A dash of ‘la dolce vita’ on the Cornish coast
Open again in May, All welcome
The breezy private terraces have a Juice Café with cold-pressed juices, coffee, tea and bar drinks. It’s a sun soaked oasis for lounging, daydreaming and listening to the sound of the waves
Condé Nast Traveller
When Olga Polizzi dreams up a beach club, she does it her way: with easy elegance. At this breezy new spot at the Hotel Tresanton in pretty St Mawes, guests mingle on Mediterranean-style terraces – smart blue-and-white parasols; semi tropical plants – sunbathing in swimsuits or sipping cold-pressed juices. A skip across the road from the hotel, the club sits above Tavern Beach, to which it has direct access. Opening times are British-weather dependant; prepare to get cosy with a blanket. Whatever the clime, it’s a lovely place to forget everything humdrum while gazing towards St Anthony’s Lighthouse, with families rockpooling below.
This new beach club is a brilliant use of space opposite the legendary Hotel Hotel Tresanton’s restaurant and alfresco dining terraces. Above the rocky coastline, a series of three terraces support shaded daybeds and a bar serving drinks – while further down, almost on sea level, are high perches and tables for cocktails overlooking St Anthony’s Lighthouse. Exotic with its palms trees and cheerful stripy sun umbrellas, the beach club immediately puts you in the vacation mood. A small gate will take you down to the shoreline from which you can swim, explore rock pools on neighboring Tavern Beach, or tender out to the hotel’s beautiful yacht, Pinuccia – a 1930s Italian racing classic available for daytime charter.