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10 Reasons to book a staycation in Cornwall this Summer

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The Summer Holidays are here.

Here are 10 reasons why a Staycation in Cornwall is the best choice this Summer…

1: Beaches

Cornwall has over 400 beaches, with 14 beaches in Newquay alone.

Stunning golden sands, crystal clear blue seas, with comparisons of California or the Caribbean, and World-class surf breaks, Cornwall’s beaches rival destinations overseas.

With many beaches patrolled by the RNLI, Cornwall offers a safe environment to enjoy a swim, try out the fantastic watersports on offer, or take a boat trip.

Simple pleasures, such as buying fishing nets, buckets and spades from the local shops, enjoying a picnic (our luxury hampers are nice!) and watching the sunset will make memories forever.

           

 2: Cuisine

Cornwall is England’s Cuisine Capital, with its fresh produce shipped all over the world.

Home to World famous restaurants and celebrity chefs, Cornwall has 1000’s of restaurants, cafes and deli’s to enjoy.

Nothing beats a piping hot Traditional Cornish Pasty overlooking the sea, and of course, England’s favourite Fish and Chips tastes all the better when the fish is freshly caught and enjoyed on the beach. Afternoon Teas have raged into fashion, with Cornish Clotted Cream, and Jam playing it’s the famous role (always Jam first!!)

Locally caught seafood from Newquay Harbour offers delicious fresh Lobster, Crab, Oysters and Mussels, to name just a few- you don’t have to travel abroad to try something new!

Cornwall is also home to many fine wineries and breweries- Skinners, and St Austell Brewery are producing first-class ales and beers, while wineries such as Camel Valley are winning International awards for their wines.

 

3: Travel

Hands down a tank of fuel is cheaper than flights for the family, and with children having to pay for a seat from the age of 2 on most airlines, suddenly many families become priced out when looking at travelling abroad. With rail options, and Cornwall Airport’s range of domestic flights at affordable rates from Manchester, Edinborough, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Dublin, you can be in Cornwall within an hour.

Listening to “Are we there yet” from the backseat, packing snacks, arguing with the sat nav, and finally arriving right outside your hotel form part of the holiday and family memories.

                                                                                               

 4: Places to visit

With so many places to visit during your stay, the only thing to do is research and prioritise, the World famous Eden Project is an absolute must for first time visitors.

There are also 100’s of theme parks and family friendly days out ensure that little ones are catered for rain or shine, with discounted entry booklets available in our hotel, the hard part will be deciding where to visit.

Tate St Ives, The Minack Theatre, Land’s End, and Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro offer stunning exhibitions and live performances for a family friendly arts and culture fix.

5: Events

Cornwall has a packed programme of events planned this Summer, from music festivals to food and sailing.

Why not team up your summer holiday with Boardmasters Festival in August (check out our photo below by Tim Borrow!) with Headliners Florence and the Machines, The Foals and Wu Tang Clan. At Fistral beach, live surfing, skateboarding and surf village packed with stalls (look out for our Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar stall!) and bars just a short stroll away from our hotel, this event is for all the family and is not to be missed.  Day tickets are available, so that you can enjoy all the music and events and be home to your luxury sea view room within 15 minutes.

For the foodies there are weekly Farmers Markets all over Cornwall and various famous food festivals, including the famous Rock Oyster Festival in July, and Newlyn Fish Festival in August.

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week is one of Britain’s Premier Sailing Events, with spectacular firework displays, gig racing, live music, and an appearance from the red arrows.

 6: Watersports

How would you like a coasteering lesson? Surf lesson? Stand up paddleboarding? Kayaking? Kayak fishing? White Water Rafting? Jet-skiing? The list is endless, and all available in Cornwall, just steps away from our hotel. Escape Surf School are our go-to for both large group and one on one surf lessons from professional surfers and instructors and top of the range facilities.

7: Accessible for all

Travelling in your own vehicle can be the easiest, and least stressful way for families with members who have disabilities. Being able to travel with everything they need, parking outside the entrance to their accommodation, and avoiding long waits, queues, and vast airports can be worth so much.

With full disabled access and our facilities on the ground floor, the Atlantic Hotel can accommodate any guest’s requests and are happy to make any arrangements necessary in the interest of our customer’s comfort.

Our chefs and waiting staff are allergen trained and can adapt our extensive menu accordingly, we are dog-friendly, with allocated rooms for dogs, and we allow guide dogs in all areas of the hotel.

 8: Cost

The cost of staycation can be far cheaper than a holiday abroad, without the costs of flights per person, airport parking, etc, booking a break on your doorstep is often much cheaper for families. With the Sterling at now 1.15 vs the Euro*, gone are the days when you would make double on your cash exchange. By holidaying in the UK you are actively helping the British Economy and supporting the British Tourism industry.

 9: Wildlife

Cornwall is rich with natural wildlife, and offers a wonderful opportunity to educate, and enjoy nature with your children.

Go Dolphin spotting on a boat trip from Newquay’s Harbour, just minutes away from our hotel, and take snaps of sea birds, sun fish and hope to see pods of dolphins jumping in and out the water.

Rockpooling is fun for all ages with crabs, shrimps, starfish, and lots of species of little fish to catch.

Cornish Seagulls often a little too friendly (hold onto your Patsy with a firm grip!) are an iconic image of Cornwall, and waking to the gulls calling in the mornings will stay with you long after your holiday is over.

 10: Accommodation

 Voted “Modern Luxury Hotel of the Year 2016” the Atlantic Hotel offers 4 star luxury, with first-class facilities.

