More about Bedruthan Steps Hotel
A mile along the coast from Trenance is the Bedruthan steps. They are huge rocks along a sandy beach that the giant, Bedruthan, was supposed to have used as stepping stones to travel between Ireland and Cornwall. One of the rocks is supposed to look like the virgin Queen, Queen Bess, when viewed from a certain angle.
Beaches - Bedruthan Steps
Bedruthan Steps is located North of Newquay. This picture was taken early in the day with the tide still in and a sea roak (fog) still hanging around.
To get to the beach you have to follow a steap slippey rock staircase down to the beach.
Dramatic coastal scenery. There are some steps down to the small beach but if th etide is in you can only get down so far.
Worth taking your photo from this lower vantage point though!
Beaches - Bedruthan Steps
Once the roak lifted it was a beautiful day. Bedruthan Steps wins as my favourite beach in Cornwall and would give any beach on my world travels a run for its money.
The only downside to the beach is getting down to it (although this keeps it quite) and the fact in theory you shouldn?t swim etc. as there are no lifeguards there - not that it seemed to stop anyone.
You've gotta be fairly fit, its not an easy walk, but its well worth it. A short walk over from the car park and you come to some really steep stone steeps, very difficult to get down, even harder to get up. They can get very slippy but at the bottom is an amazing cove. The sea is so clear and a lovely deep blue. Well worth the hard work.
Setting new standards
Bedruthan Steps sets new standards for Cornish hotels. Other reviews show how good it is for family holidays, but we used it to host an international conference. The quality of the rooms, excellent facilities and the state-of-the-art conference suite is matched by the the local sourcing of food and strong environmental policy. These factors alone would be refreshing enough to someone jaded by too many shabby-hotel experiences, but special mention must be made of the staff, who seem to really enjoy their work and attention to detail. Feedback responses from the conference delegates was unanimously favourable. And the view really is stunning.
Perfect Family Break
We've just returned from a five night stay at the bedruthan with our 14 month old daughter, and I'm now trying to figure out when we could possibly go back... It was a perfect break. Lots of really good family time for the three of us - it's just a joy to have such great facilities on tap so you don't have to worry about what the baby is going to eat, how you're going to fill the hour before tea, where to find somewhere to let her run around etc. But equally, really good couple time for my husband and I. We weren't there in the school holidays, so the place wasn't heaving, which meant we even had the luxury of booking childcare at the last minute as it suited us. The childcare was of a very good standard, as was all the food (children's and adult's), the quality of service, the decor (we were in an apartment suite), everything. They even have a wine list that you can splurge on if you want to, and it was no problem to arrange a baby sitter one evening so we could treat ourselves to a visit to Rick Stein's in Padstow. Basically, it was a great holiday, worth every penny, and has made me realise that there's more to this vacation lark than lying by a pool in menorca... Next time I'll take a book on the local area and venture out a bit more as it's really beautiful. The views from the hotel are amazing.
great for families
We stayed here with our 2 year old. She loved the place - as soon as we entered our room she jumped on the bed she wanted to sleep on! We had no problems getting her to sleep in the evenings. The room had more than enough space for the three of us and her 4 dollys!
The weather wasn't very good when we stayed so the indoor play areas for our daughter were invaluable. We did get a clear morning to go to the nearby beach which was wonderful for children - clean, huge and quite sheltered.
Tha only complaint we had was the restaurant. We went for lunch there one day to be told that food would take 45 mins - even simple food for our child like baked beans - our 2 year old wasn't going to sit and wait for that long. It is hard enough to keep her sitting at a table when there is food in front of her. We never went back for lunch.
Dinner was not much better - we waited ages in between courses each evening and had to prompt on many ocassions. I think the fact they have a captive audience makes them slack. The food itself was not bad but not 'gourmet' standard as the brochure sells it.
But the convienience of the baby listening service and the faciities outweighed these shortcomings for us. And we would come back again - hopefully when the weather is alot better!!
A fine place to turn 40
Had wanted to go here for about 10 years, but with children rapidly running out of childhood, and me out of 30's, we finally got round to it.
Lovely, friendly, well sited, gorgeous views, good food (OK wine, bit pricey for the average quality; and urgently needs draught beer! Overchilling bottled bitter/IPA is just not on).
Nice, large, well kept and serviced rooms.
Barman's innuendo offer to my wife about best cocktail for '...on the beach' was a bit off (especially as I was stood with her!). Promised time to ourselves without children, and the clubs really delivered this. Great evening entertainment for them (especially the live animal show: touch and hold python, tarantula, skunk...). In room movies great. Adult lounge entertainment a little naff, and the quizzes are self evidently won by people who were there for the same questions last week! (My excuse....)
Seaviews fantastic, albeit with seagull chicks up close and noisily personal just outside window.
Grandchildren next.... :-)
Another fantastic family holiday
Just returned from our second year in a row at this hotel. Just as good as last year for both adults and children. Staff very helpful and friendly. Excellent food for both adults and children. Very clean rooms and common areas. Great facilities for children indoor and outdoor. Would like to see last orders for dinner being extended to around 9.30 as it can be hard to settle children before 9.00 due to excitment of the day!! Nightly entertainment for adultts is a bit cheesy - carpet bowls, general knowledge quiz etc. Hotel is very centrally located for excursions to nearby towns, beaches and attractions e.g. Dairyland Farm, Lappa Steam Railway etc.
Bedruthan Steps Suntrap, Cornwall