Things to do in Newquay

Newquay offers a vibrant coastal experience with a myriad of activities for all to enjoy. Surf enthusiasts can catch waves at the famous Fistral Beach, adventure seekers can try their hand at coasteering, while families can enjoy the town's attractions, such as Newquay Zoo or Pirate's Quest.

A popular seaside destination, Newquay is somewhere you won't want to miss on your next visit to Cornwall. The town boasts a plethora of activities for visitors of all ages.

SSS Surf School

On the water

Newquay's coastal location makes it a must for getting out on the water. From surfing and coasteering, to fishing and sea safaris, you can do it all in Newquay.

What better way to learn how to ride the waves than at the world famous surfing beaches in Newquay. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you'll be sure to create unfortgettable memories on Newquay's beaches.

Or, get closer to our marine life with a sea safari. Spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, seals, and basking sharks, or try your hand at fishing on your own trip.

Atlantic Coast Line
Travelling through the beautiful Luxulyan Valley, across the Goss Moor and finally glimpsing views of the Atlantic Ocean is a great way to arrive in the popular surf resort of Newquay.

Visit Newquay by train

Visit Newquay the hassle-free way. Trains depart from Par on the main line all year round, taking you into the heart of town, ready to hit the beach.

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Lappa Valley

Away from the coast

Away from the beaches and the surf, there’s no shortage of other attractions in the area. Newquay Zoo is conveniently located near the centre of Newquay and has a host of exotic animals to see. There’s an aquarium, a cinema, trampoline park, boating lake, fun for all the family at Lappa Valley and the National Trust’s Trerice Manor a short distance out of town. There are all forms of golf from crazy to challenging, and none of Cornwall’s other great attractions are too far away.

The town itself is full of cafe, bars and restaurants to suit every taste. No trip to Newquay is complete without a Cornish pasty, and it's one of the best places to sample fresh local seafood.

Discover more and plan your days out at in this popular seaside town. With something for everyone to enjoy, we guarantee you'll have an enjoyable and memorable stay.

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