Long after the bucket and spade brigade has departed for another year, the Cornish coastline really comes into its own.
The rugged, northern perimeter of the peninsula is terrifically treacherous in places and has seen many sailing ships succumb through the ages.
With seasonal gales encouraging spring tides to chew away at the cliffs and coves, witnessing Mother Nature in all her fierce glory is one of the most exhilarating experiences the county has to offer.
There is no hiding place from the South Western Approaches and Cornwall is routinely battered by the winter winds – it is truly a sight to behold.
So why not treat yourself to one of the best seats in the house and enjoy the wilds of the west in five-star luxury?
With spray from the ocean speckling its windows, The Headland in Newquay often sits under brooding grey skies, to a soundtrack of crashing waves.
There really is no better place to experience Cornwall in winter than from the hotel’s majestic clifftop location, overlooking Fistral Beach.
As part of its Storm Watching package, it offers a minimum of three nights’ accommodation in a beautifully appointed room, with daily breakfast.
Guests can also enjoy a three-course dinner highlighting the very best of Cornish ingredients and a two-course lunch at The Terrace restaurant.
Mornings can be spent relaxing in the multi-million pound, six-pool Aqua Club, which opened for the first time last year.
That presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the heated outdoor vitality pool or float in the spa, whilst drinking in the wonder of the stormy Atlantic Ocean.
Once you have had your fix of all things aquatic, retire to a sofa in front of the open fire and savour a full afternoon tea.
The Storm Watching package is a minimum three-night stay which includes a three-course dinner on the first night per adult, in The Samphire restaurant.
It also includes one two-course lunch in The Terrace per adult and one full afternoon tea for two.
For more details click on the Offers tab at www.headlandhotel.co.uk
What: Storm Watching at The Headland
When: Nov 1 to Feb 10 (excluding Dec 23 to January 1)
Where: Newquay, Cornwall