplace. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding lakes and fields. The washing machine and dryer will come in handy after a muddy day on the farm.
On TripAdvisor Fiona H shares; "The facilities were super, we swam at least once every day in the pool and my son particularly enjoyed dressing up in the under 5s room which was full of toys ideal for both children. We enjoyed days out to Polkerris beach, Mevagissey and Charlestown. We were lucky with the weather but there is plenty to do locally if it’s raining."
Local Activities: 11 min drive Wheal Martyn Clay Works, 20 min drive to Polkerris beach
Where is it? Situated just outside of Newquay town centre, the Sands Resort Hotel is a family friendly, sea-view accommodation close to the action.
Tell me about the pool! You're truly spoilt for choice with swimming pools at Sands Resort Hotel, there's 2 great ones! The indoor pool is heated and the outdoor pool has a toddler splash area. To say this hotel is family friendly is an understatement... *deep breath* there's a kids club, outdoor pirate ship, bouncy castle, maze, outdoor AND indoor playgrounds and a zip wire! To name but a few...
What's the accommodation like? Accommodation is spacious and varied. We love the interconnecting room options - great for connecting extended families. Rooms have a refreshing sea or garden view and separate space for the kids.
A 2019 Traveller's Choice award winner on TripAdvisor, reviewer lizzy395 shared their experience: "My kids aged 2 and 4 had a great time and really enjoyed the free kids club that was on first thing in the morning it started at 8:45 which was ideal for us as the later ones left less time to go to the beach. The grounds had a wonderful maze which the kids and parents loved along with a bouncy castle and 2 playgrounds. The kids had a ball and my husband and I found it a very relaxing place to stay."
Local Activities: 6 min walk to Porth beach, 17 min walk to Watergate Bay beach, 27 min walk to Blue Reef Aquarium
Where is it? The Valley is located in south west Cornwall just 10 minutes drive from the city of Truro; home to a magnificent Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum. The Valley is well positioned to give visitors a choice of venturing north or south to find their perfect beach.
Tell me about the pool! The outdoor pool is heated mid-June to mid-September so you can enjoy some rays without feeling a chill. The indoor pool is great for when the weather is less welcoming. If you're a true aqua addict, many of the cottage accommodations also have their own hot tub. Perfect for some much needed relaxation once the kids are sleeping.
What's the accommodation like? The self-catering accommodation is very welcoming at The Valley. You'll certainly quickly feel at home and ready to wash away the stresses of every day life. The added bonus is the breathtaking views that you'll wake up to daily.
Reviewer Dee S called The Valley "A tranquil stay in the countryside" adding; "A beautiful place to rest and recuperate whether you are here alone, with family or friends. We loved our cottage and it was a home away from home for our time away."
Local Activities: 13 min drive to Truro Cathedral, 15 min drive to Gyllyngvase Beach, 20 min drive to Falmouth beach
11. Broomhill Manor
Where is it? Located near the town of Bude in north Cornwall, Broomhill Manor comprises of family friendly self catering cottages. Onsite there is horse riding, tennis, play areas and couple or rather wonderful pools. Enjoy the well looked after garden and forestry on the 18 acres of land.
Tell me about the pool! The indoor pool is heated to a tropical 30 degrees and has a jacuzzi attached to it. Open until 10pm the evenings are child free - giving parents some relaxation time while the children sleep. Genius!
The outdoor pool is open May to September and also heated - although it's helpfully located in a "sun trap" so the suns rays will also warm (and bronze).
What's the accommodation like? All of the cottages are family-friendly and the hosts will happily provide baby/toddler equipment on request such as blackout blinds, stair gates and bed bars. Each cottage has it's own individual style but aim to make self catering easy with thoughtful additions like dishwashers and outdoor barbecues. There's a selection of local supermarkets if you need to top up.
TripAdvisor reviewer Lotty96 says "The facilities are brilliant for kids and adults, we made good use of the indoor/outdoor pools, the swings and the playroom.
It’s the little touches like black out blinds that make the holiday stress free when traveling with kids."
