After the trials and tribulations of the past year, we’re all longing for a break right now. The way we holiday has definitely changed for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an incredible staycation whilst also doing your bit to keep everyone safe. We want you to get the absolute most out of your holiday here in Newquay, so we’ve put together a selection of 10 socially-distanced days out for you to enjoy during your stay.
Who doesn’t love a good, long amble in nature? Especially with the sea at your side! In Newquay, there are scores of glorious walks for you to enjoy with enough space for everyone. Why not try taking the foot ferry across the Gannel Estuary? This route will have you glimpsing tonnes of wildlife from birds to butterflies to fish.
Fancy something more dramatic? Then head along the coast path from Newquay into Watergate Bay – you can even carry on further all the way to Mawgan Porth! Hit the Be Inspired tab above to discover more about walking holidays in Cornwall. Bringing the pooch with you? Check out our dog-friendly properties here!
Did you know that Newquay has its very own 50s inspired drive-in cinema where you can enjoy some amazing films from the comfort of your own car?! Located at Dairyland farm, this awesome concept offers you an entirely contactless cinematic experience – with a 13m super bright, hi-def LED screen to boot! You can even order food to your car via their virtual diner – cheese fries, hot dog and a film? Yes please! To book or to find out more click here.
Looking to keep the kids entertained, get them some fresh air, tire them out AND engage their brains? Of course you are! Then look no further than Treasure Trails. This fun-loving company allows you to download a treasure trail complete with maps and clues that will leave the whole family captivated. With over 50 to choose from across Cornwall, you could be taking on a spy mission, solving a mystery or hunting for treasure in no time!
Gardens begin to show off their flowering blooms as early as February. In fact, in 2020 Spring was declared in Cornwall on the 18th February! Over a month before the astronomical season change on the 20th March. Trenance Gardens in Newquay is the perfect place to stroll through some breathtaking flora. With loads of gorgeous botanical gardens to explore as well as miles of unfolding woodland, come and watch winter melt into vibrant colour.
5.12 Newquay Beaches
Cornwall is a paradise for beach lovers! With 12 glorious sandy beaches located right here in Newquay you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy a socially-distanced day out with the family. Grab yourself an ice-cream and get ready to catch the sun-rays and the sea breeze! Choose one of our Rocklands Apartments to be moments away from the family-friendly beaches at Tolcarne and Great Western. Visitors staying in Zinc Apartments will enjoy far-reaching views over Fistral Beach. Lovely.
Beach holidays in Newquay wouldn’t be complete without some water sports activities! In Newquay, why not try them all? Experience surfing, coasteering, diving and paddleboarding while staying in one of our beautiful Newquay based apartments just a stones throw from some amazing beaches. What’s more – you can now enjoy all these adrenaline pumping activities and respect social distancing measures with one of Newquay’s dedicated schools.
Did you know that Newquay is home to the world-famous Fistral Beach and is also the long running host of the Boardmasters surf competition and festival? If you were ever going to try surfing, you should look no further than Newquay! Renowned for its amazing surf culture, Newquay offers you a chance to fall in love with the sea in a whole new way. A one-on-one surf lesson with Escape Surf School is our top recommendation if you fancy riding some of the best waves the UK has to offer under the guidance of exceptional professionals.
7.Golf & Mini Golf
In Cornwall, golfers are spoilt for choice, whatever their handicap. There are courses ideal for experienced golfers, novices and families alike. Newquay is the perfect base to enjoy a relaxing golfing holiday, offering easy access to spectacular 18-hole courses as well as some more casual family golfing.
Why not head over to Trenance mini golf for some family fun, which is fully open with socially-distanced, Covid-19 procedures in place. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens within the Trenance Leisure Park, crazy golf is a must for everyone to enjoy. Check out our info on golfing holidays here.
Have you heard of geo-caching? This is potentially the PERFECT activity to keep you entertained, out in nature and socially-distanced! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices (your smartphone). It’s a blast for kids and adults alike who fancy an adventure!
Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. It’s etiquette to add a little something to the container once you’ve found it before tucking it back into its secret location. Geocaches are located the world over, with plenty to choose from in Cornwall and Newquay! Furthermore, geo-cache locations tend to be off the beaten path, making it the ideal activity for a socially-distanced day out! Happy hunting.
9.Go for a picnic
When the weather is just right, what could be better than a relaxing picnic? Fresh air, sea views, butterflies and snacks – perfect! Grab a comfy blanket, a good book, a thermos flask and settle down on one of Newquay’s numerous beaches or green spaces. You could even order yourself a customised picnic box from Mor-Grazing: A fabulous company located on Treloggan Lane in Newquay who will put together your perfect picnic box and deliver it you contact-free! Check out their Instagram here.
Cycling is a great way to stay active, take in the sights and stay socially-distanced from other holiday makers! Our Newquay based self-catering accommodation offers the perfect base for your next cycling experience. Cardinham Woods is a must-visit for natural cycling, with 3 cycle routes through the forest and over 2,500km to explore, you’ll discover green spaces, genteel family routes, a dedicated skills space plus extreme downhill trails for the adrenaline junkies!
Prefer a route where you can take in Cornish heritage along the way? The Great Flat Lode trail in historic Camborne through the Redruth mining district is just the ‘tin’.
For the mountain bikers and experienced off-roaders – why not take on the 12km Bodmin Beast trail? This will take you through some wild stretches with plenty of technical tests!
With plenty of local places to hire the gear Cornwall is a cyclist’s dream holiday.