LNOF Guide to Newquay
Embrace Cornwall's party capital.
Newquay, facing the Atlantic Ocean on the North Cornwall Coast, is the largest resort in Cornwall and self-styled surfing capital of Britain. Surfing is obviously the top stag weekend activity here, though there’s a cracking menu of alternative options, both through the day and by night, to compliment the Brads and their boards. Once an isolated fishing community, with a still unspoilt harbour, Newquay has some of the best beaches in the land (catering for all levels of surfing ability), not to mention its rip-roaring nightlife and cracking social scene.
It ain’t dubbed “Cornwall's party capital” for nothing, so, whether sampling the spectacular cliffs and beaches, or mingling with its friendly, bronzed female clientele, you’ll be ever so glad you chose the attractive, welcoming and unique Newquay. The nightlife scene, coupled with the pedestrian zones – make for a safe place to go wild. There are several traffic-free sections to the town, including the promenade, and a lot of recent development work to make the centre a haven for carefree party people (including palm trees, we kid you not!)
Newquay is class, not only for the weather (although that helps), but for the awesome water sports activities. I went surfing with the lads last summer, it was absolutely mint.
The markets, beaches, shops, cafes and restaurants house a diverse blend of students, tourists and locals - whilst the excellent array of nightspots play host to bottle-guzzlers, spirit-chasers and real ale enthusiasts alike. The eclectic mix of folk drinking in the same pub on a balmy Newquay evening is testimony to its continental atmosphere and laid-back attitude. The town acknowledges that not everyone on a Newquay stag weekend wants to get blind drunk 24 hours a day, so incorporating a daytime event or two is sure to build your thirst for the big night ahead - as well as lessening the risk of any lightweights bowing out earlier than they’d wish.