5 best pubs and bars with sea views in Cornwall – just in time for the heatwave

When the weather is nice, a cool drink on the coast is the perfect way to unwind – these pubs and bars with sea (or river) views are some of our favourites.

All located in Cornwall, including the Falmouth area, you won’t have to travel far to breathe in the sea air while drinking your drink of choice.

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to finding great places to grab a drink here, so this is by no means a definitive list, but if you’re looking for ideas on where to go as the mercury rises, you can’t go wrong with this set.


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The old coast guard

Mousehole, Penzance. Photo: Tripadvisor” alt=”Falmouth Packet: The former Coastguard at Mousehole, Penzance. Photo: Tripadvisor” class=”editor-image”/>The former Coastguard at Mousehole, Penzance. Photo: Tripadvisor

Where: The Parade, Mousehole, Penzance

About: This beachfront hotel is located in the fishing village of Mousehole.

The perfect place for a drink on a sunny day, it shouldn’t break the bank, their price is for the locals, not the summer influx of visitors.

The Ferryboat Inn

Falmouth Package: The Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage, Falmouth.  Photo: TripadvisorThe Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage, Falmouth. Photo: Tripadvisor

Where: Helford Passage, Falmouth

About: Situated in one of Cornwall’s most idyllic locations with picturesque views over Helford Passage.

Set in an unspoilt cove with direct beach access, it’s the perfect spot for a drink in the sun.

The Godolphin

Falmouth Packet: The Godolphin Arms at Marazion.  Photo: TripadvisorGodolphin’s arms at Marazion. Photo: Tripadvisor

Where: West End, Marazion

About: The hotel, restaurant and bar enjoy a spectacular seafront location in Marazion, overlooking the iconic St Michael’s Mount and far out to sea.

It includes Shutters Restaurant and Bar for dining, or alternatively Craby’s Beach Bar & Terrace for light and larger bites.

An honorable nod to The Fire Engine Inn at the top of the village, also with views of Mt.

Pandora’s Inn

Falmouth Packet: The Pandora Inn at Creek, Falmouth.  Photo: TripadvisorThe Pandora Inn at Creek, Falmouth. Photo: Tripadvisor

Where: Restronguet Hill, Stream, Falmouth

About: The Pandora Inn is a feast for the eyes with flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and a thatched roof, but turning your back on the building and the views are just as appealing, in its dramatic setting by Restronguet Creek. .

If you want to enjoy a cool drink on a hot day, there are few better places for it.

The water point

Falmouth Packet: The waterhole at Perranporth.  Photo: TripadvisorThe watering hole at Perranporth. Photo: Tripadvisor

Where: 19 St Pirans Road, Perranporth

About: If you really want to get close to the waves on a hot day, they don’t get much closer than that, with the Watering Hole being located on the beach itself.

So grab a cold one, soak up the sun and, at the end of the day, marvel at the breathtaking sunset.

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