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                A landscape image of the sea and cliffs located at Lands End. A blue sky with minimal clouds sets the scene with the Land's end tourist building seen in the top right of the image.

Things to do in Cornwall

With popular filming hotspots just a stone's throw from our resorts, not to mention dog friendly beaches and picturesque walks to tick off your ‘to-visit’ list, you can understand why Cornwall is a popular destination to re-visit time and time again. Explore some of our top things to do in the local area when visiting us at our Newquay Bay Holiday Resort.

Local attractions near Newquay Bay Holiday Resort

The beautiful waves of Cornwall is not the only thing you can enjoy when you visit this resort. Adventure awaits you — as does plenty of delicious food at the local restaurants. 

For some unforgettable entertainment, visit the bar & eatery. The kids can have just as much fun too, with a thrilling adventure playground, or superhero academy!

Comfortable accommodation and endless activities are just the mere tip of the iceberg. With plenty to get discover in the surrounding area, take a lot at what to expect when diving into the Newquay holiday experience below.

Two young boys enjoying their surf at Blue Surf School.

Blue Surf School

Surfs up dudes! Join Blue Surf School during your Newquay Bay holiday, take on the waves and learn how to surf with the team. Don't forget! If you're staying at Newquay Bay you can receive 10% discount on your surf using code: 'AWAY RESORTS'...

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Places to visit

26 minute drive

The National Lobster Hatchery

Experience pioneering marine conservation in action in Padstow. The award-winning centre allows guests to get up close with lobster babies, pregnant lobster mamas and giant lobsters amongst many more weird and wonderful creatures!

Learn about the important work the centre does within the local fishing community at this unique, family-friendly attraction.

Contact number: 01841 533877 

Dog friendly:  Well behaved dogs on leads are welcomed. 

Photography by Alex Hyde


49 minute drive

St Michaels Mount

St Michael's Mount is a tidal island in Mount's Bay.

For further information, please visit website.



50 minute drive

Helston Railway

Britain's most southerly heritage railway.

For further information, please visit website.



55 minute drive
25 minute drive
27 minute drive

Royal Cornwall Museum

The UK’s Greatest Museum For Cornish Life & Culture!

For further information, please visit website.



8 minute drive
10 minute drive

Newquay Aquarium

The ultimate undersea safari in Newquay.

For further information, please visit website.



16 minute drive
30 minute drive

Bodmin Jail

Unlock Conrwall's dark history with a visit to Bodmin Jail.

For further information, please visit website.



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