Travel Gawker: When I Went to Newquay!
Those of you that follow us on Instagram will have noticed that I was on a little vacation last week in Newquay. OK so it isn’t as glamorous as some of the travel gawkers we have done but in all honesty I think Newquay is one of Britains little gems. The beaches are scattered with golden sand, bright blue sea and at this time of year scorching hot weather. The place has such a cool laid back vibe with loads of surf shops, bars and restaurants. If you are looking for somewhere in Britain to surf then Newquay is the ideal spot for you, its like our own little bit of OZ just tucked away in a small corner of Britain…
We Stayed at…
Trencreek Holiday Park, about a mile outside of Newquay town. It took around 30 minutes to walk into the town from there. I don’t mind walking anywhere but I have to admit the walk was a little dicey as the shortcut was a long alleyways and I did feel a little dubious at the prospect of walking back in the dark at 12 o’clock at night. I have watched way too many scary films but you know how these things go. So we decided to get a taxi back however, be aware that in the week after 11pm costs go up a fair whack so a mile journey from town to campsite cost £8 – Gasp!
The holiday park itself was brilliant we set up our four man tent on a freshly cut lawn just a little way from the loo and showers, which all women know when camping, is vital for those late night visits.
The Eden Project, which has the most amazing collections of plants and flowers ever. Everytime I visit I come back super motivated to be way more green and environmentally friendly, they do a great job of educating people about plant research and conservation. The best part of the day was hiking up to viewing deck in the Tropical dome where you can see over the entire artificial rainforest. It really is astounding the amount of work that has gone into that place.
We also visited Newquay Zoo, I am a little sceptical about Zoo’s and it takes a lot to impress me but one thing I will say about Newquay Zoo is that they have major involvement in research and conservation which gains them big points from me.
We were only camped about mile away from the zoo so it was pretty cool to being woken up to the sound of a lion roaring every morning.
We drank at…
The Jamaican Inn, Cornwall’s most famous smuggling inn. This isn’t any old normal inn either, it has musuem called the Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum where you can relive history of the travellers and smugglers and see some of the most famous artifacts. As well as that you can sleep there, buy gifts, eat and enjoy a pint or two. We sampled Cornwalls very own lager Korev, anyone heard of it?
Others of you may know the inn for its famous ghostly happenings. It was the location in 2007 for one of Most Haunted’s paranormal investigations which which was then aired on Sky Living and said to be one of the spookiest locations that the team had ever investigated. Managers here have heard strange conversations in different languages, whilst others that have stayed there are said to have witnessed weird occurrences in the night. Strange shadows have been seen lurking and horses hooves can often be heard on the cobbled courtyard outside, although all with no explanation.
We ate at…
Indian Summer which has been ranked as one of Newquay’s top restaurants. The food was delicious but then I am biased because Indian food has to be my favourite!
Something you must do when you visit Newquay is…
Surf! Ok well I didn’t but Mr T did and it was fun to watch! Fistral Beach is the most popular surfing beach in Newquay however most of the beaches there are havens for surfers. If you don’t have the kit, it is all there on the beach ready for you to hire and is really great fun.
I hope you have enjoyed hearing all about my little vacation this week. Have any of you been? I would love to hear your thoughts?
Stay tuned this afternoon for a fabulous engagement shoot from the wonderfully talented Dale Weeks! Its a corker!
Much Bespoke Love