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A Hippy Day Out In Newquay

welcome-to-newquayNewquay is a town on the north coast of wonderful Cornwall.
Known for its wonderful sandy beaches and amazing surfing.

 Voted one of the nations favourite seaside destinations, Newquay is a perfect haven for hippies and surfers alike. If you need some down time and relaxation by the beach then this is the place for you to rest your hippy bones. Other than the beach and surfing there is so much to do and see.

Shopping
Whatever you are looking for be it a special gift, a souvenir to take home with you, something weird and wonderful or just the latest fashion or surf gear, Newquay has it all!

High Street – Newquay high street stretches the whole length of the town and is an enjoyable shopping experience for all. The high street is dotted with all kinds of shops from specialist local shops and boutiques, to surf shops and even high street names. There are also a load of restaurants and cafes to choose from.

As well as the high street, there are a number of boutiques, cafes and restaurants bordering the beaches which are worth a look in.

Fistral Beach Newquay
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Beaches
What is better than chilling on the beach on a wonderful warm day?! Relax with like minded hippy’s and enjoy the day, reading or playing in the surf. Why not pop on a nice hippy kaftan to help keep the sun at bay or a nice hippy hat to help protect your face.  The beaches are a perfect place to show off your hippy clothes. There are 11 different beaches in Newquay, we will not list them all but here are a couple for you.

Fistral Beach – this beach is perhaps one of the UK’s most famous and favoured beaches. This is what is known as the surfers beach – west facing exposing it to the Atlantic swells which ensure constant consistent waves perfect for hippy surfers. The waves at Fistral beach can get up to 4m or 6 feet. This beach is host to many national and international surf competitions. There are plenty of cafes and things to do at this beach so check it out.

Crantock Beach – a beautiful expanse of golden sands that lies on the river Gannel Estuary. Offers good surf for all abilities along with caves to explore, beautiful sand dunes and rock pools. With good facilities including cafes and restaurants. This is a great beach for all of the family.

Evening Out in Newquay
Well, after an exhausting day exploring Newquay you will no doubt be in some need of fuel to allow you and the hippy fam to carry on so, we thought that we would let you know of a few places to eat that have had some great reviews.

The Fish House – what is a day on the beach without some fish and chips after (or so people tell me, I cannot stand fish), the Fish House is on Fistral beach and is known to serve excellent food and have excellent service.

Bush Pepper –  with a mix of British and Australia contemporary fusion this  restaurant has some amazing reviews. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner this has a 5 start review. A very popular restaurant, Bush Pepper is so busy that you are best to book n advance where yo can to avoid disappointment.

Bars, Pubs & Clubs – another thing that Newquay is known for is its great night life. Here you can have a wonderful hippy night out showcasing your finest Mystical Mayhem hippie clothing wares with no troubles, only inquiries as to where your wonderful hippy clothes came from (please spread the love for Mystical Mayhem Clothing). There are many eateries to choose from so it goes without saying that there are also plenty of Bars pubs and clubs.
For a nice quiet evening you can venture into one of Newquay’s  laid back countryside pubs or, for a more upbeat sociable evening you can visit one of the high street bars. After a few drinks in the bars you can then toddle over to Berties Nightclub for some late night dancing.

Boardmasters Festival
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Music Scene
Newquay is host to some wonderful gigs and festivals. What sets these apart from others is the wonderful scenery and backdrops.  The most popular is Boardmasters which is set atop a cliff overlooking a bay. This would look wonderful especially watching the sunset listening to some great music. Rudimental played there recently – they are pretty great to listen to. They have some great talent.


Other things to do and see in Newquay

As well as sandy beaches there are so many other things for hippy’s to do. There are a whole host of indoor and outdoor activities;

Outdoor Activities  – why not try a lovely beach or costal horse ride, got for to Extreme Academy which is great for water sport tuition for things like body boarding, kite surfing and stand up paddle surfing. If sorts aren’t your thing then there are so many lovely walks that you can go on to explore the town and the beaches.

Indoor Activities – sometimes the weather is not that great but there is no reason for that to stop you doing new things and having some fun. How about a spot of ten pin bowling (hippy’s believe it or not love a little competition), a visit to the local Aquarium or even the zoo. If relaxing is your bag then there are several spas that you can visit too. There are so many fun things for all of the family to do.

You really should take yourself to Newquay and check out its wonderful hippyness for yourself. It starts with one day, then a weekend and this is how they hook you. You will want to live there after a while 🙂