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summer 2012

Newquay’s Beach and Lifestyle Magazine

Local Food to Rival Padstein Get out, Get Active Newquay’s Hidden Gems

NEWQUAY HEROES

Lifeguards • Chefs • Business owners

Five Fabulous Days Out Food for Thought 50 Years of Surfing


offer and everything else Newquay has to ts hub with loads of cool During the summer months, Newquay is an even foodie festivals to music gigs and quirky things to do, see and experience. From s something going on in the and sporting events to carnivals – there’s alway miss out on these key events… UK’s premier seaside resort. Make sure you don’t

1st-4th June: Run to the Sun June

6th July: Beach Cricket, Fistral Beach July

quay Harbour

21st June: Joe Way Paddle For Life, New quay Sports Centre 30th June- 1st July: Surf 7s Tournament, New

ival and Festival,

7th-8th July: Lions Club of Newquay Carn the Killacourt and Town Centre

Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay

Aug

8th -12th Aug: Relentless Boardmasters, r 12th Aug: Newquay Lifeboat Day, Newquay Harbou

23rd-27th Aug: Nowhereisland, the Killacourt

dland, Fistral Beach

25th August: Big Screen on the Beach, The Hea

Sept

r 14th - 16th sept: Fish Festival, Newquay Harbou Harbour 22nd sept: 2nd Men’s Gig championships, Newquay

Championship, Fistral Beach 28th - 29th September: Zapcat Racing 30th Sept: Surf Triathlon

Brought to you by Newquay BID

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foreword

Seven brilliant beaches, awesome surf and sand between your toes...

Welcome to the first issue of Seven Magazine! Laidback, friendly, vibrant and cultural, Newquay offers the

ultimate lifestyle by the beach and this new magazine brings you everything ‘uniquely Newquay’ this summer.

Unlike anywhere else in the country, the UK’s surf capital and

favourite seaside resort is not only the coolest place to live, but it has

everything you need for a great day out or holiday. With a population

of 22,000 which increases to 120,000 during the peak season, the town has a buzzing atmosphere that will leave you never wanting to leave. Our first ever issue is packed with fun features, festival fashion,

interviews with some of Newquay’s local legends, photo spreads and everything that makes Newquay the place to be during the summer

months. This magazine has been brought to you by Newquay Business Improvement District which was created in 2011 and made up of businesses in Newquay who are passionate about the town.

There will be two issues of Seven per year, focussing on summer

and winter, so make sure you check out our next issue out in October. For more information on what’s on in Newquay this summer, go

to: www.visitnewquay.org Enjoy!

Newquay BID x

Newquay BID is a not for profit limited company which is a business led partnership working with relevant public agencies and associations to improve the trading performance in a specific area and to make it a more pleasant place in which to shop, visit, work and live. BIDs are designed and led by the businesses to drive business performance. For further information on Newquay BID please contact info@newquaybid.co.uk, or visit the website: www.newquaybid.co.uk.

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contents

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buzz

06 In The Limelight

16 Our Newquay 26 Fifty Years

20 Get Out, Get Active 36 Hidden Gems

30 Try Your Hand At

12 Meet: Malcolm Ball. 14 Food for Thought. 18 Newquay’s Finest. 40 Out and About. 42 Newquay Hot Spots. 44 Pubs and Clubs. 45 Festival Fever. 46 Newquay in Numbers.

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Published by Muse Media (www.musemedia.co.uk) on behalf of Newquay BID Publisher: Steve England Editor: Louise Searle Contributing Editors: Logan Mather and Eve Wooldridge Design: David Alcock Senior photographer: Mike Searle Contributing Photographers: Vicky Walker, Lucia Griggi, John Issac, Jacob Cockle Contributing Writers: Chris Power, Roger Mansfield Printed: Four Way Print Ltd, Launceston, Cornwall Brought to you by:


John Isaac

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Gannel Estuary No matter the tides or weather,

the Gannel Estuary is a natural

playground for young and old and

a ‘must-visit’ for a summer’s day in

Newquay. At low tide you can walk

across the sand to Crantock Beach, or

visit Trenance Stables to go horseback riding for a unique perspective.

Alternatively, high tide is arguably

when the Gannel is at its most

beautiful – perfect for kayaking or

stand up paddle boarding at sunset.

in the limelight From local haunts to attractions and natural landscapes, a day in Newquay demands variety. Here’s a selection of the very best landmarks and places to visit this summer in Newquay…

–Logan Mather


in the limelight


The Boating Lake As you drive into Newquay, be

sure to make a stop at this town landmark. The lake offers a

multitude of things to do for all ages and is a fantastic central location for an afternoon out.

Surrounded by rose gardens

and blossoming trees, the

Boating Lake provides not only a gorgeous sight to see, but offers

the ideal backdrop to a family day out. Hire a pedalo or rowing boat

and circle the central island; take a stroll around the lake and feed

the ducks and geese, and stop for

coffee and cake at Lakeside CafĂŠ to admire the view.

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buzz

about town...

Headland Hotel Renovation

The iconic Headland Hotel overlooking Fistral

Beach has had a major redevelopment this year. With a new state-of-the-art ‘Wellness Area’ which

includes a Cornish Salt steam room, aromatherapy

showers, large spa bath, a sauna and, by 2013, will also have five spa treatment rooms, a

gym and a hydrotherapy pool – the new center takes The Headland into a league of its own.

Plus the hotel has made

restoration improvements

this winter. In total, over the

past 30 years over £20 million

Penny Skateboards Not seen on the streets of Newquay since John Travolta was grinding his hips in Saturday

Night Fever, Penny

skateboards are back in vogue. The vibrant

colours of the decks and wheels make them the

stylish way to get around town this summer.

Penny skateboards £80, Watershed Surf Shop.

has been spent on the upkeep of this beautiful hotel. For more

information visit www.headlandhotel.com

Little Fistral Spa opens

Looking good has been made

even easier with the launch of

a state-of-the-art beauty salon

overlooking Fistral. Building on the success of Fistral Spa, the Bay Hotel has now invested a

further £40,000 and launched a purpose-built beauty salon

within the hotel. Little Fistral Spa, designed by Gayle Nettleton, offers chic interiors combined with a designated area for hairdressing and

make-up, a treatment room for tanning and waxing and two manicure and pedicure stations.

As a welcoming introduction to Little Fistral Spa they are offering a FREE

cocktail or glass of bubbly with every treatment until the end of June. So ladies

what are you waiting for? To download the voucher go to www.newquay-hotels. co.uk/freedrink

Art8 Festival a Great Success

Newquay held its first arts festival in May, the Art8 Festival. The town was buzzing with events all week ranging from art-based workshops including

dancing, spray arts and a live tattoo session. There was also a vintage fair at the Hotel Victoria and a 1940s’ dance at the Royal British Legion. Plus, Newquay artist Tony Plant created his ‘Art in nature’ on Lusty Glaze beach and the

Barrowfields, and there was an exhibition of ocean-inspired art ‘The Line Up’, held at the Carnmarth Hotel.

Art8 founder Sally Robinson said: “Art8 has been a great success – a festival

with something for all. And with artists and the business community working

together for the benefit of the town, we are already looking forward to Art8 2013.” 10

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events:

Lobster, mackerel and cockles...oh my! Newquay Harbour, 14-16 September

Sun, sea and cricket: Newquay hosts pros in first beach cricket event

Fabulous Fish Festival to celebrate its 10th year in Newquay

It’s one of Cornwall’s

Fistral Beach, Friday 6 July

best-loved local

festivals and this year,

The acclaimed Fistral

the Newquay Fish

Beach, Newquay, has

seen pro surfers, long boarders and skaters

showcase their skills on its sands and

within in waters. New this summer, Cornish

cricketers are confirmed to attend Newquay’s first family sports festival which welcomes cricket lovers to lap-up some of the action.

