There are many striking views in Cornwall, but The Cracking Crab, part of the Winking Prawn group, offers one of the best around. Situated on the coast in Polzeath, looking straight out over the surf, it’s a laid-back beach café by day, serving great buffet breakfasts and light lunches such as crab baguette and scallop salad. Children are more than welcome and can have hours of fun with The Cracking Crab’s fancy dress box. In the evening the venue is a haven for seafood-lovers, with starters of scallops and king prawns, and main courses of whole cracked crab and fruits de mer, and West Country rib-eye and ﬁllet steaks for meat eaters. Desserts range from an elegant crème brûlée to a mighty Knickerbocker Glory. Sip a glass of house wine from the extensive list or sample their own wine while gazing at the panoramic sea views.