Things To Do In Newquay, Cornwall

Things To Do In Newquay, Cornwall

If you are looking for things to do in Newquay, Cornwall, here are a few ideas that you can do on your next visit to the West Country. These activities will keep you occupied and entertained whether you are visiting on your own or with someone else. These ideas are all really worthwhile so please, give them some consideration.

1. Fish And Chip Shops

There is an abundance of fish and chip shops in Newquay, Cornwall, which have been serving up good food for a long period of time and they are still going strong.

In addition to their standard range of fish and chips, they also offer a variety of other fried foods. You can get battered fish and a selection of other battered or breaded foods such as chicken nuggets, pork chops, lamb chops, steak pie, burgers, battered mushrooms, etc. 

They usually have a kids’ menu featuring fish and chips, chicken nuggets, pork chops, hamburgers, and cheeseburgers. They often sell more than just fried food and also have a huge range of other food including pies, pasties, burgers, kebabs, wraps, rice dishes, pasta, ice cream, cakes, coffee and some even have a few alcohol choices.

2. Restaurants

The restaurants in Newquay are a mix of medium to high-end restaurants, traditional English pubs, and cafes. They have a wide range of food from around the world and there are plenty of seafood places and also Caribbean, Chinese, Indian and other nationality restaurants. There are plenty of options to suit all tastes and some are open for breakfast and of course lunch and dinner.

Here are a small selection of some of our fabulous restaurants:

One Love Caribbean Fusion Restaurant
Food served: Caribbean, Italian, American
Address: 110 Mount Wise, Newquay TR7 1QP
Phone: +44 7946 298293

Indian summer
Food served: Bangladeshi, Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Address: 20 East Street, Newquay TR7 1BH
Phone: +44 1637 872964

Maharajah Indian Restaurant
Food served: Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Address: 39 Cliff Road, Newquay TR7 2NE
Phone: +44 1637 877377

The Orient Chinese Take Away
Food served: Chinese, Cantonese, Hong Kong, Vegetarian Friendly
Address: 1 Station Approach, Newquay TR7 2NG
Phone: +44 1637 877299

Restaurants with live music are a popular feature at some restaurants in Newquay, Cornwall. The live music is either provided by a band or DJ or if you want to hear some live jazz then there is a good number of places where you can do that too. For example, there is the “‘Whiskers” Newquay and Red Lion Newquay.

Whiskers Newquay
Address: 5-7 Gover Ln, Newquay TR7 1ER, United Kingdom

Red Lion Newquay.
Address: North Quay Hill, Newquay TR7 1HE, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1637 872195

3. Beach Bars

Beach Bars-Newquay, cornwall-avalon
Beach Bars-Newquay, Cornwall-Avalon

The beach bars in Newquay are not just a place to enjoy an ice-cold beer and some great entertainment. They are actually good places for a romantic dinner with a view of the sea and on sunny days they are also the best place to sit out if you are planning to get a tan.

The Lighthouse Cinema which is situated near the harbour and features regular jazz performances. There are also numerous other cinemas in Cornwall offering a wide variety of films and some interesting late-night screenings. These include;  

Newquay Drive-In
Address: Tresillian, Barton, Summercourt, Newquay TR8 5AA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1872 510246

Wavelength Drive-In Cinema

Address: Lean’s Field, Trevarrian Hill, Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1637 222580

4. Surfing

Surfing in Newquay, Cornwall, is one of the best places on earth. It has superb waves and miles and miles of uncrowded sandy beach. Definitely, a place to relax and unwind. But, if you want to get some serious exercise, surfing in Newquay is also one of the best places on earth to learn to surf. The quality of the waves means there are always some great events going on, even in mid-winter. The water is clean, there are no nasty jellyfish and never any sharks (that we know of). All in all, it’s a great place to visit if you like to surf.

5. Blue Reef Aquarium

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Blue Reef Aquarium-Avalon

Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall, is a world-famous tourist attraction that has been providing visitors with unforgettable experiences since 1975. Over the years, Blue Reef has received many awards for its exhibits and educational programs.

To demonstrate its commitment to excellence, Blue Reef has set very high standards… and they are some of the highest in the industry! Blue Reef offers a variety of unique experiences designed to stimulate your mind as well as your senses.

