Newquay is well known for it’s glorious beaches and invitingly clear Atlantic waters but there is one other thing it is truly famous for worldwide – and that’s the surfing. Many of the towns surf competitions are world ranking and some of the best surfers in the world can be seen in competition here.
Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo!
Located on the north coast of Cornwall,surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical gardens it is a visitor attraction where you can run wild, explore and release your inner animal.
Blue Reef Aquarium
During your visit a dazzling undersea safari will lead you through the oceans of the world, from the local Cornish coast to the stunning beauty of the Tropical Reef. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out.
With it’s open-air feel and informative commentary, people of all ages enjoy a ride on the road train. It is great fun and provides an alternative bus service around Newquay!
Walks and Trails
A system of sand dunes runs from Perranporth to Newquay which results in most beaches along this stretch of the coast not being fully covered at high tide. The Cornish name for Newquay even means “wind blown dune”. The town is small enough to be explored on foot and the surrounding area of small villages and beaches has a good network of footpaths.
Newquay is famous for its vibrant nightlife scene, with a wide range of bars and clubs to explore. Whether you sip on a cocktail whilst watching the sunset or head to one of the award winning nightclubs, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable night.
Wherever you stay in Newquay you are never too far from one of the twelve golden beaches, each one offering a different beach experience for each day of your stay.
Newquay Coasteering Adventure
Explore the wild coast of Cornwall and its unique craggy cliffs like you’ve never done before. Join one of our coasteering Cornwall adventures and experience a buzz like no other as you clamber through old smugglers’ caves, spot incredible marine life, negotiate natural rapids and whirlpools before attempting adrenalin-fuelled sea cliff jumps.
Newquay Fishing Trips
Fishing in Newquay off Cornwall’s coast is a totally different experience. The semi-tropical climate attracts an amazing array of species and size to make your experience of fishing in Newquay one you won’t forget.
Pirate’s Quest, Newquay is an immersive walk-through experience which combines talented theatrical actors, amazing special effects, and detailed 360⁰ sets in an authentic, atmospheric adventure.
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
The Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre is like no other aircraft museum. Set amongst the massive, looming silhouettes of a complex of ex-RAF HAS (Hardened Aircraft Shelter) buildings, our intention is to encourage you to get into as many amazing aircraft as possible, experience what is was like to fly these incredible fighters, bombers, trainers and in-flight refuelling tankers – anyone and everyone, young or less–young, all-day, every day!
Tropical themed leisure pool is filled with fun features such as flumes, slides and a giant floating snake for children and adults to enjoy. With a second 25m swimming pool also available for those who wish to participate in a more leisurely swim, as well as a successful Better Swim School catering for children of all ages and abilities, there really is something for everyone at Better, Waterworld.
The Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden in Cornwall provides an authentic Japanese
garden design in an idyllic Cornish setting. Built as a meditative garden it is the perfect space where one can calm the mind & let go of unwanted stress through contemplation & reflection.
Newquay Riding Stables
Have a fun day out riding horses down the Newquay gannel, great fun for kids and adults.
Jet Ski Safari
From Jet Ski, Rib Rides and Surf Lessons to Banana Boats, Paddlebording & Beach Games, there is something to suit everyone.
Dairyland Farm World, near Newquay, Cornwall offers a fantastic adventure park to suit all ages. From slides to the nature trail, tractor rides and pony rides, to milking the cows, feeding our animals and touring our museums. A visit to our fun farm promises a great value family day out!
If you fancy a day away from the beach then Trenance Park is the perfect solution, with lots of different activities and attractions there will be something for all the family to enjoy.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventures. Children will delight in the thrill of trains and boats, explore nature, let off steam in our outdoor spaces before refuelling in comfort at the fantastic café.
Visit now to experience Eden as you’ve never seen it before. Enjoy the wide open spaces of our beautiful site without the crowds. Limited timed tickets are available every day – book now to avoid disappointment.
Thirty years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in England.
Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall is a great family fun day out with plenty of great things to do! Brave the sky-high thrill rides and the traditional rides in Ferdi’s Funland. Discover dinosaurs in the Jurassic Journey and uncover fossils in the Dino Dig. Step back in time in the life-size Victorian Village and experience Britain in the Blitz in the award-winning Indoor Attractions.