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72 hours in Newquay

Booked a short break in Cornwall and want to know how to make the best use of every moment here? Here’s our special ‘to do’ guide for your 72 hours in Newquay!

Day 1

AM: Newquay’s main attraction would be one of the twelve sandy beaches. Most of which are perfect for a bit of surfing. So whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned pro, head to surf school and ride the waves. In just a couple of hours you’ll be paddling and boarding on the waters with confidence.

Kingsurf Surf School in Mawgan Porth, just a short drive from Newquay, offers lessons where you can master the waves away from the crowds. Find out more here: www.kingsurf.co.uk

PM: After your energetic morning of surfing, head back to Newquay and take a walk to the Cribbar Reef to watch how the pro’s do it. The Cribbar is the reef that runs under the water from the Towan headland and because it is shallower than the surrounding sea, when the right swell comes in, it breaks over the reef with spectacular results.

Newquay’s popular Headland Hotel overlooks this stunning bit of coastline, so relax with a drink and enjoy the view.

Evening: A seaside break in Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without spending some time in an arcade so grab some change and have fun losing a few 2p’s in the Stardust Arcades. When the coins have run out, pop next door to The Dolphin Bar and Restaurant. This family-friendly eatery offers unfussy food and real ales – the burgers and the fish and chips come highly recommended!

Day 2

AM: Everyone enjoys a bit of TV on their caravan holiday in Cornwall but day two of your short break means switching off the telly and going on your very own TV tour! Not far from your holiday park in Newquay is the coastal town of Port Issac and fans of Doc Martin will instantly recognise the harbour and narrow Cornish road that winds up the side of the hill to the Doc’s surgery. The village of Port Isaac was also frequently used as a set for filming the Poldark series plus it has featured in the films ‘Saving Grace’ and ‘Amy Foster’. You can happily spend a couple of hours here, exploring the tiny cobbled streets and enjoying an ice cream at the harbour’s edge. Top tip – park at the ‘top’ car park and walk down to the village.

PM: If you are touring or camping in Cornwall, the holiday parks and campsites tend to have excellent facilities and Hendra is no exception. Head back to park and spend the afternoon having splashing fun in the fabulous indoor and outdoor pool complex. Float down the river rapid ride and shoot down the three fabulous water flumes. Or if you have young children, enjoy a play in the specially designed toddler pool.

Evening: After all this activity working up an appetite, stroll to the onsite Terrace Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy a tasty evening meal and then relax in the clubhouse for a fun night of entertainment. The onsite entertainment team run bingo, competitions and discos. There are also frequent visiting acts including live music, illusionists and magicians!

Day 3:

AM: We’re back in Newquay to make the most of your last day of your short break in Cornwall. Don your fisherman’s cap and climb on board one of Newquay’s brightly coloured fishing boats or enjoy a more leisurely cruise doing some dolphin spotting.

If you fancy seeing the fish close up then you’ll enjoy a visit to the Blue Reef Aquarium. This fairly small aquarium is good to visit around lunchtime when it’s quieter. Highlights include the underwater tunnel and the tropical fish display. Find out more here: www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk/newquay/

PM: It’s time to kick back and relax on one of the most popular beaches in Newquay, at Towan. Grab yourselves a picnic from one of the many food outlets and chill on the soft golden sand. This large, picturesque beach is perfect for families who want to paddle, surf, build sandcastles or just enjoy a walk.

Evening: If you’ve had enough of fish for one break, then head back to Hendra Holiday Park and enjoy a tasty treat from Mario’s Pizzeria bar and takeaway. The Pizzeria serves delicious stone-baked pizzas made with the freshest ingredients in a laid-back indoor and outdoor setting. There’s live music evenings in the main season plus playground for the children close-by. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of pizza toppings. If you order in the first hour of opening, you get a kids’ margarita pizza free with every large pizza ordered!

That’s it! Your full itinerary for a guaranteed fun short break at Hendra. We look forward to welcoming you at our Newquay holiday park very soon!