Local Activities: 15 mins to Stratton, 25 min walk into Bude, 30 min walk to Summerleaze Beach,
12. The Park
Where is it? Just 300 yards from Mawgan Porth beach, in 27 acres of lush gardens, The Park is a north Cornwall gem. Cabins, cottages, lodges and yurts (for you glamping fans) are distributed across the grounds amongst numerous child friendly play areas and adult friendly relaxation areas!
Tell me about the pool! There are two pools to choose from; the indoor pool is year round and the heated outdoor pool is May to September. The outdoor pool bar is on hand to make sure that you have a cool drink while enjoy the view and watching the kids play.
What's the accommodation like? With such a diverse range of accommodation to chose from, all tastes and styles are catered for. The yurts are a fun spin on glamping; it's all about community as you share cooking and relaxation facilities. On the other end of the scales is luxurious Lanerick house; three beds, three baths and a private roof terrace.
Lollipops25 shares her experience; "There were nice bean bags everywhere and sun loungers for everyone to use and an outdoor bar which kept everyone well watered! Staff were great!
Dotted around the park are play areas including trampolines, swings and slides and the whole place is a 5 min walk to the most amazing beach."
Local Activities: 300 yards to Mawgan Porth beach, 10 minute drive to Watergate Bay, 20 min drive to Newquay
13. Court Farm
Where is it? Bude in north Cornwall is home to the 4th generation family run Court Farm. There's a pub right across the street and onsite there's a games room, spa, tennis court and children's play area.
Tell me about the pool! The pool at Court Farm is heated to 30 degrees all year round. On warm days the glass walls can be opened letting in some fresh country air. Court Farm provides a selection of pool toys for younger visitors.
What's the accommodation like? Each cottage at Court Farm is unique and full or character. A few have hot tubs and all are equipped with home from home essential such as high chairs, booster seats and fireguards. Many cottages also have garden areas, perfect for alfresco dining. It's worth noting that the decor in some of the cottages is quite rustic and may not suit everyone's taste.
ClareandDuncan shared their viewpoint; "We chose Wheelwright Cottage and have to say that there is a fine line between rustic and tired, and sadly we felt some of the fixtures and fittings were well past their replacement date in this cottage."
Local Activities: 8 min drive Poundstock Gildhouse, 11 min drive Crooklets beach, 11 min drive Summerleaze beach,
14. The Esplanade
Where is it? Spectacular views are guaranteed from this coastal hotel in Newquay which overlooks Fistral Beach. The coastal locations ensures adventure is at your doorstep and the freshest of sea breezes. Adults will appreciate the hotel spa and the children will love the sizeable pirate ship, softplay area and range of free activities including pizza making.
Tell me about the pool! There's a toddler friendly splash area on the heated indoor family pool. Perfect for little ones best suited to more shallow water. The pool is open daily from 8am to 10:30pm with no restrictions on when children can swim.
What's the accommodation like? Family sea view rooms will not disappoint - the family will rest and recuperate in comfortable surroundings - waking up to some of the best views England has to offer. If you chose to drive, it's worth noting that parking is limited and may incur an additional cost.
Reviewer Rebecca H on TripAdvisor says; " Car parking onsite is few & far between and I don't agree with a £15 per day charge to reserve a space, on top of an expensive room rate. There is free parking on the road outside the hotel, but it gets very busy."
Local Activities: 17 min walk to Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum, 20 min walk to Newquay, 22 mins to Blue Reef Aquarium
15. Bedruthan Hotel
Where is it? Located overlooking Mawgan Porth Beach on the north coast of Cornwall. The hotel is close enough to the sea that visitors can hear the waves. Situated between Newquay and Padstow - Bedruthan hotel benefits from being well located yet away from the crowds.
Tell me about the pool! Benefiting from 3 outdoor pools - one with a shallow kids area - the Bedruthan Hotel has you covered when it comes to pools. The additional indoor pool has magnificent views and is a hydropool so you can make the most of soothing sore muscles under the jets.