Friday 6 July will see a talented team of cricketers

play against some special guests for an entertaining hour game at 1pm. Late afternoon will include short

20 minute games where families can join in and learn new batting, bowling and fielding skills and enjoy a

beach barbeque afterwards. Organised by Newquay BID

Festival will celebrate

its 10th year at Newquay Harbour. From 14-16 September, the town’s picturesque harbour will play host to a wide

range of local favourites and staple stalls, in addition to a vast collection of brand new sights and bites to ensure the 10th festival is the best yet.

The event programme across the three days is

brimming with fishy delights including a large

selection of craft and food stalls, sand castle building competitions and music. Plus there are opportunities

to taste delicious, fresh produce straight from the sea,

as well as a whole host of cookery demonstrations from some of the best chefs in the region, showcasing all of

the fabulous fish and seafood produced from one of the most important ports in the south west. For more information visit the website:

(Business Improvement District) and supported by the

www.newquayfishfestival.co.uk

event will highlight Newquay’s fantastic sporting event

Flight of the power boats: Zapcats hit the Newquay surf for hi-octane thrills

Cornish Cricket Company and Bare Foot Promotions, the scene, and versatile beach location.

For more information contact Newquay BID: info@

newquaybid.co.uk

Boardmasters is back!

Fistral Beach, 28-29 September

Hold on to your

Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, 8-12 August

buckets and spades

Europe’s only surf,

and tie down those

festival returns to

Zapcats are back

from 8-12th August

weekend of high-

skate and music

windbreakers. The

Newquay, Cornwall

in Newquay for a

2012. Situated across

two legendary locations along the beautiful

Cornish coastline the Relentless Boardmasters in

Association with Vans will once again return to deliver a

speed power-boat

thrills and spills at one of the UK’s most famous surfing beaches.

Last year’s competition saw a huge turnout, with a

pod of dolphins even joining in on the action. This year’s

whole host of action sports and musical entertainment.

penultimate round of the competition will take place

Tour Surfing, which sees pros battle it out in the water

Saturday 29 September, with boats set to battle it out in

Experience action sports including the ASP World

for the title, kick back with chilled out music at the

Fistral beach Sessions, or go all out at the Watergate Bay site for live music from Ed Sheeran, Dizzee Rascal, The

Ting Tings and Maverick Sabre on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available online at www.boardmasters.co.uk

on Newquay’s Fistral Beach throughout Friday 28 and the waves at speeds of up to 75mph.

For more information go to: www.zapcat-racing.com

For more details of what’s on in Newquay this summer, go to www.visitnewquay.org

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meet...

Malcolm Ball

So much more than a surfer who learned to sew…

sewing machine and now it all seems really natural.”

On moving to Newquay, Malcolm worked for Smile

Surf Shop polishing surf boards – later Smile would

be the first shop in Newquay to order Snugg Wetusits. Throughout Malcolm’s years in Newquay, Snugg

Headquarters resided in various locations around the town, inhabiting local premises on Trenance Hill,

Crantock Street and Wesley Yard, before settling in at

Toby Way where Snugg has been based for over 13 years. Within a minute’s walk of Fistral Beach, it’s pretty much the perfect spot for a wetsuit factory and he admits, “It’s a pretty cool place to work.”

As it stands, Malcolm now employs seven members

of staff who, between them, have decades of experience

words by Logan Mather

in wetsuit making, offering that extra personal touch to Snugg’s service. And it’s not just surfing that keeps Snugg Wetsuits busy. Triathlon swimming wetsuits AS local legends come, Malcolm Ball must be among the greats. Having built a successful business in

Newquay, standing both the test of time, and the recession, Snugg Wetsuits has been successfully

trading for over 30 years. We chatted to Malcolm to take a look at the man who created Snugg Wetsuits

suits for athletes in Switzerland, Denmark and

France. At first this new business venture had a slow uptake – 3 orders for triathlon wetsuits in the first

year. But Snugg’s tailored service continued to grow in popularity, with over 500 made in the second year. Snugg by name, snug by nature, Malcolm’s

out of a passion for the sea, surfing, travel and of

suits are made to measure and provide the very best

M

swimming. It’s for this very reason that his wetsuits

course – Newquay.

alcolm was raised in Farnham, Surrey,

but he always had dreams of escaping to

the coast to surf and travel, and at the age

of 18, took the leap and moved to Cornwall

with a group of friends. At 19, he was offered a job at Gul Wetsuits – based in Bodmin – and worked there for four years, learning tricks of the trade that would later

form the basis of his business startup. “Back then, windsurfing was

much more popular than surfing –

and most of our work catered for that. But I was always a surfer at heart and

knew that I wanted to focus a lot more on my passion,” he explains.

It was then, in 1982, that the

vision for Snugg Wetsuits was born. In between winters of travelling

the world in search of sun and surf, Malcolm worked hard on creating a business that was suited not

only to his personal interests and

passions, but that also reflected one of Cornwall’s key industries. In between surfing perfect waves in Bali, South

in bespoke tailoring for both surfing and triathlon

are in high demand, not only locally, but across Europe. Remembering the first bespoke wetsuit he ever made, Malcolm recalls the difference in technology and the

materials used in making wetsuits. “Paul Basford was the first surfer to order a bespoke wetsuit from me. He

Veering away from the monopoly of ‘off-therack’ culture, Malcolm is intent on offering the very best quality of wetsuits, tailored to the individual

was a Cornish guy – a friend of mine. It’s strange to look at this suit now

that’s as old as Snugg itself,” he says.

Now it seems Malcolm has carved

somewhat of a tradition in crafting tailored wetsuits for friends and local surfers; “I’ve been wearing

Snugg wetsuits for as long as I can remember,” says Snugg devotee

Andrew Stone. “The thing about Malcolm’s suits is that they are

made to measure and fit like a glove. For a surfer like me, who’s 6’3” and slim, it’s hard to find an ‘off-therack’ suit that allows me to feel

comfortable and surf well. That’s

why I’ve stuck with Snugg suits all

my life – they really make a difference to my surfing.”

Malcolm has also shown support

Africa and the Caribbean, Malcolm learned everything

for Newquay’s surfing community through the ways in

all of which was self-taught. “It was difficult at first,”

for many local surfers looking to advance in the sport.

from gluing and cutting, to using a sewing machine – he says. “But eventually, I got the hang of using a 12

are now in high demand, and Snugg regularly make

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which he has actively sponsored and provided wetsuits It’s in this tailored service where the beauty of


Malcolm balances business with his life’s passions.

Snugg Wetsuits’ ethos and entire premise lies – bespoke,

monopoly of ‘off-the-rack’ culture, Malcolm is intent

can choose cool and quirky colours that reflect their

the individual. Cool colour ranges make Snugg wetsuits

made to measure wetsuits with a personal touch. Surfers personality, or athletes can opt for their team colours.

It’s a special service that highlights the real authenticity and craftsmanship that is inherent to both Newquay’s business and surfing communities.

While adverse to the mass produced products that

frequent the high street, Snugg Wetsuits are certainly

still in demand as Malcolm explains that they make over 1,800 wetsuits every year. “We cover the niche of the

market,” he explains. “We’re under no impression that we hold a large part of the market share, but what we

aim to offer is a bespoke, personal service. I think that is what has made us successful at what we do.”

However, with any business centred on a niche

market, in addition to a location set away from the

bustling industries that cities provide, Malcolm explains that Snugg’s success wasn’t created over night: “It took a lot of hard work to get to where we are today. The way

Snugg grew was over a long period of time. It took about three years for people to really catch on.”

But people have well and truly caught on to the

on offering the very best quality of wetsuits, tailored to

stand out, such as vibrant, neon 80s-inspired suits. Not

only do the colours stand out, but Snugg itself stands out in a sea of mass produced regularity.

