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UK Surf Adventure Holiday

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Breakfast included

Experience an adventure-filled weekend getaway perfect for solo travelers, couples, and friends. Join this unique surfing, coasteering, and wild camping outdoor activity weekend package in Newquay. Enjoy wild camping in secluded Cornish woodland and combine it with the most popular water sports activities for a true Cornish Adventure.

Highlights

  • 2 super fun surf lessons in Newquay
  • Experience a thrilling coasteering session
  • Unique hosted wild camping experience like none other
  • Program perfect for beginners where you can take your own pace
  • Tea and coffee, simple cereals, and fruit on Sunday morning
  • Spend the weekend with like-minded people
  • All equipment is provided at no extra costs
  • 1 night accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Kitchen

Wild camping in Cornwall

The wild camp is a perfect outdoor venue for those wanting a relaxing evening under the stars in a hand-crafted woodland wild campsite. Perfect for groups, they’ve purpose-built a wild camp with little hints of luxury. Hidden in the private woodlands deep in the heart of the Cornish countryside, they offer wild camping in Cornwall without all the hassle!

  • Canvas bell tents

Canvas bell tents, airbeds, and pillows are provided.

What to expect: A quick rundown of a wild night out unfolds

  • Arriving at the camp

Arriving at the farm, you’ll be welcomed by a member of the team, and Missy, the friendly farm dog. They’ll show you where you can park securely for the night. If you have a lot of stuff, you’re welcome to use the truck to help with transporting your belongings down to the woods. As the farm is a working farm, they do ask if you can take all you need for the night and to let them know if you need to return to your car.

The woodland holds two separate wild camps, you’ll be shown to your camp where you can drop your belongings before a quick tour of the rest of the campsite. After the quick tour, you’re free to do as you please. Settle into your tents, make use of the game’s areas or get your barbecue started, it’s up to you.

  • Departure

You’re welcome to lounge around, take a walk in the woods, or simply enjoy the sound of the birds. The mornings can be a special place in woodland and you're welcome to make the most of it. They kindly ask you to check out by 10 a.m.

The camp

A truly unique space, the private woodland holds several secluded camping areas and shared spaces for activities, socializing, and shelter, all designed to be in keeping with the natural woodland whilst providing a comfortable space to enjoy a special evening in the outdoors.

Camping with a difference

They offer true wild camping without the hassle. Although you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable night under the stars, please be aware there’s a composting toilet on site, and fresh water is provided for washing up, but otherwise, you’ll be without facilities in the peaceful countryside. They do provide water/sink area for washing hands and a lovely composting toilet.

They currently only offer one or two night stays per booking. Please note certain areas of the woodland are communal and shared with other private guests, adventure weekend participants, and groups. The wild camp is nestled in the heart of Cornwall on a live working dairy farm. Just a short drive from Newquay and with easy access to the A30.

What is wild camping?

Real wild camping is the act of camping in the middle of the great outdoors, ideally with not a soul around. And of course without leaving a trace! However, they have crafted their very own wild campsite deep in the private Cornish woodland with everything you need for a comfortable night under the stars. It's camping but not as you know it!

You’ll be sleeping in shared canvas bell tents provided with an air bed and pillow. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to settle into your tent before getting stuck in with some fun woodland games, learning camping hacks and barbecue cooking. For those looking to get started with wild camping, here is a great resource.

What is there to do at wild camp?

The shared games area and barn have lots to keep your group entertained. From balance games, outdoor boules to giant Jenga, and ax throwing.

How many people does the camp sleep?

The camp sleeps a total of 16 people with four bell tents of four people per tent.

Is there parking on-site?

Yes, there is plenty of parking space up at the farmhouse. The wild camp is a two-minute walk.

Program

From learning to surf on Fistral beach or taking on deepwater cliff jumps in the coasteering sessions, to throwing axes, and getting involved with cooking over an open fire, this wilderness and adventure weekend is packed with excitement and adventure. Sleep under the stars in the luxury bell tents or kick back in a hammock for a true outdoor experience. This is an adventure weekend getaway for couples, friends, and groups who are seeking a slice of an outdoor adventure holiday in Cornwall.

