Driving 6-7hours from central London to the British coast, was well worth it!!!. Wonderful place and sunsets for photographers, surfers as well as lovely blue coloured oceans. Best hotel would be the Tolcarne beach apartments
Tolcarne beach is simply amazing, I try and stay twice a year, to visit my grandchildren, the staff do everything they possibly can to help you.
If you are fit there is a steep cliff with stairs, sadly i am not, but I am more than happy to drive down, when you get there it's another world.
Stayed in Newquay for a couple of days at Victoria hotel and this beach is directly below.
Beautiful sands and the day we were there in November, virtually deserted.
Careful of the tides though, you can get caught out.