A Guide To Your Newquay Stag Weekend
If you're heading to Newquay it really is all about the beach; Surfing, Zap Cats, Coasteering, Blo Karting, Ribbing, Paddleboarding and the hilarious Cornish Challenge ("Are you man enough?") which will see the whole party get all 'Hasslehoff' with your own Baywatch beach action.
Best Bars in Newquay
Belushi's - "Sun, sand, sea and sambucca…" are just some of the great things you'll find at this superb venue in a great location overlooking the beach.
The Central - One of Newquay's most stylish bars. Good food, good music, good times!
Fistral - Situated right on the beach, Fitral's is a real slice of beach life. A great place to chill out during the day or kick start any big night out.
May - National Surf Championships. The UK's greatest boarders take to the waves.
July - Night Surfs. Chill on the beach in a really relaxed and cool beach party.
August - Boardmasters. Quite simply the mother of all beach parties! Surf, beach sports, BMX and more…
September - Newquay Beer Festival. Great live music and food washed down with some of the finest pints in the South West.
Where to Head...
Newquay is a really compact town, you'll know your way around within a morning (anyone who is still struggling beyond that probably needs "L" and "R" written on their mittens anyway). As you would expect, the lifeblood of Newquay is the beach with great bars and restaurants dotted along its golden sands.
If you're looking for wide open spaces for a game of beach football or just chilling out Watergate Beach is well worth a visit. If you need something a little more windswept to cure those hangovers, Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps, is a great stretch of stunning coastline to cure even the toughest tequila tremors.
The influx of tourists and Newquay's population grows by 400% in the summer.
For a number of years many Cornwall residents have been pushing for a separate Cornish nation. Claims that they will be entering The Wurzels for the Eurovision song contest are as yet unconfirmed.
Fashion Police Enforcement Notice; Local authorities have banned the wearing of mankinis. So don’t give the groom an over-the-shoulder-budgie-smuggler to wear or he could face an instant fine.
A Taste of Newquay
Eats - If you're looking for real man food head to Senor Dicks, no really, it isn't what you think! This great Mexican bar and restaurant has a superb menu and friendly staff. The chimichangas are certainly a worthy inclusion to any stag supper.
Drinks - If you're heading way out west then get yourselves around a bottle of Atlantic Beer. Brewed exclusively in Cornwall this great beers are a real taste of the South West. In particular their Blonde Beer is particularly welcome on a sunny day.
"Newquay is one of the most beautiful places with great people. There's no downside to it."
- Tori Amos
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Newquay
Stick to "Shanks's pony". Newquay is a really easy to get around, no need to squeeze into taxis or wait around for the last bus. Alternatively if you really want to get out and about Yellow Bike Hire is a superbly run service for active visitors.
"Cakey" - A lack of intelligence
"Ee wor proper cakey 'n that" - He wasn't quite the full ticket.
"Chacking" - Thirsty
"Five points please my lovverrr, we're chacking." - Five pints please madam, my chums and I are rather thirsty.
"Proper job" - Spot on.
"Ansum" - Very good (handsome)
"Ah that point was proper ansum." - That drink was jolly refreshing.
"Oiroight there me luvverrr?" - How are you?
"Praps" - Possibly
"Wozzon?" - What is happening?
"Oi'll do it dreckly." - I'll attend to that presently (Cornish version of "Manana").
40 Reasons Why Newquay Is Awesome!
Beaches - Newquay has 11 of them, all with golden sands and the perfect conditions for watersports during the summer months attracting beautiful beach babes from all around!
Tightrope Walk - Think you've got the cajones to walk the tightrope suspended 120ft above the beach below? Dare ya! Find out more...
The Beach Hut - Newquay's best burgers can be found here as well as delicious seafood dishes in properly funky surf-themed surroundings. See more...
Coasteering - Newquay's ragged and varied coastline makes it one of the best places to try this awesome activity in the whole of the UK. See more...
Newquay on Film - The Beatles recorded some of their Magical Mystery Tour here and the Headland Hotel can be seen in Wild Things and creepy children's classic The Witches.
Zombie Crawl - Every Halloween, hordes of the undead approach this seaside resort to roam the streets in search of fresh braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains. See more...
Newquay Meadery - You deserve to feast like kings and that's exactly what you'll do in this brilliant boozer with a quirky medieval theme. See more...
Salt Nightclub - Featuring DJs from some of the world's hottest party spots, Salt is a true paradise for lads looking for beery good times with two floors of music and bars.
Lewinnick Lodge - With spectacular views, a cracking selection of ales and seriously superb pub grub, this is a great place to grab dinner after a day of wet and wild stag action. Discover more...