What's the accommodation like? The hotel accommodation is comfortable and freshly decorated with a modern twist and pops of colour. Within the hotel there are a range or areas and activities to keep young ones amused. There's even an outdoor assault course. We particularly like sensory garden whose aim is to detoxify and renew.
"The hotel has the most incredible views of the sea and beach. The outside play space is lovely, especially for older kids who can play football and enjoy the outdoor obstacle course. There’s an indoor soft play and brilliant kids clubs that both of our boys unexpectedly loved (they don’t have a great track record with kids clubs)." reviewer ClaireGoodhead says.
Local Activities: The Surf Club Cornwall onsite, 17 min drive to Newquay, 20 min drive to Padstow
16. The Cliff Hotel
Where is it? Ever popular Bude in north Cornwall is home to The Cliff Hotel. A quaint family friendly hotel, this is a great budget friendly option especially when prices spike during peak seasons.
Tell me about the pool! It's an indoor pool - great if you need protecting from the elements and the onsite playground will certainly come in handy if there's still more energy to burn.
The breakfast gets rave reviews at The Cliff Hotel. Reviewer IrishWanderer33 shares on TripAdvisor; "Breakfast was freshly cooked, Continental or Full English (or any combination of the usual suspects you wanted), boiled or scrambled eggs - all cooked to perfection and served hot. There is a ambient pool, tennis court, bowling green, games room and bar on site so plenty to do of an evening if you were so inclined."
What's the accommodation like? Accommodation is comfortable and may come with decent views as the hotel overlooks Crooklets beach. There are a range of family friendly room options including a family quadruple room which has a double and 2 singles - ensuring the whole family gets a good night's sleep.
Local Activities: few yards to South West Coast Path, 12 min walk to Bude Beach, 16 min walk The Castle at Bude
17. Hotel Penzance
Where is it? Penwith Penisular is home to Hotel Penzance; home to some of the mildest weather in the UK. Not only is the weather great but this far south west corner of England is home to some of the most beautiful beaches too. Hotel Penzance is in an Edwardian building seaped in rich naval history.
Tell me about the pool! Please let's talk about the pool! A suntrap location overlooking Mount's Bay, offering great views and sun loungers to take it all in (or finish a good book). The pool is heated and the water is inviting.
What's the accommodation like? Hotel decor perfectly blends old and new - creating a warm contemporary feel that gives a gracious nod to local history. Each of the 25 rooms is individual and full of character. Cots can be provided for younger guests. It's worth noting that there is no lift and a hill to get to the hotel.
TripAdvisor review Siddhartha S says; "Good experience. Nice location. Only issue is there's no lift. Decent rooms and they put a cot for my son. Walkable to pubs and 2-3 nice lounges. I used one of the lounges to finish a book. Very close to the station. Make sure you book parking in advance."
Local Activities: 5 mins to South West Coast Path, 10 min walk to Penzance Harbour Ferries, 12 min walk to Marine Discovery Penzance
Where is it? Overlooking Gyllyngvase beach in south Cornwall, perfectly located for several great beaches with calmer waters.
Tell me about the pool! The 17m pool is heated to 30 degrees. Another separate hydrotherapy pool is part of the spa (additional costs may apply). It has various sections including therapeutic jets which will relieve any pre-holiday tensions. For the brave, you can experience and ice bucket shower; perfect post-workout and pre-swim. Important to factor in self-care even on a family holiday!
What's the accommodation like? As you'd expect accommodation is luxurious at The St. Michael's Resort; with a choice of family rooms, suites and even a "house room" depending on your budget. Sea views are also a very tempting additional option.
Reviewer Mel shares; "The spa facilities are superb and it really is the most relaxing experience that transformed us from frazzled, overworked parents into humans again.We have stayed at least 5 times now, first as a young couple before children, now as family of 4 and all stages between. It has been the perfect break every time. We fully intend to come back as soon as we can."
Local Activities: 4 min walk to Gylly Beach Cafe, 15 min walk to Swanpool Beach, 8 min drive to Maenporth Beach
Where is it? Located in Lostwithiel near the river Fowey in central Cornwall, Tredethick Farm Cottages is a holiday experience perfectly tailored for young children. There are delightful antique shops and tea rooms to explore locally.