Equipment provided

Cornish Wave provides all the equipment at no extra cost.

Like-minded people

Ideal for solo travelers, couples, and friends.

No experience needed

Perfect for beginners; you can take it at your own pace.

Learn to surf

2 super fun surf lessons in Newquay

Coasteering

1 thrilling coasteering session

Hosted wild camping

Unique hosted wild camping experience like no other.

What adventure activities to expect

A quick rundown of how the weekend unfolds. Your weekend consists of two surf lessons, a coasteering session, and an overnight camp at the private wild campsite. Saturday is the big day with two water activities and wild camping. Each of the water activities is two hours long and includes all the kits, you’ll need a few personal items for each activity and the weekend so make sure you see the packing list before you arrive.

Day 1: Saturday morning

Kick the weekends off early at 9 a.m. with a warm welcome from your hosts/guides, introductions, and an overview of how the weekend will run. Your hosts are with you all weekend so if you have any questions about the weekend, make sure you check in with them for any assistance, whether it’s logistics or something more technical about your activities, they are sure to be able to help you out.

The weekend weather, tide, and surf conditions will decide which activities they schedule for the morning or afternoon, so come prepared for either surfing or coasteering. The below description should give you a good idea of how a typical itinerary plays out. Once you’ve all meet each other, it’s time to grab a wetsuit and surfboard for the first of the weekend’s surf lessons.

Whether you are experienced or it’s your first time, the surf coaches are on hand to offer advice and guide you throughout your surfing lesson. 95% of people who join are brand new to surfing, so don’t worry if you think you’ll be the only person who hasn’t tried surfing, you’ll be in good company!

  • What will you learn in a surf lesson?

Break the surf lesson down into stages, each stage has a short beach session where the surf coach can easily describe and demonstrate the technique, as well as giving you the chance to practice and perfect your method before hitting the waves. In the initial stage, you’ll learn beach safety and how to manage your board, before practicing your prone surfing and catching waves on your stomach from waist depth, back to the sand.

It's then into the sea to practice what you were taught in the first section, your surf coach is on hand in the water with you giving feedback and helping you into waves. Once everyone has had a chance to hone their skills in the water, it’s back on the sand for the next stage of the surf lesson, how to stand up! As with anything, there is a method to the madness and proven techniques to help you get riding waves back to the shore looking the part!

  • Lunch

You’ll have plenty of time between activities to grab some lunch, take a stroll around Newquay’s many surf shops or head back to the base and hang out in the garden. Newquay has a great vibe during the summer with plenty to look at, just ask for some recommendations on where to go and what to see.

Day 1: Saturday afternoon

After lunch, it’s time for the afternoon’s activity, coasteering. Once your group is kitted out, you’ll take a short walk over to the coasteering location, commonly known as the "Gazzle". Don’t worry if you aren’t confident in the sea or have never tried coasteering before, your knowledgeable guide will explain and demonstrate all the skills you need to have a fantastic time coasteering.

  • What is coasteering?

Coasteering is a fantastic and dynamic activity that can comprise of several elements such as wild swimming, low-level traversing, and everyone’s favorite, deep water cliff jumps.

Not to mention scrambling up gullies, swimming through sluices, getting washed around in whirlpools, exploring large caves, or learning about the local fauna and flora. Coasteering is an activity governed by the tide, sea state on the day, and of course, group ability. Set the session times to reflect the best tide conditions of the day. Guaranteeing they're able to provide the best coasteering possible.

Day 1: Saturday night

Once the day’s water activities are finished, you’ll have time to grab your belongings for the evening and visit the supermarket across the road from the base before you leave in convoy to the wild campsite. They recommend some barbecue food and one or two of your favorite drinks, they’ll provide the rest.

For those without transport, they’ll help you arrange a lift share with other members of the group. The wild camp is a lovingly crafted space in their own private woodlands set on a working dairy farm in the heart of Cornwall. After a quick introduction to the camp, you’ll want to settle into your shared bell tent (air bed and pillow provided) before the evening activities begin.

