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Things To Do In Newquay

Love It!

Why We Love Newquay

It's stunning!
One of the most picturesque stretches of coastlines in the UK mixed with great nightlife and huge challenges.

It's pushy.
Don't expect to just lay back and relax in the sun, Newquay's activities are awesome and will test your whole party to the max!

It's tasty.
When you're not climbing rocks or diving through waves you can enjoy cream teas, beach BBQs, fish and chips and more.

Move It!

How To Get Around Newquay

Newquay is a small seaside town with a big reputation. The centre of Newquay and seafront can be crossed from end to end easily on foot.

There's really no need for public transport or having to squeeze everyone into taxis, you can enjoy a stroll along the beachfront.

If you do want to go further afield, you can keep it green with bikes and other eco-friendly transport available to hire.


Things To Do In Newquay At Night

Newquay has deservedly earned a reputation as a bit of a party mecca. There's a great selection of venues and things to do in Newquay at night. Enjoy reserved tables and an artisan BBQ on the beach, sample the local seafood, chill with a giant ice cream or huge sharing cocktail. If you're looking to party until late/early there are a number of clubs, music venues and late-night bars to choose from.

To Do List

Things to Do In Newquay

You can start your 'Things to do in Newquay' list now to make the most of your time in the sun and amazing Cornish countryside.

  • Cream Tea - Perhaps one of the very finest places in the UK to enjoy a cream tea, but is it jam or cream first?
  • Newquay Zoo - Visit the real zoo that sparked the movie - We Bought a Zoo - starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. A fantastic local treasure.
  • Newquay Harbour - Every visitor sooner or later will find themselves in the harbour with its local shops and tasty treats.
  • Tightrope Walk - Stretching from one cliff to another, over a beach 120 feet below. One of the toughest Newquay group activities.
  • Surfing - Live the Cornish beach life dream and take to the waves with your boards like total dudes, man! Yeah, surf's up!
  • Bluereef - Bluereef Aquarium is a great chance to get up close and personal with incredible marine life without getting your feet wet.
  • Gardens of Heligan - Having fallen into disrepair and eventually lost, the gardens were rediscovered and packed with quirky sights.
  • Eden Project - A site dedicated to conservation and sustainability. The huge venue has quite literally grown out of the Cornish landscape.
  • Walk - Hit the South West Coast Path. You probably won't cover all 630 miles, but the bits you do manage will be spectacular.
  • Grab a Pasty - Is it even legal to go to Cornwall and not have a pasty? We think not.


3 Weird Newquay Facts

  • It has not one, not two, but TWELVE beaches. Yeah, down in Newquay life really is a beach!
  • Newquay was a film location for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour.
  • Newquay was the first place in the UK to ban the mankini. Sorry, fellas, you'll have to stick to the Speedos for this trip.


Best Bits of Newquay

Harbour - With a range of traditional seaside shops and tasty treats (including Cornish pasties and Cornish ice cream) it's a must-visit.

Fistral Beach - The most famous of Newquay's beaches, there are a number of famous bars and restaurants to explore.

Pentire Head - A mostly residential area with some holiday accommodation dotted around and amazing views over the headland and out to sea.

Truro - If you crave somewhere a little bigger, with a wider range of shops and services, Truro is just 12 miles away.

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