So, what’s the best thing about living and working

in Newquay? “The waves,” he says, without hesitation. It’s the best place in the country for being able to surf whenever you want in conditions that – whilst aren’t always perfect – are diverse and offer something for

everyone. It’s a great life being able to go surfing after work in the surf capital of the UK, where there are all types of waves and people.”

Malcolm Ball and Snugg Wetsuits epitomise the

creative, passionate and individual nature of Newquay and the people here – a founder and company that are

instilled with the very essence of Newquay, its unique

offering and the ever-important surf industry at its very core. The passion, zest and enthusiasm are obvious in every hand crafted wetsuit made by Malcolm and the staff at Snugg.

All in all… an interesting man and a pretty cool

lure of Snugg Wetsuits, with regular orders being

business.

ever-increasing online orders. Veering away from the

For more information go to www.snuggwetsuits.co.uk

placed locally, as well as internationally, including

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food for thought Whether your typical summer’s day in Newquay consists of surfing, shopping, playing or relaxing; refuel and take pleasure in sampling some of the town’s finest fare. Logan Mather picks a few of Newquay’s eateries for every taste…

Best for...

Alfresco feasts Where: Kahuna

www.kahunatolcarne.co.uk

If you venture down to Tolcarne beach you’ll discover Kahuna – just steps from the sand and right at home among the colourful, retro beach huts. Oozing charm, this quaint beach restaurant is as surf-chic as they come. Kahuna is open throughout the summer and Chef Ryan Mather offers

diners a cool coastal eating experience, with delectable summer dishes. From

seafood and modern British cuisine to

laidback beach barbeques – a day at the seaside can stretch on past sundown. Enjoy a glass of wine and lunch

alfresco, or go for relaxed indoor dining with sea views.

Try… Tempura Cornish squid, Cornish mussels, the Kahuna burger or

a Sunday roast that looks as gorgeous as it tastes.

Best for...

Laid-back, on-the-movers Where: Fistral Beach Bar and Fish and Chip Shop www.fistral-blu.co.uk/fish&chips.html

A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without sampling some good, old-fashioned fish and chips. Fistral Fish and Chip Shop

provides the perfect combination of good value take-away food and laid-back beach atmosphere in its ideal location based on Fistral Beach.

Breathe in the fresh sea air and take a bite of fresh, white flesh

fish in light, crispy batter, and enjoy in the café, outside on the decking, or take-away with you to savour on the sand.

Afterwards, soak-up the sun at Fistral Beach Bar, and enjoy a coffee or cocktail as the sun goes down.

The popular bar has a buzzing atmosphere and regularly offers live music and entertainment.

Try… Fish and Chips – it’s as simple, and delicious, as that. Alternatively, opt for a kid’s portion or sample

the salmon fish cakes. Wash down with a cold drink, as you watch the surfers at sunset. 14

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Best for...

A lovely “local’s” lunch Where: Lewinnick Lodge

www.hospitalitycornwall.com/lewinnicklodge

Famed for its glowing reputation among Newquay locals, the

Lewinnick Lodge is as comfortable and welcoming as if it were your own home – only with views to die for. The restaurant is perched on the cliff at Pentire

Headland with unrivalled vistas over the Atlantic. Whether you’re after a chilled-out drink on the terrace, a

cream tea in the garden, a coffee on

the comfy couches or a delicious meal

in the restaurant, Lewinnick offers an experience for all.

Known for its locally sourced

Cornish ingredients, the Lewinnick’s

lunch menu is particularly appealing, with freshly caught seafood taking

centre stage, and tantalising specials cooked to perfection.

Try… EVERYTHING! Highlights from

the lunch menu include a starter of roasted wood pigeon breast, main course of chilli garlic tiger prawn linguine, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

Best for...

Quirky comforts Where: Café Irie

www.cafeirie.co.uk

Cool, quirky and anything but dull, Café Irie, based on one of Newquay’s main shopping

streets, is a haven of eclectic interiors bursting with heart, soul and personal touches by the bundle. Take a break out of your day to sample local produce and wholesome dishes packed with hearty Cornish ingredients. The café’s home comforts

and warm atmosphere add

an extra touch to breakfast,

lunch, or a cup of coffee. From

vegan and vegetarian options,

to ethnic fusions and traditional Cornish tastes, this little café is big on flavour and friendly staff to match.

Try… Eggs Benedict for a tasty

breakfast, a flavourful Jamaican Jerk Chicken lunch and end on a high with a Cornish Cream Tea.

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Our Newquay Vicky Walker Photographer:

My favourite thing about living in

Newquay is being

able to walk to a number of different beaches. Porth Beach especially as it’s a bit quieter in the summer

Louis Harris aged 8:

My favourite thing about living in

and has a lovely cafe on the beach which does the best crayfish sandwich! And Fistral beach for meeting up with your mates for a surf

and a drink at the Beach Bar at sunset.

Newquay is being able to go to the

beach and surfing with my friends!

Leon Mansfield surfer and lifeguard:

Newquay as a town is full of

opportunities for a youngster

growing up, especially being a

surfer such as myself. It’s got a wide range of beaches perfect geoff tydeman

for learning but when Fistral’s

pumping it really is top quality!

As a town I love it and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the UK. 16

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Izzy Keene Manager at the

Quiksilver store, Fistral:

Quiksilver on

Fistral supports

me to stay in Newquay. I

can surf before and after

work and sell my lifestyle for a living!

Emma French

Brender Wilmott

Family Liaison Lead,

Cornwall College and

Trenance Learning

freelance zumba instructor:

mother of two and

Course Manager at

Academy:

I love the zest for

I am lucky enough

to both work

and live in the

centre of Newquay. Obviously the best part of

living in Newquay is the beautiful clean beaches

and interesting friendly people. We have a diverse

community that is always changing and evolving, creating an eclectic atmosphere.

life that Newquay

generates in people. I love being able to run on the cliffs, watching the sea and I love the diversity

of people that live here.

There is very little we don’t have in terms of culture, history and activities.

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, newquay s f inest: newquay rnli lifeguards

james mitchell James ‘Mitch’ Mitchell is a Newquay local, surfer and RNLI lifeguard at Fistral Beach. words by Logan Mather

F

or many, the word ‘lifeguard’

locals who continue to enjoy the surf

conditions well into the winter months.

With Fistral’s world

Hasselhoff and an awful

events such as the Nike

of a much younger David

surfing and hosting

lot of slow motion running. While

Night Surf, Relentless

Hollywood, Newquay’s lifeguards are

and the Zapcat Racing

most of the year, the boys and girls

lifeguarding is in high

more than pose in tight red swimming

fazed by the pressure

visitors and residents are kept as

praises the team at

is a breeze.

great team made up of

RNLI lifeguard at Fistral Beach, to find

champions, and I feel

UK’s busiest beaches entails.

work as a lifeguard,”

admittedly (and thankfully) a lot less

Boardmasters Festival

heroes in their own right. On duty for

Championships,

down at the beaches do a whole lot

demand. James isn’t

costumes, ensuring that the lives of

though and instead

safe as possible so a day at the beach

Fistral: “We have a

“It was always my goal to work on

Britain’s most famous beach,” says

surfing and lifesaving

privileged to be able to he says.

