We know most, if not all of the best swims in Cornwall but it doesn’t stop there! As part of our swimming holidays we also act as guides to some of Cornwall’s finest drinking and eating establishments.
Below is a little list of a few of our favourite coffee houses (in no particular order) :
* As we both spend a lot of time in Newquay we picked a few from our home town :
The Jam Jar – Next to Sainsbury’s in Newquay. A very small establishment and there isn’t always sitting room but the coffees here are fantastic, with loads of options. When I say options I’m talking organic Almond milk…not some hideous triple Caramel, 7000 Calorie monstrosity of a Latte you can pick up in some main stream coffee shops. The last time we were here Jo said the Porridge he had was “the best Porridge I’ve ever had”. Now, he doesn’t get out much but the food is also very good.
Gwenna Teahouse – located at the delightful Porth Beach, Gwenna Tea rooms also do a great selection of teas, coffee, cake (great homemade cake!) and food. Ideal for a high tide swim at the very sheltered beach and a hot drink or food or both after.
Box & Barber – on Fore St, Newquay. Perfectly located near Fistral Beach, Newquay Harbour and the bay. Great menu and coffee.
Lakeside Cafe – at the Boating Lake. You don’t beat them for value! LARGE cake portions too.
The Rock Pool – Awesome views over Mousehole and a great outdoor seating area.
The Hidden Hut – at Porthcurnick Beach. Perfect for a swim – lunch – drink combo. The whole thing is outdoors, so check the weather first.
Short & Strong – Great little coffee shop in Charlestown. You have World Class swims just outside, as well as part of the Poldark set.