Whiskers - This delightful little bar offers a safe haven for hens looking to take the weight off their feet on a Newquay hen do, providing the perfect pick-me-up in a delicious mug of 'Morale coffee' and a wide range of organic wines once the sun's gone down!
Where? 5-7 Gover Lane, TR7 1ER
Captain Jacks - Ahoy there hens! All ye party-lubbing girls are sure to love this pirate-themed pub. Captain Jacks is decked out like a Tortuga watering-hole and some say that if you look really hard out the window, you can see Johnny Depp sauntering the streets completely naked...although they'd probably just had one too many Kraken cocktails.
Where? Marcus Hill, TR7 1BD
Bertie O'Flannigans - It doesn't have to be St. Paddy's day to visit yer local Irish pub! There's plenty of jovial fun to be had here and Bertie's has even got its own nightclub attached - if that isn't the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow we don't know what is!
Where? East Street, TR7 1DB
Mexican Cantina - Bienvenido! This is a taste of Mexico just beside the Newquay seafront. Providing the most authentic Mexican food going, this is perfect for hens who fancy a spicy dinner before a big night out - or to help you sweat out those nasty toxins the day after. Aaaaaaariba!
Where? 38 Cliff Road, TR7 2ND
The Bowgie Inn - If you're exploring the beautiful headland you'll stumble across this gorgeous inn that's proved to be a fabulous find for many a coastal wanderer. This is one of Cornwall's most adored pubs and with its tasty traditional menu and wonderful wine list it's not hard to see why.
Where? The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, TR8 5SE
Sights & Sounds
Newquay is known for its sunny beaches and the awesome surf, so you'd be forgiven for not knowing about the award-winning Zoological gardens. There are big, proud lions here as well as cheeky monkeys and the cutest penguins you'll ever see. A trip to the zoo is a great way to spend a rainy day and at the very least it'll distract you from any enduring hangovers!
As well as its fantastic beaches, Newquay is also a fantastic party town - hidden away in sleepy Cornwall, the nightlife here is seriously buzzing. Berties certainly has the monopoly on BIG nights out on this part of the Cornish coast with lasers, smoke machines and the kind of good times that Newquay's famous for.
You might be able to visit a Walkabout in your home town, but when you've been on the beach all day, spending the night in a bar decked out like the set of I'm a Celeb somehow just feels right. Besides, the aussie barmen are really cute!
In the Diary
February - St. Ives Feast. Enjoy an intense game of Cornish hurling. We'll spare you the details, but just know it involves burly blokes fighting over a tiny silver ball...
August - Boardmasters. The UK's premiere surf/music festival or as we like to call it, 'beach-hunk heaven'.
October - Halloween Zombie Crawl. If you're ready for a true coastal thriller then this is a fabulous spectacle!
November - Fireworks Night. There's something magical about spending November 5th watching pyrotechnics by the sea... at least there's plenty of water nearby if anything goes wrong!
Top of the Shops
Newquay fashion is all about dressing for the beach, no matter the weather. Is it sunny? Short shorts and a tank top. Is it raining? Short shorts and a tank top...and a coat. Surf-chic is all the rage in this seaside town and you won't score any bonus points with the friendly locals whether you dress to the nines or you roam the streets looking as if you just got out of bed. This is possibly the most relaxed town on earth during the day, and the vintage shops you'll find in the winding backstreets are just as chilled-out.
Vintage Addiction - Whether you're searching for clothes, furniture or a few bits and bobs for the kitchen you'll find something to cherish in this wide collection of upscaled goods!
Where? Unit 6, Prow Park, Treloggan Industrial Estate, TR7 2SX
Smile Surf Shop - It doesn't matter whether you're planning on wobbling on the waves this weekend or just chilling with your best friends on a sunny beach, Smile has stylish seaside threads for your new beach babe vibe.
Where? 28 Fore Street, TR7 ILN
Watershed - Surfer chicks will love this shop/café on the Newquay high street selling beachwear and funky t-shirts that'll let you take a piece of the coast home with you.
Where? 3-5 Bank Street, TR7 1EP
Girls About Town - Getting around Newquay...
This coastal town is relatively small, so if you need to get somewhere, more often than not using good-old fashioned leg power is the best way to do it! But if you're laden with shopping bags there's a bus network that'll take you close to where you need to be for the reasonable price of a ticket or bus pass.
While it's deceptively easy to spend your time on your Newquay hen do relaxing on the beach watching the ab-solutely amazing surfers walk by, you're on a hen-do, and that means activities! Get in the water yourself and go Surfing or enjoy a ride on the Zap Cats. Give Coasteering a go or ascend to all-new heights with Rock Climbing. If you're looking for girly giggles our Dominatrix Lesson and Life Drawing activities are sure to tickle more than a few ribs! Take a look at all our hen day activities...
Newquay transforms from a surfers paradise to a party-goers Mecca when the sun sets and with it a whole host of hilarious hen activities become available for you to try. Dine in a wide variety of Restaurants or let our Butlers in the Buff take very good care of you - or why not feast like Queens in our Medieval Banquet? Get the good times rolling with guestlist entry to the most exclusive nightclubs this seaside town has to offer. See all our nightlife options...
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.
Newquay Tourist Info - The best of Newquay at your fingertips.
Love Newquay - The seaside town as seen by its lovely locals.
Newquay, Cornwall - The ultimate guide to Cornwall's hottest destination.
Newquay Voice - Stay in the know with all the local news during your stay.
- 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?