A new extension that makes the most of one of the best coastal views from a café, bar or bistro in Cornwall is now open to visitors.

After just four months’ work, C-Bay Café in West Pentire now boasts significant extra space that includes comfy chairs, sofas, a new bar, log burner and floor length windows that open onto a terrace and the sweeping view of Crantock Bay below. There is also a new reception area for guests checking into Crantock Bay apartments and, above the extension, a roof terrace for Crantock Bay Spa that promises a wonderful panorama for anyone enjoying post treatment relaxation.

The opening was marked by a launch event attended by guests including Newquay Town Mayor, Councillor Andy Hannan.

“We were delighted by the number of people who turned up to help us celebrate,” said managing owner Nina Eyles. “It’s hard to believe so much has been achieved in such a relatively short space of time, but the finished result is amazing and we’re really grateful to everyone involved in making it happen.”

The Eyles’ family have owned the Crantock Bay site for more than fifty years. Originally a hotel where Poldark author Winston Graham stayed for many summers whilst writing his books, the property was transformed into a five-star apartment complex in 2013. The spa opened in 2017 and the latest café addition expands the business’s highly rated food and drink offering.

“We’re lucky enough to enjoy a superb location so it made sense to make the best use possible of the space we’ve got,” said Nina. “The South West Coastal Path is only metres away, which means we’re a very handy all-day stopping off point for walkers and their dogs, whilst also being available for casual dining, functions and gatherings. From breakfast through to lunch, tea, dinner or just drinks, we’re able to cater for a wide variety of refreshment needs.”

C-Bay Café\Bar and Bistro is open from 10am daily. For more information, visit the website.