Holidays at Atlantic Reach Part 2: Everything you need to know about what’s nearby
Don’t know if you’ve heard about holidays at Atlantic Reach but we can tell you that they’re all about maximum fun for maximum value. We know how hard it is to find a family holiday with something for everyone to enjoy, so we’ve made it easy by rounding up a list of the best things to do, see, eat and enjoy nearby here.
It will clear up some essential info you might like to know before you visit, like where you can get the tastiest pasties, the closest and cheapest supermarkets and how to get to the prettiest Cornish beaches.
This blog is the second in a two-part series. You can find the first one here, which tells you everything you might need to know about what’s on site and what’s included in your stay.
Here is our take on the ultimate things to do offsite. Be prepared, we might be revealing some of Cornwall’s best kept secrets…
Where are the best places to eat out nearby?
Cornwall is fast becoming the foodie capital of the South West. A whole host of celebrity chefs have set up shop here and being a peninsula, the seafood is always fresh, tasty and local. Onsite, our Café is open all year round for quick snacks, barista coffees and fresh food and The Manor House opens its doors in peak season for delicious dinners.
You’ll be spoilt for choice in Newquay town itself; simply walk along the main strip and you can take your pick of traditional English, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Brazilian…Top tip – try Lewinnick Lodge. It’s a boutique coastal restaurant perched on the Pentire peninsula with breathtaking views and food to match.
For romantic dinner dates, Lusty Glaze is laid back, lazy dining at its finest. Nestled just along the coast in its own private cove, you can’t get much better than eating fresh local produce at the beach whilst you watch the sunset. For more beachfront eats, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay is worth a splurge, or try neighbouring Wax if you’re sticking to more of a budget.
Plus, you just can’t go wrong with the grub at nearby pubs like The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell and The Mermaid Inn in Porth, which are always good for some tasty Cornish fare. Another top tip – you might hear the locals arguing about which pasties are the most ‘proper job,’ but our faves are from Barnecutts (there’s one in Newquay). Try a few different ones whilst you’re here and let us know if you agree with us!
Can you recommend any decent nearby day trips?
Close to Cornwall’s main trunk road, we’re the gateway to some of the county’s best attractions and family day trips.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the famous biomes of The Eden Project, and make sure you visit the entrancing Lost Gardens of Heligan. DairyLand Farmworld, Screech Owl Sanctuary and Lappa Valley steam engines are good for full on, interactive and energy-burning day trips with the younger ones. For the slightly older adrenaline junkies, there’s go karting at St Eval and even a place to try Zorbing at Watergate Bay!
If you’re happy to travel a little further afield, the Minack Theatre is a world-famous open-air theatre that’s carved into granite cliffs on the tip of Porthcurno and looks out across the Atlantic Ocean. Pack a picnic and take the whole family for a day trip to watch a show. If you’re really lucky, you might see the theatre’s resident seal make an appearance on the rocks below.
Any must-sees nearby?
We all know that the best things in life are free and the good news is that you don’t have to shell out to have fun in Cornwall. There are heaps of exciting things to do near us that are absolutely free. You can go rock pooling, sea swimming and even discover how Cornish ice cream is made! View our must-see, must-do list of nearby freebies here.
Where is the closest supermarket?
We operate a shop onsite throughout the Easter holidays and then right through from May half term to the end of September that stocks essential groceries and holiday items. If you need to do a bigger shop, Morrisons is just five miles away on the outskirts of Newquay and there’s a Sainsbury’s, an ASDA and an Aldi in the town centre itself.
Which are the closest and best beaches?
Take a straight ten minute drive west and you’ll be spoilt for choice from Newquay’s best beaches where white sand, towering cliffs and some of the UK’s most famous surf breaks await.
Lusty Glaze is a privately-owned cove nestled just outside the hustle and bustle of town and was recently crowned Britain’s Best Beach by The Sunday Times. Crantock Beach is stunning and make sure the adventurers in the family take a surf lesson at Fistral to learn how to hang ten with the pros!
The famous Seven Bays area between Padstow and Newquay is also only a short drive away. Spanning from Trevone Beach to Porthcothan Bay, there’s a different bay to explore for each day of the week. All are easily accessible and lifeguarded in the summer months.
If you need any more info, please ask one of our friendly team members when you arrive or drop us a line on 01726 860775 – we’re here to help. If you have liked what you’ve read and you’d like to book a holiday, just follow this link. We hope to see you here soon!
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