Bay Hotel

Helston, Cornwall

Blissfully lost at the foot of the Lizard peninsula, a super-friendly hotel above the beach with great food and big views


14 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The Bay Hotel sits under a vast Cornish sky with views to the front of nothing but sea – unless you count the beach at low tide, where buckets and spades are mandatory. Outside, the lawn rolls down to the water. In summer it’s sprinkled with deckchairs and loungers, so grab a book or snooze in the sun and listen to the sounds of the seaside. Airy interiors are just the ticket: stylish and homely with lots of comfort. The view follows you around, keeping your eyes glued to the horizon. There are flowers everywhere, cavernous sofas, a small bar for pre-dinner drinks. Bedrooms vary in size, one has its own balcony, all have sea views (some from the side). Expect tongue-and-groove panelling, coastal colours, super bathrooms and smart TVs. As for the food, lobsters come courtesy of the next door neighbour, while the steak and kidney pie never leaves the menu. Try moules marinière, sea bass with samphire, lemon and caper butter, Grand Marnier crème brûlée. Harbour cruises often chance upon into dolphins, seals, even basking sharks. You’re on the coastal path, so bring your boots, but don’t miss afternoon tea.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Children over 4 welcome. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £6. Dinner included; non-residents £34.95.


Nightly price
from £140
Price includes dinner for 2 people. Singles from £105.
5 Twin/doubles
From £140
3 Suites for 2
From £250
6 Doubles
From £140


A very relaxing comfortable hotel with personal attention from the owners, Ric, Gina And Zoe. On each visit they always make you very welcome. The food is excellent and the dinner menu offers a good choice which changes each day. The location just across the road from the beach gives good views of the coastal area. Coverack is a very quiet fishing village with plenty of good walks around the coastal path. There are lots of places to visit within a relatively short distance of the Bay Hotel.

Eric, Nailsea (near bristol)

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ric, Gina & Zoe House

  • Eden Project: A spectacular formation of two biomes within a 50m wide crater housing the largest rainforest in captivity together with stunning plants and exhibitions and the longest zip wire in Europe! A visit not to be missed.
  • St Michaels Mount: From ancient cobbles to castle walls, St Michael’s Mount is beckoning. Stride the causeway, or cross by boat. Tread medieval pathways or explore sub-tropical gardens. Gaze over the views and the magic of the meeting of the ley lines.
  • Trebah Gardens: A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Open every day of the year, from 10am. Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath and exotic flowers and fascinating bamboo..
  • National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Full of Cornish history of the seas, ever changing exhibitions and points of interest.
  • Truro: Beautiful City with stunning Cathedral, lots of shops and restaurants.
  • Trelissick, Glendurgan, Bonython: Just some of the many more stunning gardens in the area, packed with flora and fauna particularly suited to the gulf stream climate.