Hidden Gems Cornwall
Located on Porth Beach and known for vibrant colours, Roo’s Beach was one of our first retail stockists. The new Wanderlust Life x Roo’s Beach Laguna pieces celebrate our decade-long partnership with summer-ready pops of bright neon, lime, orange and pink. And to keep the party going, we asked Roo herself to share a roundup of her must-see and must-visit Cornish hot spots for our latest edition of Hidden Gems.
Only a year old, Duchy Grub is a fantastically low-key tapas-style restaurant near Harlyn. The food is absolutely delicious – the best arancini ever – and the menu changes daily. The wine list is terrific and they make the best grapefruit margaritas. Great for a long lazy lunch!
THE FISH HOUSE
Consistently brilliant, this family-run Newquay restaurant is our go-to. It never disappoints. You need to book ahead, but it’s always worth the wait, and in summer you can sit outside and soak up the sunshine whilst eating delicious fish.
I’ve got to list my local! We love this family-run pub. It’s always welcoming and serves great pub classics. With the best beer garden overlooking the stunning beach at Mawgan Porth, they have some brilliant festivals and fun events throughout the summer.
THE OLD COASTGUARD
Located in Mousehole, this is a favourite. It’s really comfy and the food is great, plus we can take our dogs. It’s within walking distance of both Newlyn and Penzance with their wealth of amazing eateries.
THE STAR AND GARTER
A really great bar and restaurant with rooms. I love this place – it overlooks the whole of the estuary in Falmouth and the food is amazing. It’s at the pretty end of the town, so there’s lots of good browsing nearby.
THE GURNARDS HEAD
A bright yellow pub with rooms just outside Zennor, this is a favourite winter getaway for us. It’s so raw and isolated, and they welcome dogs. The amazing beaches at Sennen Cove are nearby and the coast path is on the doorstep. They do the best food and breakfasts.
Mawgan Porth into Newquay
I’m REALLY lazy when it comes to leaving home and tend to just stay very local. We love walking the coast path from Mawgan Porth into Newquay, stopping at Watergate Bay en route for a glass of something!
Watergate Bay to Whipsiderry Beach
At the very north end of Watergate Bay there’s a steep path that takes you down to the beach. At low tide you can walk all the way to Porth via Whipsiderry Beach. It’s the most magical route. On a beautiful day you really could be anywhere.
Another favourite beach is Gwenver, just before you get to Sennen. Park at the top and take the steep steps down. There are lovely walks either side of the beach. It’s dog friendly and absolutely breathtaking. No facilities, so come prepared.