So what is the best

James. Born and raised in Newquay

thing about being a

ocean, James is truly ‘Newquay’ down

“It’s a great job and

lifeguarding with the RNLI, he is

which is perfect for me as I also run

importance of lifeguarding during the

running Dingoes Ding Repairs, but it’s

with a passion for surfing and the

lifeguard in Newquay?

to a tee. Now on his fifth season

obviously very outdoors-oriented

well-versed in beach safety and the

a surfboard repair business. I love

bustling summer season.

amazing to be able to get outside and

With beaches packed throughout

the majority of June,

breathe in fresh air, escaping from the studio surrounded by fumes,” James

July, August, and

explains.

the lifeguards have

has to be the interaction with the

their hands. The

challenges me every day – I need that.”

runs from April

whilst the lifeguards have what can

October, with Fistral

the beach, the role as a RNLI lifeguard

extended lifeguard

that comes with the job,” he says, “is

well into September, a mighty job on

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cover for visitors and

class reputation for

out what exactly working on one of the

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providing vital safety

automatically conjures images

We chatted to James Mitchell, an

18

season into November,

“The best thing about lifeguarding

ocean. I just love all her moods and it

However, it’s not all blue skies and

through to the end of

be argued as a dream job working on

Beach enjoying an

is tough: “The most difficult thing


coping under high pressure situations

By enforcing beach safety measures

the job at hand amongst a million

beach is as relaxed and enjoyable as

and most importantly – focusing on distractions.”

With over 8,086 incidents and

8,943 people assisted by the charity’s lifeguards in Cornwall during

2011’s summer season, the role of a

lifeguard is demanding to say the least and requires complete dedication,

commitment and a calm attitude in

high pressure situations. For guys who

are so seemingly laidback, lifesaving is

we can all ensure that a day at the

possible for everyone” he explains.

“We’re very fortunate to have all the best equipment, which is funded

though voluntary donations from the public. That helps to make a tough

job manageable. Plus, all those years

surfing have proved invaluable to my job now – lucky how things work out like that really.”

Lucky for us, RNLI lifeguards patrol

one hell of a task.

57 of Cornwall’s beaches – nine of which

to visit on holiday and an even better

beaches for the summer season and

“Newquay is an amazing place

place to live,” James adds. “In terms of rescues, our main aim is prevention.

are in the Newquay area, safeguarding all run by a charity that ultimately saves lives.

James’ top tips for beach safety this summer: • Make sure the beach is open and follow the flag system. • Feel free to chat to the lifeguards for any advice. • Never underestimate the sea and its ever-changing currents. For more information on beach safety, go to www.rnli.org.uk/ beachsafety

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lucia griggi

Celine Gehret, summer surf at Tolcarne.

get out, get active

Now that winter cobwebs have been well and truly blown away, the summer season provides ample opportunities to go outside and get blood pumping, utilising the natural environment and cool coastal vibes for motivation. Exercise doesn’t have to be dull, so unhinge your bored body from the treadmill and try out these activities to give yourself a boost. 20

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The Ultimate Family Walk Forget rolling hills – a summer walk for all the family can commence nowhere

other than the beach – or beaches in the case of this Newquay walk.

Walk off the ice cream or fish and

chips you ate for lunch and embark on this fun family adventure, exploring

Newquay’s coastline as you amble across the sand.

When the tide is out, venture out

onto the shoreline, and stroll across the

town beaches. As the tide creeps way out

back, the beautiful coastline – and path of

walking

For fitness that’s a bit slower-paced, try ambling along the cliffs at Pentire Headland, or walk the town beaches at low tide.

your walk – is revealed. Starting at Lusty Glaze, make your way across to Tolcarne and discover small echo-filled caves, or

rocks covered in mussels. Next, wander

yoga

over to Great Western collecting shells

keeping both your body

centre of town, the bay provides the perfect

increases flexibility,

life in the huge rock pool underneath the

Yoga is a great way of

and pebbles as you go, before heading to

the next stop – Towan Beach. Right in the

and mind healthy. It

spot for exploring Newquay’s resident sea

improves muscle

iconic Towan Island.

promotes wellbeing

lunch at the Chy Bar and Kitchen, followed

It’s a great way to keep

P.S. Remember to check the tide times to

tone and ultimately

Finish your walk with a well-deserved

and peace of mind.

by a visit to see the harbour seals.

fit and relax during a

avoid getting caught on the incoming tide!

summer break.

– Logan Mather

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running

Often considered the best form of exercise

for a full body workout, running is a great

activity to try out on the beach in Newquay. Rather than running on the road, opt for sand and soften the impact on joints.

A jogger on the Barrowfields.

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Russell Winter throwing shapes at Fistral.

surfing

Surfing is the ultimate ‘Newquay’ form of fitness.

Wave riding offers not only a great work out, but it’s

fun as well. Improve your balance and tone your arms whilst paddling. Plus, increase your endorphin levels by having a go at this feel-good activity with mates.

Stand up paddle boarding • One of the coolest activity trends to hit the south west, stand up paddling boarding is a great excuse to get in the sea on a summer’s day. It’s also amazing for enhancing your overall core conditioning.

Adam Zervais on his SUP board.

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learn to surf We asked Max Hepworth– Povey at Newquay’s Errant Surf School for some top tips for learning to surf.

1. Safety first: The surf can be

dangerous so make sure you surf at a beach patrolled by lifeguards. Check all the signs on the beach, avoid rip currents and know the safe place

to surf – if you are unsure ask the

lifeguard. Wear a warm wetsuit and

plenty of sunscreen that way you can spend more time out in the water

hunting down that perfect wave. If you are a total beginner, head out to waistdepth and start with broken waves

(whitewash) which are relatively safe (as you’re not out of your depth) and easy to catch.

2. Get some length: Start on a

longboard! The longer a board is

the more stable it is. More stability

means more time standing up. Start 24

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on a longboard (9 foot is good) then gradually work your way down to

smaller boards. Make sure you have the basics mastered until you make

things harder on yourself by trying to ride a smaller board.

3. Paddle properly: Paddling is the most important skill in surfing. If

you can’t paddle your surfboard well you won’t be able to catch waves and

you’ll get tired quickly. Your ‘paddling muscles’ (shoulders, arms and back) take time to get strong just like all the other muscles in your body. So

whilst you are still learning to surf, you should make a habit of doing a

paddle warm up every time you get in the water and don’t be shy to paddle

up and down the beach when it’s flat. With regards to technique, try to

paddle so that your hands reach far out in front of you and stay close to

the rails of your board, digging down deep into the water with each stroke.

In surfing, it’s not about how fast you paddle but how much energy you get out of each stroke.

4. Arch your back: Form is key.


When you are paddling and

practice because you can do it on dry

your back will make sure

in the sand and give it a go. Use your

catching waves, arching

that your weight is properly distributed on your board. It will also stop you from

tiring out too quickly and

prevent some of the common occurrences when you are trying to learn to surf,

such as the “nose dive”!

land. Just draw yourself a surfboard

arms to push your upper-body off the ground (and arch your back), and in

one fluid motion try to hop to your feet just like you are on a board. If you get

this nailed, it will open up a whole new realm of surfing and you’ll be able to take off on faster and bigger waves.

By keeping your head up

you’ll also be able to spot

potential waves more easily. One of the most common

things you’ll hear from our instructors at Errant Surf

School in Newquay is “arch your back!”

5. DON’T hold on! While you learn to surf, your impulse will be to grab the rails of your surfboard when you

“pop up” to get to your feet… but don’t do it! By grabbing

your rails you throw off the balance of your surfboard instead of allowing it to

plane evenly over the surface of the water. When you are about to pop up, place your hands on top of the deck

7. Go surfing! People often ask the

shoulders. Remember this

surfing. Well the answer is surfing!

of the board next to your

tip along with the previous

and you’ll find yourself catching, and making, a lot more waves!

