Newquay is Cornwall’s adventure capital.
We’re number one on Trip Advisor for our pioneering coastal adventures…the choice is simple. Join Newquay Activity Centre as we explore the best parts of Cornwall’s beaches and coastlines on our award winning coastal adventures in Newquay! They’re all unique to us – you won’t find them anywhere else!
Choose from one of our selection of coastal adventures on the beautiful Cornwall coast:
Newquay’s dramatic cliff lines and coves are the perfect playground! Places to push your boundaries, build confidence and reconnect with the outdoors before hitting some of the U.K.’s best beaches. With over 20 years experience, Newquay Activity Centre has the perfect selection of adventure options for you, based in the heart of Newquay.
Group discounts are available; just contact our team of professionals for more information and to book your exciting group activities in Newquay today!
Our coastal adventures are developed to be the perfect combination of adrenaline fuelled fun and essential sea safety. Tides, rip currents, rocks, the role of lifeguards and basic first aid; once you know about them, it is hard to forget them.
Our team of professionals have years of personal experience underpinning their qualifications and have a wealth of knowledge to share. You’ll gain more than just new confidence on our coastal adventures in Newquay.
History and heritage
Newquay’s Atlantic coastline has seen its fair share of dramatic events, from tea plundering pirates using its caves under cover of darkness, to superstitious witch-hunt rituals and heroic lifeboat rescues.
But when a terrible storm battered the coast of Newquay in December 1917 a local fishing boat got washed over the notoriously dangerous Cribbar reef. A lifeboat was deployed to rescue the shipwrecked sailors but the boat was quickly tipped over by the rough seas. Its crew spent three days trapped in a cave until the storm subsided.
Our Cornwall Castaway adventure is a coasteering challenge inspired by that heroic lifeboat crew, who foraged for food and found ways of lighting fires whilst the water raged around the caves. Do you have what it takes to survive a shipwreck? Book one of our most popular coastal adventures in Newquay today!
Adrenaline fuelled fun
Do you have what it takes to become an RNLI lifeguard? On this full-day activity you’ll get your adrenaline pumping, tackle rescue scenarios and learn some of the core skills used daily by professional lifeguards on the U.K.’s busiest beaches, in the lifeguard trials. Then take those skills to the cliffs, caverns and caves of our coasteer route for an afternoon of adrenaline activity.
Why stop there? Our Surf Survivor course encompasses all aspects of the beach rescue lifestyle and will see you competing against your friends or family in a race against the clock. We’ve devised unique life saving and Coastguard activities, combining flag and fitness games to challenge your group physically and mentally on some of Cornwalls best surf beaches.
You’ll need determination, good communication skills and your best Baywatch impression… we’ll provide the rest.
Something for everyone
If it is laughs you’re after, the Cornish Challenge is definitely for you. It’s our answer to the Highland Games and combines Californian beach competitions with lifeguarding challenges and scenarios. Challenge your peers to take the plunge with Newquay Activity Centre for one of the best adventure activities in Cornwall.
The winner takes it all on our Racing Super Stand Up Paddleboard adventure! On the starting whistle, what ensues is a blur of exertion, frantic paddling and smiles. Underhand tactics are guaranteed in the quest to take the lead. Only one team can walk away victorious after landing back to the beach and take bragging rights over their fallen friends.
Our HQ is conveniently based on Towan beach, the gateway to the Gazzle Peninsular and just one-minute walk from Newquay’s town centre. With car parks close by, eateries up the road and the beach just below us, you’ll be in prime position for a day out to remember your coastal adventures in Newquay.
Towan Beach is one of the most sheltered stretches along Cornwall’s northern coastlines. At low tide, the pristine sand stretches all the way from Newquay’s harbour to the cliffs of Lusty Glaze beach. Seals and dolphins regularly frequent these waters and once out of Towan’s harbour, we’ll lead you along sections of coastline otherwise inaccessible by land.
The Gazzle is a sweep of cliff-line steeped in history. Smugglers caves, natural rapids, craggy inlets and hidden coves; our coastline holds a host of secrets just waiting to be discovered.
Together with your expert instructor you will assess the environment, learn the fundamentals of beach and sea safety before starting the most adrenaline fuelled, enjoyable activities to be found in Cornwall.
Every adventure differs depending on the weather and swell conditions of the day.
Newquay Activity Centre’s base on Towan Beach is the perfect place to park your gear and get kitted out for your tailored group activities. We provide heated changing rooms and safe storage for all your belongings, giving you piece of mind before, during and after hitting our coastline. We’ve got you covered to ensure everyone enjoys our coastal adventures in Newquay.
Something for everyone
Whatever the age, ability or group size, our team of expert instructors tailor every experience to you. We provide everything needed for the perfect coastal adventures in Newquay from our purpose built centre.
Our fantastic team are industry experts with a wealth of international experience. Every activity has been risk assessed by our instructors to ensure our coastal adventures in Newquay are the perfect combination of enjoyable adrenaline-fuelled fun. Remember no one is ever challenged beyond there comfort zone unless they choose to be.
Our award-winning activities sit top of the Trip Advisor rankings with 95% 5-star reviews. Check out our ego-boosting list of accolades …
- Centre of Excellence – ISA and Surfing England
- Gold and Silver medal holders – Cornwall Tourism Awards
- Silver medal holder – South West Tourism Awards
- Certified National Voacational Beach Lifeguard Qualification training centre
We’ve partnered with awesome local businesses so our guests receive some amazing discounts (up-to 25% off food!), priority bookings and super service …ssshhhh don’t tell the others!
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and try the best adventure activities in Newquay.
Open seven days a week, all year round. Call 01637 877722