Enjoy a Memorable October Half Term in Newquay: Surfing and Halloween Delights!
Are you planning an unforgettable October Half Term getaway to Cornwall? If so, Newquay is the place to be! This time of year equals the warmest water temperatures, quieter line ups, and if you’re really lucky.. some autumnal sunshine! Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner looking to catch your first wave, our surf school in Mawgan Porth, just a short drive from Newquay, offers incredible experiences that will make your autumn break truly special. Plus, with Halloween just around the corner, there are spooky surprises and thrilling adventures waiting for you in the area. Let’s dive into what makes Mawgan Porth and Newquay the ultimate October Half Term destination!
No tricks just treats at Kingsurf Surf School
Mawgan Porth is a charming coastal village located just five miles from Newquay, making it an ideal base for your surf adventure during October Half Term. The stunning sandy beach, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and breathtaking scenery, provides the perfect backdrop for riding the waves.
Kingsurf offers a range of lessons tailored to all skill levels, so you can embrace the excitement of surfing regardless of your experience. Their experienced and certified instructors will guide you through the fundamentals, ensuring you feel confident and safe in the water.
For beginners, we’ll stay close to shore, in waist to chest deep water, which is perfect for mastering the basics of balance and paddling in already broken waves. If you’re an advanced surfer, we’ll take you out to catch green waves (unbroken waves) so you can experience that weightless thrill as you drop in and perfect your first turn. Or maybe you’re even working on acing your cutbacks! Whatever your skill level, the exhilaration of riding waves in this stunning location is an experience you won’t forget.
Explore Newquay’s Autumn Charm
In addition to the surf, Newquay offers a wide range of attractions and activities for all ages during October Half Term. Here are some highlights:
1. Newquay Zoo: Explore the animal kingdom at Newquay Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with over 130 species from around the world. October brings unique opportunities to see the animals in their autumn element.
2. Pirate’s Quest: For a family-friendly adventure, step into the world of pirates with Pirate’s Quest adventure golf. Discover tales of smuggling, piracy, and treasure hunting as you journey through a museum of immersive exhibits.
3. Coastal Walks: Newquay is renowned for its stunning coastal paths and landscapes. Take a leisurely walk along the South West Coast Path and savour the breathtaking views of the rugged Cornish coastline in the crisp autumn air.
4. Surf Shops and Cafes: Newquay’s bustling town centre is dotted with surf shops and cosy cafes where you can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate after a chilly day of surfing. Or check out our neighbours at Beach Box in Mawgan Porth for some post surf fuel.
5. Bedruthan Steps: While the steps themselves remain closed, you can still admire the beautiful, iconic views of Bedruthan Steps from the top of the cliffs. Seabirds are common around North Cornwall, see if you can spot a kittiwake, razorbill or even a gannet!
Halloween Fun in Newquay
As October Half Term progresses, Newquay transforms into a Halloween wonderland with a variety of spooky events and activities. Here’s what you can look forward to:
1. Newquay Zombie Crawl: Join the annual Zombie Crawl, where the streets of Newquay are filled with ghoulish zombies of all ages. It’s a fun and festive way to celebrate Halloween, with creative costumes and makeup.
2. Spooky Afternoon Tea: Stay cosy inside the Bedruthan Hotel and sit down to enjoy a selection of spooky sweet treats and autumnal artisan sandwiches at afternoon tea!
3. Haunted Tours: As Halloween approaches, head along to Bodmin Jail and check out one of their family friendly halloween events! Theres Trick or Treat trails, Spooktacular ghost walk tours and cinema nights to get involved in.
4. Pumpkin Picking: Embrace the Halloween spirit by taking your family along to The Park to pick out the perfect pumpkin. You can even enter their pumpkin carving competition!
For an unforgettable October Half Term adventure, there’s no place quite like Mawgan Porth. Whether you’re hitting the waves with Kingsurf, exploring the natural beauty of the Cornish coast, or immersing yourself in Halloween festivities, you’re in for a fantastic experience. Don’t miss the chance to make this autumn break a truly memorable one. Book your activities today and get ready for an October to remember!