Newquay

A Hippy Day Out In NewquaySo folks, it is high time for a hippy day out in Newquay. Newquay is a beautiful town on the north coast of wonderful Cornwall. Known for its wonderful sandy beaches and amazing surfing, it appeals to everyone.

 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. What a perfect place to show of your summer hippy clothing!

Other than the beach and surfing there is so much to do and see which is why we have put together this little guide for you.

Beaches

A Hippy Day Out In Newquay - Fistral Beach Newquay
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In my opinion for what it’s worth, there is nothing better than chilling on the beach on a wonderfully warm day.  Relaxing with friends and enjoying the day, reading or playing in the surf. Why not pop on a nice hippy kaftan to help keep you nice and cool while protecting your skin or a nice hat to help protect your face. There are 11 different beaches in Newquay – nice! Here are a couple to get you in the mood for a hippy day out in Newquay.

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!  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 where you can enjoy a nice bite to eat or coffee. Also there are plenty of options to get involved in some excursions and try your hand at surfing for the very fist time.

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.

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 surf gear, Newquay has it all! I mean really, it has pretty much everything you need here.

High Street – Newquay high street stretches the whole length of the town and is an enjoyable shopping experience for all. The street is dotted with all kinds of shops from specialist local shops and boutiques, to surf shops and all of the usual 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.

An Evening Out


Well, after an exhausting hippy day out in Newquay exploring what is on offer, you will no doubt be in some need of fuel. We thought that we share with you 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 (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 Australian contemporary fusion,  this restaurant has some amazing reviews. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner this has a 5 star review. A very popular restaurant, Bush Pepper is so busy that you are best to book in advance where you 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.

Music Scene

A Hippy Day Out In Newquay - Boardmasters FestivalNewquay 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 coastal horse ride. Visit the Extreme Academy which is great for water sport tuition for things like body boarding, kite surfing and stand up paddle surfing. If sports 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, 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.

So there you have a start guide for your hippy day out in Newquay. You really should visit 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 🙂