Top things to do in and around Newquay
No 1... Make the most of the waves and get SURFING!!
Set on the golden sands of Newquay beaches including the famous Fistral Beach there can be no better place to learn to surf or to brush up on those skills!
It couldn't be simpler - squeeze into a wetsuit, safety helmet and old trainers then scramble, climb, swim and cliff jump your way around Cornwall's spectacular rocky coastline.
A combination of swimming along the base of the cliffs, exploring gullies, caves, cracks and different rock formations created by the sea, also stopping on route to experience the lift and fall of the sea against and below the cliffs. Traversing and scrambling the lower level of sea cliffs above deep water and climbing the cliffs to the jumping locations.
3. Pubbing n Clubbing!
It had to be up there somewhere in the top 3 didn't it?! Why not make a night of it? Enjoy a meal out whether it's just pub grub, fish n chips, Mexican, Thai, Chinese or if fancy a seafood restaurant, Newquay has it all! Then head on to the variety of pubs and clubs for live bands to foam and paint parties, there's something to suit everyone!
4. Jet Skiing
Go for a 'blast' through the waves and around Newquay Bay or take a longer ride along the North Cornwall coast. Discover the hidden coves and experience the coast at speed from a whole new angle. Or.. BANANA BOATING! Enjoy a blast from the past with a Banana boat ride around Newquay Bay!
5. Zip Wire
Zip Wire is Lusty Glaze's answer to bungee jumping. At 750ft long and 120ft high, this aerial runway is one of Europe's longest, highest and fastest. And it is here in Newquay! This beach zip wire is a fast, high adrenalin ride that requires a minimum level of instruction, so it is perfect for a quick buzz during your visit to the beach. Your experience on this aerial runway is finished off with a 50ft free abseil down to the sand.
6. Deep Sea Fishing
Main target species are: Coalfish, Cod, Ling, Pollack, Conger, Mackerel and Whiting from the wrecks, Winter Cod, Dogfish, Bream, Whiting, and Flatfish can be taken on the ground. Some of the more recent catches, and sightings off our Cornish coast, have included: Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, Sunfish, even Tuna, all which are warm water species so you never know what you might catch or see coming from the depths. You can keep what you catch!
7. Sea & Surf Kayaking
Guided Harlyn kayak tours will take you around the beautiful coastline by Harlyn Bay or along the Camel Estuary in Padstow. The kayak tours last for 2 hours and you are bound to be amazed by the sheer beauty of the Cornwall coastal environment as well as enjoying the physical exhilaration of paddling your own sit on top kayak! Take it easy and enjoy the amazing scenery such as sea birds, seals, basking sharks and sunfish or explore the rugged coastline and many secluded spots to be found while kayaking in Cornwall.
8. Enjoy It With Your Friends
Finding a great place to stay will make all the difference to your break, research hotels in Newquay first and find some affordable accommodation close to the town centre and all the action. Hotel Sunnyside is perfectly located just above Towan beach, has a range of facilities and a great choice of affordable private en-suite rooms for single travellers, couples, and groups of all ages.
The Hotel is only a two minute walk to the main shops, bars, and restaurants, and only a short stroll from the beach, Newquay's winning formula of sun/fun/sea/surf are all on your doorstep