Newquay: A UK Summer Destination That Will Get You Hooked

Known as England’s surfing capital, Newquay is a popular spot for a summer holiday destination. Situated in the Southwest of England in Cornwall, one of the best family places to visit in the UK. On the coast you’ll find the sandy Fistral beach and the exciting Watergate bay, where an amazing array of outdoor activities can be enjoyed.

What to do in Newquay during the summer?

Summer is the busiest time in this bustling seaside town and there are endless ways to spend your time. The website TOAD tells you all you need to know about outdoor activities you try hin Newquay. But here are a few of the top things you should to do on a summer break in Newquay.

Relax on the Sandy Beaches

There are actually 15 beaches in and around Newquay, but in the main ones are Tolcarne , Harbour, Towan and Great Western in the town and Fistral, Lusty Glaze, Watergate Bay and Crantock a short waking distance away. The latter four are best for surfing and other water activities whereas the town beaches are popular spots for families to enjoy the sand and sea.

Go Fishing on a Sea Safari

Discover the places marine creatures frequent and see them up close in their own environment on a trip off the coast of Newquay. Expert skippers will take you to the perfect places for deep sea fishing, and the best wrecks. After fishing your guide will find places to identify protected marine life such as friendly seals and you may even catch a glimpse of dolphins, basking sharks, sunfish, porpoises and many different sea birds.

Take Surf Lessons

Surfing is the obvious water sport to try in England’s capital of surfing. There are a few different surf schools in Newquay, but all offer lessons for absolute beginners as well as those who have surfed before. If you are new to surfing you’ll find your teachers friendly, experts in their knowledge and extremely safety conscious too. You and your family will be in good hands as you try to first body board, kneel, then finally stand on your board through the waves.

Visit the Eden Project

This massive tropical garden is like visiting a rainforest without having to travel very far at all. The project shows just how dependent we are on plant life and how we should be protecting our environment for the future. Walk through the various domes and see tropical and Mediterranean plants and learn how these plants will play a part in your future. There is also a dose of technology on climate change here.  An educational and fun visit for all of the family.

Enjoy the summer nightlife

Newquay might be all sun and beach with all sorts of sports, outdoor activities during the day. However, during summer nights, the town turns into party jungle. A favourite with stag and hen parties as well as other groups there are plenty of clubs and pubs to keep your partying to the early hours.

As such a diverse coastal town, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in Newquay. Whether it’s a relaxing break on the beach, trying some extreme water sports or to party the night away a break in Newquay this summer will get you hooked.

Have you ever been to Newquay? What do you advise visitors to try here?