Enjoy a tasty meal just a stone’s throw from the beach. We pick 7 delightful seaside cafes boasting some of Cornwall’s most scenic views…
After a cooling dip in the sea, why not stop by the award-winning, family-run Gylly Beach Café for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink. Perhaps sit on the terrace and tuck into a delicious leek and wild mushroom puff pastry or a homemade cake at this Gyllyngvase Beach gem while enjoying the dreamy views over the Lizard Peninsula and Helford River.
Talland Bay Beach Café has it all, from sandwiches to homemade cake and coffee; they even have Roskilly’s Cornish ice cream– yum! Looking for a quick but tasty lunch? Enjoy a brie and cranberry panini alongside a cappuccino or a pint of beer. Open from March through until the end of October, seven days a week, take a seat inside their beach huts so you can enjoy the view of the waves as you eat.
After a morning walk along the golden sands of Porthgwidden Beach with your four-legged friend, stop by this café and tuck into a hearty Full English breakfast with a cup of tea. Alongside tasty British staples, this eatery specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine and is open all year round. Treat a loved one and share a bottle of wine as you watch the sun set over the Cornish coast.
During a family day out at the beach drop by Porthminster Beach Café, a multi-award winning seafood restaurant with panoramic views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. We love the sound of a plate of fish and chips with a fresh hake fillet and sourdough batter. Satisfy your sweet tooth and order the chocolate martini mousse with mascarpone, caramel and espresso flavours before heading back to the beach for a swim.
In the sand dunes of Gwithian and Godrevy is the nomadic, dog-friendly eatery; The Rock Pool, open seven days a week from 10am. The perfect place to relax and refuel after a great surfing session; tuck into a burger and a pint of beer or a plate of fresh seafood while watching the waves crash against the shore.
Perch on the terrace and soak in the sun while you adore the stunning views over the unspoilt West Cornwall bay. We recommend that you have the butternut squash risotto, pine nut, toasted seeds and pesto and finish off with a treacle tart and vanilla ice cream.
The Hidden Hut can be found along the National Trust coastal path near Portscatho and St Mawes. On a beautiful summer’s day why not order a takeaway and sit on the beach watching the waves roll in with a refreshing raspberry lemonade? Join them for one of their feast nights, a dog-friendly event, just bring a few plates, cutlery and wine and they will provide the delicious meals using local produce.
Written by Georgia Atkins