Tell me about the pool! The heated pool at Tredethick Farm has walk in steps and a maximum height of 1.2 metres. A selection of Zogg swimming toys are provided for younger guests to help increase their love of water. Parents will appreciate the poolside seating and sweeping countryside views providing an overall sense of calm.
What else should I know? The whole family is catered for; happy, worn out(!) kids are the order of the day. Choices include soft play, a balance bike track and a play barn (perfect for rainy weather) all onsite and available to guests. Come evening time adults deserve to relax in the hot tub garden!
"The facilities are all that you could want for a break with toddlers - lovely clean soft play; big indoor sand pit; large trampoline; fantastic swimming pool; and relaxing hot tub. And the animal feeding, pig herding and pony riding made it even more special." reviewer mahnetlehc says.
What's the accommodation like? Eight cottages provide the accommodation at Tredethick Farm - all have been tailored to make young families welcome and comfortable. 6 of the 8 cottages don't have stairs, plastic bowls and plates and non-slip bath mats are thoughtful additions.
Local Activities: 8 min drive to Restormel Castle, 15 min drive to the Eden Project, 20 min drive to Polkerris Beach
Where is it? 15 minutes from Newquay town centre in Whitecross, is family holiday resort Atlantic Reach. And as the name suggest several Atlantic cost beaches are within easy reach of the resort!
Tell me about the pool! The outdoor pool at Altantic Reach is 25 metres long so load of room and perfect for the regular sessions with (huge) inflatables. The indoor pool has a heated and ideal for younger children.
What else should I know? Every night from 6:30pm during school holiday there's fun entertainment for the children. During the day, a choice of activities including a play park, trampolines and pirate trail will certainly keep little ones busy.
What's the accommodation like? Accommodation is self catering and varied to suit a range of family needs, the hot tub options offer relaxation on your own private patio. Some property are very large so good for bigger or extended families. Rooms are comfortable and welcoming - expect all the necessary home comforts - however some may feel that the decor is a little dated.
Reviewer Mattyfurn wrote; "A great sized 4 bedroom property hired for the week. The cottage was very clean on arrival. The interior though was dated, furniture needs updating, along with the bedding, who has peach coloured bedding??? Plenty to entertain the family on site if the weather was bad and great it is mostly all included in the price. Whole site just feels like it needs a freshen up"
Local Activities: 8 min drive to DairyLand Farmworld, 15 min drive to Camel Creek Adventure Park, 20 min drive to Fistral Beach,
Where is it? Situated in Lostwithiel near the river Fowey, this Best Western hotel is a trusted hotel option in close proximity to south Cornwall beaches. Several attractions are within walking distance, even more a short drive away.
Tell me about the pool! The outdoor heated swimming pool is available 1st April - 31st October. Sun loungers are on hand for catching some rays.
Reviewer catherine c says; "The hotel is excellently located to explore Cornwall. We went to St Ives on Saturday and Heligan on Sunday. The weather was fab and we made use of the hotels outdoor pool. The restaurant food was good and there was a good choice at breakfast. Lostwithiel is a lovely little town."
What's the accommodation like? The family bunk bed room options are perfect for young families wanting a good night's sleep after lots on fun exploring Cornwall. There is also an onsite picnic area. And if you really want a full belly, there's a Sunday carvery with entertainment from a pianist for £10 per person.
Local Activities: 4 min walk to Lostwithiel Museum, 4 min drive to Restormel Castle, 10 min drive to Eden Project, 15 min drive to Polkerris beach
Where is it? Duloe is everything you'd expect of Cornish countryside and home to Treworgey Cottages; luxury self catering cottages set out over 150 acres of farmland overlooking the Looe valley and leading to Looe river.
Tell me about the pool! The outdoor pool is heated to 28 degrees and boast spectacular valley views. A paddling pool is provided next to the main pool as well as a playpen for very young guest to be kept safely away from the water. Poolside refreshment as provided by a honesty box fridge/freezer stocked with local ice cream and drinks.
