- Activities – if you want to get active, Newquay is the place to be!
Surf & bodyboard lessons, coasteering and more! Run by highly-trained professional coaches & instructors, Newquay Activity Centre is based just a few minutes walk from the Hotel..call to book your next adventure! 01637 877722 (8am – 10pm). NAC HQ, 22 Headland Road
Surfing / Stand Up paddling – board hire & sales: Slide ‘n’ Glide Surf Shop. Find them at 70 Fore Street: 01637 499965 – Open from 10am – 5.00pm
Sea Safaris and Fishing trips – from Newquay Harbour..From 2 hour Mackerel fishing trips to half or full day deep sea fishing trips. Also sea safaris for wildlife spotting, and private boat charter available: Visit the Sea Safari website, or call 07582 466 122
Hike the South West Coast path – from the doorstep of the hotel! Ask at the Hotel for more info, or check the SW Coast path website
Golfers – Newquay Golf Club – just a few minutes walk from the Hotel with spectacular Atlantic views. Guests welcome, club hire available for experienced golfers only: 01637 874354
Fistral Beach – board hire, shopping, food and drink – all available in the Fistral Surf Centre, just a short walk across the golf course.
- Local pubs & eating out – these are our favourite local places – we also have a convenient Spar shop just a few doors away, and Sainsburys is a 5 minute walk..plus there is a licensed bar here at the Longbeach with great views!
The Red Lion – closest pub to the Hotel, great atmosphere, regular live music and food. North Quay Hill: 01637 872195
The Sailors Arms Pub & Nightclub – A Newquay favourite! Traditional pub with lovely views from the outdoor seating area, food available and a nightclub open from 10.30pm ‘til the early hours. 11-17 Fore Street: 01637 872838
Gilmores – Tacos, Tequila, Beer & crazy golf! Just a few minutes from the Hotel – enjoy breakfast lunch or dinner with a Mexican flavour & mellow atmosphere. Gilmores, 11 Tower Road: 01637 872995
Beached Lamb – funky, chilled café with a delicious menu, or the perfect spot to just hang-out and watch the world go by with a coffee, milkshake or cocktail! Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 72-74 Fore Street: 01637 872297
Little Italy – Just 5 minutes from the Hotel – Fantastic pizzas and more…1 Tower Road: 01637 852021
Green Heart Café – a few minutes from the hotel, vegetarian & vegan café serving yummy food and great coffee! 18 Tower Road, opening hours vary – call 07723491249
- Out & about – Newquay area (within 5 miles) – As we are just a few minutes walk from Fistral beach, Newquay town & harbour there is plenty to keep you busy here, but if you want to explore the area we can recommend the following…
Gannel Estuary – Newquays best kept secret! 10-15 minute walk from the hotel, this is a tidal estuary with lovely views of green rolling hills to the South and Crantock Beach to the west…great for walking (get advice from the hotel regarding tides) or paddle boarding / kayaking. Paddle boarding along the Gannel can be arranged through the Big Green Surf School at Crantock Beach (07790447009)
Crantock Beach – fantastic golden sand surf beach with a couple of pubs in the Crantock Village. National Trust car park (pay on entry), local bus from Newquay or a beautiful walk across the Gannel Estuary (this is a tidal estuary so get advice from us at the hotel before you set off!). Surf and paddle board lessons available from the beach (see above) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/crantock-beach
Holywell Bay – Poldark country! A lovely, unspoilt golden sand bay backed by sand dunes, and a filming location for Poldark. There’s a small shop and pub – park in the National Trust car park (pay on entry). Around a 15 minute drive from Newquay, local bus, or hike there on the coast path (ask at the hotel for info) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holywell
Porth Beach – Just a couple of miles from the hotel, paid parking on or near to beach. The Mermaid Pub is right on the beach, and a Tapas restaurant across the road. On the coast path if you fancy a walk!
Watergate Bay – A beautiful surf beach just 3 miles from Newquay along the coast road – food and drinks available from a pub, café and hotel – plus its home to Jamie Olivers’ ‘Fifteen’ restaurant (booking essential). You can also walk there along the coast path and enjoy really spectacular views! Surf hire/lessons etc available from the beach
- Out & about – Cornwall
Eden Project – a must-see while visiting Cornwall. A 15 mile drive from the Hotel, local buses also available. www.edenproject.com
St Michaels Mount – take a day trip out to the far south west of Cornwall & visit St Michaels Mount near Penzance www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk . Crossing the bay to the sea-bound castle is a mini adventure in itself. Choose to leave the mainland behind on foot or by boat. Walk in the footsteps of pilgrims who have crossed the causeway throughout the ages. Or, when the tide floods over the historic footway, hop onboard a boat and motor into the harbour where trading ships once moored.
The Minack Theatre, www.minack.com One of Cornwalls most fascinating treasures. Cliff top outdoor theatre with panoramic sea veiws.
We have fantastic local knowledge at the Longbeach so please ask us for advice or recommendations!