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Ultimate sea views on the North Cornwall coast

Watch the sunset from Pentire Headland

Take in stunning panoramic views of the crashing Atlantic Ocean from Pentire peninsula in Newquay. Visit in the daytime to appreciate the carpets of flowers along this headland and keep a lookout for grey seals and peregrine falcons; or go along in the evening to stand on the promontory and watch as the sun sinks into the ocean and turns the sky fiery red.

Enjoy epic views from Wheal Kitty

An old tin mining site, Wheal Kitty mine closed in 1930 and is now a small business park on the cliffs above St Agnes home to brands such as Finisterre and Surfers Against Sewage. Past the business park, and along a little path, the vista suddenly opens up to a vast expanse of cliff top overlooking Trevaunance Cove and the Atlantic rollers out to sea. Walk down to either Trevaunance Cove or Trevellas Porth from here.

Take in the views at Towan Head

At Towan Head, above Little Fistral beach in Newquay, an unusual eight sided building stands high on the brow of a hill. An old coastguard lookout station, the hut still provides a fantastic vantage point, surrounded as it is by ocean on three sides. Feel the force of nature as the waves crash spectacularly onto the rocks below and keep an eye out for seals and dolphins. Take a photo from inside the hut to beautifully frame the view through the arches and gain instant Instagram kudos!

Dinner with a view at Schooners

Overlooking Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes, Schooners has to have one of the best views on the north Cornish coast. At high tide the sea comes right up to the beachside restaurant wall, which is perched above the cove looking out across the sparkling sea. Offering simple yet delicious food, the menu changes daily according to that days’ haul of fresh fish and shellfish, and fresh produce; all sourced from Cornish suppliers.

Walk the coast path from Droskyn Point

At Droskyn Point in Perranporth the views are simply spectacular. Sit on a bench at the Millenium sundial (which tells Cornish time) to gaze down the full length of Perranporth’s three mile beach and at the swell rolling in from the vast expanse of sea. A great place to enjoy a lunchtime pasty or merely sit and enjoy the peace and perspective. For more exceptional views set off along the stunning coastal walk to St Agnes from here.

A restaurant at the edge of the Atlantic

Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay is perched in a clifftop location at the very edge of the ocean. Soak up sublime views from the restaurant or terrace as you enjoy fresh seafood and classic dishes, or from the bar or fireside with a fine wine or barista coffee and cake. Food is served all day from 8am to 10pm, so you can breakfast by the breakers, take tea with a seascape or dine with captivating coastal views.

Picnic in the sand dunes

For a relaxed mealtime with the ultimate sea views, pack a picnic and dine in the dunes. Perranporth, Holywell Bay and Crantock all have huge sand dunes where you can find a sheltered spot and enjoy the views from your soft sandy seat. Take a blanket to sit on, a feast for the family, and perhaps a bottle of wine for the grown-ups; the children will love jumping the dunes and racing about in the best natural playground there is.

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