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Lusty Glaze Beach & Restaurant

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Lusty Glaze Beach & Restaurant

Paws Guestbook
5 Paws
Four Paws
Dine With Dog
Bed Provided
Bowl Provided
Treats / Food
Setting: On the beach
Cuisine: British
Paws: All welcome
Two large, or three small, dogs allowed per table

With its name derived from the Cornish translation ‘a place to view blue boats’, and a history as a glamorous bathing resort, Lusty Glaze Restaurant hits the spot with an air of on-the-beach seaside chic, and will be loved by human and hound alike.

While our European cousins may have pioneered chilled-out beach restaurants complete with foodie delights, Lusty Glaze is giving them a run for their money. This is a dog-friendly beach, all day venue and eatery in one, with a touch of Ibizan lifestyle about it – with a Cornwall edge. There is something for everyone, whether the name of the game is relaxing, a hearty meal and beach walk, a beach game with some friends – or winding down over a music sundowner session. More than anything, this is a place to enjoy life. Just don’t forget to treat fido to a doggy meal!


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Food and Drink

At Lusty Glaze Beach Restaurant

As you take the steps down into this secluded cove, stop to enjoy the picturesque sandy shore below, with views stretching around the bay to Newquay. Nestled at its heart is Lusty Glaze’s restaurant and bar, surrounded by sky blue and white-washed beach huts. Its upscale beach house and rustic chic vibe is perfect for its setting, with a large decked area on to the beach taking centre stage in warmer months.

The restaurants Modern British fare, seasonally influenced by its local heritage, includes such delights as baked Cornish camembert, fish classics from fish and chips to moules marinières, and hot rocks to cook on. There is something for the whole family here with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options also on offer.

Doggy delights

Treats, bowls and beds are all on offer for fido at this dog-welcoming venue.

A special treat for fido? From midday, our canine companions are very much the focus. Indulge your pup with a feast, with pooch-friendly offerings such as Terrierrine (layers of roast lamb and beef with vegetables) and Peanut Mutter and Bonio Sundae (lactose free ice cream topped with doggie treats) on offer, your dog will think he’s gone to heaven. And better yet, the kind souls at this must visit pawstop, will donate all of your £3 for your dog’s meal to local charity, St Francis Home for Animals – how could you and fido not give this a go!

By day

Breakfast options delight, whether a lighter granola is your choice, or a Full Cornish is more up your street. Alternatively, enjoy the bay with fido to work up an appetite for lunch.

From dusk

As the sun sets, with fairy lights abound, enjoy a drink or meal with friends in the relaxed, inviting space of the bar and restaurant. Don’t forget to leave room for one of their specialty hot chocolates or desserts.

The extra bits

The beach…need we say more! Fido will be overjoyed by this stunning sandy cove, where he can play in the waves and sniff at the seaweed. During the summer months, fido must remain on a lead while adventuring.

Live music plays a key role at Lusty Glaze (they were awarded the No.1 spot by The Times for ‘Most picturesque live music venues in the UK’); make sure you book for one of their summer Sundowner Sessions – the 2017 slots feature acts from Razorlight to Tenors Encore. Autumn makes way for weekly Woodburner Sessions, with hearty food and drinks around the fires, where you can enjoy great music, soak up the vibe and gaze at the stars.

If you’re one of the few who haven’t been lulled into a chilled out state by the the sea, sand and (fingers-crossed!) sun, there are plenty of activities on offer, including surfing for the pros (check the waves in advance with their Surf Cam), or Surf School for those novices amongst us. Jet skiing, abseiling and beach games are also on offer, just remember to reserve your spot.

Keep an eye out for restaurant dog Jessie, and four-pawed office helpers  Echo, Kelpie and Fred.

Children are welcome, with their own menu, colouring books, high chairs and baby changing available.

If you’re in a rush, Lusty Glaze also do takeaways.


