Top 10 things to do in Newquay this Easter

Grab a Cornish pasty

It would be absurd to come to Cornwall and not indulge in a delicious Cornish pasty. Our favourite stop in Newquay is Warren’s or Barnecutte’s. Pick up a traditional steak or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy there are usually several different flavours to choose from.

Cornish pasty

Meet live pirates at Pirate’s Quest

Embark on a swashbucklin’ voyage with real live buccaneers at our very own Pirate’s Quest. You and your fellow crewmates will journey back in time 300 years, to the Golden Age of Piracy. The Crew look forward to welcoming you aboard landlubbers.

Captain Calico Jack giving children chocolate coin for completing their Easter Quest at Pirate's Quest in Newquay, Cornwall.

Go rock pooling on Towan beach

Landlubbers can discover a whole new bunch of creatures along Newquay’s shoreline as you check out the fascinating marine life that inhabits the rock pools. Keep your eyes peeled for Tompot Blenny fish, Prawns, Velvet Swimming Crabs and the mighty Pipefish.

Enjoy a cream tea at Lusty Glaze beach

And after the Cornish pasty, comes dessert! Take yourselves down to the beautiful Lusty Glaze beach and order the afternoon tea. Think homemade scones, Cornish clotted cream and jam, cakes, finger sandwiches and lots more. You feeling hungry yet? More here.

Afternoon tea at Lusty Glaze Newquay

Have a surf lesson at Fistral beach

As you are in the surfing capital of Cornwall, it would be rude not to give surfing a go. Our friends at Newquay Activity Centre offer a ‘Taster Surfing Lesson’ to introduce you to this super-cool and fun sport, teaching you the basics from beach safety to stand up surfing. Find out more here.

Newquay Activity Centre

Go on a Sea Safari from Newquay Harbour

Explore the North Cornwall Coast and see Newquay like you’ve never seen it – from the sea. Look out for the friendly dolphins, seals and plenty of fish! More here.

Newquay sea safaris

Visit Trerice House and Gardens

Go back in time and visit the beautiful Elizabethan Manor House near Newquay. Trerice is a National Trust property nestled in Kestle Mill and is a hidden treasure of Elizabethan history with a beautiful terraced garden and orchard. A lovely day out for the entire family. Find out more here.

Trerice House and Gardens Newquay

Climb the sand dunes at Crantock

Shout ‘Im the King of the Castle’ as you run down huge soft sandy dunes on the popular family friendly beach that is Crantock. Follow the tide to The River Gannel and pick up a Cornish ice cream from The Fern Pit Café.

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Trenance Park and Gardens

A short stroll from the centre of town will bring you to 26 acres of lush, sub-tropical colour interspersed with the Boating Lake and a seemingly endless catalogue of activities for all ages and weathers. We think the new children’s play park will get the little ones excited.

Find out more holiday inspiration when you’re not pirating with us at Visit Newquay and Love Newquay.