North Coast of Cornwall Guide: Everything you need to know about where to eat, sleep, shop and sunbathe on the coast. Welcome to my North Coast of Cornwall Guide.
What better way to spend a week in this heatwave that Britain is currently experiencing then a trip down South.
As I stumble up the curb with my little dog in tow, I catch a glimpse of the arcade reflection. This for me oozes nostalgic memories of penny arcades growing up. The sound of the slot machines is worryingly familiar, I don’t enter, my youthful gambling days on the penny machines have long gone. Instead, I head towards the beach bar ready to tuck into some lunch, then later finishing my trip with a walk across the sandy beach. The salty air intertwines my curls and the smell of fish protrudes my nostrils. This for me is a true English beach holiday.
This is my North Coast of Cornwall Guide
Newquay oozes a family beach holiday charm combined with a young person vibe. With delicious restaurants, classic fish and chip shops and quirky boutiques it’s no wonder why Newquay has become popular with every generation. The beaches and most cafes and shops are dog friendly. It’s a must when exploring the North Coast of Cornwall Guide
Where to stay
I have only included one place to stay in my North Coast of Cornwall Guide, as this is my first visit I can’t comment on any other accommodations. Each of the towns mentioned in The North Coast of Cornwall Guide offers accommodation in the forms of B&B’s, holidays lets, camping and caravan parks.
For my first visit to Newquay, I opted for an Airbnb. (Check out my post on why Airbnb is such a good idea). We stayed in a charming bungalow, just a twelve-minute walk from Newquay centre. The bungalow oozes an art deco contemporary feel.
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4-5 Central Square, Newquay TR7 1EX
A quirky clothing store reasonably priced. I picked up a very cute army jacket from here, their sale items are fantastic!
16 Bank St, Newquay TR7 1AY
*This image is not Concho Lounge.
This chain of restaurants have been cropping up all over the UK. The fun atmosphere, quirky interior and delicious food makes it such a lovely place to eat. It’s dog friendly and the food is great for vegetarians and vegans. They do lovely burgers and delicious tapas.
Lucky Go Happy
9 Fore St, Newquay TR7 1HB
This cute little shop produces ethical and organic clothing. The childrenswear is particularly cute.
14 Central Square, Newquay TR7 1EU
A delicious tapas and wine bar that has great midweek deals. The food is great for vegetarians and is dog friendly.
4 Street Cafe
38 Fore Street, Newquay
A quaint little cafe on the main street of Newquay. They do such delicious panini’s, they have a great selection for Vegetarians and it’s dog friendly.
11-19 Gover Ln, Newquay TR7 1ER
*Image not The Cribbar.
A nice cheap and cheerful pub located in the heart of Newquay. Great atmosphere when a game is on. Staff are friendly and the pitcher of pimms was perfection.
Padstow, a civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall. It’s sweet lanes are bustling with shops and cafes. Most cafes and shops are dog friendly and they nearly all have a dog bowl outside.
18 Middle St, Padstow PL28 8AP
This sweet little shop sells beautiful scarves and jewellery, a must for a visit to Padstow.
The Old Ship Hotel
Mill Square, Padstow PL28 8AE
Although I haven’t eaten here the coffee was lovely and the food that was being served to the people around me looked delicious. Dog friendly and you can stay here.
Slickers Dog House
5 N Quay Parade, Padstow PL28 8AF
A perfect little shop for your four legged friend. They have such beautiful leads and collars, sadly they were all too big for my pooch.
8 Mill Square, Padstow PL28 8AQ
This little cafe does takeout as well as having a cafe service inside. The toasties are delicious and they are very accommodating for vegetarian requests.
A little village just a short journey from Newquay. This sweet little village has an amazing beach, it has a few shops and a surf school. The beaches are dog friendly but be warned about the parking, there are not many spaces and some parking restrictions.
Moomaid Of Zennor Ice Cream Parlour
Beach Rd, Porthtowan, Truro TR4 8AD
A delicious selection of Ice-Cream available to enjoy on the beach.
Porthtowan Beach Cafe
Porthtowan TR4 8AW
Delicious food perfect for everyone even vegetarians.. delicious!!
A sweet seaside town that is great for both the kids and the dogs. The people are friendly and there is plenty of little shops and cafes to keep you entertained.
38 The Dunes, Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, TR6 0FJ
*Image not of the Summerhouse.
I haven’t actually eaten at this place but it’s rumoured to be fantastic. It’s newly opened with great views of the beach.
The Watering Hole
The Watering Hole, 19 St Pirans Road, Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0BH
*Image outside the watering hole listening to James Arthur.
This is the only bar on the beach in the UK, the food is delicious and great for vegetarians as well. They have lots of bands on, most of them are free. James Arthur was on a few weeks back. A great spot to enjoy a drink on the beach and to listen to great music.