Top 5 Things to Do in Newquay
Newquay is famed for its surfing and its stunning beaches, but there is a lot more to be discovered in this seaside town. We have put together some of our favourite activities for when you need a rest from your surf lessons or simply want to try something different. Read on and get to know Newquay
beyond the waves!
1 Head to the beach
Newquay is blessed with 12 different beaches to explore and they are the ideal locations for a bit of relaxation. Take a blanket and chill in the Cornish sun, take a stroll and enjoy watching the surf pros at work. Some of the best beaches to visit are the world famous Fistral, the well located Towan and Perranporth (make sure to check out the beach bar!). If you don’t feel like relaxing there are plenty of other activities available including sea kayaking, SUP, paddle boarding, kitesurfing and much more! Enjoy variety during your trip and make the most of Newquay’s stunning beaches during your stay in this beautiful corner of the UK.
If you are looking for an even more exciting activity, then make sure to give coasteering a try. The coastline around Newquay provides the perfect location for cliff scrambling, rock climbing, exhilarating cliff diving and the opportunity to explore smuggler paths and sea caves. It is a great activity for the adventure seeker and requires no previous experience or equipment. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced coasteerer, you are guaranteed to learn something new and see the Newquay coast from a completely different perspective. Simply find a local guide and bring your willingness to try something new!
3 Healeys Cyder Farm
For a fun tour of one of the UK’s largest cider producers head to Healeys Cyder Farm where you have a choice of different tours and of course get to try the products! The farm has produced cider for over 25 years and has become a popular attraction just 20 minutes from Newquay. You can take a tractor ride through the orchards and learn about how the apples are grown and harvested, see how the cider is made from apple to bottle and try some of the most popular products as part of the tour.
There is apple juice for the kids and cider and wine for the adults!
Surfing in Newquay has become hugely popular over the years and Newquay is at the epicentre of the British surf scene. Why not book your self in for a lesson and try this exhilarating sport out for yourself. kingsurf is based in Mawgan Porth and the guys there have been teaching all their adult lives!
5 The Japanese Garden
If you are seeking peace and calm after your time on the waves, make sure to check out the Japanese Garden. This meditative oasis has been designed to be in perfect harmony with the
landscape, plants and water features to create the ideal place to relax. East meets West in this garden which leaves you feeling revitalised after a couple of hours of wandering its snaking paths. It
is the ideal getaway if you are finding the bustle of Newquay in the high season a bit much!
There are plenty of other things to do in Newquay, but with our top 5 you are off to a fantastic start to your holiday! If you are travelling from another part of the country and need to park at the airport, make sure to check out our friends over at Parkhero. They can help you find great value
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