From picturesque private sands to golden-hour dining, these chic beach clubs are the perfect places to eat, relax and watch the sun go down says Porter
Hotel Tresanton brings a slice of Mediterranean style to the Cornish coast
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 light lunches – think plates of oysters, burgers and bowls of homemade ice cream – 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.