6. Go Knee-Less: Everyone is guilty

best exercise they can do to get fit for The best way to improve your surfing is spending as much time in the surf as

you can. Be warned though surfing is very addictive…

of this at first; standing up on your

8. Go pro: Learn from a professional.

using your knees when you pop up

is usually more interested in catching

board using your knees (or knee). By you make yourself more off balance

and also throw off the balance of your

surfboard. This common mistake also

adds a clumsy step right in the middle of the most crucial part of your take

off. This step takes practice, but if you keep trying to go straight to your feet

without using your knees it will quickly become a habit and take your surfing

to the next level. If you have to use your knee at first (we all did) that’s okay, but don’t make it a habit! This is actually one of the easiest parts of surfing to

For more information on Surf Schools in the Newquay area, go to www.thesurfdirectory.co.uk

Many people learn with a friend who a few sneaky waves themselves. At a

surf school you learn in small groups, using the best equipment including

safe, longboards and a wide range of

wetsuits. At Errant we pride ourselves on service and our instructors stay in

the water with you giving you plenty of hands on assistance. After a two hour

lesson most people are standing up and surfing into the beach! Good luck!

www.errantsurfschool.co.uk

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Jack Lydgate tackling Newquays infamous Cribbar in 1966. Photo Doug Wilson


Fifty years

of Surfing in Newquay This year marks 50 years of modern day surfing in Newquay, when a small band of Australian and American surfers arrived in town with Malibu boards. Their influence would provide the catalyst for surfing to take off in the UK. by CHRIS POWER AND ROGER MANSFIELD

On a chilly April day in 1962, four young

and Ian Tiley. Beach owners like Doney were

waves from the top of the cliffs above Great

because there had been so many drownings

Australians took their first look at Cornish Western Beach in Newquay. Despite the

cold, the pristine waves looked inviting, yet the beach was completely deserted.

The Aussies had motored down from

London where they’d been doing menial jobs after arriving in the UK in February. They’d come down in an old London taxi (owned by an ex-pat mate) and two of them, Bob

Head and John Campbell, had brought their

eager to hire qualified lifeguards at this time on the north Cornwall coast (16 the previous year). Bob Head and John Campbell also

subsequently secured lifeguarding jobs,

to work at Mawgan Porth and Treyarnon Bay respectively. With their mission

accomplished, the four Aussies returned to

London for a few weeks to earn some money before the season started.

surfboards. They paddled out, rode a few icy

The summer of ’62

back to their friends Warren Mitchell and Ian

the four Aussies returned to Newquay, this

waves, and jogged back up the beach to report Tiley. “The water’s freezing but the waves are

good...by summer it’s going to be really good!” They spent the next couple of days

enquiring about lifeguard jobs, and finding out which councils owned which beaches.

They all held lifesaving qualifications, being members of Avalon Surf Life Saving Club,

based just north of Sydney. At Watergate Bay

the Aussies met Ralph Doney who owned the beach there as well as the hotel. Impressed

by the lads’ lifesaving experience, he wasted little time offering jobs to Warren Mitchell

A few weeks after their reconnaissance visit, time by train, for the start of the season.

Changing trains at Par with 9’6” boards and

all their worldly belongings was something of a logistical challenge, but things got easier at

Newquay as Ralph Doney from Watergate had provided them with an old Land Rover to use. With their boards strapped on the roof, they

headed off to their new home for the summer, a caravan at Mawgan Porth.

The Aussies were used to much warmer

water temperatures back home in Avalon but they weren’t going to let the chilly Atlantic

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bother them. “The cold water was a bit of

which throws up four-footers on the right side.

adjusted,” remembers Bob Head. “By the time

converted most of them into surf fans.”

a shock when we first arrived but we soon

summer came it was actually very pleasant. We never wore wetsuits.”

On their days off, if the waves were good,

the Aussies would drive into Newquay and surf at Tolcarne or Great Western with the

Brit lifeguards stationed there, Bill Bailey and Richard Trewella. The international cast for

the launch of surfing in Newquay grew further when American lifeguard and surfer John

Lydgate arrived in early summer. ‘Mahogany

Jack’ (as he became known) was a tall, tanned,

well-educated post grad student doing a History PhD in London. Before college he’d been to high

We’ve met quite a few English cobbers and have C’mon everybody

The Aussies didn’t have money to burn (their

wages were £9 a week) but every once in a while

they’d drive into Newquay to go for a drink with Newquay lifeguards Bill Bailey, Doug Wilson, Doug Turner and Richard Trewella. The Tall

Trees Club was the place to go for a night out in

those days; the jukebox belted out Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard and Beatles

tunes while the guys and girls jived the night

away. The Aussies soon built up something of a

following – they were, after all, four blokes from the other side of the planet who could actually walk on water. “If we ever

told the guys that we were going to the Tall Trees

on a Saturday night, the

place would be absolutely

packed,” remembers Warren Mitchell. “There were girls dancing, guys playing

guitars and banjos...maybe 150 people all singing and

going crazy. We had no idea who half of them were, but

they all wanted to be part of the scene.

“We didn’t have much

money so we drank the

Cornish cider, I think it

was 9p a pint. The first one tasted terrible, but by the

third you were drunk so it didn’t matter!” Roger Mansfield enjoys a clean summer wave at Great Western in 1966. Photo Doug Wilson

school in Hawaii where he’d learnt

to ride big waves on the North Shore. Bob Head and Jack Lydgate were

now the best surfers in town, and

both became instant heroes to the local beach-going youngsters who watched them cruise effortlessly along the waves. A few months into the season John Campbell

penned a letter to Surfing World

magazine in Australia, telling the

“A few months into the season John Campbell penned a letter to Surfing World magazine in Australia, telling the crew back home about the waves they’d found in Cornwall.”

crew back home about the waves they’d found

Alchemy in the UK

crowded here with about six of us spread over

time to reflect on a revelatory year. As a

in Cornwall. “Conditions haven’t been too

11 beaches,” he wrote. “The surf is really good every couple of weeks but the rest of the time

it’s usually blown out. When this happens we

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Once the season was over, Bill Bailey had lifeguard first and foremost, he was glad that beach safety in the Newquay area had been

dramatically improved thanks to the efforts of the lifeguards. Convinced that Malibu boards


British lifeguards and pioneers Bill Bailey and Richard Trewella at Tolcarne. Photo Doug Wilson

were essential pieces of kit for lifeguards, he

the caravan for a

that they obtain several such boards before

I got back, there

wrote to the council strongly recommending the start of the next season. The council

agreed and handed Bill the task of building six Malibu boards by the following spring.

Bill leapt into action. As a motorcycling

enthusiast he’d often used fibreglass to repair

damaged fairings on bikes, and after a fair bit of research and experimentation he figured out how to make surfboards. The six rescue boards were eventually completed and they were used throughout the ‘63 season by the Newquay lifeguards.

Since Bill now knew how to make boards,

some of the Newquay lads began asking if

he could make boards for them. Before long Trevor Roberts, Paul Holmes, Alan McBride

and Dave Friar had each splashed out £25 for

cup of tea. When were these weird

little footprints all over the board. A

chicken had got in and walked down it before the resin

set. So I had to sand it down and do it

all again.” By the

autumn of ‘63, Bill and Bob had both

built a handful of boards commercially. With Richard Trewella and local cabinet-maker

Freddy Bickers also having a go, there were

now around 20 guys in the town with boards. Over the few years the number of

a board of their own, and they joined ‘locals’

boards built in Cornwall continued to grow

Aussies in the Newquay lineups.

great that Bill and Bob decided to jack in their

Bill, Richard Trewella, Jack Lydgate and the

Bob Head also fancied the idea of making

a few boards in his spare time, so he gave it

a shot in a disused chicken shed in Mawgan Porth. He called his new label Friendly Bear Surfboards. Bob’s chicken shed surfboard

factory cost next-to-nothing to rent and it

exponentially. By ‘65 the demand was so

lifeguard jobs and go into board production full-time, together. Bilbo Surfboards was

born. Bilbo went on to become the biggest UK surf brand of the decade, producing many hundreds of boards each year.

In the space of just a few short years

was basic to say the least. “It literally was a

a whole surfing culture and industry had

around in the yard outside. One time I made

outset by those four young Aussies who first

corrugated tin shed...with chickens flapping a board, glassed it up, and went back to

developed in the Southwest, inspired at the showed up in Newquay in April 1962.

