Skip to main content
Sea view from coastal path with sign in foreground

Our Story

Lantic Bay is a beautiful bay with a wonderful beach just east of the mouth of the Fowey estuary. This rather wonderful place has inspired our business and our brand.

When you visit our corner of southern Cornwall (and we hope you do, whether you stay with us or elsewhere), please make time to visit Lantic Bay. If you have a boat, approaching Lantic Bay from the sea provides a real sense of arriving somewhere special, as you find yourself drawn further and further into the shelter of the headlands towards the welcoming golden beaches. On a warm, sunny day, you may find it hard to resist diving off your boat into the crystal-clear water.

Walkers approaching the cove

If you walk from one of the nearby car parks or arrive via the coastal path, you'll see the expanse of the bay opening out in front of you. This way, you'll see what a perfect shape it is, and will start looking for a place to scramble down onto the sand (we think it's easiest at the eastern end) so that you can start to explore the rocks, and perhaps swim out into the bay itself.

But before you go down to the beach, take a few minutes to look around. Take in the colours and contrasts of the sky, the rocks, the beach and the heathland that leads down to it. Blue, sand, brown, green - we have tried to capture these colours - sky, beach, land, and sea - to breathe some of the spirit of the place into our website and other materials. We hope you like them.

Cornish heath growing in the wild

Have you noticed our logo? It's a nice geometric design, isn't it? But there's a little more to it than this. Our logo is, in fact, a stylised representation of a rather beautiful plant called Cornish heath, which is commonly found in Cornwall. The Latin name for this plant is Erica Vaganserica meaning heath and vagans meaning wandering – which is very much what we hope you will do as you explore Lantic Bay and the other parts of the Cornish coastline. Take a look at the photo of Cornish heath and keep an eye out for it if you're visiting during springtime, when it's in bloom.