While it may not be possible to travel at the moment, there is no harm in exploring your options for when things are back to normal. And where better to head than Newquay? It is the perfect staycation retreat for relaxation and adventure in equal measure! With plenty of things to do whether you are a couple family or group of friends, you will have a fantastic time in one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns.

Below you will find our top tips for your trip to Newquay, so read on and make the most of your trip to this stunning location. If you are looking for parking at any airport across the UK, or Gatwick Airport parking make sure to check them out for great value offers whilst visiting Newquay. 

#1 Surfing

Newquay is without question the UK’s surfing capital, so it would be a shame not to give the sport a try during your stay! With its 12 beautiful beaches each offering a slightly different experience, you are spoilt for choice. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, there are plenty of opportunities to test your skills in the clear blue Atlantic waters. Even if trying it yourself is not appealing make sure to spend some time watching the pros at play. Newquay attracts the world’s best surfers and it is an amazing sight to behold as they slice through the waves.

Check out our fantastic selection of surf lessons that can be catered specifically to your needs for an unforgettable experience on the waves!

#2 Coasteering

If you are looking for an exhilarating adventure, then why not try some coasteering during your stay in Newquay. If you are unfamiliar with it, coasteering is a combination of cliff diving, rock climbing and general exploration of the rocky coastline. Newquay offers the perfect terrain to explore with high cliffs to dive from between 4 and 35 foot in height, whirlpools, sea caves, smugglers paths and more. It is an activity suitable for beginners and you don’t need any equipment, we’ll provide everything you need and take you to the best spots to ensure that you come away with some fantastic experiences and the skills to try coasteering elsewhere too!

#3 Newquay Zoo

The zoo is one of Cornwall’s best family attractions and has over 1000 different species of animals. You can see a magnificent pride of lions, a host of exotic creatures in the Tropical House, including sloths, colourful birds and creepy crawlies and interact with some more familiar friends at the Village Farm. There are plenty of fun places to eat and drink, kid’s play areas, talks about the animals and the chance to get up close and feed lions, penguins or red pandas. Newquay Zoo guarantees you a wonderful day out with the family! 

#4 Pirate’s Quest

Immerse yourself in the swashbuckling past at Pirate’s Quest and make your way through authentic sets with a fantastic pirate guide. It is a great experience for kids and adults alike as you get to hear lurid tales of pirate history and how they were active in the local area. There are exciting special effects which transport you 300 years into the past and you get to meet a host of infamous characters along the way! For children there is a treasure map to follow with real treasure to take home if they manage to track it down. Don’t miss out on this unique experience during your stay in Newquay.

#5 Blue Reef Aquarium

Discover the wonders of the deep at Blue Reef Aquarium where you can see marine life from around Cornwall, the UK and the rest of the world. There is an enormous tank that includes a walk-through tunnel, giving you the feeling of being under water. Hundreds of different species will glide through the water around you from colourful tropical fish to the monstrous Moray eel. There are many informative exhibits and the chance to see feeding time with the different species including sharks and giant stingrays.

Make the most of your stay in Newquay with these top 5 things to do and ensure you enjoy an unforgettable experience in this stunning part of the UK!

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