There are ten main areas of focus: Ocean Discovery, Underwater Worlds, Shark Encounters, Interactive Feeding Experiences, Sea Lion Encounters, Stingray Bay, Ocean Theatre, Touch Tanks, Invertebrate Exploration and Creature Features. Each of these areas is carefully constructed with state-of-the-art marine exhibits, high-tech presentations, fascinating interactive experiences, and engaging educational programs.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
Adress: Towan Promenade Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1DU
Phone: +44 1637 878134

6. Partying

If you choose to go partying in Newquay, Cornwall, you’ve probably made the right choice. We regularly receive hundreds of people who are here to have a great time. Some of them are just window-shopping. Others are taking a chance on a new beach holiday destination. Still, others are there because they’ve been told about the “best fish and chip shops” on the peninsula. But for those who really want to PARTY, they come to Newquay!

As I have noted before, Newquay is not only a great place to party; it is also a great place to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. If you do decide to visit this wonderful resort, you will find plenty of “soul-reviving activities” to keep you busy. However, if you are like most people and you come to Newquay with only one thing on your mind… THAT IS TO PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG!

7. Newquay Zoo - Things To Do In Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay Zoo is situated at the end of a long, tree-lined drive on the outskirts of Newquay on the North coast of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Newquay Zoo has been awarded ‘Zoo of the Year 2012’ by The Royal Zoological Society of Cornwall. This award was made on the basis of the standard of animal care provided at the zoo and for the way, it encourages the public to get involved in the day-to-day running of the zoo.

Soon after receiving this prestigious award, Newquay Zoo decided to make a number of significant changes which will see animals receive even more of a commitment from visitors than they already do. These changes include The introduction of a new animal hospital; refurbishment of existing enclosures and new ones; construction of an educational facility that will provide hands-on experience for school groups; and a complete redesign and rebuilding of the ticket office, shop, and restaurant area.

In Newquay zoo, you will enjoy watching the antics of the resident badgers. The badgers at Newquay are very active and love to play rough and tumble. They will chase, wrestle and roll around in the dirt with each other all day long. It’s a real ‘badger’ town! 

8. Lappa Valley

Lappa Valley in Newquay, Cornwall is located at St Newlyn East, Newquay TR8 5LX. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a 15 inch minimum gauge railway located near Newquay in Cornwall, UK. It is owned by Keith Southwell. (Lappa Valley Railway Co. Ltd)

Lappa Valley is just outside Newquay, only four miles from the town center and only 10 miles away from Truro. It is situated in the beautiful Cornish countrywide. They offer free parking for all visitors.

Lappa Valley is a wonderful family attraction in Cornwall which takes you on a steam train ride into a secret world of traditional play and family adventures. 

9. Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden Newquay, Cornwall-valon Things to do In Newquay, Cornwall
Japanese Garden Newquay, Cornwall-valon

The Japanese Garden in Newquay, Cornwall is a great place to buy pot plants. There are many varieties of plants, interesting (and unusual) structures, and very helpful and friendly owners.

If you are at all interested in gardening, you really should visit this place. The owners have an enormous amount of enthusiasm and knowledge about gardening and it shows in everything they do.

Consequently, the garden is very colourful. There are also a number of other features which make this Japanese garden unique.

In the pond are various floating plants such as water lilies, duckweed, and lotus leaves. There are no weeds in the pond because the owner removes them. There are lots of butterflies and dragonflies as well. The garden is very serene and tranquil. 

Where To Stay During Your Visit To Newquay, Cornwall.

Avalon Guesthouse is the best place to stay on this entire holiday.  Avalon Guesthouse offers clean, comfy, and cheap accommodations in a quiet residential area. Avalon Guesthouse offers the ultimate in affordable luxury. Each of our guest rooms is uniquely decorated and features a king or two double beds, a refrigerator, TV with cable, a work desk, free high-speed internet access, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, soft towels, fluffy robes, a free-standing shower and a selection of gourmet toiletries. Avalon Guesthouse offers a very friendly and homely atmosphere which makes them unique in this part of the world. The guesthouse is within easy walking distance of the sea wall and offers great views from many of the rooms. Avalon also has free parking and breakfast is included in the room price.

Avalon Guesthouse

Address: 4 Edgcumbe Gardens, Newquay TR7 2QD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1637 877522
Mobile:+44 (0)7557 510664

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