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For more information on the history of surfing in Newquay and in the UK up until the present day, get a copy of The Surfing Tribe, written by surf historian and Newquay local Roger Mansfield, available at www. orcasurf.co.uk and all good bookshops.

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Try your hand at...

Head down to Newquay Harbour, or the surrounding beaches, to try your hand at being a fisherman for the day. Catch your own seafood and follow our local chefs’ recipes to turn your catch into cool cuisine. words by Logan Mather

Newquay may be known as the surf

capital of the UK, but fishing is both a

popular hobby and trade in this seaside

town and it’s easy to see why. The waters

and underwater habitats around Newquay

provide a rich breeding ground for crabs and lobsters in particular, and the produce is in demand with chefs around Cornwall and

across the UK. Plus, over 90% of the annual

haul is actually exported to Spain and France

where Newquay shellfish is viewed as a much sought after delicacy. Fishing in Newquay

also withstands a stable income for over 30

fishermen, with around 15 boats sailing in

and out of the harbour throughout the year. Skipper Phil Trebilcock has been

catching shellfish in Newquay for over 40

years and commends the area for its fresh produce: “During the summer months

Newquay’s waters provide great shellfish

produce – especially Spider Crabs. They’re 30

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“Working with ingredients such as the freshness of Newquay Harbour crab is always a pleasure.” Sanjay Kumar, Senior Sous Chef at The Headland hotel


Local fisherman Phil Trebilcock and chef Sanjay Kumar examine the days catch.

really delicious and perfect for catching and eating on a summer’s day,” he says. “The great thing

Fishing tips…

sustainable. It has no impact on the sea bed and is good

tide times.

about catching shellfish in particular is that it’s so

• Make sure you check the

for the environment.”

• Be wary of any unknown

praises Newquay Harbour’s hardy fisherman, fresh,

• For beach fishing, opt for

What’s more, the Newquay Fish Festival – which

“What’s great about Newquay Fish Festival is that it celebrates the importance of fishing and fresh produce that is inherent to Newquay.”

species you may encounter.

flavoursome seafood and fishing heritage

early evening when the

Harbour this year. Taking place from

to leave. This is also a great

– celebrates its 10th year at Newquay

summer crowds have started

14-16 September, the festival will feature

time for catching bass.

cooking demos, events and activities.

Whether you fancy trying

is that it celebrates the importance of

at Little Fistral, bring in

to Newquay,” says Newquay Fish Festival

or venture out to sea on a

always stayed true to its heritage and it’s an

in Newquay is a great way

who continue to come back every year.”

the sea. And the great thing

shellfish, Newquay’s coastline also provides

usually cook whatever you

to Plaice and Pollack, the shores around

Newquay’s premier chefs to

a multitude of mouth-watering tasters,

“What’s great about Newquay Fish Festival

to catch fish off the rocks

fishing and fresh produce that is inherent

lobster pots at the harbour,

organiser, Claire Evans. “The festival has

fishing boat, a fishing trip

event that’s full of soul and loved by so many

to try out a fun activity by

As well as its much sought-after

a varied catch. From Mackerel and Bass

about fishing is that you can catch. So, we got some of

Newquay are thriving with fish ready to be caught. Fly

divulge their culinary secrets

great locations to try out fishing. Plus, there’s nothing

fish recipes to try out with

Cellars, the harbour wall and many of the beaches all offer

and offer their very best

better than barbequing your fresh and flavoursome fish in

Newquay catch of the day…

the sunshine.

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Try your hand at these mouth watering seafood recipes... Sanjay Kumar, Senior Sous Chef at The Headland Here’s Sanjay’s recipe for a scrumptios Coronation crab salad: I have created a moreish salad of crab with curry mayonnaise, sultanas and apricots, with a few spears of Cornish asparagus, to add a seasonal feather to the cap. Prep time: 20 min • Serves: 4

Ingredients

• 1 tsp mild curry paste • 150 ml Low Fat mayonnaise • 50 ml whipping cream • 225 g fresh handpicked white crab meat • 2 tsp sultanas, roughly chopped • 4 dried apricots, finely diced • 2 spring onions • 1 tsp red chillies, seeds removed and finely chopped • 1 lime, juice only • Black pepper • 4 spears of Cornish Asparagus sliced thinly • 100ml of light tomato sauce • 20g toasted coconut shreds

Method 1. Mix the curry paste and mayonnaise together in a large bowl. 2. Stir in the cream. 3. Add the crabmeat, sultanas, apricots, spring onions and chilli and mix well. 4. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper. To Serve Ladle a generous amount of tomato sauce into the middle of a bowl plate and spoon a neat pile of Coronation crab over it. Arrange a few slivers of Cornish Asparagus on top and sprinkle with a pinch of toasted coconut shreds. Sanjay Says: For the less adventurous, the red chilli can be replaced, by deseeded red capsicum. www.headlandhotel.co.uk


Fruit & Vegetables for Pickling Pickling Liqueur

• 1 Pint Rice Wine Vinegar • 1 tbsp salt • 2 tbsp sugar • 1 Star Anise • 1 Pinch saffron • 1 Bulb of fennel diced • 1 Candied red & golden beetroot 1/2cm diced • 1 White, purple & orange carrot ribbons • 1 Braeburn apple cut into balls with a melon baller • 1 Comice pear cut into balls with a melon baller & lemon zest • 50g salted butter • Seasoning

Method 1. Heat pickling liqueur and immerse fruit & vegetables, remove from heat, set aside ready for use. 2. Cook fennel & lemon in butter on a low heat until soft, blend in an upright blender, adding a little water to form a puree, adjust seasoning. Aaron Janes, Head Chef at Silks Bistro gives us the lowdown on a colourful crab dish that’s sure to impress! Mackerel, Crab Bon Bon, Scallop, Ham Hock, Pickled Fruit & Vegetables, Horseradish, Honey Mustard Foam A hearty dish, packed with fresh seafood, including Newquay Crab, and full of delicious Cornish flavours. Serves: 4

Ingredients – Fish

• 4 Fillets of Mackerel (Bones Removed) • 50g Brown & White Crab Meat • 4 Scallops (Cleaned, Roes & Muscle Removed) • 10g Mashed Potato • 10g Plain Flour • Seasoning

Method 1. Bind the crab, mashed potato and plain flour together, form into small ball shapes, season and set aside in the fridge. 2. Remove the top and bottom end of the mackerel fillets forming a small rectangle, set aside with the crab. 3. Pat the scallops dry, season and place with mackerel and crab ready for cooking later.

Garnishing

• 10g Horseradish sauce • 1 Pint of milk • 1-2 Gold gelatine sheets • 10g Honey • 10g English mustard • 10g Viola flowers • Pea Shoots

Method 1. Boil ½ of the milk with the horseradish. 2. Soften gelatine in a little cold water, squeeze & add to the milk. 3. Stir into milk until gelatine has dissolved, pass through a sieve, adjust seasoning & set in a cup in the fridge. 4. Once set, use a melon baller to cut into balls ready for plating. 5. Heat the other ½ pint of milk with the honey & mustard, whisking at all times to form a foam. Do not boil. www.silksbistro.co.uk

For more information on fishing and boat trips in Newquay, go to www.newquayharbour.com, or for information on catching shellfish contact Phil Trebilcock on 07721942954. And for further details on the 10th Newquay Fish Festival, visit www.newquayfishfestival.co.uk seven

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Hidden Gems

We all know and love Newquay for its beaches. However, the town offers a whole lot more for those keen to explore and seek out the secret spots and overlooked corners for a new Newquay experience. Here’s our pick of a few of the best.... Words by Logan Mather

Fernpit Café and Ferry www.fernpit.co.uk

Tucked away at Pentire Headland and

nestled into the cliff, you will find the

Fernpit Café – a hideaway haven. Quaint and traditional, the café is one of Newquay’s best

kept secrets, offering everything from its famed crab sandwiches to Cornish cream teas.

