Top 10 Things to do in Newquay this Summer

April 2023

Top 10 Things to do in Newquay this Summer 2023, Tolcarne Beach Village



How are you doing today? Nice weather where you are? Is work going okay? 


Alright. Let’s cut to the chase. We’re hoping that, if you’re reading this blog, you’ve decided to book your stay with us. 




So, we thought we’d help you get prepared for your stay with us. 


In this post, we’ve listed the 10 Best Things to Do in Newquay this Spring and Summer season.


We’ve thought of options for everyone – so whether you prefer the thrill of the surf, want to learn something new or are simply after some great spots for some sun worship – we’ve got you covered. 


 How about we get started? 


1. Book a Stay at Tolcarne Beach Village 


Do excuse us, but we simply couldn’t write a blog post about Newquay without talking about ourselves first. 


If you’re looking to stay in Newquay this year, you must be our guests. We’re neatly nestled in the Newquay Bay, perfectly perched on the private sands of Tolcarne Beach. 


Our unique accommodations offer a friendly yet indulgent beachfront experience – with breathtaking views and easy access to the sand and sea. 


Have we convinced you yet? If you’d like to learn more about our accommodations, please click here!


2. Enjoy a meal at the Colonial


Oh, you thought we were finished with the shameless plugs? Not likely! 


A trip to Newquay simply wouldn’t be complete without a meal at our beachfront restaurant, the Colonial. 


Bountiful breakfasts, lazy lunches, cheeky cocktails and sunset suppers are what we’re all about.


Our delicious menus, which change with the season, also offer up the chance to taste some of Cornwall’s finest produce- from the freshest shellfish to the most delectable cream (perfect for slathering on your afternoon scone!)  


Keen to come and try for yourselves?


Give us a bell on 01637 872489 (option 2) to book your table with us – we can’t wait to see you! 



Top 10 Things to do in Newquay this Summer 2023, Tolcarne Beach Village

3. Catch the Cornish Waves


In case you didn’t know, Newquay is actually the UK’s surf capital – and for good reason. 


Our beaches are perfect for beginners and pro surfers alike – with quieter locations for learners and incredible spots that create some serious surf, like ‘the Cribbar’ off of Fistral Beach, which has been noted by some pros as ‘death-defying’ and an ‘evil beast’. (BBC News, 29 April 2021).


If you’re interested in catching some Cornish waves, there are plenty of brilliant places for Surf Hire all across Newquay. 


Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a total beginner – a day riding the waves can make for the perfect holiday experience. 


4. Follow a Beach Trail


If you’d rather spend your days with something a little slower than surfing, Newquay has plenty of stunning coastal walks and trails to follow. 


Breathtaking views come in abundance in Newquay, so grab your walking shoes, get exploring and reconnect with nature. 


If you’d like to learn more about some of the best walks and trails in Newquay, take a look at this article published by ‘All Trails’!


…Don’t forget your camera! 


 5Head to the Harbour


Brimming with character and history, a trip to Newquay Harbour is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon. 


This charming spot offers up a range of fun activities to enjoy. You can opt to simply relax on the cosy beach with ice cream and watch the fishing boats pass by or enjoy some delicious local food in one of the lovely independent restaurants.



There are also some lovely bars and shops to explore – and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can also book yourselves a fishing trip! 

Top 10 Things to do in Newquay this Summer 2023, Tolcarne Beach Village

6. Spend the Day at the Zoo 


Newquay is also home to Cornwall’s largest zoo! 


Newquay Zoo is a brilliant day of fun for the whole family and offers the opportunity to learn about hundreds of interesting animals – alongside having some gorgeous gardens and grounds to explore. 


7. Explore the Town 


Newquay’s town centre has plenty of excellent independent shops, cafes and restaurants to discover. 


Stroll down the quaint streets, enjoy a piping hot pasty and delight in the bubbling atmosphere of our town centre. 


8. Trenance Gardens and Leisure Park


If you’re seeking a change of scenery, look no further than Trenance Leisure Park, where you’ll find plenty of brilliant activities for everyone to enjoy.


Alongside gorgeous gardens and woodland, there are playparks for the kids, a miniature railway and even a crazy golf course. 


In the Waterworld Leisure Centre, you’ll also find a gym, fitness classes and a swimming pool (including a kid’s pool fitted with slides). 

Top 10 Things to do in Newquay this Summer 2023, Tolcarne Beach Village

9. Make a Splash at the Blue Reef Aquarium

With underwater tunnels and over 40 different themed displays, a day at the Blue Beef Aquarium would not go amiss during a trip to Newquay. Learn about tropical fish, sharks and turtles and even take part in interactive talks and feeding demonstrations!

 10. Try your hand at Water Sports 
Newquay Water Sports Centre, located right on the edge of the harbour, is ideal for anyone who is seeking a little extra excitement from their holiday. 

Kayaking, paddleboarding and coasteering are amongst the many activities on offer. 


Simply rent a wetsuit and dive in! 


So, there you have it! 10 of the best things to do in Newquay this summer. Grab your sun cream, shades and get ready for your next adventure. We’ll be waiting for you! 



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