8 Reasons to visit Newquay

Newquay stole our hearts many years ago!

Our favourite seaside town is spoilt with things to do; cliff top walks, golden sandy surf beaches, cute intimate cafes and the coolest independent shops.

You can go and have a wild night out or enjoy a few beachside cocktails with family and friends.

It really has it all and you can’t escape the dramatic coastal views.

So if you’re joining us on one of our coaching weekends this year why not check out the rest of what Newquay has to offer…

 Huer’s Hut overlooking Newquay Bay

Huer’s Hut overlooking Newquay Bay

Here are our top 8 reasons to visit Newquay:

  1. The views and the walks
    As we mentioned above, you can’t escape that gorgeous rugged coastline. There are plenty of National Trust walks to do that involve either a drink or a cream tea at the top of the headland. Check out the Lewinnick Lodge or the Headland Hotel for the best views!

  1. The Cafe Culture

    Newquay knows how to do good coffee! From cute cafés with home-made cakes to the staple ‘avo’ on toast. Go check out our favourite places such as The Jam Jar Cafe, The Box & Barber and the Pavillion Bakery. Newquay’s cafés are super friendly and will make you feel at home in no time.

3. The Activities
Stand up paddleboarding, surfing, coasteering , fishing, kayaking, bodyboarding, yoga, horse riding on the beach and the list goes on! Newquay Activity Centre offers over 40 different activities to tire you and/or family out. But if you fancy something more mellow, check out the Yoga Garden schedule for a more relaxing yoga experience.

4. The Independent Stores.
We are so proud of Newquay’s locals who have not only created awesome independent stores in a seasonal surf town but for the local community who shop all year around and support them! It is what’s changing Newquay to an all year round top destination. We have plastic free shops like ‘The Good Lyfe’, traditional surf shops like ‘Watershed’ and ‘Sunset Surf’ and cool boutiques like ‘MMW’. We definitely have one of the best shopping experiences in Cornwall!

 Photo - Aaron Parsons

Photo – Aaron Parsons

5. The Surf.
Fistral, Towan, Great Western, Tolcarne, Watergate, Mawgan Porth – the list goes on and on. There are plenty of beaches to choose from and a wave that suits every level of surfer. Some of beaches are hidden away and offer shelter from the wind and some beaches are open to all the elements which pick up swell even when it’s small. It doesn’t matter what watercraft you ride, you’ll find some waves somewhere. Our Newquay beaches are pretty consistent and you can normally find an uncrowded peak somewhere.

 Photo - Chris Burton

Photo – Chris Burton

6. Nights out & good food!
Newquay is riddled with amazing restaurants serving up the freshest food. 90% of them come with a sunset view too. Our perfect night out is a game of pitch and putt followed by Mexican food at ‘Gilmores’ or head over to ‘The Stable’ for pizza and a cider for the best sunset view in Newquay. Then stroll on up to ‘Tom Thumb’ for great cocktails all night long. If you’re not surfing in the morning maybe even dance the night away at ‘The Dead Famous’ . Be warned, you’ll struggle to leave.

7. Cheap Flights from London to Newquay
You can be living the Newquay dream in just 1 hours flight. A flight from London is as little as £60! This is a complete game changer for Newquay and makes it incredibly easy to come and go ( better than being stuck on the M5 for hours). For those who prefer to drive, the A30 has never been slicker since the latest road works! TWO LANES ALL THE WAY BABY!

8. US – Jokes. Kinda, not joking.
Of course you should come and visit Women + Waves. We not only want to get you hooked on surfing but we also like you to experience our little wonderland of Newquay. We make sure that when you arrive you have a stress free weekend and we plan the weekend so there is no thinking involved, meaning you can relax and surf as much as possible. This way you know that you are experiencing the very best of Newquay!

A few more reasons why Newquay is one of a kind:

 Photo: @wurfie

Photo: @wurfie

  • Dog Friendly – I hope you like dogs as it’s the most dog friendly place you’ve ever been. You almost feel left out if you don’t have a pooch by your side.

  • Family Friendly – There are loads to do with the family such as; The Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo, Newquay Activity Centre, feeding the ducks at the Boating Lake, Dairy Land, cinema, skate parks, swimming pools and loads more!

  • Boardmasters & The Great Estate Festival– Florence & The Machine along with Wu-Tang Clan are headlining this year at Boardmasters and we think it will be the best one yet. Hurry up and book your tickets for the 7-11th August for the busiest yet most exciting week in Cornwall. For Cornwall’s coolest and most unique festival for all the family check out The Great Estate Festival!

  • Incredible Community – A small but powerful community. Not clicky, just friendly!

  • Cornish Pasties – Of course. Say no more! Newquay makes the best pasties to suit your diet! Vegan, Gluten free, Meat or Veggie we’ve got you covered.

  • Fish and Chips – It doesn’t get any fresher when it’s just come out of the harbour!

  • The beauty – Maybe we’re biased but we think it’s one of the most sublime places in the world.

OK we’ll stop now and let you find the rest out for yourselves.
If you like the sound of the above and want to join us on one of our Women + Waves Surf Coaching Weekends then please come and join us so we can show you it’s wonders whilst learning to surf – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

We hope to see you down here soon!

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