Spas and Saunas in Cornwall

The new year is all about focusing on wellness, and where better to make this a priority than on holiday?

Discover a new elemental world in Cornwall’s growing Nordic spa culture, where you can jump from icy ocean to wood-fired sauna in the array of outdoor spas, pop up saunas and hot tubs around the coastline.

With an emphasis on mindfulness and restorative practices, take time to breathe, relax and embrace the senses, all with a sea view.

We’ve created a guide to both the best spas and saunas around Cornwall, pop up saunas on the beach, and retreats with their own spa like facilities, so that you can recreate the experience in your self-catered retreat.

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Saunas by the Sea

At Baby Bay, Polzeath and Harlyn Bay, Saunas by the Sea brings the restorative, relaxing sauna experience to the beach promising time to still body and mind after coastal exhilaration. Book in for private or group sessions, take an ocean plunge and warm up in the beachside sauna.

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Olla Hiki sauna

Currently perched on Fistral beach, the Olla Hiki cosy wood-fired sauna can be found in various scenic spots on the north coast throughout the year. Enhance the experience with a salt scrub or eucalyptus whisk massage to help muscles relax.

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Rising Embers

Rising Embers is a new wood-fired mobile sauna within the sanctuary of a walled community garden in west Cornwall. Find them in St Anthony Gardens, footsteps from the Penzance coastline and opposite the sea water pool at the gloriously art deco Jubilee Pool.

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Saunassa Spa

Brand new for 2024, Saunassa spa creates the full elemental experience with cold plunge pools, hot tubs and a sauna in central Newquay. Next door, you’ll find Ananta yoga studio, which pairs perfectly with a spa day.

In Your Element wild spa, St Moritz hotel

St Moritz hotel have opened their invigorating In Your Element wild spa experience, in a beautiful setting on the coast between Rock and Polzeath. Enjoy wood-fired sauna, hot tubs, cold bath, plunge pool, ice buckets and more.


If you’d prefer to unwind in the privacy and comfort of your retreat, stay in one of these houses with pools and hot tubs, inviting that spa feeling whenever suits you.

The Croft, Coverack

The Croft has access to its own private beach, meaning you can take a morning dip before jumping in your hot tub. Because what’s more restorative than a cold water fix in the seclusion of a private cove?

The Croft sleeps eight and welcomes one dog.

Barwick, Mawgan Porth

Gaze out over the Mawgan Porth ocean from the hot tub at Barwick. Get your cold water fix in the cold outdoor shower before getting back in. Or enjoy morning laps in the pool before cooking breakfast in the outdoor kitchen, which also includes a bar and BBQ.

Barwick sleeps nine and accepts two dogs.

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Heron House, Fistral

Heron House overlooks the River Gannel, inviting a sense of calm that comes from watching the tides rise and retreat. Start your morning with yoga in the garden, before dipping in the pool or relaxing in the hot tub. If you crave the cold too, the River Gannel is just seconds away, accessed via a gate at the bottom of the garden.

Large house with swimming pool and hot tub at night

Ellenglaze, Holywell Bay

For the spa experience all year round, stay at Ellenglaze, which features a huge indoor pool room with a hot tub and movie projector. If the storm is blowing outside, find solace here.

Ellenglaze sleeps 10 and accepts two dogs.

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