With ax throwing, balance games, and firefighting skills there’s plenty going on throughout the evening to keep you entertained. Finish the night off with stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, or one or two of your favorite drinks before sleeping soundly under the stars.

Day 2: Sunday

Sunday morning starts with tea and coffee, simple cereals, and fruit. If you have personal dietary requirements or feel you’d need something more substantial, please ensure you bring this with you. After breakfast, it’s time to wave goodbye to the wild camp and head back to Newquay, jump into a wetsuit, and hit the Cornish waves one last time.

Your second surf lesson builds on the previous day's experience, today is all about having fun in the surf! After a general overview of surf conditions, recapping the fundamentals, it’s straight into the ocean to get the most of your time in the sea, your coaches will, as always, be on hand giving personal feedback and goals to aim for in your surfing. By 1 p.m., you are typically all surfed out, with your appetite for adventure satisfied it’s time to say fond farewells.

What you don't know about coasteering - What to expect

Coasteering in Newquay is an amazing and unforgettable way to experience the Cornish coastline. You’ll be in a wetsuit, trainers, buoyancy aid, and a helmet as you make your way along the tide line. Join an ocean adventure as you wild swim through sluices, whirlpools, and scramble your way through short gullies.

Enjoy coasteering in the Newquay coastline like you have never seen and challenge yourself to daring deep water jumps and traverse along the water’s edge as you explore and uncover the unique ecology that lives on our doorstep. Coasteering is an activity governed by the tide. They set your session times to reflect the best tide conditions of the day. Guaranteeing they’re able to provide the best coasteering possible.

Activities included in each coasteering session will factor into the group’s ability, weather conditions, and sea state. The lead guide will adapt the coasteering session and not all activities will always be possible. Your safety is paramount and the guide’s decisions and instructions must be respected by all participants. The group coasteering sessions will comprise a wide variety of mixed abilities and ages.

Cornish Wave will always endeavor to build groups of similar age and suitability in order for the best experience. They will always provide a safe, educational, and adventurous activity.

Location

Set in the heart of the Cornish countryside, the private woodland is nestled on the grounds of a live working dairy farm. Packed with fun things to do, the social woodland games area has plenty of fun activities to keep you entertained throughout your evening before unwinding in your own comfortable canvas bell tent.

Wild camping in Cornwall is a great way to leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and lose yourself in the serenity of the woodland which can engulf you in a minute walk to an hour of walking and enjoying your time with nature down to the coast.

Food

A breakfast of cereals, fruit, tea, and coffee is provided by Cornish Wave. However, Cornish Wave asks that you bring your own food for the evening. Simple is best as you will be barbecuing and cooking over the camp's open fire. You can buy all you need after the day's activities at Sainsbury's, located across the road from the base.

You will be able to barbecue your food over the open fire. There are basic kitchen facilities on-site and you will be provided utensils, etc. You will also need to bring one liter of drinking water (per person).

Food and drinks nearby

  • Whiskers Café & Bar Newquay

Whiskers is a great little coffee shop by day and a lively boutique bar by night. They boast homemade locally sourced produce and their very own coffee bean, Morale. Organic wines, local craft beers, and ciders topped off with live music are on the menu each evening.

With open mic night every Monday, fantastic live music on Wednesdays, and funky DJs at the weekend, Whiskers is a great place to catch some good music whilst enjoying a good drink. The super friendly staff caters to all dietary requirements and you can even bring your dog.

  • Chy Bar and Kitchen & Koola

Stunning views over Newquay’s town beaches serving breakfasts and light lunches by day, you can really soak up the buzz of Newquay’s beach lifestyle on the large outside terrace area. By night, the Chy Bar and Koola open their doors to those looking for a lively place to grab a drink and dance the night away. Live DJ sets and an upbeat atmosphere make the venue a must-visit.

