Multi Award Winning

No 1 On TripAdvisor

Open 7 Days a Week All Year Round

Over 40 Activities On Site

Purpose-Designed Centre in the Heart of Newquay

Group and Military Specialists

Discover the best adventure activities in Newquay with Tripadvisor’s #1 outdoor activity provider, Newquay Activity Centre!

With over 20 years of industry experience, our award-winning activities guarantee grin-inducing fun for all. Surfing, Bodyboarding, Coasteering, Paddleboarding, Kayaking & Outdoor Training; we do it all and more here in Newquay.  Cornwall’s adventure capital. New skills are gained and great memories are made with Newquay Activity Centre.


Whether you want to brush up on your ocean skills, enjoy the Cornish coastline from a new angle or turn your passion into a profession with our Outdoor Activity Instructor Training Course, we have the expertise and experience to deliver awesome results.


Our purpose-designed centre is located in the heart of Newquay just minutes from the town centre. We are a short walk from both Towan and Fistral beach and there are plenty of surf shops, independent retailers and cafes/restaurants nearby.


On site we have safe storage for your belongings, lockers for valuables, male & female toilets, heated changing rooms and hot outdoor showers for a rinse after your session.


Our fantastic team are industry-leading experts with a wealth of international experience, so what are you waiting for? Get in touch and try the best adventure activities in Newquay today!


Open seven days a week, all year round. Chat to us online, call us on 01637 877722 or book your favourite activity through our website.

We offer our core classics plus a whole load of brand new adventures!


Surf School Cornwall

Our surfing lessons optimises the laid back beach lifestyle; good vibes, great waves and blue skies. Our ISA and Beach Lifeguard qualified instructors will lead you through the fundamentals of surfing, from the paddle to the pop-up and all that comes after.


Bodyboarding School

Bodyboarding is the highly addictive step-up from your holiday-special boogie boarding. As Europe’s first dedicated bodyboarding school, we guarantee to take your skills to the next level. Newquay Activity Centre is also the brain-child of former European and British Bodyboarding number one Rob Barber who you can still find teaching on the beaches today. You couldn’t be in better hands!


Coasteering Cornwall

Coasteering  will satisfy both the adrenaline-fuelled adult and the naughty child within. We rewrite the rulebook and lead you on an action packed exploration along Newquay’s incredible coastline, explore the sheltered stretch of tidal caves steeped in maritime history.


Stand Up Paddle boarding Cornwall

Paddleboarding is the world’s fastest growing water sports activity. Seeing as we’re the number one provider of watersports in the Newquay area, why not learn to SUP with us! Whether it’s with a group of mates on our giant inflatable Super SUP, or from the deck of your individual board, view the coastline from a new and exciting perspective.


Kayaking Cornwall

Our kayak lessons and tours are a fantastic way to explore the nooks and crannies of Newquay’s varied coastline. Whether it’s a tour of Newquay’s beaches, the lagoon stillness of the Gannel estuary or the tea cavern caves of the Gazzl area, there is a perfect kayak route for you.


We also offer an awesome selection of Coastal Adventures for the ultimate day of ocean exploration. Grab your family or friends and enjoy the Cornish coastline like never before with our intrepid and exciting coastal challenges. Check them out on the tab below and get ready for some serious fun!

We offer exclusive packages for groups looking to experience unique and specialised adventures on Cornwall’s awesome coastline.


Cornish Challenge: Newquay Activity Centre’s answer to the Highland Games, our Cornish Challenge is the ultimate team-building exercise. We’ve combined knockout-style games with problem-solving, lifeguarding and surfing for a fun-filled series of challenges. 


Surf Survivor: It’s time to see your best Baywatch impression! Do you have what it takes to become a beach lifeguard? We’ve combined lifesaving skills with a series of fun challenges to test your beach-based awareness and to boost your confidence in the ocean.


Cornwall Castaway: In 1971, a terrible storm left a lifeboat crew shipwrecked off of Newquay’s Towan Headland. The crew survived for three days in the shelter of the nearby tea caverns before the storm died down. Our shipwreck-inspired coasteer will test your survival instincts, have you foraging for much-needed fire wood and allow you to plan your perfect escape back to shore!