Escape for the afternoon and take-in

the solace of the café’s stunning surroundings, overlooking the Gannel Estuary and Crantock Beach.

Rocky gardens and a winding footpath

descend to the river below where you will find the ferry and boathouse, offering access to Crantock Beach at high tide via their ferry

service. Alternatively, cross over via the foot bridge at low tide. The estuary and beach

provide the perfect setting for children to play in the calm waters and families can try crabbing.

For a true Fernpit experience, visit the

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The Fernpit CafĂŠ with breath taking views along the Gannel.


Newquay Harbour is a hive of activity during the summer.

Newquay Harbour

Home to local fishermen, the Newquay

considered so much of a hidden

experience of Newquay’s fishing culture

For many, the harbour may not be gem. However, its location, tucked behind the high street, often leads

Rowing Club and events such as the

Newquay Fish Festival and County Gig Championships, the harbour offers a great day out for all ages and an and heritage.

See the fishermen haul in the lobster

to visitors walking straight past the

pots and catch of the day; spot the

considered the heart of Newquay.

out on your own fishing trip, exploring

hill leading down to what is widely

resident harbour seals and even venture Newquay’s waters. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at the Harbour Restaurant

right at the water’s edge for fresh fish dishes, or try alfresco dining at the

Harbour Fish and Grill, based at the

Harbour Hotel on North Quay Hill for food and views to die for.

Charming, iconic and picturesque,

Newquay Harbour is a must see during any trip to Newquay.

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out and about 5 days out

Go Wild at Cornwall’s Biggest Zoo - Newquay Zoo Get closer to over 130 species at the awardwinning Newquay Zoo. See the penguins

relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies and beautiful birds in the atmospheric tropical house, watch the big cats get their lunch and

learn more about conservation – a perfect day out for the whole family.

Exciting keeper talks as well as activity

trails, animal encounters, face painting and the children’s play area offer plenty to keep people of all abilities and ages occupied.

For more information on events,

experiences, birthday parties and how you

can spend a fantastic fun-filled day at Newquay Zoo, please visit the official website

www.newquayzoo.org.uk • 01637 873342

Take a break from your day at the beach and explore the activities and days out on offer in Newquay, come rain or shine…

Swashbuckling sensation Buccaneer Bay

Come rain or shine join Cap’n Calico Jack -

The ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium

Cornwall’s premier aquarium, Blue Reef provides a great day out for families to get the chance to explore over 40

naturally-themed displays from rocky Cornish shores to exotic coral reefs.

Enjoy close encounters with a Giant Pacific octopus,

seahorses and lobsters, as well as cuttlefish, piranhas and

caiman crocodiles. At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean tank with an underwater walkthrough tunnel, home to

hundreds of colourful fish, tropical sharks and Omiros – the rescued loggerhead turtle.

For more information visit www.bluereefaquarium.

co.uk or call 01637 878134. 40

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or other infamous swashbucklers - for an

exciting, atmospheric and live interactive

adventure to learn the secrets of pirate life. Located on St

Michaels Road, just a short

walk from the town centre,

Buccaneer Bay is Cornwall’s only

live, interactive experience and offers a truly

unique and exciting adventure, as you take

part in the pirate journey and join the Cornish

pirates in their quest through the Sunken Village of the Damned. For more information go to www.buccaneerbay.co.uk • 01637 873379


Blue ocean views on the green - Newquay Golf Club

Established in 1890 and designed by Harry Colt, Newquay

Golf Club is one of Cornwall’s finest links courses. Sitting on the back of Fistral Beach, this par 69, 6141 yard course offers a

stiff yet fair challenge to golfers of all abilities, all year-round. After golf, the club boasts a comfortable lounge and

restaurant where you can enjoy great food at sensible prices,

plus a range of excellent beers and wines, whilst soaking up the

superb views across the course and out to sea. Golf is a great way

to exercise and memberships are available right now. For further details call the secretary on 01637 874354 or visit the website at www.newquaygolfclub.co.uk

Visiting golfers are welcome with green fees currently at £33

(weekdays) or £38 (weekends and public holidays).

Film fun at Lighthouse Cinema

Newquay’s new cinema, which celebrated its first birthday in May, has seen a whole host of events take place in its

brand new facilities, including the UK premier of Disney’s Soul Surfer, the British Surf Film Festival, Cornwall Film

Festival, Norman Lovett Comedy Night and loads of charity film nights.

Lighthouse is the first purpose-built fully-digital cinema

in the South West and was given its name because of the

panoramic view from the top projection level of the building across Newquay Bay to Trevose Lighthouse.

As well as 2 3D screens, Dolby 7.1 surround and a seating

capacity of around 650, Lighthouse Cinema is also set-up for

conferences, live shows and presentations. Right in the centre of town, the cinema is a great place to spend an evening or rainy day in Newquay.

For film times and booking, go to the website www.

wtwcinemas.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01637 878650.

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newquay hot spots

Best for... Freshly ground coffee

Best for... Cornish Cream Teas

Best for... A light lunch

diner in the centre of town.

Hotel is the perfect place for

in the town centre with views of the

located on East Street.

surroundings overlooking Fistral.

Minnie’s Dinky Diner – American style Andy’s Café – Friendly café ideally

The Headland – The Iconic Headland

afternoon tea in the grand

Little Italy – Rustic Italian restaurant Café Indulgence – Quaint little café in

and café near Central Square.

the centre of town, ideal for a post-

offering a wide range of beverages.

Café Irie – For a unique eating

Moo Mooz – Milkshake bar in town

shopping treat.

Quiksilver Café – Cool café serving

experience, this quirky café is the

Boardriders, Fore Street.

a cream tea

coffee and cakes at Quiksilver

Prego Prego – Sandwich shop and café

harbour.

Upper Crust – Baguette bar serving

hot and cold food, situated on Fore Street.

Chy Bar and Kitchen – Cool restaurant,

café and bar with views of Towan Beach.

perfect venue to chill out and savour Pauline’s – Cake shop and café

Fern Pit Café – Riverside café located at Pentire Headland overlooking

the Gannel Estuary and Crantock Beach.

offering freshly made sandwiches and cakes in the town centre.

Coast Café – Picturesque café and ice

cream parlour near the harbour.

Paraphernalia – Vintage café

offering a retro tea-time experience

Best for... Sunset drinks

with teacups, saucers and freshly made cakes.

Best for... Kids in tow

Fistral Beach Bar – Cool surf bar

right on the sand. Enjoy drinks on the decking watching the

Steam Bar and Restaurant – Ideally

surfers at the world-famous Fistral Beach.

C Bar and Terrace –Enjoy evening

drinks on the outdoor terrace overlooking the golf course

and Fistral Beach. Based at the Carnmarth.

Kahuna – Tucked away at Tolcarne

Beach, sit outside with a glass of

wine and watch the sun go down.

Bodhi’s Beach Café – Standing tall at

South Fistral, the balcony at Bodhi’s offers stunning views and a great spot for watching the surfers.

Lewinnick Lodge – One of the

best locations in Newquay. This

pub and restaurant is perched

on Pentire Headland and boasts

uninterrupted views of the Atlantic – perfect for sipping at sunset

outside on the large decking, or in the garden. 42

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situated at the Great Western hotel

Best for... Pampering Little Fistral Spa – Based at the Bay

Hotel, this brand new spa offers

lovely treatments in a salon with sea views.

Yoshimi – Located centrally at Wesley

Yard, Yoshimi provides everything from hair and nails, to make-up

next to Great Western Beach this

family-friendly eatery offers a great outdoor play area for kids.

Fort Inn – Warm and friendly pub on Fore Street with views of the harbour and bay, boasting a

fantastic indoor children’s play area.

Crazy Daisy’s Café – Lovely café and

and massages.

creperie with lots of toys and space

on Fore Street, this surf-style salon

children to take a break.

