Newquay’s Beach and Lifestyle Magazine
Local Food to Rival Padstein Get out, Get Active Newquay’s Hidden Gems
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
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
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
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
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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!
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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.
Newquay’s Beach and Lifestyle Magazine
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:
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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…
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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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
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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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
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
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@
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
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
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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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
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
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…
Alfresco feasts Where: Kahuna
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.
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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A lovely “local’s” lunch Where: Lewinnick Lodge
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.
Quirky comforts Where: Café Irie
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.
Check out the Newquay Food and Drink Guide for more inspiration on where to eat and drink in Newquay – available from the Tourist Information Centre and at www.visitnewquay.org seven
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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:
me to stay in Newquay. I
can surf before and after
work and sell my lifestyle for a living!
Family Liaison Lead,
Cornwall College and
freelance zumba instructor:
mother of two and
Course Manager at
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 donâ€™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
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
heroes in their own right. On duty for
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
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
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
providing vital safety
automatically conjures images
We chatted to James Mitchell, an
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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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 doesnâ€™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
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
over to Great Western collecting shells
keeping both your body
centre of town, the bay provides the perfect
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
iconic Towan Island.
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!
– Logan Mather
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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 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!
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Jack Lydgate tackling Newquays infamous Cribbar in 1966. Photo Doug Wilson
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.
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
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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
sustainable. It has no impact on the sea bed and is good
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…
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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
• 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.
• 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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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.
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
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
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
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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
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,
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
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
• 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
and lard into the flour with a pinch of salt, blend in 6 tbsp
Café serving an exciting range
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.
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
Top 5 Tunes
Add some colour to a night
out with great music and of course – paint!
us about his
This great local pub offers live
Azelea Banks - 212
such a good tune when
Fridays from 11pm- Late.
a lot of radio play but I
Dance and RnB to Chart and
music every weekend.
Newquay DJ tells
(extended edit). This is
played loud. It’s getting
DJs playing everything from
don’t think I will tire
SBTRKT - Hold On (Them
Jeans Remix). I love
such a sharp refreshing
Jeans really turn out
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 -
Saturday nights until
atmosphere on the floor.
Great DJs playing at the
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Wonder is an all time
Featuring DJ Robin Paris and
coolest bar on the beach.
on it if I need to lift the
(Reflex Re-edit). Stevie legend and Reflex has
brought this tune to the
songs to choose from.
Pub Quiz, Cash Bingo, Curry
Florence and the
the Love (Mark Knight
a tune I like to drop when
great remix taking it a
puts their hands up in
Fun night out with loads of www.bar-help.co.uk
Super Cider Sunday
Club and DJ Pete Jordan.
‘now’ making it dance
Machine - You’ve Got
Remix). This is definitely
Wednesday Central Inn
the dance floor is full. A
£5 buy-in and up to £100 cash
Club and party classic all day
little deeper. Everyone
Wednesdays from 8pm.
tune. I can always rely
Fistral Beach Bar
prize to be won – all welcome.
Chy Bar and Koola
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.
Newquay Lifestyle Magazine
Festival Fever Get your summer festival look from Newquay’s high street.
The Original Tall Gloss Wellies, attracts a fun
loving wearer. £79 from
Vans Authentic Classic shoe, £44.99 at Newquay
Sports, Crantock 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
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.
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27 7750,000 Newquay in Approximate number of visitors to the Newquay Fish Festival every year
Number of holes on Newquay Golf Course
Years of surfing in Newquay
Number of beaches in town
Days of the Relentless Boardmasters festival
Surf shops in town
Approximate number of visitors who come to Newquay every year Cornish pilot gigs at Newquay Rowing Club
Courses on offer at Cornwall College Newquay
Percentage of annual shellfish caught in Newquay, exported to France and Spain
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