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The imposing red-brick Headland Hotel, that sits high on the cliff tops of Fistral Beach, has been used as a filming location for TV shows and films, including the 1987 production of Roald Dahl's The Witches. Inside you find homely warmth, friendly service and an indulgent, contemporary spa. This is the ideal getaway for a break on the north Cornish coast, the perfect place to relax and unwind in a beautiful setting - whether you choose an individually designed hotel suite or a stylish cottage.

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Take the winding path from the Headland down to Fistral Beach for an exhilarating hit of salt-fresh air.

Just a five-minute walk from the beach and a mile from Newquay town centre.
By train: Newquay Station is an 8-minute drive, or 25-minute walk from the hotel with trains to Par - which links to Plymouth, Totness, Taunton, Exeter St. David's and London Paddington.
By car: Just 20 minutes off the A39 to Bath, Exeter is 1 hour 40 mins from the hotel, Taunton 2 hours 10 mins, and London just over 5 hours. Parking is available at the hotel.
By plane: Newquay airport is just 20 minutes away by car.

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Style & Character

Boasting a timeless quality, The Headland provides classic comfort, with modern amenities - making it the ideal coastal retreat for couples and families. With its large open spaces and architectural grandeur, it's hard not to sink into the warm comfort of The Headland Hotel.

Service & Facilities

Enjoy the indulgent and replenishing Rhassoul mud treatment in a private steam room on your spa day.

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Exercise classes
  • Spa Lounge
  • Cocktail bar

  • Samphire Restaurant
  • The Terrace bistro
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sea views
  • Family-friendly
  • Dog-friendly


Rooms are light-filled and elegant, with a contemporary colour palette and gorgeous coastal outlook, making for a truly dreamy stay.

Cosy, Coastal, Ocean View, Splendid, Turret, Fistral View, Best Hotel rooms and suites, Self-catering cottages
Facilities include: coastal views over Fistral Beach, custom-made furnishings, Elemis toiletries, robes and slippers for the spa, direct lift access, dog-friendly option

Food & Drink

The Cornish monkfish brioche roll, served alongside innovative cocktails, is the stuff dreams are made of!

Samphire Restaurant: two AA Rosette-awarded, modern fine dining, sunset views. Three courses for £39.
The Terrace bistro: AA Rosette-awarded, all-day seaside dining, alfresco or in bright conservatory, children's menus available. Main courses from £14.
The Deck: Mediterranean-style poolside dining, relaxed. stone-baked pizza and flatbreads.
The Spa Lounge: healthy snacks and afternoon tea, seasonal light lunches, juices. Open 12-6pm. Mains from £14.

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