New Year in Cornwall

Whether you are looking for a peaceful getaway beside the beach or a festive family break, Cornwall is the place to be. Dine on seasonal fisherman’s catch and locally grown veg, dance the night away at one of many street and beach celebrations or simply curl up by the log burner at home. However you choose to see the new year in, do it in Beach Retreats style.

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Eating out

Dine at your favourite restaurant on New Years Eve and feast on award-winning seafood, sip on delicious cocktails and gaze out at the moonlit swell. Cornwall is abundant in restaurants serving gourmet meals, taster menus and freshly caught seafood on New Years Eve, inviting you to see the new year in with a full stomach. Some of our favourites include Lewinnick Lodge near Fistral, The Old Success Inn at Sennen and Emily Scott Food at Watergate Bay.

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Staying in

If partying the night away isn’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to make the most of New Years from the comfort of your self-catering retreat. Why not enjoy the fine dining experience from home, with one of Cornwall’s selection of home dining boxes, such as the Rick Stein’s box? The box features fresh produce, already pre prepared for a delicious dinner- all you have to do is heat it up and tuck in. Read more about takeaway and delivery options in Cornwall here. Or, for the full five star experience, why not hire a private chef to cater for your evening in? Read our top recommendations here.

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Street Party

If you find yourself itching to party, many Cornish towns host lively celebrations in the town squares and beaches, alongside events in local venues. Fancy dress is the traditional attire in some towns including Newquay and St Ives; whilst not compulsory you may feel out of place in your normal, day-to-day wear. Join hundreds of people on the harbour front and beach to watch the dramatic firework display as the clock strikes twelve.

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New Year's Day swim

We’re are hardy folk here, so braving the ice cold ocean on New Year’s day has become quite a tradition across many Cornish towns. Join the swimmers at Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, or Newquay Harbour and dive in. A New Year’s day dip is quite possibly the most invigorating way to start your year, so give it a try. 

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Winter walks

Asides from the celebrations, December in Cornwall is also a great time to visit due to the unique sea conditions and dramatic scenery. With miles of South West Coast Path waiting to be explored, wrap up warm and take to the clifftops on an invigorating hike, spotting seasonal wildlife and dramatic swells.

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