Newquay is a great base from which to explore much of Cornwall
Things To Do
Enjoy a day’s fishing, fighting with a conger eel or searching for mackerel. Setting off from the harbour, Newquay Sea Safaris and Fishing provides the rods, reels, bait and tuition. What’s more, you get to keep what you catch!
Take a pleasure flight on board a classic aircraft at Classic Air Force from the Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport. Select from a relaxing tour in an iconic biplane, the Dragon Rapide, experience cruising in a vintage Percival Prentice or enjoy the thrill of aerobatics in a Chipmunk.
Try a falconry experience at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre near St Columb Major, eight miles from Newquay. Choose between a one-hour handling experience getting up close to owls, hawks and falcons, or opt for the longer half-day falconry experience with hands-on interaction and the opportunity to fly a hawk.
Visit the Blue Reef Aquarium to witness creatures of the deep, not just from the Cornish coastline, but from the Mediterranean and tropical waters too. There are regular talks and feeding displays and you can come face-to-face with giant crabs, sharks and the largest octopus species in the world.
Visit the Trenance Gardens and Leisure Park to get away from the bustle of the beaches. There, you’ll find a boating lake with rowing and pedal boats for hire, or enjoy a stroll through the gardens or a glass of wine at the lakeside café.
For caravan holidays in Cornwall with Newquay as the destination, drive to junction 31 of the M5, then follow the A30 (dual carriageway) through Devon and Cornwall. Take the A39 off the A30 at Indian Queens, before soon turning onto the A392, then remain on the A392 for west of the town and Fistral Beach, or use the A3058 for east of the town, Watergate Bay and Porth Beach.
All the main roads into Newquay are fine for towing caravans. Most of the big caravan parks around Newquay are based on or close to wide, main roads so access is good. The B3276 between Newquay and Padstow is twisty and with hills, but nothing that a caravan with a decent tow car won’t negotiate.