Not just a boutique family hotel, the Polurrian Bay encourages locals to come in and eat, drink, relax and play too.
If you thought the luxurious Polurrian Bay Hotel was just a place for people on holiday, think again. Perched on the cliff tops of the Lizard above a private cove, the hotel is so well endowed with leisure facilities for all ages, that it flings open the doors for locals to come in and make the most of them too.
The indoor pool is ideal for a family splash session, with a shallow area for tots, enough room to do some serious lengths, and a whirlpool for some serious relaxation. If you really want to work on your fitness, besides the miles of South West Coast Path on the doorstep, there’s also a small gym facility where you get all the benefits of the high-tech equipment in a small, friendly environment with no hefty membership fees. If fitness isn’t your bag and you prefer to relax, head to the spa and treat yourself to a manicure or a massage.
However you choose to work up your appetite, the Polurrian Bay has two excellent restaurants where you can tuck into tasty Cornish food with a side order of spectacular coastal views. The Vista restaurant – welcoming families, dog walkers and groups – serves classics such as mussels, steaks and grazing boards for lunch and dinner, as well as hearty cream teas during the afternoon. Or, for a special candle-lit dinner, the Restaurant (flaunting equally gob-smacking views) serves more sophisticated dishes based on the freshest catch and locally sourced produce.
Further encouraging local families with young children to come and enjoy its facilities, the Polurrian Bay holds a weekly parent and toddlers club (term-time only) in its brilliant Ofsted-registered crèche. Not only are there plenty of toys, play tents and craft stuffs for young ones, but there’s free tea and biscuits for mums and dads too.
So, whether you’re stomping the coast path, surfing the beaches or simply enjoying a day out on the Lizard, pop into the Polurrian Bay Hotel to swim, dine, play and socialize.
Polurrian Bay Hotel: www.polurrianhotel.com, 01326 240421
Leisure Club membership starts at £5 per day per adult, £3 per junior (5-15 yrs), £1.50 per child (under 5yrs).
A ‘Local’s Loyalty Membership’ entitles locals to 10% off food and beverages.
The Vista restaurant serves lunch noon–2.30pm, dinner 6–9pm and afternoon cream teas. The Restaurant is open to non-residents for breakfast and dinner.