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Coastal serenity and rejuvenation await at these tranquil spa breaks in Cornwall

Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth

Scarlet Hotel’s grown‑ups‑only eco bolthole, overlooking Mawgan Porth Beach, entices spa‑goers who like to be in tune with nature. With its signature cliff top hot tub, rustic cedar‑wood sauna and natural outdoor pool, its coastal‑luxe vibe blows worries away on the salty sea air.

Chase an invigorating hike or surf with an Ayurveda spa treatment (inspired by the Indian system which promotes balance between body, mind and spirit) and round off the experience in the relaxation room, swinging in a cocoon pod suspended from the ceiling.

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The Cornwall Hotel & Spa
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The Cornwall Hotel & Spa, St Austell

A verdant walled garden envelops The Cornwall Hotel & Spa to create a serene space in which to relax and unwind. Floor‑to‑ceiling curved bi‑fold doors open during summer months and transform the indoor pool into an outdoor oasis steeped in nature.

From cranial massages to pampering pedicures, head‑to‑toe treatments are available and delivered using natural Caudalie skincare products. Make a day of it by following a morning’s relaxation with afternoon tea in the hotel’s elegant 19th‑century drawing room or explore the 43 acres of parkland in which the hotel sits – there are tree‑lined trails and formal gardens to explore.

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Fowey Hall, Fowey

Fowey Hall, Fowey

A family‑friendly spa break may sound like an oxymoron, but Fowey Hall, rising above the chic yachty town, delivers R&R even on a multi‑generational trip. Youngsters from the age of three can enjoy Little Ishga spa treatments using seaweed‑based products, while parents can melt away the day’s stresses with a pampering massage.

A splash in the hotel’s 12‑metre indoor pool is guaranteed to help release pent‑up energy and build an appetite for a post‑spa lunch or supper. In summer months, take the fun outdoors with a dip in the heated outside pool with its exceptional views over the coast.

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Headland Hotel

Headland Hotel, Newquay

This prominent Victorian hotel overlooking Newquay’s Fistral Beach has been given a fresh lease of life with the creation of The AquaClub, a multimillion‑pound swimming and wellbeing complex. Swimmers can notch up laps in the 25‑metre pool before easing tired muscles in the hydrotherapy tub. For a sundowner dip with stellar views across the Atlantic, head to the Sunset Spa Pool – poolside cocktails are a must.

Whatever your current state of mind, The Headland Spa offers a treatment to help soothe and recalibrate. Induce sleep with a Mindful Dreams relaxation session, rejuvenate tired skin with an Intense Salt Scrub or reconnect via a couples massage.

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St Michaels Resort
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St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

With its huge hydrothermal pool, 21 massage stations, herbal finnish sauna and Cornish Sea Salt steam room, St Michaels‘ multi‑sensory sanctuary is a great place to unwind.

Just opposite Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, it enables guests to combine beach activities and coastal walks with leisurely spa time.

Book one of the new Spa Garden Lodges – each has its own private terrace and outdoor copper bathtub – and enjoy complimentary access to the spa’s Hydrothermal Experience.

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