Iron Men - The first signs of settlement in Newquay are the remains of fort believed to have been constructed in the Iron Age. That's your fancy dress theme sorted then...
Cornish Challenge - Imagine if the Olympics were held on Newquay beach and fuelled by scrumpy. Superb stag sporting contest! Find out more...
Blue Reef Aquarium - Get up close and personal with nature, a great place to chill and get over the exertions of the night before. See more...
James Morrison - As a teenager, the hugely successful singer-songwriter used to busk on the streets of Newquay. “Do you know any Wurzels songs?”
Whiskers - For a laid back start to your evening, a couple of beers in this diminutive but brilliant bar is a real winner. Head back in the morning for hangover-conquering coffee too. See more...
Sailors Arms - It's a chilled out, friendly pub during the day but when the sun's gone down the Sailors Arms transforms into one of Newquay's most rocking nightclubs. See more...
Surfing Capital - Newquay is commonly known as the 'Surf Capital of Britain' and there's even been plans to build a Surfing reef on one of the beaches, making it the perfect place to give this epic water sport a go! See more...
Bedruthan Steps - A stunning natural phenomenon created by the waves pounding the coastline resulting in the dramatic formation. Cool spot for a team photo.
Fistral - This is where the surfer dudes go to kit up in wetsuits and hit the waves with some of the best breaks in the UK being found here as well as hollow waves and a truly epic swell.
Koola - You can enjoy a few drinks in the Chy Bar before heading into the main club Koola for Newquay's most intimate underground clubbing experience. See more...
Crantock Beach - Less packed than the main beach its somewhere you can rest your hangovers away from the noisier beach areas.
100,000 - That's how many people live in Newquay during the summer months, which is pretty incredible when you consider that only 20,000 people live here during the rest of the year.
Sexy Pub Crawl Babes - What could make a crawl around Newquay's best pubs and bars even better? Oh yeah, your own knowledgeable and sexy guides! Read more...
Boardmasters - This festival attracts party-lovers, pro-surfers and big name artists alike as they converge on Fistral beach for this annual celebration of music and surf culture. Find out more...
Kite Buggying - Have you ever been pulled at high speeds across a beach by a massive kite in an engineless buggy? If not, then you owe it to yourselves to give it a try! See more...
Berties - Big tunes, big LED screens and beautiful girls are what you can expect to find in Newquay's legendary Berties nightclub. The town's best DJs play here, and this awesome venue is always packed on a weekend.
Fifteen Cornwall - Jamie Oliver's Italian bistros are fast becoming a popular fixture in most cities high streets, but it's Fifteen Cornwall that stands out as being truly innovative when it comes to culinary creation. Find out more...
Walkabout - If you've never been to this awesome Aussie bar before then now is the perfect time. Newquay's is brilliant, with décor resembling the set of I'm a Celebrity and an impressive range of beers and spirits. See more...
Senor Dicks - On your Newquay stag weekend, the delicious Mexican grub you can enjoy at the quirky Senor Dicks restaurant makes for the perfect fuel for your weekend of nearly-wed fun and games. Find out more...
Bubble Football - Whether you've got the godlike touch of Ronaldinho or the toe-punting prowess of the worst five-a-side players, Bubble Football is guaranteed laughs. Find out more...
William Golding - If you were made to read Lord of the Flies in secondary school then you'll know William Golding, but what you might not know is that he was a Newquay born lad through and through.
Phillip Schofield - The silver-haired fox of This Morning and The Cube fame grew up in this seaside town, attending school here before eventually moving to London.
Mahajarah - We think they should carry out scientific tests to discover the effects of curry on a Newquay stag do, because in our experience, a cheeky chicken madras from Mahajarah always seems to make things better? See more...
Surf Rafting - This is the perfect mix between surfing and rafting, it's epic fun and it's more a case of when, not if you'll get absolutely soaked! Find out more...
Newquay Zoo - See majestic lions and hilarious gorillas while asking yourselves why anyone thought that Darwin had it wrong when he said that we were descended from apes, 'I mean, just look at Phil over there?!?' See the Zoo...
Haunted Newquay - Cornwall is well known as one of the most haunted regions in England, so it's unsurprising that Newquay has its fair share of spectres. Ghosts include a spiteful maid that stalks the headland and the 'grey lady' of Trerice Manor.
Urban Legends - Apparently, there was a rumour that a vampire lived at the zoo, although that's obviously not true. Vampires don't exist, right guys...guys?!?!?
The Edgcliff Club - This private club is well worth the nominal fee for entry. It's laid back, banterous fun and there's plenty of snooker tables to play with while you enjoy a pint or two.
Belushi's - As one of the best places in town to enjoy live sport, delicious food and tasty beers with the lads, beach side Belushi's is well worth a look in on your Newquay stag weekend! Read more...