What's the accommodation like? Every cottage has it's own private garden - fantastic for reconnecting families away from hectic everyday life and enjoying a barbecue. The cottages are rated 5 star, easy to see why once you see the cottage interiors. Warm and inviting with a tasteful nod to Cornish country living; including classic touches like a roll top bath.
"We are already planning our return! Treworgey is one of those hidden places that you just go back to again and again. We stayed in Jasmine cottage and it was immaculate. Our three year old loved the heated pool and pony rides. Our dog loved the fact that treworgey had left treats for him. The beaches are fab. And what i love is that you feel that you are totally away from the rat race. I didn't see a Tescos in sight! Love this place!!" says BlueeyesBristol.
Local Activities: 10 min walk to Adrenalin Quarry, 12 min drive Looe Island Ferry, 25 min drive to Whitsand Bay
Where is it? A private clifftop overlooking Fistral beach in Newquay is home to The Headland Hotel and Spa. A collection of hotel rooms, suites and cottages just yards away from some of Corwall's famous beaches, boasting unforgettable views.
Tell me about the pool! The spa has a hydrotherapy pool with soothing jets. There's also a heated outdoor pool which opens seasonally and is situated on the vast cliff top grounds.
What else should I know? During school holidays there's a varied entertainment schedule for younger guests which includes archery, cookery lessons and a visit from the Owl Sanctuary.
What's the accommodation like? Accommodation at the Headland Hotel is luxurious and tastefully decorated in warm neutrals with pops of Cornish colour. If you opt for a cottage stay expect a light daily clean and delivery of fresh seasonal local produce. This Victorian hotel is a local landmark and prices can be a little steep.
"Brilliant cottages, great location right next to Fistral beach. The cottages are superbly designed, they are clean and perfect for family and dog staying. The hotel facilities and restaurant were excellent too. Not cheap but worth the price." Says mikecummins2019.
Local Activities: 2 min walk to Fistral Beach, 5 min walk Towan Beach, 10 min walk to Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium
24. The Cove
Where is it? Nestled in Larmona Cove, this gem of a hotel in Penzance is on the westerly tip of Cornwall. The hotel locations means that guests are treated to stunning views of the valley and out to the sea directly from the swimming pool.
What's the accommodation like? The accommodation is in self catering apartments with a modern style, lots of clean lines and crisp white linens. Wooden floors are set against contemporary chrome finishes. Rooms are decorated tastefully, making them the perfect rest stop after exploring local beaches.
Reviewer Hounddogg31 shares their experience on TripAdvisor; "We had a lovely relaxing stay at Lamorna. Our apartment was very clean, had fantastic views and was near the lovely pool. The location is great. We had some lovely days out and thought the beach a few minutes away was stunning. We were lucky with the weather. Our 4 year old had a great time. We will be back."
Local Activities: 2 min walk to Lamorna Wink pub, 5 min walk Lamorna Cove Beach, 12 min drive to Newlyn Art Gallery
Where is it? This luxury boutique hotel overlooks Porthminster Beach in St Ives high in the north of Cornwall. The locations means the weather is extremely favourable, the beaches some of the best and you can truly immerse yourself in Cornish Culture.
Tell me about the pool! The pool at St Ives Harbour hotel is an indoor heated . There is also a hydrotherapy pool located in the adjoining spa. Children can enjoy the main pool during specified hours.
What's the accommodation like? You'll most likely get a room with a sea view at St Ives Harbour Hotel and some even have balcony's; perfect for drinking in the view and filling your lungs with fresh sea air. Family rooms are spacious and comfortable. Expect bright pops of colour in the interior decorations.
Reviewer sean says; "We were given a family room at the end of the hotel which was good to be away from everyone, given two kids in a hotel room is never the quietest. Kids had their own separate room and we had a sea view. Rooms were very spacious."
Local Activities: 4 min walk to Porthminster Beach, 8 min walk to St Ives Harbour, 15 min walk to Tate Art Gallery