Beach Shack Hair and Beauty – Situated

is great for colouring, styling and

– perfect for mums with young

Pizza express – Based on Cliff Road,

beauty treatments.

above Tolcarne, same great taste

Hotel with excellent facilities for a

plenty of room for all the family.

Fistral Spa – Gorgeous spa at the Bay luxurious day of relaxation.

Blush – From fake tan to lashes,

this salon at Morfa Hall is fab for primping and pampering.

with amazing ocean views and

Trenance Park– A day at the park is ideal for young families,

boasting a great playground and children’s train.


Pasty Love With outrage in the national media and amongst locals over the forthcoming ‘Pasty Tax’, we take a look at Newquay’s finest pasty establishments and get an insight into pasty making.

6 places to buy a pasty in Newquay The Pasty Parlour

1 the Crescent

Pasty shop serving freshly made

Morris Pasties

Here’s some tips on how to make a proper Cornish pasty from local pasty maker Chris Morris of Morris Pasties, Gover Lane.

Traditional shop selling wide

For the pastry:

pasties and other cold snacks.

3 Gover Lane

range of delicious pasties.

• 125g chilled and diced butter

WC Rowes

• 500g plain flour

22 Bank Street Cornish bakers since 1949,

Rowe’s offers a wide range of baked goods such as pasties, pastries and cakes. Warrens

23 East Street & 6A Bank Street Established since 1860, this family bakery offer pasties,

cakes and tasty baked goods.

• 125g lard

• plus 1 egg beaten For the filling:

• 350g chuck steak, chopped • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

• 175g swede, peeled and diced

• Salt and pepper Make a circular round of shortcrust pastry. Rub the butter

Pasty Presto

and lard into the flour with a pinch of salt, blend in 6 tbsp

Café serving an exciting range

Fan/Gas 7.

Pasties as well as the finest

fresh swede, followed by onion then potato. Top it off with

patisserie from France.

juicy chunks of steak, and season with salt and pepper.

Niles Bakeries

other and press down around the edges making a seal.

7 Bank Street

of different flavoured Cornish

42 Bank Street

Family bakers and confectioners specialising in Cornish Pasties and Saffron Cake.

Jamie’s Pasty Shop

6 Central Square

Pasty shop located in the town centre, serving wide range of local favourites.

of cold water to make the dough. Heat the oven to 220C/ 200 Then you need to layer the ingredients. Spread a layer of

You then need to fold one side of the pastry over to the

Crimp the crust to hold the pasty together.

With one hand pinch the pastry, and with the other

hand, wrap the pastry over your thumb pinching with the other hand again. This forms the crimp but it may require some practise.

The crimp is massively traditional as this was how

the miners used to eat their pasty. They would grip the

pasty on the crimp, then eat all the filling and throw the

crust away thus avoiding all the dangerous chemicals they encountered underground.

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Pub and club nights

Thursday

www.beachclubnewquay.co.uk

Top 5 Tunes

Friday

Luke Gledhill,

Paint Party

Beach Nightclub

Thursdays 10:30pm-4am.

Add some colour to a night

out with great music and of course – paint!

Live Bands

us about his

This great local pub offers live

floor tunes.

www.redlionnewquay.co.uk

Azelea Banks - 212

Fresh

such a good tune when

Fridays from 11pm- Late.

a lot of radio play but I

Dance and RnB to Chart and

of it.

Fridays 8:30pm-12am.

music every weekend.

jacob cockle

Newquay DJ tells

Red Lion

favourite dance

(extended edit). This is

Berties Club

played loud. It’s getting

DJs playing everything from

don’t think I will tire

Floor fillers.

www.bertiesclub.com

SBTRKT - Hold On (Them

Jeans Remix). I love

Saturday

such a sharp refreshing

Saturdays 10pm-4am

Jeans really turn out

Sailors Nightclub

Want to know what’s on in Newquay during the week? Check out the great range of bars, pubs and clubs offering everything from chilled out evenings to buzzing nightlife every day of the week throughout the summer…

a good remix.

Chart, Dance, RnB and Party.

Stefano Nofarini -

www.sailorsarms.com

Saturday nights until

atmosphere on the floor.

Great DJs playing at the

Stevie Wonder - I Wish

www.fistral-blu.co.uk/beachbar

Wonder is an all time

Featuring DJ Robin Paris and

2am close.

www.thekoola.com

coolest bar on the beach.

DJ Proof

on it if I need to lift the

(Reflex Re-edit). Stevie legend and Reflex has

Tuesday

brought this tune to the

Karaoke Night

Sunday

Tuesdays 7pm-late.

Sailors Bar

floor friendly.

songs to choose from.

Pub Quiz, Cash Bingo, Curry

Florence and the

www.sailorsarms.com

the Love (Mark Knight

Sunday session

a tune I like to drop when

Sundays 6pm-3am.

great remix taking it a

and night.

puts their hands up in

Bar Help

Fun night out with loads of www.bar-help.co.uk

Super Cider Sunday

Sundays 6pm-3am.

Club and DJ Pete Jordan.

Poker Night

‘now’ making it dance

Machine - You’ve Got

Remix). This is definitely

Wednesday Central Inn

Belushis

the dance floor is full. A

£5 buy-in and up to £100 cash

Club and party classic all day

little deeper. Everyone

www.belushis.com/bars/newquay

the air!

Wednesdays from 8pm.

www.thecentralnewquay.co.uk

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tune. I can always rely

Fistral Beach Bar

prize to be won – all welcome.

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DJ Night

Chy Bar and Koola

Mondays 10pm-4am.

Disco’s Revenge. This is

an absolute classic dance

Monday Super Chy Mondays

album. And Them

Featuring DJ John London playing the very best in Luke Gledhill.

SBTRKT’s production,

Passion Night

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Festival Fever Get your summer festival look from Newquay’s high street.

Boardma

sters!

The Original Tall Gloss Wellies, attracts a fun

loving wearer. £79 from

Newquay 

Quiksilver

Boardriders,

Vans Authentic Classic shoe, £44.99 at Newquay

Sports, Crantock Street.

Fore Street.

Cinamon Jacket, Roxy, £120

Pop up festival tent, start from

from Quiksilver and

£21.99 from the Newquay

Roxy store, Fistral.

Camping Shop, Cliff Road.

Stand out in the

Quiksilver Tee £19.99

crowd with Rip Curls’

from Smile Surf

Itapua dress £65 from

Shop, Fore Street.

Animal Candance top.

This summer’s must

£30 Anns Cottage

at Fistral.

Rip Curl store.

have festival item,

Rocket Dog Blendz floral DM boot ideal for the summer festivals. £49.99

From Northshore Girls, Fore Street.

Zip Zag Combi by Roxy £50 at Boardwalk Babes, Cliff Road.

Stockists: Anns Cottage, 01637 872155 • Boardwalk Babes, 01637 878880 • Fat Face, 01637 879693 • Newquay

Camping & Leisure, 01637 877619 • Newquay Sports, 01637 874101 • North Shore Girls, 01637 850620 • Quiksilver Boardriders, 01637 859400 • Quiksilver and Roxy Store, 01637 875275 • Rip Curl Store, 01637 850848

The essential festival hat. Spot Trilby £18

From Fat Face, Fore

Street and at Fistral.


137 12,000 Ste Tol ps at car ne Bea ch

27 7750,000 Newquay in Approximate number of visitors to the Newquay Fish Festival every year

18

Number of holes on Newquay Golf Course

50

Years of surfing in Newquay

5

Number of beaches in town

Days of the Relentless Boardmasters festival

numbers

Surf shops in town

8

Approximate number of visitors who come to Newquay every year Cornish pilot gigs at Newquay Rowing Club

12 90

Courses on offer at Cornwall College Newquay

Percentage of annual shellfish caught in Newquay, exported to France and Spain


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