Having opened in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant is still the main hub of Rick and Jill Stein’s businesses in Pad stow. Well known as one of Cornwall’s best beach-side hangouts where you’ll find a classic dining menu including burgers, steaks and shellfish.
Simple seafood dishes and imaginative flavors rule here, with influences from Thailand, Morocco and the Med apparent. Serving platters, properly filling sandwiches and seasonal salads with Cornish and European flavors.
Opened by Nathan Outlaw in 2013, the 15th century fisherman’s cottage turned restaurant overlooks the harbor in Port Isaac. With exposed beams, winding staircases and fireplaces, St Petrol’s Bistro has a welcoming atmosphere which is perfect for dinner and drinks.
On the deck, relax with a coffee, beer, wine or cocktail and feel the beat of beach life. However, we may be able to accommodate groups larger than six if it is made up of one household or support bubble.
Rarely quiet, The Beach Hut is a vibrant place where the buzz of conversation rivals the sound of the sea. We are sorry to say that, in line with the Government’s request, all Wax restaurants are now temporarily closed.
We wish all of our customers, and their families, good health in these unprecedented times. We do have extra precautions in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, such as additional hygiene and cleaning measures, and we will continue to follow any further advice from Government and Public Health England.
A coastal walk high above the two-mile stretch of golden sand at Watergate, passing a prehistoric fort along the way, before looping through Margin North to return via fields and lanes. The area is littered with the remnants of previous populations, including barrows from the Bronze Age, a Saxon settlement from the Dark Ages, a medieval chapel which became a wagon shed and the course of a half-built canal meant to run from Margin North to New quay.
An excellent walk for older children with plenty of energy. There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep.
From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here. The Griffin is a family run pub, hotel and restaurant in central New quay next to Town and Great Western Beach and the South West Coast Path.
Small family run Farm Park, B&B plus Campsite just ½ a mile from beautiful Porthcothan Bay, along the coast between Pad stow and New quay. Special wooden building with cabin bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
Situated 250 m from Porthcothan Bay beach close to the Coast Path, midway between Pad stow and New quay on bus route. Located in unspoiled countryside bordering the North Cornish coastline, a short distance from Pad stow and wonderful beaches.
Recalling some of my happiest childhood days, I conjure up those unbaked afternoons (it was always sunny when we went to the seaside) eating 99s, as trails of ice cream ran down my arm. One of the first tunes I can remember hearing on the radio was Reginald Dixon at the organ of the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool playing Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside.
The British are an island race, the sea is in our blood, so it was probably not surprising that a trip to the coast made all our pulses beat a little faster. The English countryside is lovely but there is an excitement in the wide sea views and the rolling waves that we find impossible to resist.
People who once boasted of their fondness for foreign parts, now express a new passion for Cornwall, Pembrokeshire or Fife. Pad stow is the new St Trope, Cardigan shire has the allure of Tuscany, Dorset the subtle charms of Mykonos.
The British seaside, once all candy floss and chips, now has Michelin-starred eating places offering the finest seafood cuisine, affordable gastropods and mouthwatering 'real food' shops. So flop down in your deckchair, don a knotted handkerchief against that unfamiliar sunshine, and take a dip into this guide to the best that the British seaside has to offer.
Blackpool Sands, set in a sheltered bay surrounded by pines, is an award-winning privately managed family beach three miles west of Dartmouth. It offers family-friendly attractions from sandpits to a bathing raft, a range of delicious food and a beach shop.
This picturesque four-mile stretch of golden sand is near the Poole Harbor starting point of the South West coastal path (incredibly it terminates 630 miles away in Mine head). So this is the perfect place to combine a beach visit with a good walk: you can choose everything from a short sandy stroll to a day's hike.
One of Bournemouth's attractions is that the town overlooks seven miles of golden sand, providing arguably one of the best city beaches in the UK. Its soft sand and acres of space mean it is perfect for families who will also welcome the fact it has won awards for cleanliness.
Super sands: Weston-super-Mare continues to be a favorite for British seaside goers and now has its famous pier back The pier is back, however, and so is Weston because it offers all you want from a seaside resort (including donkey rides).
A huge beach where at low tide the sea practically disappears, this is a day-trip place par excellence. Despite armies of young surfers keen to party, the village still boasts an old world charm.
This three-and-a-half-mile stretch of golden sand, backed by the rolling expanse of Brandon Burrows, provides one of the most impressive dune systems in the country. The beach faces west and is cut off to the south by the combined estuaries of the rivers Law and Porridge.
Soft underfoot: Staunton Sands near Brandon on the North Devon coast boasts an impressive dune system Here, the long white sands are overlooked by the Porter Beach Café which serves great tapas and cakes in heated outdoor booths.
St Martin's offers you an ideal location for a family break with amazingly secluded, clean beaches and gob smacking scenery (you have to keep reminding yourself you're just a ten-minute flight away from Penance). You can take boat trips to the Eastern Isles to view seal and bird colonies, or to the amazing Bishop Rock lighthouse.
Three miles southeast of Land's End, this gloriously unspoiled beach, hugged by craggy cliffs, has fine white sand made from millennia of seashells being ground down. A large car park 200 yards from the beach leads to a wide footpath which gently slopes to the shore.
Great to relax peacefully No need to bring a picnic Clean seawater Lots of fun and games The main access points are at the village of Tor cross at the southern end, the memorial car park at mid-point (the memorial commemorates the tragic deaths of 946 US servicemen in an exercise preparing for D-Day) and in the north, the Street Gate car park (decency warning: the part of Clapton Sands beyond Street Gate is an unofficial nudist beach).
