If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of big cities for your stag weekend then Newquay is a great idea. This laid back seaside town has a different beach for each day of the week and a range of nightlife with cliff top bars offering stunning views of the coast.
Being the surfing capital of the UK means there’s plenty of watersports to choose from for your stag party activity and you might even find a famous Newquay beach party to join. After a day on the water you can head in to the lively town and hit the bars, or find a spot in one of the chill out bars and let the people come to you.
Classic Stag Do Ideas:
- Go Karting
Alternative Stag Do Ideas:
- Surfing & Bodyboarding
- Jet Ski/Speed Boat/Banana Boat/Zap Cat
- Kite Sports
- Mountain Biking
Stag Party Ideas: Activities
Being a coastal town Newquay’s activities centre around the water and there’s some great alternative and unusual stag do ideas; from coasteering (a mix of climbing and swimming) to zap cats (small, powerful boats).
Like Formula One Racing but smaller, and without the fame, go karting offers stag parties a high adrenaline way to pass a couple of hours during your break. Rev up on the start grid and take on your friends in a variety of different racing events to see who takes the chequered flag.
Paintballing & Laser tag: http://www.bigdunkspaintball.co.uk/
Alternative Stag Do Ideas: Activities
Surfing and body boarding
There are at least 11 great beaches to suit every ability and some excellent surf to help you get the most from your session so if your stag party is up for a laugh then get your wetsuits on and hit the waves.
If the idea of standing up seems too much effort or a bit scary then why not try body boarding? Similar to surfing but lying down on a smaller board and with fins, bodyboarding is a great way to experience the water for less adventurous stag parties.
Jet Ski/Speed Boat/Banana Boat/Zap Cats
You can hit the waves in any kind of boat imaginable in Newquay. An afternoon on jet skis or a speed boat is a great way to get your stag party enjoying themselves, at high speed. If you really want to go for adrenaline then try a zapcat, specially designed high performance speed boats to guarantee an alternative stag party activity everybody will remember.
Jet skis & banana boats: http://www.cornwallwaverunnersafaris.co.uk/index.php
Multiple watersports: http://www.oceancrest.co.uk
Renegade boats: http://www.newquay-harbour.com/speed-boat-trips.html
Pleasure boat trips: http://www.newquay-harbour.com/pleasure-boat-trips.html
One of the UK’s fastest growing extreme adventure sports coasteering allows you to climb and swim Newquay’s coast. You’ll explore caves, climb sea towers and jump off cliffs up to 35ft. Coasteering is a great stag do idea if your group isn’t faint hearted and want to try something unusual.
Hot Rocks coasteering are based 5 mins from the town centre and all instructors are SPA qualified so you’re in safe hands!
Stag Party Idea: If you’re hitting the sea then a costume for the groom! Would you be cruel enough to get a Mankini? Please check with the organiser before you turn up though.
Hit the water to try kite surfing or stay on land and try buggying or a landboard, all of which involve being pulled along by a giant kite on one of Newquay’s stunning beaches. Experienced instructors, excellent equipment and local knowledge all combine to make this a great idea for stag do activities
Head up to 60 miles off shore to experience deep sea fishing with some local experts on board the Che Sara Sara or Mystique. On the trip you’ll be joined by one of Newquay’s top fisherman to help you try and land a monster. Fishing is a great idea for stag parties that want a laid back day away from it all while still taking part in an activity.
We have seen the future and it’s a Segway. These two wheeled, self balancing personal vehicles are an unusual way to see Newquay on your stag party and are guaranteed to be a laugh. Your instructors will take you on one of their unique courses which may include an off road section and assault course to test your Segway skills. You’ll certainly see Newquay from a different angle on a Segway!
With miles of stunning coastline a mountain bike is a great way for stag do’s to get out and see some of the countryside, either guided or just exploring on your own. There’s something for every ability, but you may want to split groups up by fitness and skill so that everybody enjoys the day – just be sure to meet at the same pub for lunch and refreshments!
Where to Drink
Newquay has a buzzing nightlife, perfect for stag do’s that have spent the day out on the waves or taking part in one of the many other activities that Newquay has to offer. Newquay also recently clamped down on wild drinking in the city so they don’t take kindly to inflatables, sex toys or inappropriate t-shirts (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3675251/Newquay-readies-itself-for-teen-revellers.html) – it’s a good idea to keep this in mind before you buy your stag/hen a costume and everybody a t-shirt.
Stag Party Idea: Like most cities, Newquay pub and clubs operate a 21 age policy on the door – so it’s worth younger looking stag party members taking ID with them.
Here’s a small selection of Newquay bars, but it’s well worth checking out the official visit Newquay website (they have interactive maps and everything!) : www.visitnewquay.org/
- Beach Bar/Club
- On the Rocks Bar
- The Red Square
- Chy & Koola Bars
- Berties Club
- Senor Dicks
- Belushis Bar
- Divas Lapdancing
- Halos Gentlemans Club
You may even be able to find a famous Newquay beach party to join!
Where to eat:
Many of the bars listed above offer food for hungry stag parties but there’s a huge choice of restaurants in the Newquay area, so if you’re a foodie then you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Below are a range of restaurants to suit every budget.
Stag Party Idea: It’s always a good idea to let restaurants know that you’re a stag party at the time of booking, it helps avoid any problems when you arrive.
Mexican Cantina (stag & hen parties welcome):
Newquay Meadery (Medieval Banquets – stag & hen parties welcome):
The Orient Chinese Restaurant: http://www.theorientrestaurant.co.uk/
Indian Dining club: http://www.indiandiningclub.co.uk/
New Harbour Restaurant: http://www.new-harbour.com/
Butchers bistro: http://www.butchersbistro.com
Plume of Feathers Inn: http://www.theplume.info/
Lusty Glaze Restaurant: http://lustyglaze.co.uk/kitchen/
Newquay Cornwall Airport has daily flights to and from major UK cities
There aren’t direct services everyday so be sure to check when you make your booking – you usually need to change at Par or Plymouth.
Cross Country Trains offer services from Birmingham, Bristol, Scotland and the North of England:http://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/
First Great Western: Services from London Paddington, South Wales and the Cotswolds: http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/
Air South West offer the most flights: Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff Dublin, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Cork, Glasgow, and Newcastle. http://www.airsouthwest.com/
BMI baby – summer service from Manchester and East Midlands
FlyBe offer flights from London Gatwick: http://www.bmibaby.com/bmibaby/flights/home.aspx
Getting to Cornwall is now even easier with major upgrades on roads now complete:
Some approximate distances and times
Birmingham to Newquay, 250 miles, around 4.5 hours
Cardiff to Newquay, 194 miles, around 3.5 hours
Leeds to Newquay, 364 miles, around 6 hours
London to Newquay, 280 miles, around 5 hours
Liverpool to Newquay, 336 miles, around 5 hours 45 mins
Newcastle to Newquay, 450 miles, around 7.5 hours
Southampton to Newquay, 194 miles, around 4 hours
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