33 Reasons Why Newquay Is Brilliant!
Beach Babes - Newquay has 11 golden beaches for you to enjoy including Towan, Great Western, Tolcarne and the unusually named Lusty Glaze. Remember your factor 40 girls!
Iron Hen - The first Newquay settlements date back to the Iron Age; And yes, there is proof that alcohol and festival went in those early days!
BBQ on the Beach - The perfect way to get your special weekend in Newquay off to an exceptionally tasty start with jugs of cocktails and delicious BBQ food. Read more...
Boardmasters - This annual music festival brings together the nation's hottest surfer-boys and musicians for a weekend of partying and watersports fun. Excuse us while we faint with sheer joy.
The Fort Inn - The perfect place to treat yourselves to an early evening glass of vino or a hangover-conquering fry-up that's going to be well worth dropping any diets for. The bay views are amazing.
Bertie's - A club that's reached legendary status with the party loving locals as well as returning holiday makers, Bertie's is arguably the town's biggest night out and even Scott Mills has played here...innuendo bingo anybody?
Medieval Banquet - Don't settle for a peasant's supper on your Newquay hen do. Get treated like the Queens you are and enjoy ye olde entertainments with our sensational medieval banquet. Read more...
Bedruthan Steps - These steps are the result of an amazing natural phenomenon created by the waves eroding the coastline, resulting in the unique formation and a great spot for a hen party group photo.
Cocktail Mixing - Get hands on with exciting ingredients and mix your own delicious drinks in our Newquay hen weekend cocktail mixing. Could you make a killer mojito? See more...
The Chy - Breathtaking views are the dish of the day in this brilliant restaurant where you can treat yourselves to stylish dining and sumptuous cocktails that wouldn't look amiss in the trendiest of London bars.
Koola - Conveniently located next door to The Chy, Koola is a fabulous hub of excitement and floor-filling tunes as what seems like the whole town turns out for an evening of thrills and spills in a paradise of laser lights.
James Morrison - He's gorgeous, he's Cornish AND he can sing? Sign us up! Morrison has brushed shoulders with Nelly Furtado, Jason Mraz and Demi Lovato during his career so far. More please Jim!
Señor Dick's - This brilliantly chic Mexican diner (you can stop giggling at the name now) is a great alternative to the usual evening spots and a great way to spice up your Newquay hen weekend.
Coasteering - For adventuring action, coasteering really is one of the best activities around. Climb, swim, jump and scramble your way through a natural course and see if you can get one over on Mother Nature. See more...
Sailor's Arms - A relaxed pub during the day and a buzzing nightclub once the sun's gone down? Sailor's Arms really does do it all; good food, good drinks, good tunes and good times!
"I vont to suck your blood!" - There's an urban legend that says there's a vampire living in the local zoo. This probably isn't true, but perhaps a little garlic mayo might not be a bad idea with dinner.
The Maharajah - The clifftop views you'll find in the Maharajah are perfectly complimented by their flavoursome curries and sumptuous sundries; this could be the perfect meal before your special night out.
Newquay Zoo - Potential vampire's aside, Newquay Zoo is always a delight to visit with a range of beautiful animals that vary from the cute and cuddly to the loud and scary.
Newquay on Film - Any Beatles fans in your girl-gang will be delighted to hear that the fab four filmed some of the Magical Mystery Tour here and the adaptation of spooky Roald Dahl classic The Witches features the infamous Headland Hotel.
Spooky goings on... - It's believed Newquay is the home of a few phantom residents including the spirit of a malevolent maid and the 'grey lady' of Trerice Manor.
Blue Reef Aquarium - The Blue Reef Aquarium is a wonderful place to see some of the world's most stunning sealife up close and also a nice calm place to let any weary hen heads gently come back to life.
Phillip Schofield - The silver-haired fox of This Morning and Dancing on Ice fame went to school in Newquay before embarking starting his showbiz career as a radio DJ.
Tightrope Walk - Two cliffs, one tightrope, 120ft above the beach; is this the most daring hen party activity of all time? See more...
Pop culture - While Newquay only has an average population of 22,000, this can increase to over 100,000 in the summer months thanks to the gorgeous coast and summer sun.
Surf capital - Newquay is the 'Surf Capital of the UK' so there is a chance of seeing a few sun-kissed surf-hunks while you enjoy some beach life.
The Dolphin - The Dolphin has one of the most exciting wine lists in town and the fish dishes on offer here are exquisite. Whether you want a classy fish and chips or something a little more daring this is a great starter for any big night out.
Surfing - A hen party could be a great chance to add another tick to your bucket list by conquering surfing which is brilliant fun! Find out more...
Fistral Beach - The ever-popular Fistral Beach is a favoured spot. Whether it's just to chill out and watch the world go by or working on those pre-wedding tans.
Zombie Crawl - If you missed Halloween last year then don't worry, Newquay has its own zombie crawl where locals get dressed as the undead and roam the streets and pubs for fun.
Abseiling on the Beach - Adventuring nearly-weds will love this full-on, action-packed experience where you'd certainly be forgiven if you didn't look down!?! Read more...
Crantock Beach - A lovely quiet beach where you can rest your weary heads and wash away the previous evening's excesses.