As soon as you arrive at our private headland the panoramic ocean views will leave you stunned, everywhere you turn, you can see the sea, and our Art Deco theme, with black and white marble flooring, sweeping staircases, and twinkling chandeliers rival any luxury accommodation World wide.

With a friendly welcome from our reception team, who will personally give you a tour and take you to your sea view room, the Atlantic Hotel is family-friendly without compromise, with children’s menus, leisure facilities and friendly staff on hand to help, this is the perfect break for all the family.

Our rooms sell out each and every Summer so book early to avoid disappointment. Give our friendly reservation team a call today and discuss your luxury staycation needs.

01637 872244

World Jetski Championships 2018

Must-do May, Newquay & Nearby

World Jetski Championships 2018

Check out the Atlantic Hotel’s pick of events not to miss this May in Newquay and nearby.

As the sun makes a much welcomed appearance, the surf picks up and the evenings stay lighter for longer, Newquay and nearby comes alive with events, here are our favourites………

 

May Day (Obby Oss Day) Padstow, 1st May

The Padstow Obby Oss is known to be the oldest dance festival in the country and is said to be traced back to the early 1800s, some 30,000 people descend on the world famous fishing port Padstow for the celebration, and the beautiful little town is decorated with flags and flowers.

The Osses are released at 8am, and dance through the pretty streets of Padstow until sunset with revellers following and dancing in their wake.

Expect an unbelievable party atmosphere and packed streets.

may day, Padstow

 

Pie & Ale Festival at Smugglers Den, 3rd May- 5th May (May Bank Holiday)

Thousands descend on a picturesque thatched roofed pub, gardens and marquee pub set in the countryside just outside of Newquay. The famous Pie and Ale Festival boasts live music from 12pm until the early hours throughout the Bank Holiday weekend plus a huge range of special edition ales, ciders, and delicious homemade pies to try.

During the day this event is very family friendly, with a children’s play area, by night, things get a little raucous! Wild dancing, drinking and merriment to be had.

Smugglers Den Pie & Ale Festival 2018

Freeride World Jetski Championships, Fistral Beach, Newquay 11th-13th May

Fistral Beach will become alive to the sound of revving jetskis. The Freeride Jetski event will pit the top 10 riders from France in a dramatic shoot-out between two of the world’s top teams. Also featured in the 3 day event will be a round of the UK Championship tour, with points towards the 2018 UK crown up for grabs!

This year the UK Freeride is coming home bigger and better. Hitting its 5th year the event is well established within Newquay and brings in over 60 competitors from all over the world, all fighting for World Freeride Champion status and prize money for the top three riders of the weekend.

World Jetski Championships 2018

 

Newquay Art 8, various venues throughout Newquay 18th May-20th May

Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival – includes events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature at fantastic local venues throughout Newquay Town. This cool, Arts and Culture Festival set in the UK’s answer to California is not to be missed whatever your age.

ART8 Newquay Arts & Culture Festival 2018

 

 

Cocktail Brunch Club, Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar, The Atlantic Hotel, Newquay Sunday 27th May From 11am-1.30pm

silks cocktail brunch club

The last Sunday of every month sees a very special Cocktail Brunch Club in AA Rosette awarded Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar at the Atlantic Hotel.

Live music from an eclectic mix of talented musicians, a delicious Brunch Club Menu using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and expertly mixed cocktails, and don’t forget- it’s Spring Bank Holiday Monday on 27th– so you can carry on your party with no dread of work on Monday.

If you are looking for luxury, sea view accommodation in Newquay this May, check out our special offers here….. https://atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk/offers/

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Get Active in Newquay this June

couple on fistral beach newquay, Atlantic Hotel

Get Active in Newquay this June

With miles of golden sands, world class surf breaks, wonderful coastal walks, ocean view golf courses, an indoor and outdoor tennis centre, and 4 star luxury leisure facilities in the hotel itself, get closer than ever- book a luxury break by the sea and find your new outdoor pursuit together…….

 

Enjoy a morning swim in our fabulous indoor and outdoor swimming pools- the perfect start to your day

Learn to surf with our approved, Escape Surf School with Pro Surfer Mike Young, and his team, and see which of you has the stamina, balance, and style out on the waves.

With miles of quiet golden beaches, just a stone throw away, head out for a run or find a secluded spot, set down your yoga mats and find your inner peace

Image courtesy of: Rob Noble [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Situated close to the outstanding Heron Tennis Centre, Atlantic Hotel guests receive an exclusive offer on their indoor and outdoor courts.

 

Play at one of Cornwall’s finest links courses Newquay Golf Club– the picturesque 18 hole course offers a wonderful introduction to Links Golf to everyone, from beginners to serious golfers.

After a busy day getting active, we recommend a treatment from our Ocean View Treatment Room Spa, the bespoke “Soothe our Mind, Body and Soul treatments, combining intuitive massage therapy and Reiki energy healing- the perfect way to relax and unwind before dinner.

Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, our AA Rosette Menu in Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar offers a wide range of choice from fresh seafood, decadent Mediterranean inspired dishes, and lighter options. With a handpicked Champagne menu, and wine list to accompany this, you have earned an indulgent evening after a busy day!

Finally tuck yourselves into your luxury rooms and drift off to a peaceful night’s sleep, ready for the best start to the day- the view from your bedroom, and a delicious Atlantic Breakfast

Book your break by the sea today and visit https://www.atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk for our special offers on Suites and Midweek, this June.

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