Coastal Adventures In Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay is Cornwall’s adventure capital!​

We’re number one on Tripadvisor 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.

Check out our range:

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Cornish Challenge


2 hrs

The Cornish Challenge is Newquay Activity Centre’s answer to the Highland Games – it’s the ultimate...

Surf Survivor


2 hrs

Have you got what it takes to be the next Hasselhoff or Anderson? Our Surf Survivor...

Cornwall Castaway


2 hrs

Do you have what it takes to survive a shipwreck and relive the folklore of brave...

Lifeguard Trials


4 hrs

Combining three epic ocean activities, (rescue skills, coasteering, super SUP) our Lifeguard Trials were born out...

Racing Super SUP


2 hrs

Learn to navigate our monster super SUP before embarking on the most epic race that Newquay...

Snorkelling Tour


1.5 hrs

Ready to get your fix of outdoor adventure? Strap on a mask, snorkel and fins and...

Why Enjoy A Coastal Adventure With Us?

Newquay Coastal Adventures

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!

Coastal Adventure Centre

Our HQ is conveniently based near Fistral, Great Western and Towan beach, the gateway to the Gazzle Peninsula and just a 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.

Professional Coastal Adventure Instructors

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.

Coastal Adventures What's Included

All Coastal Adventure Activities Include

Allocation of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, rash vests and activity relevant equipment.

Adventure and exploration of sandy beaches, smugglers caves, tidal sections, natural rapids and rocky inlets

10% discount off further Newquay Activity Centre activities

15% discount off at Newquay’s Rip Curl Concept Store

Discount card for food & drink at local bars and cafes

Coastal Adventures Equipment

Coastal Adventure Equipment

A warm warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. 

Each person is fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in coasteering equipment. 

Over your wetsuit you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. They offer maximum buoyancy and comfort

We have a large range of trainers available to rent if you don’t want to get your own wet.

What Do People Say About Our Coastal Adventures?

We pride ourselves on making every coastal adventure special and our reviews are testament to that.  We have over 3,000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews alone!

Our Most Popular Activities

Our Instructors qualifications

We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Understand what these outdoor activity qualifications mean for your safety and enjoyment.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Training delivered during our 3 month Outdoor Activity Instructor Course
  • Ongoing inhouse training

Professional, Safe and Fun

See what hundreds of our costal adventuring guests get up to each year!

About Us

The Perfect location for Costal Adventures in Newquay

Newquay Activity Centre’s base near Towan beach is the perfect place to park your gear and get kitted out for your tailored group activities. We provide heated changing rooms, hot outdoor showers, separate male and female toilets and safe storage for all of your belongings, giving you peace of mind before, during and after hitting our coastline. We’ve got you covered to ensure everyone enjoys our coastal adventures in Newquay.


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 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.

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 – introducing the Lifeguard Trials. Then take those skills to the cliffs, caverns and caves of our coasteer route for an afternoon of adrenaline-fuelled 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 Cornwall’s best surf beaches.

You’ll need determination, good communication skills and your best Baywatch impression… we’ll provide the rest.

Our glowing credentials

Newquay Activity Centre have been delivering outdoor activities in Cornwall for over 25 years, and we’re proud to be the longest running provider of coasteers in Newquay. We’re proud of our number 1 ranking on trip advisor and we are two time winners of the Cornwall Tourism Awards and gold winners of the South West Tourism Awards.

We are proud to have been recognised and sponsored by Rip Curl; they are a leader in watersport equipment, apparel and wetsuits, and have recognised Newquay Activity Centre as a centre of excellence in Cornwall.

We also provide AT for our military services, and have regular visits from the Army, Navy and RAF and are proud to be a recognised centre for Help For Heroes.  This means we regularly organise military adventure training packages that meet their high standards. Their core values of teamwork, developing leadership and other personal qualities is necessary to withstand the rigours of operational service.


A coastal adventures are only as good as the route, your instructor and your gear. We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations in all these areas.


You’ll be suited up in a top of the range, warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. Being toasty warm and having the freedom to move in the water ensures you’ll enjoy the paddleboard as much as possible.


We are as serious about safety as we are passionate about coasteering. Each person is fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in safety equipment. Their helmets are comfortable, adjustable and offer unrivalled protection.

Buoyancy Aid

Above your wetsuit but below your rash vest, you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. These lightweight flotation aids are ergonomically designed to offer maximum buoyancy and comfort whilst not impeding your coasteering experience.


We have a large range of resilient sports trainers available to rent. So instead of you worrying about ruining your own shoes, you can concentrate on enjoying the wild ocean adventure.

About Newquay

About Newquay Coastal Adventures

Newquay’s historic coastline holds a host of secrets just waiting to be discovered, including hidden coves, smugglers caves, craggy inlets and natural rapids to explore during our coastal adventures!

If it’s 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 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 on the beach and take bragging rights over their fallen friends.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch, book your Newquay coastal adventure and start exploring.

Newquay Activity Centre is open 7 days a week all year round. You can book online or call us on 01637 877722 or pop into our centre at 60 Fore Street, Newquay, TR7 1LW to book a lesson today!