  • The Stable Fistral Beach

Pizza, pie, ciders, and a stunning location. A fairly new addition to Newquay, The Stable prides itself on classic West Country foods and houses one of the largest selections of ciders known to man. Enjoy taster trays of weird and wonderful ciders or relax with one of your favorites whilst enjoying the panoramic view of Fistral beach. Time your visit as the sun sets over the Atlantic for a really special start to your evening.

  • Moo Ice Bar

If you fancy a little ice cream refreshment then the Moo ice cream bar is the place to go. Located right in the center of Newquay, Moo ice bar offers a big variety of refreshing smoothies, milkshakes, and of course delicious clotted ice creams.

  • Lunch at the Beached Lamb Café

Located right next door to Slide & Glide surf shop, The Beached Lamb has been a favorite for breakfasts and lunches to locals and visitors alike. Pop in for some home cakes and relax with a coffee as you watch the world go by. A great place to laze away some hours before you hit the surf at Fistral beach or enjoy a unique coasteering session with your friends.

  • Red Lion Pub

One of the oldest and friendliest drinking establishments in Newquay. The Red Lion pub offers great views over the Newquay Harbour and serves classic pub food accompanied by local Cornish ale. Live bands on Friday and Saturday nights make for an entertaining evening.

  • Lewenick Lodge

Easily the best bar/restaurant in the area. The Lewenick Lodge offers unrivaled views with amazing food and service. Drop-in for a quick drink and game of pool as part of a coastal walk around Newquay, some light lunch, or a special evening meal. Children and dogs are welcome.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

Things to do (optional)

Woodland activities

A fantastic one-night experience, the outdoor venue provides a great mix of woodland activities and wild camping in Cornwall. Whether it’s giant Jenga, ax throwing, or test your balance on the slackline or infamous log tease, there’s plenty going on to keep your group entertained and everything you need for a unique night camping in the Cornish countryside.

Things to do in Newquay, Cornwall

A few of the popular attractions Newquay has to offer.

Attractions

  • Blue Reef Aquarium

A water wonderland for all the family. Explore and discover a wide variety of sea creatures and learn about their habitats. From guided talks, feeding time, to kid’s birthday parties, Blue Reef Aquarium has a lot to offer.

  • Holywell Bay Fun Park

With over 25 activities and rides, including F1-Karting, battle boats, mini-golf, and water walkers to name a few, Holywell Bay Fun Park is a hub for things to do. Enjoy a great day out for all the family. Located just a few minutes drive south of Newquay.

  • Truro Paintball

Catering for all types and sizes of groups from families to stag and hen parties. Secure lockers and great facilities. Choose from a variety of packages and games to maximize your experience.

  • St Eval Go-Karting

If you are planning a stag weekend in Newquay St Eval Go-Karting track is worth investigating. Purpose-built tracks, high-powered karts, and great facilities make for a fantastic few hours of racing with your friends. Good group discounts and easy to find and not far from Newquay, many stag parties enjoy a surf lesson in the morning and Go–Karting in the afternoon.

  • ATV Centre Truro

If getting muddy and challenging your friends whilst racing around outside on a quad bike is your idea of fun, then the ATV Centre near Truro is the place to go. With a huge selection of quads and some epic circuits and large tracks this really is the real deal of quad biking. They supply all the safety kits and offer beginner tuition or something a little more exhilarating if you have some previous experience.

  • Eden Project

Without a doubt Cornwall’s largest and most interesting attraction. The Eden Project is a must-see for families and couples. The Eden Project captures learning, nature, and adventure all under one roof. From large rain forests, contemporary gardens, summer outdoor concerts to adrenaline zip lines this really is a fascinating way to spend the day.

  • Bedruthan Steps

The coastline that surrounds Newquay is known for its dramatic cliffs, rolling seas, and fabulous surf beaches. Not far from Newquay you will discover Bedruthan Steps, an impressive tidal beach that can only be explored at certain times of the tide. Conquer the near-vertical chizz led out steps to explore the hidden caves and wonders of the Cornish coastline.

