Newquay’s reputation as a stag and hen destination is well-entrenched, but don’t let that deter you from considering it as an ideal destination for a romantic getaway. The stunningly dramatic coastline is only the beginning . . .
Words by Sarah Rodrigues
One of the biggest potential passion killers when you’re setting off for a short break is airport angst – the kind when you realise you don’t have foreign currency, have forgotten to get a visa or face a mile-long queue at passport control. There’s none of that when you fly to Newquay with FlyBe. You can jump in a taxi and be at your accommodation of choice in just 10 minutes, relaxed and ready for your romantic break.
Aspects Holidays have a range of gorgeous properties to suit those seeking an idyllic retreat on this majestic stretch of coastline. Escape the bustle of surfing spot Fistral
Beach and choose Beach Escape, situated just behind the quieter Porth Beach, where you can cosy up and take in the sea views or stroll along the coast path to Jamie Oliver’s renowned Fifteen at Watergate Bay.
Cornwall’s gem is Lusty Glaze, a broad sandy beach flanked by rocks and accessed by a descending flight of steep narrow steps. You’ll find spectacular sunsets and the renowned Lusty Glaze Restaurant when you get there. The décor is twinkly, cosy, beachside perfection and the range of hot chocolates is utterly indulgent, not to mention the food that is spot-on whatever time of day you visit. Just five minutes away, you’ll find the Sea Snug, another of Aspects Holiday’s havens. The king-size bed in the master bedroom is an open invitation to lie-in and the nearby supermarket is perfectly placed for food shopping and emergency fizz top-ups.
Lusty Glaze is licensed to perform civil ceremonies – imagine exchanging vows to the sound of crashing waves surrounded by beachside beauty before dancing on the deck as husband and wife. Atlantic 36, like the Sea Snug, is just a short walk away so you can get ready on your wedding morning in complete comfort and relaxation. From wedding day to mini moon, Newquay’s striking seaside scenery, range of accommodation and low-key to world class dining options offer something for everyone. Yes, OK – hens and stags too!