Things to do
Keep busy in Newquay
We’d lose all your trust if we didn’t tell you to suit up, grab a board and hit the water while you're here, this is Newquay after all, but for the days when the swell just isn’t there and it’s not sunny enough to chill on the beach all day, there are plenty more things to keep everyone entertained. For the best in the area, check out the below.
Newquay's excellent beaches have played a major role in establishing the town as Cornwall's largest holiday resort. A must do on a trip to Newquay, whether you're visiting with friends or want to introduce the kids to a rush like no other. Surf schools across all the beaches cater for a full range of abilities, whether taking you through the basics of surf safety and helping you catch that first wave, through to refresher courses for out of practice surfer dudes or perfecting your technique. All schools offer the full kit, so no excuse not to book your place and see what all the fuss is about on your next holiday.
Coasteering is the ultimate ocean wilderness adventure sport, encompassing movement along the seashore of a rocky coastline on foot or by swimming. Newquay’s rugged Atlantic Coast is one of the leading Coasteering destinations in the UK and Coasteering is one of the UK’s fastest growing extreme adventure sports. Lusty Glaze and Fistral Beach offer coasteering activities however there are companies all over Newquay and the south west providing this amazing experience. Grab some mates, don your wetsuits and explore the coast in a new way, an adventure that will push your limits and let you see a whole new side of Newquay. Instructors will lead you to hidden spots, perfect for cliff jumping and sea kayaking.
Transport to a place of peace and well-being and achieve an integration of body, mind and spirit. Fistral Spa, exclusively for adults, is a place of serenity that encourages those who are in need of some relaxation to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply check-in, and chill out. Fistral Spa is widely reputed as one of the best spa’s in the UK, using a selection of carefully chosen Gaia and ESPA therapies. Boasting nine treatment rooms designed with total relaxation in mind, heated vitality pool, hot tub, relaxation room, steam room, sauna and state-of- the-art fitness suite, Fistral Spa will help you forget the pressures of the outside world and return you to a state of inner-calm and outer-beauty.
Kayaking is an exciting and fun activity that’s relatively easy and accessible for everyone.
What better way to experience up close Newquay’s stunning coastline than on a Kayak, the rugged Atlantic cliffs provide a glimpse to all manner of wildlife. Explore the peaceful Estuary at high tide, or for the more daring, get out behind the surf and see the beaches of Newquay how few others get to experience it. With tours running down the length of the bay and around the main headlands, explore the coastline without getting stuck in traffic!
There are multiple companies in and around Newquay that are equipped to take you on a kayaking adventure or offer hire for half or whole days.
If there are no waves or you fancy a different form of adrenaline rush, why not put the pedal to the metal and see who is the speediest of the bunch? St. Eval Kart Racing Circuit is a massive outdoor 1.3km track which is designed to cater for 7 years olds and above, and for all group sizes. It is the UK's biggest children's kart circuit, and the Southwest's largest and fastest adult kart circuit, making it perfect for all the family. They'll not only kit you out, but also fully referee and time all laps, to make sure only the true winner is victorious!
For those who have the skills, there is a mini golf course in Trenance Park that is suitable for the whole family.
Show off any talent you’ve got, or not as the case may be, but laughs are guaranteed. Newquay has a couple of courses to prove your skills on, why not try them all? Trenance Park is ideal for the whole family, with the zoo and park only a stone’s throw away or why not check out Gilmores crazy golf, and keep refreshed with a gin cocktail and Mexican meal – maybe the loser can buy?
For those days when the weather isn't quite doing what you’d like it to, Newquay’s cinema is perfect for a wet afternoon’s entertainment. Showing all the big blockbusters, you can catch up with all the films as well as often local comedians and more varied shows.