Paintballing - Give the lads the Dulux makeover they deserve on our awesome Newquay paintball course. With 8 mission types to choose from, there's plenty of action here to thrill even the most battle-hardened of stags. Discover more...
Newquay Tourist Info - Festivals, events and stunning seaside snaps are what you'll find here.
Lighthouse @ Newquay - Films, funny articles and special movie events for discerning fans of the silver screen.
Newquay Voice - Local news stories and general information that's sure to be a bonus ahead of your stay.
Boardmasters - Top tracks from upcoming artists and sick clips of surfing skill from professional boarder's world wide.
like its 1929!"
Local signs state "No pukey and Behave in Newquay".
A guide to your Newquay stag do
You're busy assembling the troops in preparation to say goodbye to the groom in your own suitable style, his costumes and suitable pranks have already been decided but where to gents? Picking your stag playground can be a tricky thing but by thinking of a stag do in Newquay you are already well and truly heading in the right direction.
Why should we book a Newquay weekend?
While some adventure men might talk of Bali, Hawaii or Bondi as being the playground for the surfing stag they are forgetting one major factor… Scrumpy! In fact it might be the local amber nectar that has put Newquay well and truly on the surfing calendar but it is now a well established surfing Mecca for British surf enthusiasts, beginners and the surfing glitterati who turn up on mass every year for one of the world's premier surfing events.
Not only does it offer some great nightlife but for open air, high octane adventure Newquay really is hard to beat. If you're looking for real action and wanting to get away from the stuffy, workaday, hazy city then Newquay really will provide a breathe of fresh air.
Is there plenty to see and do in Newquay?
Newquay's population grows by 400% in the summer!
The Cornish coast offers some spectacular scenery, famed for its golden beaches and rugged coastline there are no end of challenges awaiting thrill seeking stag parties. Sat astride a quad bike with your engines revved and ready to rumble you won't be disappointed as you survey the coastal topography with an air of "Look at the dunes on that!" excitement. It really does offer some quite spectacular natural challenges for the more outward bound, thrill seeking stag with all the creature comforts when its time to relax.
And inland you won't be disappointed either, without wishing to sound to indelicate chaps we can assure you that Newquay seems to attract more than its fair share of sun kissed beauties who are drawn to the laid back charms and bohemian beach bar lifestyle that has made Newquay such a fantastic destination for summer fun seekers. Day or night, Newquay knows how to party.
When's best to go west?
We would love to tell you that it's a great place to visit all year round and it is still a stunning place to visit even in the depths of winter but to be perfectly honest if you're going then the summer is the time to be there. While the winter months sees the town's population level out at 20,000 once the clocks go back and the spring kicks in this coastal gem starts to awaken from its winter slumber and numbers swell to 100,000 during the peak months.
As the Gulf Stream brings in the summer breeze and great sunshine, so the beaches bars and clubs all start to come alive with a great summer party atmosphere and while there a fair few family holiday makers and blue rinse bus trips around Newquay is very much a town geared for the younger holiday maker. If nightlife is top of your agenda for your stay, Newquay won't disappoint.
How can we get our towels on the best sun beds?
If you are planning a Newquay stag do, it's best to book early for this coastal gem. If you're currently undecided as to the final farewell destination for your soon to be fallen comrade then send us a quick enquiry, we'll help build the perfect package to suit all your stag needs and make sure you are sorted well ahead of time to get prime spot in your preferred location.
If it's a popular location does it get expensive?
The Beatles filmed part of The Magical Mystery Tour in Newquay.
It's your party so you call the shots. When you tell us your budget we can let you know the best options available to you and make sure you get the best deals going. With 11 years experience sending stag groups to Newquay we have built up unrivalled relationships with local hotels and activities which means exclusive rates and deals we can pass on to you along with great choice.
96% of our groups tell us they would happily book future stag dos with StagWeb, this is a statistic we attribute to our attention to detail. We check out all our activities and hotels and won't send you somewhere we can't personally vouch for, so if we haven't seen it we won't book it, its as simple as that. And as with anything variety is the spice of life so we like to give you as much choice as possible to tailor your weekend to your needs. We don't let ourselves lose sight of the fact that this isn't just an average holiday, this is the main man's last hurrah with his closest mates. As such it should be truly epic so we've lined up over 30 activities ranging from watersports, motoring madness, extreme, excessive or just downright bizarre. For the more discerning gentlemen you can also choose from our platinum selection.
Equally we will find the accommodation to suit your budget and tastes. Our priority isn't to sell you to a package we want but to help you build the package you want so that your stag do goes from memorable to legendary and with one simple phone call we can start you on that journey today. 01225 474200
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