Adams Surf School | Newquay Guide
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Newquay Guide





  1. ADAMS SURFBOARDS. Experience a real Cornish surfboard company with the friendliest and most knowedgable surf shop in Newquay. Pop on down to the shop for a cuppa, have a chat with the pros and get the lowdown on our competition history, our massive range of custom made pro-spec surfboards, surf equipment, and our full fleet of top quality great value hire wetsuits and boards. ADAMS SURF SCHOOL HQ and the home of Adams Industries.
  2. Moo Bar Ice Creams.
    There is ice cream and then there is Moo bar ice cream. No other ice cream parlour in Newquay even comes close to the delectable flavours and fantastic friendly service on offer at the Moo bar. So after your ADAMS SURF SCHOOL surf lesson, take the short 5 minute walk into Newquay town centre, turn left and grab yourself the biggest ice cream cone you can lay your hands on.
  3. Lunch at the Beached Lamb café.
    There are hundreds of places to eat in Newquay, but it is no surprise that the beached lamb is always ranked number 1, 2, or 3 on trip adviser. With a massive range of old favourites and exotic dishes to suit every palette, the beached lamb is 2 minutes walk from ADAMS SURF SCHOOL HQ. On the way into Newquay town on the right.
  4. Dinner at The Harbour Hotel.
    Nestled in the cliff above Newquay harbour, The Harbour Hotel is set in stunning surroundings and has evening meals to match. Overlooking the twinkling lights of the local working harbour, and the moonlit bay beaches, the restaurant is adjacent to ADAMS SURF SCHOOL, only five minutes to Fistral, and five minutes from the town centre.
  5. Live bands at the Red Lion Pub.
    Newquay’s best pub features regular open mic nights, and weekly gigs with local artists. Set against the backdrop of a proper Cornish ale drinking pub, directly opposite ADAMS SURF SCHOOL, on the way to Fistral beach, and 5 mins from Newquay harbour, it’s a great venue with a brilliant local feel.
  6. St Eval Go-Karting.
    Suffice to say this is Cornwall’s best go-karting circuit. With a purpose built track, quality 70 mph thunderkarts and a wide range of packages to suit your budget, this is the perfect go-karting destination for a petrolhead holiday.
  7. ATV Centre Truro.
    20 minutes drive from ADAMS SURF SCHOOL in Newquay, you will find the best professionally run quad-biking track in Cornwall. The guys at The ATV centre give great instruction, supply all the kit, and will set you up perfectly to make the most of their powerful quad-bikes.
  8. Eden Project.
    Eden project is world famous for its stunning architecture and innovative approach to conservation. If you think that plants are boring, take a winter afternoon here, sunning yourself in one of the biodomes and taking part in their on-site ice skating, or try a summer open air gig from an internationally famous band on the beautifully landscaped terraces, and you will soon change your mind.
  9.  Bedruthan Steps.
    A massive part of enjoying an ADAMS SURF SCHOOL surf lesson is feeling that connection with nature. and there is no better example of our stunning Cornish coast than at Bedruthan steps. Head North East from Newquay, beyond Watergate bay and see the awe-inspiring monster rock formations for yourself.
  10. Horse riding on the Gannel Estuary.
    Probably not the best choice for a stag do, but for anyone who already horse rides or has always promised themselves a horse riding lesson you cant really beat a hack in this stunning riverside beach location.
  11. Newquay Zoo.
    It’s a bit disconcerting living in Newquay and hearing an adult male lion roaring on a clear night. But that’s Newquay zoo, it’s a full of surprises and it packs a big punch for a small local zoo. If you can afford it, go for the zookeeper day and give the meerkats a cuddle.
  12. Cycle The Camel Trail.
    From experience, we would not attempt to get your toddler to try this on their own bike. That aside, this is one of the most underrated days out in the local area. 20 minutes drive from ADAMS SURF SCHOOL in Newquay, head to Wadebridge and park next to the bike hire shop near Lidl. They supply all the kit, and then all that is left to do is to make your leisurely way on the 5 mile cycle to Padstow, buy your Rick Stein fish and chips (theyre almost worth the price) then refuel in the many fine Padstow drinking establishments before riding home.
  13. Dairyland.
    You have to pay for adults too, but Dairyland has outside trampolines, a woodland walk, café and shop, has loads of activities for children aged 2-10 including 2 separate soft play areas indoors for different ages, pony riding, and mini tractor riding and is brilliant for any weather conditions.
  14. Healey’s Cider Farm.
    If you like Cider and haven’t heard of Cornish rattler you soon will have after visiting Newquay. Originally brewed at a scarcely believable percentage, Rattler is now a more manageable 5-6% but still packs a punch. Go and visit the makers of Rattler at their home, 20 minutes from ADAMS SURF SCHOOL in Newquay, towards Truro. Just make sure you take a taxi.
  15. Crealy Adventure Park.
    Having had your ADAMS SURF SCHOOL surf lesson and found that your children still have some energy left, this is the place to take them. With acres of top quality attractions, including a pirate ship, petting zoo, mini-rollercoaster and reptile house, its probably worth taking out a pass for your whole stay because you wont get to see everything first time round.
  16. Waterworld.
    Waterslides, inflatables, two pools, a decent gym with brand new kit, and lifeguards and instructors who really know what they are doing? is this the perfect family leisure centre?
  17. Charlestown.
    This is where they filmed Pirates of the Caribbean. No actually. Perfect for pretending you and all the family are Jonny Depp or Keira Knightley on a sunny day.
  18. Watergate Bay.
    Home of the only Kite surfing school of excellence near Newquay, go visit Karl and the team at extreme academy, experience Jamie Olivers fifteen restaurant (still most people’s favourite posh restaurant near town) and drink in the surroundings on what has often been voted the beach with the best amenities in Cornwall.