This shingle bar is a wonderfully serene hideaway, the perfect escape if you're looking for some solitude after suffering crowded seaside places. If the tide is out, the adventurous can cross the causeway to the tidal island of Worm's Head, where gray seals laze on the rocks below.
You need to take the cliff path from nearby Stack pole Quay where you can see the green-topped sand dunes and lush woodland scattered throughout the area. Set among grand limestone cliffs, the blue waters of this secluded beach are popular with families for swimming and kayaking expeditions to explore the many small coves and creeks.
Welsh wonders: The seafront of the Victorian resort town of Llandudno (left) and pretty thrift growing on the cliffs above Males Sands in Pembrokeshire This is a beach so stunning, it's a surprise it's taken so long to be signed up by Hollywood, making its first appearance in last year's Snow White And The Huntsman.
Locals have been coming here for years, many in the hopes of picking up a fossil, but now Males is firmly on the list of 'must visit' beaches for tourists from all over the world. The beach itself is blessedly commercialized, but in nearby Males village there are toilets, cafés and the excellent pub cuisine of the Lobster Pot Inn.
If you think North Wales beaches are all about Llandudno and RHEL, take a look at this gem on the wonderful LLN Peninsula. The Brooch main beach is a glorious sweep of sheltered sand, ideal for bathers and waterspouts lovers alike.
An afternoon on Llandudno's North Shore is a chance to enjoy the seaside as it should be, complete with a Victorian pier and a long promenade. The sandy West Shore has a play area on the seafront, impressive views of Angles and the mountains, the sea cliffs of the Great Orem and some incredible sunsets over the water.
After its second fire in 2008, the pier has been impressively remodeled as an ‘indoor theme park’ with the biggest ride a 1000ft go-kart track split over two levels. It also houses Britain’s smallestrollercoaster, a 4D cinema and a three-story helter-skelter. The listed Victorian pier was opened in 1858 and is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in Britain. It is said to be Indian Gothic in style and appears to “float” in the water. It is open every day and a fifteen-minute walk to the end of the pier gives beautiful view of the surrounding coastline. Arcades, ice cream, candy floss and other seaside attractions can resampled along the way.
It has a certain antique charm: you can imagine Miss Marple stalking its tree-lined avenues, which sweep down to the elegant esplanade. Part of the charmingly branded 'Sunshine Coast of Essex', this is a traditional sandy beach with a pier, the Pavilion Fun Park and a good range of bars and restaurants.
There's a fine collection of excellent beaches on the Isle of Thant's coast, running north from Peg well to Minnie Bay. A bustling Blue Flag bearer, it's an old-fashioned resort with lifeguards, a bay inspector and a summer dogs ban.
Lincolnshire's lovelies: Cleethorpes and Skewness both offer traditional donkey rides on their wide, sweeping beaches There is a traditional promenade running parallel to Victorian gardens (parking availability on the front is usually pretty good).
Soft golden sand between the toes, building giant sandcastles, beach football, a trip down the pier. Here you will also find ice cream kiosks, cafés and novelty shops, as well as toilet and first aid facilities.
Towards the back of the beach a line of mismatched huts sit in front of a shady pine wood perfect for hide-and-seek. A stretch of coastline that attracts walkers, bird-watchers, artists and food connoisseurs as well as people looking to bask in the sun and do a spot of paddling.
Here you will find both a fine beach and a very nice village: perfectly preserved Cley-Next-The-Sea, between Blackened and Salt house, is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This Suffolk town is that rare British phenomenon, a posh seaside place aimed squarely at people who know how to pronounce hors d'oeuvres without making it sound like something unpleasant involving horses.
The beach is a treat: a regular winner of the acclaimed Blue Flag award, with its golden sands providing exquisite summer relaxation or long walks all year round. This beach is overlooked by a cluster of crofts and cottages with views across the Atlantic to the uninhabited island of Scarp.
Visitors can enjoy vast swathes of open sand that stretch from Dorothy Point, heading past EMB beach to the mouth of Lock Fleet National Nature Reserve. This fine little beach, to the east of Burnt island overlooking the Firth of Forth, has been a Blue Flag winner for 13 consecutive years.
Check out the wonderful Midland Hotel, a classic piece of Thirties architecture which has been recently restored. Stroll the promenade, admire the statue of comedian Eric Forename, fly a kite or simply build sandcastles, a perfect afternoon in the sun beckons.
Step away from busy Lord Street and within minutes find yourself wandering among deserted sand dunes next to the sea. The sweeping sands of Form by beach are big and broad and families can run and play to their hearts' content.
Spectacular skyscraper can be glimpsed at sunset and, if you stand on top of a sand dune, the beach stretches as far as the eye can see. Don't expect a café selling mozzarella panini and glasses of Merlot, this is simply a great beach offering spectacular views.
A sandy and rocky beach backed by cliffs, this is a place to enjoy the traditional charms of the seaside. There is a wealth of traditional amusements, including a summer theater and a museum close to the majestic ruins of Whitby Abbey on the cliff top.
Take children to the beach-side shop selling buckets, spades and ice creams, buy several of each and head to the sand for immediate fun. The busiest of Scarborough's beaches offers fine, soft sand and calm water sheltered from the north by the castle headland.
The beach is handily placed for the town center shops, theaters, amusement arcades, eateries and harbor. The tide rarely reaches the promenade, so more often than not you'll find a part of the beach untouched by the sea, giving you true soft sand, perfect for sunbathing.
People tend not to associate Northern Ireland with great seaside places, but here you will find beaches to equal the best in the whole of the British Isles. You will enjoy plenty of open space if you are looking to have a family picnic while you spend a day making sandcastles or kicking a football.