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If your bride-to-be enjoys soaking up the sun and being close to the ocean, then a Newquay hen party is an absolute must. Situated on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast, this town is most notable for its gorgeous beaches and surfing culture, along with a charming history and buzzing nightlife. Whether you want to hit the surf, explore rock pools or drink cocktails in the sun, you and your friends are guaranteed to have a Newquay hen do to remember.
Newquay has won many tourism awards including the prestigious ‘One of the nations best seaside towns’ in the Which Holiday Survey. It boasts 11 golden beaches and has a moderate maritime climate which gives way to mild winters – ideal if your hen do is taking place in the colder months.
What To Expect During a Newquay Hen Do?
There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Newquay, so you won’t be at a loss for entertainment during your hen weekend. You can expect fun-filled days followed by chilled evenings and a relaxed atmosphere to boot! You could visit the Newquay Zoo or explore the Blue Reef Aquarium. Go walking on the South West Coast Path or spend time wandering around the quirky boutiques and surf shops in town.
In the evening, you and the girls can wander around the various clubs and bars where you’ll find delicious cocktails, local beer and tasty food. You can take a seat on one of the beach-side restaurants and watch the surfers ride the waves or catch a local band at one of the old drinking holes. Whatever you want to do on your hen night in Newquay, you’ll be sure to find something that suits everyone.
As well as being a top spot for chilling out in the sun, Newquay has tons of exciting activities that will make the perfect addition to your hen weekend. From action and adventure to dance classes and lip-sync battles, you and the girls will have so much fun getting into the party spirit for your hen do.
If you’re looking to get your groove on, then why not try a Grease dancing experience? Even if the bride-to-be has never seen the iconic musical, she’ll love dressing up in ’50s costume and learning the routine to some hit songs. You’ll learn to hand-jive, the T-Bird Trot, The Sandra Dee Sway and more. And, even better, afterwards, you can take your special moves out to one of the nightclubs where you can really strut your stuff during your hen night in Newquay.
If you want to save the dancing for the dance floor, then consider something adventurous in the outdoors! Try Newquay bubble mayhen that’ll see you and your gals climbing into big inflatable zorbs. This hilarious experience requires lots of bumping and rolling around the pitch to complete challenges and win the games. A referee will be there to oversee the contest and make sure there are no cheaters! There will also be a bottle of bubbly for the bride-to-be!
If your main hen fancies themselves as a bit of a pop star, then challenge them to Lip Sync Battle in Newquay! This experience will help your hen weekend get off to a roaring start as you play against each other to become the ultimate lip sync superstars. You’ll get fake microphones and an experienced instructor who will help you master a choreographed routine and ‘sing’ along to your favourite song. Like the hit TV show, this will require lots of showbiz and hilarious expressions to win! What better way to spend your last weekend of freedom in Newquay?
Though Newquay has a very small history of local celebrities, if the bride-to-be is a bookworm, it’s worth noting that author Sir William Golding, author of The Lord of the Flies, was born here in 1911. The Times included him in the list of ’50 Greatest British Writers since 1945’ and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.
During your Newquay hen weekend, there’s no doubt you’ll be wanting to dine out at some top eateries. Even if you’ve hired a self-catering apartment for the duration of your stay, you won’t want to miss out visiting one of Newquay’s restaurants. Being by the sea, there are lots of seafood joints to dine at. You can try calamari, squid, muscles, and seabass, just to name a few. A quick search on TripAdvisor will show you the top-rated seafood restaurants so we recommend doing some research before heading out.
If you and the hens are not into the ocean’s delicacies, then you’ll find plenty of cheap cafes, pubs and eateries serving international cuisine. You can find them scattered along the coast and in the town, so whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Newquay will not disappoint!
To get you started, here are some awesome Newquay restaurants for you to begin sinking your teeth into!
Unit 5 international surf centre, Fistral beach, Headland road, Newquay, Cornwall TR71EW
Being so close to the sea, you’ll want to try some locally sourced seafood during your hen party in Newquay (if you like seafood of course)! The Fish House in Fistral is one of Newquay’s top-rated restaurants, and we can see why! Located on Newquay’s stunning Fistral Beach, The Fish House boasts an eclectic range of fish and seafood, from crispy seabass to roasted shellfish a feast of (non-fish) mouth-watering desserts. They also have a tasty vegan menu, so there’s no reason why everyone can’t have a great time!