  • Horse Riding on the Gannel Estuary with Newquay Ridings Stables

Another great activity for the family or individuals that may appreciate a relaxing way to take in the sights of the Gannel Estuary and Crantock beach. Guided tours promise safe instruction and cracking views as you meander your way through the low tide river mouth, coastal paths, and the expansive Crantock beach

  • Newquay Zoo

For those wild at heart a trip to Newquay Zoo is perfect for animal lovers. Get up close and personal with animals of all shapes and sizes. With over 130 species including big cats to lovable meerkats, visit the tropical house, or help out with Lemur feeding time there are lots to see at Newquay Zoo.

  • Cycle The Camel Trail

Just a 20-minute drive from Cornish Wave in Newquay, drive north out of Newquay towards Wadebridge. Enjoy easy bike hire and choose the length of your ride. Maintained cycle paths make it easy for all walks of life to enjoy the scenic views of the North Cornish Coast. If you make it Padstow a must is to seek out Rick Stein’s fish and chips.

  • Dairy Land Farm World

Ideally suited to children 2-10 years old. Dairy Land has a wide selection of farm-based activities such as tractor rides, outdoor trampolines, and a massive indoor play area. Suitable in wet weather this could be the rainy day out that you’re looking for.

  • Healey’s Cider Farm

A warning label comes with this. If you haven’t heard of Cornish rattler and you’re a fan of cider then you must give this a try. Either visit their refurbished visitor center or buy a pint or two in Newquay’s bars. Originally distilled at a ridiculously high percentage Cornish rattler is marketed as the cider with a bite. The home of rattler Healeys Cider farm is around twenty minutes from Cornish Wave Surf School in Newquay. If you intend to visit for some tasting make sure that you have a designated driver.

  • Flow Dance & Yoga Studio

A variety of studio-based yoga sessions, dance classes, and pop yoga workshops. Whether you are a regular or new to yoga, you will be relaxed in minutes and you will be enjoying your yoga classes in Cornwall. We pride ourselves on open, honest, and genuine yoga. It's yoga for everyone. Not yoga for the cool kids.

They offer a variety of sessions to suit all abilities and aims. Whatever yoga class you choose whether it’s the Yoga Fit, Yoga Energise, or Yoga Unwind there’s something for you.

  • Cornwall’s Crealy Adventure Park

After enjoying a Cornish Wave surf lesson or coasteering session and you still have some energy left, Cornwall’s Crealy Adventure Park is a great little theme park not far from Newquay. A typical theme park with some great Cornish flavors you’ll be spoilt for choice on which rides or entertainment shows to visit.

Shopping destinations

  • Slide & Glide Surf Shop Newquay

Home to Slide and Glide surfboards. Lee runs an authentic surf shop in the heart of Newquay that has all a surfer could want. Stand Up Paddle Board specialists, Lee has got you covered with advice, lessons, and rental. Needing to sell a surfboard or wishing to buy second-hand models this is the place to go.

  • Watershed Surf Shop

First opened in mid-2012, Watershed surf shop in Newquay aimed to offer customers niche surf products, clothing, and surfboards. Now stocking their own Watershed brand along with more recognized established surf brands, Watershed has successfully captured a section of the surf retail and hardware market in the UK.

  • Custard Point Surf Shop

Long-standing Newquay surf shop, Custard Point, has been shaping, advising, and selling surfboards and hardware since 1983. With a large stock of retro, mini mal’s, eggs, alternative shapes and Stand Up Paddleboards produced to be ridden in UK waters, Custard Point is a must to pop into when in Newquay. Check them out for surfboard, SUP, and kayak rental this summer.

What's included

  • 2 super fun guided surf lessons
  • 1 thrilling coasteering session
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Tea and coffee, simple cereals, and fruit on Sunday morning
  • All equipment needed for surfing, coasteering, and wild camping

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional activities

How to get there

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Driving directions

  • Follow the signs to Sainsbury’s.
  • Cornish Wave is situated directly across the road at Custard Point surf shop.
  • Look for the blue building.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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