Walkabout - Now we realise that these Aussie bars are popping up in most high streets (not that that's a bad thing) but Newquay's is especially brilliant with a quirky balcony and décor that wouldn't look amiss on the set of I'm a Celeb!
William Goulding - The author of Lord of the Flies was born in Newquay and then a few decades later... You were forced to read his book for GCSE English.
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- 1. 8 striking golden sand beaches
- 2. Fantastic lively bar and club atmosphere
- 3. Voted "one of the nations favourite seaside towns"
- 4. Excellent outdoor activities and watersports
- 5. Striking Newquay harbour and it's ocean views
It's time for a hen weekend in Newquay!
With golden sands, foamy waves and a fab beach bar lifestyle ticking every idyllic box on your wish-list, Cornwall's surf mad party town easily leads the way as one of our top ten picks in the UK. Balmy days and sun-soaked activities give way to cool evening vibes. The coast ripples with an unbeatable party atmosphere all day long. And when the sunshine, sizzling temps and fun-loving crowds roll in with the summer breeze, there's only one glorious place to be... A hen weekend in Newquay? As any of the beach-loving locals will tell you..... 'you should have been here yesterday!'.
Why celebrate in Newquay
Flip-flops! (need we say more?) No need to frantically co-ordinate outfits, your Newquay hen do is the perfect chance to get away from it all in fantastically chilled-out fashion. Kick off those heels, get back to comfy basics and feel the sand between your toes the way mother nature intended! (honestly, it's all we can do to stand up in ours sometimes...)
Packed full of entertainment, with a gorgeous coastal setting and laid-back party atmosphere, the great seaside location means you can be as active, party-mad or easy-going as you like. Take in a festival and try your hand on the waves. Hit the shops. Be dazzled by the bold, the brave and the beautiful when the incredible Boardmasters rolls into shore and party your nights away among the sun-kissed fun-loving crowds. With fab hand-picked accommodation just a short stroll from the beach, an incredible array of activities to fill your days, and trendy clubs and bohemian beach bars to explore at night, there really is no better time to drop us a line and get your plans started!
Newquay hen party adventures...
Newquay is without doubt the surf capital of the UK, with a line-up of the world's best surfers riding in to the iconic Fistral Beach each year. So where better to unleash your inner wild child for some fun and frolics on the waves? Tame the Atlantic breakers and show 'em how it's done (or struggle to stand up and spend most of your time à la derrière - happens to the best of us!) with a couple of hilarious hours at a top surf session, or banish the effects of your big night out with an exhilarating turn on the zap cats. Kite-surfing has to be one of the coolest sports ever invented and a white-knuckle ribbing trip definitely won't be forgotten any time soon! If you fancy taking the party inland, then go-karting, zumba and musical mayhem are always good for a few giggles and when it's time to slow the pace a little, Newquay's bustling high street is the perfect spot to indulge in a little (or... a lot of?) retail therapy among the many high street stores, funky surf shops and independent boutiques. And Newquay's stunning coastal gems are perfect for a breath of fresh air between activities...
Cornish coastal delights...
Soak up the town's swashbuckling history with a lighthearted trip to meet Buccaneer Bay's very own Cap'n Jack (alas girls, no, not hat one. Sorry!), or get in your daily dose of exercise with a muscle-busting 200 step descent to Tolcarne Bay (the perfect excuse to indulge in some follow-up pampering perhaps?). The views across the Headland are simply stunning and if you're lucky you might even spot some of the dolphins and seals that visit the Harbour. And for a slice of Newquay hen do paradise, a trip to the tranquil Lusty Glaze offers sunset views you simply won't believe! If you get your timing right, you might even manage to catch the annual beach rugby or Lusty Balls tournaments in action! (dodgeball, in case you were wondering...)
Evenings in Newquay
When evening falls over Newquay's shore the cool daytime ambience gives way to a thriving party atmosphere and you'll have the pick of a famously friendly nightlife, where locals and visitors alike come out to play at the lively pubs and clubs, deliciously quirky beachside bars and cool cocktail lounges. Sip your cosmo by sunset, strut your stuff to the latest tunes, or hit the beach under starry skies. Why not add some hunky Butlers in the Buff for a saucy twist to the evening, or arrive in glitzy style with a ride in a private limo? Let us arrange an exquisite three course meal to toast your bride in true sassy style, and when it's time to let your hair down on the dance floor, GoHen have VIP tickets to the hottest clubs in town!
When should we go?
From Watergate Bay's National Surf championships in May to the Electric Beach fest in June, and Newquay's Carnival Week in July to the renowned Boardmasters and tag rugby events in August (the perfect summer helping of bronzed torsos if you ask us..), the resort truly comes alive in the balmy summer season. But with gloriously golden sands, a fab laid-back vibe and year-long beach party lifestyle, not to mention an incredible billing of events along the shoreline, there's never a bad time to head for a breath of fresh Cornish air!
Getting the party started!
It's no small secret that Newquay shines as a favourite with the fun-loving crowds - coastal retreat, party hotspot, surfer's paradise... the golden resort has it all! And GoHen are here to help you every fabulously chilled-out step of the way. With over a decade's experience helping happy hens celebrate in the very best of Europe's hotspots, we're confident we can help your pre-wedding party go with a fantastic bang! So why not give our friendly team a call, or send us a brief today?