Lifeguard Trials: The ultimate water-sports and lifesaving activity originally designed for visiting Military groups. We’ve combined action-packed beach activities and invaluable lifesaving skills to create our Lifeguard Trials. Suitable for all ages.


Racing Super SUP: The perfect activity for families, friends or stag and hen groups looking to flex their competitive muscles. Work as a team to find your rhythm and take the lead in an adrenaline-packed activity along Newquay’s stunning coastline.

If you’re dreaming of life outdoors in a professional yet super fun capacity, you’ve come to the right place. Our Outdoor Activity Instructor Training Course has been designed to provide you with all the qualifications you need for a life of open-air expertise!


Enjoy seasonal work in the UK or chase the sun around the world; our qualifications are highly regarded and internationally recognised. You’ll always have a ticket into employment no matter where your sense of adventure takes you.


We are also a certified NVBLQ Training Centre and can offer individual industry-leading courses in Lifeguarding and Surf Instructing. Check out our course options below:


Whether you’re a group of friends, an adventurous Family, an excited Stag or Hen do, Corporate colleagues or Military comrades, Newquay’s dramatic coastline is the perfect playground for pushing personal boundaries and building team dynamics. We have Group Activities to suit every budget, style and ability level; get in touch today to find out more!


Why not head to the beaches of Newquay for a Family Surf Lesson in the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic? Boost the kids water confidence and steal back the cool parent mantle during an epic experience on the water. Nobody ever forgets their first surf lesson!


Perhaps you’re looking for the best team building activities in Newquay? Our Corporate Team Building activities are the perfect antidote to a plateaued office atmosphere. Bring back the buzz of your company and treat your team to some action-packed adventure on the Cornish coast!


Stag and Hen dos are also welcome and we have ocean-based activities for all! With our large selection of options to choose from, we can cater to your needs to make sure you have the most fun, the biggest laughs and the best memories before the big day!

Newquay is the UK’s cultural hub of surfing and adventure water sports, it’s why we love our town and it’s the reason so many people come to visit us throughout the year. Our centre is located on Fore Street just above Towan beach. Towan is the most protected of Newquay’s nine beaches and catches the cleanest Atlantic swells for the best surf lessons in Cornwall.


And it’s not just the swell that we’re grateful for either, the coastline around Newquay is alive with maritime history, epic views, local wildlife, and some super interesting flora and fauna. Whether you choose to SUP, Kayak, or Coasteer around the cliff line, you’re in for a real treat!


For your post-activity refuelling, there are plenty of cafes, eateries, restaurants and bars all within a short walking distance from our centre. Many benefit from ocean views so you can keep one eye on the surf just in case you fancy a session after lunch! We also have plenty of parking options nearby with both paid and free spaces to choose from.


Being in the heart of Newquay, you’ll never be too far away from the action!

Being in the centre of Newquay we have the pick of the bunch when it comes to choosing where to stay. There are many accommodation options to choose from to suit every style and budget. These include hotels, Airbnb’s, hostels, campsites, resorts, Bed & Breakfasts’ and also our own in-house apartments.


Our team has put together a helpful accommodation guide of tried-and-tested options near us, recommended for their quality, proximity and price. If you are a customer of Newquay Activity Centre you will also save money with discounts on selected accommodation options throughout the town.


Sound interesting? Get in touch today and experience the best adventure activities in Cornwall with Newquay Activity Centre!

We are the leading provider of water sport activities in Newquay and we are proud of our Centre of Excellence status awarded by the governing bodies of UK surfing.


It’s incredibly humbling to be handed these awards, they are a constant reminder of the hard work that our team consistently provides year after year. If you’ve ever experienced a top surf instructor, an energetic coasteering guide or some friendly customer service in the office, it’s because our guys are the best of the best and they love coming into work!


Our award-winning activities sit top of the Trip Advisor rankings with 95% 5-star reviews. Check out our humbling list of accolades below …



We continually strive to provide the biggest and best adventure activities in Newquay to ensure you have the most rewarding experience possible! We wouldn’t be where we are today without the continued support of our customers so a huge thanks goes out to you guys. See you on the beach soon!


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