4 Beach Parade, Beach Road TR7 1ET
Gusto Newquay is the go-to cafe for hens looking for a budget-friendly yet utterly delicious lunch time meal. This is the place to come for big ol’ salad boxes and tummy-satisfying sandwiches. You can grab yourself a delicious falafel wrap or some succulent rotisserie meat and head down to the beach where you can bask in the sand while munching on some delicious home-cooked-style food. We don’t mind if we do!
Quintrell downs, TR8 4PD
For a rustic and homely vibe, head to The Two Clomes for a restaurant experience that’ll whisk you away to your favourite pub! Serving up classic pub grub and a fine selection of drinks, you and the gals can tuck in and cheers to your special occasion in a location a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle of Newquay. From baked camembert to some classic surf n’ turf, you’re sure to satisfy those rumbling bellies after a day packed with Newquay hen party activities.
Newquay boasts a young, fun and vibrant nightlife. The streets are lined with bars and clubs, so you won’t be hard pushed to find somewhere atmospheric to spend your evening out with the girls. Drinks are reasonably priced all over the town, so you can let go and have a good time without keeping an eye on the kitty! We recommend Newquay’s largest club, Berties. If you and the girls are itching for a dance, some good music and a couple of drinks then this is probably your best bet.
If you and the ladies are looking for some live music, then there are plenty of venues that offer everything from rock n’ roll, jazz, blues and indie music.
However, if you’re seeking an uber relaxing and chilled-out, beachy weekend then the city boasts loads of quirky venues perfect for good food and a bit of downtime. Newquay is also spoilt for the traditional pub and if you prefer your drinks with plenty of conversation then finding a comfy corner of one of these is perfect on your hen weekend in Newquay.
The Dead Famous Liquor Bar
For an evening of rock n’ roll, inspired by L.A’s rich and famous, head down to the Dead Famous Liquor Bar, a place of wild nights and debauchery, combined with a kick-ass drinks selection and enough music to bang your head to. From live rock bands to talented DJs, you can expect to experience a whole world of fun during your Newquay hen night.
Are you ready to experience one of Newquay’s biggest and best nightclubs? Well, Bertie’s is the one! It’s renowned for its huge club nights, featuring live DJs and lots of sweaty dancing that’ll take you right through to the early hours. You might want to bring a spare heels for this one — you’re feet are going to be sore after all that grooving!
A quirky family-run venue, Belushi’s Bar is the place to go for hens looking to meet new faces and groove into the early hours. Situated overlooking the beach, you’ll be able to catch gorgeous views of the waves as you tuck into cocktails or enjoy a spontaneous open mic night. And, for sports fans, you’ll even catch some games on the big TV. There’s something for everyone here!
The best time to visit Newquay for your hen do, really depends what kind of atmosphere you want to enjoy. If you want gorgeous weather but don’t want to be caught up in the wave of tourists, then June or September are ideal months to throw your hen do in Newquay. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beaches in peace, but it will cheaper than July and August when the school holidays are in full swing.
Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival
However, if you want to throw yourselves into the Newquay party vibes, then you might want to visit during the Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival which takes place in mid-August. This festival has been running every year since 1981 and thrives on the theme of adventure, creativity, music and, of course, surfing! It attracts thousands of visitors and the whole town embraces the festivities, making it an exciting time to spend during your hen weekend in Newquay.
The Blue Reef AquariumIf you’re planning your Newquay hen do in the colder months around October – January, then you’ll find there are plenty of things to do in Newquay which will keep you warm. There are lots of attractions including The Blue Reef Aquarium which will get you close to the ocean without sitting on a windy beach. There is also Newquay Zoo for hens who love animals. You’ll find over 130 species of wildlife and opportunities to help towards their conservation efforts.
Now you know all about Newquay and what this beautiful town has instore, you’re ready to book your hen party. Head over to our listings where you’ll be able to choose your favourite activities and schedule in your preferred dates. You’ll be able to chat with the activity providers which is perfect if you have anybody who needs special requirements or has a disability.
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