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Stepped lawns, then buckets and spades in the sand are all that separates this ‘welcoming, relaxed hotel’ from the sea. More

Contact details

North Corner
TR12 6TF
01326 280464

Hotel information


15, 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.


end Mar–end Oct.


lounge, bar/restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2 tiered gardens, large sun terrace, parking.

Background music

quiet classical music or blues in bar and restaurant.


all ages welcomed (‘we are not suitable for babies or very young children’).


allowed in bedrooms and on lead in grounds, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B from £150, D,B&B from £170. Set dinner £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Stepped lawns, then buckets and spades in the sand are all that separates this ‘welcoming, relaxed hotel’ from the sea. Following severe flood damage last year, Victoria and Nicholas Sanders have redecorated the entire place top to toe. Coastal cool has been restored to each bedroom (some snug), with Cornish colours, tongue-and-groove panelling and a powerful new shower in the bathroom. Huge windows give nearly all the bedrooms horizon views; the best have a balcony, or a private terrace, accessed through pretty French doors. Bay-landed lobster and chefs Ric House and Chris Conboye’s ‘excellent’ daily-changing menus are served in the candlelit restaurant. Full Cornish breakfasts. A dog-friendly beach awaits just outside.


The Bay Hotel
North Corner
TR12 6TF

Guest comments

'Coverack is an unspoilt gem on the Lizard Peninsul,. It manages to be rather upmarket unlike many seaside places. The hotel has an excellent position, facing the sea and the small harbour. My lovely top-floor room enjoyed this beautiful view, and had a quite luxurious bathroom with refreshingly natural light and space. The staff were excellent- the manager in particular made a real effort to be helpful. The food in the small restaurant was lovely. I loved the place- small and superbly maintained, bright, smart and spotless throughout. Its relatively small size give it intimacy and friendliness, but real care and pride is put into every detail. ' - Mike Craddock - June, 2019

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide