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Three ways to enjoy the sea this summer

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Ah, the sea…

There’s really nothing quite like a summertime exploration of the planet’s biggest playground. Here’s our guide to how best embrace this living landscape on a luxury summer holiday in Cornwall.


Surf’s SUP!

Whether you’re a seasoned boarder or are taking your first tentative steps in a wetsuit, Fistral Beach is a perfect space to let loose and have fun – especially as it’s mere footsteps from our hotel!

The simple pleasure of stand up paddle-boarding combined with the friendly tuition at Newquay Watersports Centre means that anyone can quickly learn to glide across the ocean in style.



Our warm, luxurious beds may be hard to leave in the morning, but the thrill of exploring smuggler’s caves, experiencing natural water currents and witnessing marine life in its natural habitat is definitely worth the temperature drop.

Whether you’re a family on your summer break, a couple on a romantic getaway or adventurers enjoying a sophisticated stay by the sea, the coast has hidden treasures waiting just for you. Find out more.


Paddle, paddle

If the thought of slipping into a wetsuit isn’t your idea of fun, the simple pleasure of a hand-in-hand paddle after a coastal walk is absolute heaven.

The sea foam swirling around your toes is a simple pleasure as you bask in the sun and walk along the sand.


Many of our guests embrace the Atlantic Ocean as much as they do The Atlantic Hotel, and with a sea view from every room, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Call 01637 872244 to book your stay today.

Boardmasters 2015: Our what to watch

Camping; why slum it? It’s all about luxury festival downtime on the Cornish coast this summer!

Nestled beside world famous Fistral Beach, we’re in a prime location for every guitar, beat and board of the Boardmasters Festival on 5-9th August.

Whilst we’re sure you’re excited for headliners Faithless, RudimentalLive and Bastille (as well as the surfing competitions), we’ve picked a few artists and how to best enjoy them, Atlantic style:


Nick Mulvey – Friday:

Mr Mulvey’s delicate approach to songwriting sits very well with us at The Atlantic Hotel indeed, and his sensitive strings are a perfect star act following a pre-show cocktail at Silks!



Rae Morris – Saturday:

Young, powerful, stylish. Rae Morris’s impressive pop vocals will no doubt sail through the Newquay sunshine this August. Just like morning summer rays pouring through a sea view room on a festival weekend…



Sunset Sons – Sunday:

Newquay may well become a home from home for Sunset Sons, not only for its beauty but because of their shared love of surfing; and anyone who’s a friend of the sea is a friend of ours!

Fuel up on a full English at the hotel to set you up for the final day of music and enjoy Sunset Sons next to a loved one on the sand before rolling into a comfy bed for some well earned rest after a weekend of music, madness and incredible sand-shaped memories.

We’ve taken glamping up a notch at The Atlantic Hotel, with the thrill of live music next to the sea and ocean views from every room, make it a Boardmasters to remember… have you got your ticket yet?

A stylish, succulent, superb new menu for Silks

A stylish, succulent, superb new menu for Silks

The Silks kitchen team has been very busy behind the scenes, and from a kitchen of locally sourced seafood, international cooking experience and an AA rosette comes our new menu, devised under the expert eye of Head Chef Mark Treadwell.

This new menu encapsulates everything we love about dining on the coast: style, substance and a little something special that only an AA rosette can bring to the table.

Celebrating an anniversary? The rich simplicity of poached lobster is a fantastic accompaniment to a family toast, or you could push the boat out with lobster thermidore; delicate, creamy, delicious. A fantastic spectacle as well as a superb dish!

Special input from Head Chef Mark Treadwell sees a grand array of seafood throughout the new menu, from locally sourced Newlyn crab cakes to dishes of peppery cayenne floured squid and expertly seared scallops; there’s just no excuse not to be a seafood fan at Silks.

Being so close to the sea, it would be an injustice not to feature a classic beer battered cod, complete with hand cut chips and a homemade tartare sauce. The crisp texture of a fine batter with such artisan accompaniments always, always goes down magnificently.

The show-stopper has to be the trio of pork, a delightful arrangement of slow cooked pork belly, cheek, and an expertly seasoned black pudding bonbon. Always served with seasonal vegetables, you’ll be getting a personal taste of Cornwall no matter which time in the year you visit.

Refuel after cliff path explorations with an exclusive Silks high tea for two; or for a sweet sugar rush during a romantic evening rendezvous pick a lemon & raspberry baked cheesecake, or perhaps a smooth hot dark & white chocolate fondant with luxurious clotted cream. Heaven.

This is just for starters, please contact Silks on 01637 839048 for the full menu and daily specials; be quick, our new dishes are already causing a stir!