For good reason, Newquay, Cornwall, is known as “the experience capital of the U.K.” This beach town has everything going on from adrenaline sports to great restaurants and a thriving nightlife. Any stag party in Newquay is going to be a non-stop, full-throttle, action-fest that will not soon be forgotten. And once the sun goes down, Newquay has a diverse nightlife that ranges from pavement cafes and traditional pubs to live music venues and clubs that are known throughout the U.K. for drawing top DJs.
Newquay has quaint, scenic streets, but not much of a public transportation system. Much of the city centre fare, however, is within walking distance for stag party activities. Use a private taxi service is venturing further out; fares in Newsquay are pretty reasonable.
Must See/Must Do:
• Get your adrenaline on - Newquay is a surfer’s paradise with some of the best waves in Europe. But there is much more than that to be experienced. Your stag party in Newquay will have a range of choices including kite surfing, bodysurfing, wave skiing, paddle surfing, coasteering and mountain boarding to name a few.
• Newquay Harbor - this bustling harbor is the key to all things marine in Newsquay. It’s here that your stag party can charter a boat for sightseeing, fishing or diving.
• Blue Reef Aquarium - Over 40 living exhibits containing marine life from around the world and an enormous ocean display with underwater tunnel. Located on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay.
• Learn to surf - Your stag do buddies will love this! Group lessons get you out in the crashing waves California-style!
• If surfing isn’t your speed, take a wave runner safari - Trips on personal watercraft provide an ideal opportunity to view the scenic Cornwall coast from a personal watercraft while accompanied by a trained professional guide.
Once - a long time ago - a sleepy fishing village, Newquay has been reborn in recent years to embrace its tourism potential. The 1801 Census recorded about 1,300 residents; today that number stands at 20,000. A number of local fishing boats still ply the waters around Newquay for crab and lobster.
Your stag party can thank Newquay’s student population for ensuring the town has a near-legendary club scene. The town has a large number of pubs and bars - try the pub crawl. The Walkabout is a shouldn’t miss attraction where the bar’s balcony hangs out over a 50-foot drop onto the beach below. Newquay clubs regularly host Radio 1 and other hot DJs.
The food varieties in Newquay are as diverse as the available activities and should be experienced with the same stag do exuberance. Quality pub grub lurks in most every drinking joint in town. Much of the towns seafood offerings are caught locally and make for succulent meals any stag do would enjoy. The city centre has a number of international restaurants situated near some of the hottest clubs - an ideal spot for your stag party in Newquay to stop off to fuel up before a night of dancing.