Whether you’re looking for a romantic sunset dinner or a beach day lunch, Cornwall has an amazing selection of restaurants with sea views. Why not take a look at a few of my favourites.
The Godolphin Arms is a large beachside restaurant, located at the gateway to the iconic tidal island of St Michael’s Mount. They serve locally sourced food and have spectacular views on the mount from their restaurant and a wonderful sun terrace just up from Marazion beach.
The Old Coastguard is a seaside hotel in the fishing village of Mousehole. This is a traditional Brasserie menu that takes good ingredients and gives them simple, classic treatment. The restaurant boasts an ample terrace looking out onto the bay as sea views inside.
The Working Boat is a traditional pub with a modern twist on Falmouth’s waterfront looking out onto the harbour. There’s a hearty menu of classic pub dishes alongside a great selection of beers and ciders.
Nestled beneath St Ives’ iconic Island, just above the beautiful Porthgwidden Beach is the Porthgwidden Beach Café – boasting interrupted views of the bay and on a clear day, Godrevy Lighthouse. The café is open all year round for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. They serve up a selection of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine using fresh Cornish seafood. Dining is casual, and the atmosphere is friendly.
The Hidden Hut is a small beachside cafe tucked away along the National Trust coastal path on the Roseland Peninsula. Their menu is a small selection of simple, fresh homemade dishes. The perfect way to refuel after a long coastal walk and all dishes can we served to takeaway for beach-goers.
Technically not an ocean view, but just a picturesque; the Q Restaurant at the Old Quay House has a beautifully bright restaurant that leads onto a large terrace. Watch Fowey’s estuary life unfold, with everything that nature and nautical pleasures can bring. Their modern British menu provides a fresh take on beloved classics and, their enticing cocktail menu is best enjoyed on a hazy summer evening on the terrace.