You’ll find plenty of things to do in Newquay, whatever the weather. Visit top Newquay attractions like Newquay Zoo or experience its top-rated activities like surfing on Fistral Beach. Bargain hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Newquay while couples and families alike can enjoy Newquay's culture. Check out the best places to eat in Newquay and get a taste of the best local food, before experiencing some exciting Newquay nightlife. Getting around Newquay couldn't be easier however you choose to travel, and you can rest easy knowing you've enjoyed all of Newquay's entertainment before heading back to your hotel in Newquay for a great night’s sleep on a super comfy bed.
Things to do in Newquay
Looking for a little bit of culture during your visit? Well, Newquay’s got the lot. The town offers a wonderful selection of fine art galleries, an aviation museum, a fabulous carnival and even a fish festival. Take a look through our guide and see what’s happening during your stay.
Home to one of the UK’s best-loved stretches of coastline, you can go surfing, kayaking and more. But should the weather take a turn, there’s also plenty of great indoor activities in Newquay to keep you occupied. Whether you want to see a Pacific octopus or go for a pony ride, you won’t be disappointed if you ever decide to leave the beaches behind.
Places to eat
The food scene in Newquay has never been better. Our guide goes far beyond the best places to go for an armful of fish and chips or a bag of sweets. We’ll also explore the town’s variety of delectable restaurants, including cuisines from across the globe, alongside some cosy cafés where you can sample the fare.
When the sun goes down, Newquay comes into its own, with a vibrant nightlife scene that is simply brimming with lively pubs, traditional inns, cool cocktail lounges, speakeasies and beach bars. You’ll be spoilt for drinks choices, so why stick to cider? Take a look at our guide to discover some of the best watering holes in town.
Spread out over 13 acres of lush greenery and tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo is an absolute must-visit for animal lovers of all ages. This education, conservation and research charity is home to over 1,000 of the rarest animals in the world, as well as offering daily talks, activity trails, mazes and play areas for the ideal family day out in Newquay.
Summer brings the Boardmasters festival back to Newquay. It’s the UK’s favourite extreme sports festival, which combines world-famous artists and legendary riders for a glorious weekend of music, surfing, skating, BMX, DJs and after-parties. Find out everything you need to know to get involved with the festivities.