You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions below, but please don’t hesitate to
get in touch via our contact page here if there’s anything else you’d like to ask us.

General questions

Our coastal hotel’s still the place you know, but a few things are currently a little different. Please read our Covid-19 update for the latest details on how we’re keeping each other safe at Bedruthan in this new situation.

What is the weather like in Mawgan Porth?

Like the rest of the UK, Cornish weather can be very temperamental, although generally the weather is milder in Cornwall than the rest of the UK. The hottest months are around July and August with average temperatures of 16°C and 13 hours of sunshine a day.

The sea temperature is at its warmest in the middle of August reaching between 13°C and 18°C.

For an up to date forecast for your stay with us, take a look at the following forecasts:

Met Office
BBC Weather
Met Check

Do you allow dogs?

Yes, we want to create a feeling of a home-from-home for our guests, so we like to welcome guests with their four-legged friends. We have five bedrooms which allow pets and the shared spaces that are pet-friendly are the Tranquillity Lounge, the Wild Café, the front lawn of the Herring and the reception area. We charge £15 per night per pet to cover the cleaning costs (each room is steam cleaned afterwards). You can find out more about our dog-friendly holidays here.

To those that can be uncomfortable around dogs, please note that we limit the number of dogs in the hotel to six at only one time, and we often don’t have any within the hotel.

Do you do gift vouchers?

Yes, we do tailored gift vouchers that are available to purchase for any amount you please. We can also include a special message in it for you too and can send it direct to you, or the recipient.

You can purchase one here.

How do I get to the beach?

Mawgan Porth beach is only a few minutes away by foot.

Route to the Beach (quickest)

Simply follow the corridor to Bedruthan Spa but head outside through the door at the front of the spa. Continue on the path down past the fields to the road. Take the lane to the right of the Scarlet. This will take you onto the South West Coast path – beautiful, but rocky and uneven. Turn left and follow to the beach.

Alternative Route to the Beach (without using cliff path)

A more level, sturdier route. Exit through the front entrance and turn right. Walk along the car park, take the footpath on the right-hand side at the edge of the hotel (you’ll see the swimming pools through the fence). Follow to the Scarlet then turn left along Tredragon Road. At the junction, head down the hill. Caution: there isn’t pavement for a stretch of road here.

How far is the Scarlet hotel? Can Bedruthan guests use the Scarlet hotel facilities?

Our sister hotel, the Scarlet, is a luxury eco hotel just for grown-ups. It’s a short five minute walk from Bedruthan, just down the hill on Tredragon Road.

Bedruthan guests are welcome to use the Scarlet Spa by booking one of their day packages, please call the spa reservations team on 01637 861 861 for availability and pricing.

Currently, the Scarlet Restaurant is only welcoming non-residents for lunch and afternoon tea (we’re running at a reduced capacity due to Covid-19). To book a table, please contact the Scarlet reception team on 01637 861 800.

Is the hotel accessible?

Bedruthan Hotel is situated on a steep cliff face – while this gives spectacular views, it does mean that the hotel rooms and facilities are on a number of different levels and quite far apart. The hotel was also built in the 1960s and although it does have a lift, it only accesses a certain number of rooms and floors, and most are only accessible via staircases. The spa, pool and villas are only accessible by stairs.

Our team strives to overcome our sloping site and if you have mobility issues we’d love to discuss your individual requirements to see if Bedruthan is suitable for you. Please call our reservations team on 01637 860 860 or Although we have specially adapted rooms available for guests, and aim to make our facilities as accessible as possible, we want to ensure that we are a suitable destination for you first.

Is there mobile phone signal at the hotel?

The car park at the front of the hotel is the best spot for network coverage. In other places, you might not be able to get reception – conjuring up phone signal in the Cornish countryside isn’t always easy. Depending on you’re network and contract Wi-Fi calling may be possible. However, feel free to give out our direct number (01637 861 200) and we can forward calls to rooms.


Room questions

What time can I check in and check out of my room?

Please note that check-in and check-out times have altered. Check-in is now a little later at 4pm; check-out is a little earlier at 10am. Within this new situation, we’re giving our team longer to prepare bedrooms. You can read more about our safekeeping practices in our Covid-19 update.

What do the non-sea view rooms overlook?

The majority of our non-sea view rooms overlook the hotel car park and the fields beyond. Non-sea view single rooms have a view of Mawgan Porth village and valley.

Which rooms have recently been refurbished?

All of our main hotel rooms were refurbished between 2017-2019 with a few brand new refurbished rooms.

Spa questions

Currently, Bedruthan Spa is operating a little differently from its usual routine. For the full details, please refer to our Covid-19 update.

What are the spa opening hours?

Please refer to our Covid-19 update for the full information on the spa’s current opening hours and availability.

Are children allowed in the spa?

Our spa is for over 18s, but our pool is open to children under the age of 16 and they will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Do you provide towels, robes and slippers?

We provide all guests with a robe, towel, shampoo and conditioner within the spa.

Can I cancel my spa treatment?

Yes, however we will need 48 hours notice to cancel your appointment or we may have to charge the total treatment cost. Regrettably late arrival will shorten your treatment time.

Restaurant questions

Are children allowed in the restaurants?

Yes, they are allowed in both our Wild Café and The Herring restaurants.

However, a quick note on children at The Herring: children aged 8 or over are welcome anytime. We ask that families with children aged 7 and under book our earlier tables at 6:00pm, 6:15pm and 6:30pm.

What's the difference between the Herring and the Wild Cafe?

The Wild Café serves simple, relaxed food such as buffet breakfasts, Cornish mussels, slow roasted beef rib, homemade breads and a colourful array of salads. The Herring offers more of a fine dining experience of three courses with dishes such as monkfish ceviche, roast duck breast and dark chocolate tart.

What are the opening times of the restaurants? When are children's teas?

To help with social distancing in our restaurants, we’re currently asking all guests to make reservations for tables in our restaurants. Because we’ve had to decrease the capacity in our restaurants, we’ve extended the time we’re serving each meal. Please note that our restaurants are currently only open to hotel guests. For the full details, including links to book into the Wild Café and the Herring, please see our Covid-19 update.