Visiting Newquay As Part Of A Group

May 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm

With great beaches, awesome nightlife and plenty of things to do, you would be forgiven for comparing Newquay to some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. With so many great deals available, many students and stag and hen groups are now choosing Newquay for long weekends away.

Getting to Newquay

Getting here is easy, regardless of whether you’re travelling from the North of England, South of England, or Wales. If you’re group is fairly large, it’s probably worth hiring a minibus to bring you here and pick you up. The great thing about a minibus is that it adds to the excitement of it all, it’s a chance for you to have banter with your friends and sing a few songs along the way. Another alternative is to catch the train here. Newquay has its own branch line that connects to trains from Bristol, Birmingham, London and a number of other cities and towns.

Choosing accommodation

The right accommodation will depend on the reason why you’re visiting Newquay. If you are visiting Newquay on a long party weekend or as part of a stag and hen group, you will want to choose accommodation that can cater for you and keep you entertained. It’s nice to have somewhere to base yourself from before you hit Newquay’s famous pubs and clubs. Try and choose a hotel or surf lodge that has its own bar and welcomes groups. At MOR Lodge, we have our own bar that sells competitively priced drinks, as well as a sun terrace that overlooks the sea.

The best time to visit

As with most seaside resorts, Newquay’s peak months are between May and September. This is when the atmosphere is at its best, with a number of tourists and locals all here to have a good time. The summer also sees a large number of events hosted such as the prestigious boardmasters tournament and various summer parties. Because Newquay is so popular during the summer months, it’s recommended that you book in advance.

Activities that can be enjoyed as a group

Newquay is renowned for its wide selection of activities; there really is something for everyone here. The activities in Newquay are part of the reason why so many stag and hen groups choose to come here. Some of the most popular activities include kayaking, surfing; stand up paddle boarding, coasteering, fishing and paintballing. In some instances, it can be more cost effective to book accommodation and activities as a package rather than booking the two separately. At MOR Lodge, we offer a number of cost effective accommodation and activity packages that have been designed to give visiting groups a week to remember.

Newquay’s nightlife

It’s safe to say that Newquay is one of the best places to go if you’re seeking a bustling party atmosphere and great nightlife. It’s not by coincidence that thousands of tourists visit Newquay every year to enjoy the bars, clubs and pubs that it has to offer. It’s a resort that is growing in popularity among students and stag and hen groups. A visit to Newquay is not complete without having a few drinks in the famous Berties nightclub.

Berties is renowned for its Friday night foam parties and playing host to a number of celebrity DJ’s such as Scott Mills, Judge Jules, Tinchy Stryder and Duke Dumont. Another must visit nightclub is Sailors, this is the ideal club if you like epic cocktail concoctions! If that’s not a good enough reason to visit Sailors Nightclub, they also have a terrace that overlooks the bay and sea. Last but certainly not least, Tall Trees is one of Newquay’s most popular nightclubs and has been host to a number of top name DJ’s.

If you prefer pubs, don’t worry, there are plenty of these in Newquay! For a great atmosphere and awesome bands, pay a visit to the Red Lion pub on North Quay Hill. Another pub worth visiting is the Central Inn; this lively pub has a real energetic feel about it and is one of Newquay’s premier pubs. If you’re looking for a pub that offers cheaper drinks, there is the Towan Blystra pub located on Cliff Road.

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