Why: reasons to be cheerful, a background to the Newquay stag do
You’re visiting the surf capital of the UK; it’s got to be good hasn’t it. There’s a cool quality to any surf scene but this takes a cool surf vibe and adds a whole host of extras making it for a few months of the year, one of the biggest party capitals in the British Isles. It’s superb for extreme sports and doing a few things you and the boys wouldn’t normally do, which will allow you to banish cider fuelled hangovers with a morning group surf lesson or adventurous coasteering followed by a surf-n-turf graze and an afternoon of something a little more chilled out. That’s a great day! Summer sees Newquay more than double in size and it’s no exaggeration to say at certain times everything’s busy, you’ll often find the streets rammed with a young crowd enthusiastic for a good time. It’s also draws its visitors from everywhere, student groups, spring and summer breakers, stags, hens & sports tours. If it’s on the cards, a stag do in Newquay will see you and the boys enjoy a couple of very exciting days and awesome nights.
When: the best of times to stag do in Newquay
You won’t be surprised that it’s summer. We’d love to tell you that winter’s also worth a trip and there are some concerted efforts to add some exciting content to the calendar but to be honest with short days and the drop in temperature, unless you’re die hard surfers or there’s something specific you want, (like the Cornish Film Festival in November or the Christmas Music & Ale Festival in December), for a stag it’s probably best avoided. However the spring brings some beautiful weekends and as soon as the clock’s go forward the town starts to wake up in readiness for another big season - there’s nowhere quite like this on home soil. The season to visit is really late March to late September, which can extend into October if we get a later Indian Summer as often happens these days. Big Newquay events and festivals to take in or avoid include the internationally recognised Boardmasters Festival (August), Run to the Sun (May) and Beach Break Live (June).
How: travelling to Newquay for the stag do
It’s fair to say if you’re not based in the West it’s a decent trip down the M5/A303/A30, worth it but a bit of effort nonetheless, even more reason to make sure your itinerary’s on the mark. Taking the train is relatively easy but during the summer it’s even better, from late May to September there are loads of direct train services. Flying could be the answer for many and during the summer you can fly in fairly cheaply from all over (Belfast, Scotland, North East, North West, London & Norwich). See our flights page for more info. With a little effort there are some easy options.
Where: on location, hanging out & bedding down
Newquay’s not huge and there are no neighbourhoods or districts to speak of but for an easy trip and stag management you want stay centrally if you can, even being slightly outside the centre is no big deal you’ll still be within minutes of the action. Because it’s relatively small, nightlife is easy to access but to avoid extra bestman pressure make sure you’ve organised your reservations / entries in advance. When it comes to the activities, we can arrange transfers for you but for just relaxing the beaches to know are Watergate, Porth, Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne, Towan, Great Western and Fistral.
What: Cornish cool: Newquay stag do activities
Even without the summer’s electric partying vibe Newquay’s stag do activities are worth the trip alone. We’ve mentioned surfing, not only is it cool but it’ll likely be hilarious and smash the hangover at the same time - absolute winner. If however you don’t fancy that we have another 30+ listed, traditional, unusual or extreme you’re in for a treat. If you know what you want that’s terrific but if you’d like some guidance the best thing to do with a huge, exciting range like this is to talk to an expert about your group, your preferences and any budget. That way you can get the best scheduling sorted together with the optimum itinerary and you’ve reached the status of awesome organiser! So why not give our Newquay expert a tinkle, from coasteering to waveskiing we’ll be able to help you prepare an unforgettable stag weekend adventure.
Newquay notes: the Newquay stag do costs
Alas nothing is free and at some point hands will have to go into the board shorts, however you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. As long as you plan early and make some informed choices preparing your visit doesn’t have to be expensive, we’ve got 2 night packages starting at £100. Availability allowing
if you want a bumper weekend you can rely on (travelling, food and beers aside), you should be looking at £140-£175 a head.
If you liked the sound of that, then see our Newquay packages for more ideas & itineraries!