Cornwall’s Best Beach Bars

Hotels & Resorts — By on February 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

If last year’s Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics got you hankering after a taste of all things British, you couldn’t choose a better time to visit.  If you want to follow in the footsteps of the Royals with a trip to London, visit the home of Harry Potter in Northumberland or relax on a gorgeous beach, look no further than the UK.  Sykes Cottages have a great range of self-catering cottages the length and breadth of the country which make the perfect base for your holiday in the UK.

Those looking to recharge their batteries after a hectic few days in the capital should head to Cornwall, the sunniest part of the UK, for beaches a-plenty.  You’ll never be more than 16 miles from the sea anywhere in Cornwall and where there are beaches, there are beach bars.  Here’s our pick of the best of them…

Drinks on the Beach

If you’re looking for great surfing without the huge crowds of Newquay, consider Perranporth just eight miles further down the coast, home to The Watering Hole.  What began more than thirty years ago as a place to hire surfboards and deckchairs is now the UK’s only bar on the beach.  Where better for a chilled pint of local cider after a day in the surf or a steaming hot chocolate after a bracing winter walk along the sand?

Laid Back Cool

The Sennen Cove gem, The Beach Restaurant, was named one of the top five beach bars in the world by The Guardian in 2006 and as soon as you catch a glimpse of the sea you’ll understand why.  Sennen Cove itself is all turquoise waters and golden sand, probably not what you’d expect from a British beach, but come sundown you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else with a cocktail in hand.

Relaxed nightlife

If you’re looking for somewhere to while away the small hours, look no further than Blue Bar at Porthtowan beach.  This local favourite enjoys an enviable position overlooking the beach and holds regular live music events throughout the year so it’s a great place for a chilled night out.  Head back to your Cornish holiday cottage and continue your holiday in style.  To search their website click here and you could soon be planning your very own trip across the pond!

A Taste of Local Life

Ok, so The Sloop Inn isn’t on the beach but it does overlook the pretty St Ives’ harbour and only a cobbled square separates you from the sea.  This local favourite has been here since the seventeenth century and is frequented by locals, fishermen and artists throughout the year so you’re to experience a real Cornish night here.  Travel in January and take advantage of the half price beer sale or just enjoy refreshing local ales any time of year.

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  • Shalu Sharma says:

    Cornwall seems like a great place to go. I think the most South I have been to is Bodmin.

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