  • Cuisine: British
  • In season: open daily, 9.30am to late
  • Out of season: Monday to Wednesday, 9.30am to 4pm with only snacks and drinks available; Thursday to Saturday, 9.30am to 11pm, with the restaurant open from 12.30pm; on Sunday's the restaurant is open from 9.30am to 5pm
  • Delight fido with a special doggy meal of their own
  • Soak up the sea air in this stunning cove with fido
  • Beach activities are on offer for the exercise junkies

Where We Are


Located on the northern outskirts of Newquay, this private cove is easily accessible from the main North Cornwall tributary, the A30, or take the coastal road and enjoy the stunning scenery as you drive along. Enjoy the stunning beach with fido, or take to the coastal path to explore beyond.

Padstow, famous for its Rick Stein heritage, is just a 30 minute drive away to the north, or head south to sleepy Cornish idyll, St Agnes, with its surrounding dog-friendly beaches. See our guide to dog-friendly North Cornwall for details. For inspiration see our dog-friendly Cornwall destination page.

For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below. 



Address: Lusty Glaze Beach, Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3AE

Hit the road

Just a couple of miles off the A392, put the postcode into your Sat Nav and you’ll easily find your way to the pay and display car park, located next to the steps that take you down on to Lusty Glaze’s beach.

All aboard

If taking public transport, Newquay station is a 15 minute walk away, while the number 21, 90 or 93 bus takes you from central Newquay to the Kilbirnie Hotel, which is a 7 minute walk away.

For more tips on travelling with your dog, including transport options, read our essential guide to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.

Lusty Glaze Beach & Restaurant

Rigby's Review

Terrierrine anyone?

One blustery but clear day, Rigby and I headed off to try Woof Wednesday at Cornish paw-hot spot, Lusty Glaze.

From the moment we parked on the cliff overlooking the bay, Rigby was oh so excited to dash down to the beach below. We quickly took to the 131 steps leading down to this private bay with stunning views across to the Newquay headland.

With clapperboards in sky blues and whites, and beach hut charm throughout, the restaurant at the heart of the cove beckoned. After the promise of a post lunch swim, Rigby and I entered the fairy light festooned space to discover a pile of dog beds, bowls and a biscuit jar…a real treat for four-legged companions.

Rigby was delighted to find we were not the only ones keen to try the doggy menu, with several other Cornish sea-dogs soaking up the atmosphere and patiently awaiting their treat. As I consulted Rigby on his choice from the doggy menu (Terrierrine, no less!) I took in the wholesome and tempting menu, and felt fish was in order.

A friendly waitress, always happy to give a hug and biscuit to Rigby, soon returned with our picks. Rigby’s meal, wonderfully fresh and oh so tempting, had him sitting-up, paw proffered in no time, before a hush descended while he savoured his meaty layers with the other dogs looking on, waiting for their own special bowl to arrive. After the excitement, and witnessing the sheer joy on Rigby’s face, I too was keen to tuck in. The meals here are hearty, no-fuss, quality bites, that warm the cockles. Cooked with a attuned hand, my fish fell apart as only truly fresh produce does and was tastily complemented by my picks of crispy chips and a fresh salad. Having gazed out to the sea while we had our fill, we could wait no longer and bounded out to enjoy the shore just a stones throw away.

Welcoming through and through, Lusty Glaze invites you to stay awhile, enjoy the view, play on the beach and enjoy your surrounds. Its laid back, shabby chic approach, not often found on these here isles, is perfect to relax in with friends, of both the two and four legged kind.

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5 Paws Michele, February, 2018.

You have to go here if you have a dog
Gorgeous restaurant with fantastic view
Amazing staff, nothing too much trouble
My dog was given a warm bed with water and a large bowl of warm food while we ate lunch sat around the fire
After a walk on the beach in wet windy weather this was such a treat
If you visit Newquay make sure you brave the steps to this hidden treasure
5 star

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