With all the end of year festivities coming to a close it’s time to banish the winter blues and start planning a super jam packed summer holiday! Whether it be Easter or October, Cornwall is the place to be.
What summer is complete without a trip to the beach? Beautiful golden sands, sparkling turquoise waters and the experience of a lifetime. Surfing is one of the most exhilarating and rewarding activities to do in summer and better yet the whole family can get involved. So why not come and try/re visit our Newquay surf school.
We’ve taken some of the hard work out for you guys here at our Newquay surf school and compacted a small guide that we think will help you get your summer 2022 kickstarted including the best months for weather, best activities and our top places to visit!
- Let’s get started!
WHAT TIME OF THE YEAR SHOULD YOU COME?
Last year we had some really beautifully warm summer days starting early April at our Newquay surf school and it stayed for throughout the easter holidays. Easter is late this year so the county should have warmed up nicely. Heres a photo of last easter…
While surfing at our Newquay surf school takes the best activity award in our eyes there is also lots of fun activities to do when you’ve had your surf fix, here’s our idea of fun on land..
THE CAMEL TRAIL
We love spending a summers day cycling along the camel estuary, taking in all the spectacular views of the Cornish countryside.
Our favourite cycle route is from Wadebridge to Padstow, mostly down to the incentive of the fish and chip reward at the end but also for the reason that Padstow is so picturesque, check out our best bits of Padstow below.
If you haven’t brought your bike along there are plenty of places to hire in Wadebridge which cater for all ages.
This idyllic cycle trail is around 17 miles long and fairly flat the whole way making it perfect for the whole family to join in, you can even hire trailers to attach to the back of your bike for your little ones or even your dog!
For the adrenaline seekers and teens who need a break from coastal walks, St Eval is home to Cornwalls largest karting circuit.
They have 4 tracks which caters for the whole family. Starting at the infant track for ages 3-6 years which has electric coin operated karts going all the way up to their main track for 16+ that have 270cc karts to really get the blood pumping!
We think that this is the perfect activity to inject some thrill into your trip to Cornwall!
30 minutes north from our Newquay surf school is a little change of scenery. In the summer we love to dip away from the coast and head into the woods!
Cardingham woods tops our charts with stunning viewpoints, sparkling streams flowing alongside the paths and perfect picnic spots.. if you are lucky you may even spot a deer or two!
To keep the young ones entertained whilst you explore the forest together they offer trail activity packs which last for around an hour which gives you plenty of time to take in all the views.
At the end of the trail they have an incredible cafe that serve the most delicious homemade food! Perfect for post walk coffees and treats whilst the children burn off the last bit of energy in the play park that sits alongside the cafe.
About 20 minutes from our Newquay surf school is Padstow. We love spending lazy afternoons eating cream teas overlooking the glistening waters of the harbour whilst children eagerly pull up their crabbing lines up from the harbour to see if they have caught a shore crab on the end! If catching your own Crabs isn’t enough, Padstow is also the home of the national lobster hatchery where you can adopt your own lobster, what more could you want!
In addition to eating all the Cornish delights, adopting lobsters and crabbing in the harbour, Padstow also has some beautiful beaches in walking distance from town or if you fancy an adventure you can hop on the ferry to take you across the river to Rock where you can take some great walks to the breathtaking beaches of Daymer bay.
Padstow really does have it all when you are searching for a day out in Cornwall!
TINTAGEL AND BOSCASTLE
Tintagel and Bossiney are another of our favourite places to visit when we are all surfed out. Drenched in history and places to explore these little villages are the epitome Cornwall.
Tintagel is home to the ruins of King Arthur’s birthplace. It is just a short walk down the beautiful coast path from town, once you get to the castle you can spend your time wandering around the ruins alone soaking up the beautiful views or you can choose to take a guided tour and learn about the history that is contained within the castles walls.
Located in the cliffs underneath the castle lies an atmospheric cave which legends say used to be home to the Wizard Merlin. If it wasn’t enough that it belonged to a wizard it is actually quite big at an impressively 330-foot long..
Just a 10 minute drive or if you are feeling energetic an hours walk, (which we highly recommend as it is another breathtaking part of the coastline) is the small village of Boscastle which homes the magical St Nectans glen woodland where you will find the most magnificent 60ft waterfall. St nectars is revered as sacred and many myths and legends surround the places which you can learn about on your visit.
These small villages really are so charming and a great day out if you want to immerse yourself in Cornwalls history and uncover some hidden gems.
We hope that is enough to get your Cornwall trip planning appetite wet! We hope to see you all soon at our Newquay surf school for lots of summer fun, you can book your surfing in here.