Discover Crantock and Newquay
There are miles of quiet lanes and pretty footpaths to explore nearby Trevella Park – some end at pubs, some at beaches and some back where you started from.
Leave Trevella and take a pleasant walk across the fields to the Gannel Estuary (half a mile), which takes you to either Crantock Beach or into Newquay (one and a half miles and via The Fern Pit ferryboat at high tide).
At high tide the estuary is good for fishing and ideal for boating and canoeing – at low tide it’s a delight for birdwatchers.
Crantock and Crantock Beach
Crantock Beach is a truly tremendous stretch of sand – at least as good as any of the more famous beaches in nearby Newquay but without the masses of tourists and surfers.
The sandy beach is massive and dotted with small pools for crab hunting. High cliffs protect bathers from any wind, but waves still come crashing in for body boarders and wannabe surfers. There’s lifeguard cover over the summer months.
We think it’s no exaggeration to say that Crantock Beach is one of the very best in Britain – even the world!
Crantock is a tiny village with ancient inns and a pretty church within earshot of the sea. Stroll around the tiny streets discovering craft shops, catching sight of old buildings, and stopping off in one of the small coffee shops for a speciality of the region; keep an eye out for pasties, cream teas, saffron buns, Hevva cake, seafood, Yarg cheese or Roskilly’s ice cream – all are worth stopping for!
Newquay has been surf capital of the UK since the swinging 60s. With consistent waves and an array of beaches with exotic names such as Tolcarne, Watergate Bay, Lusty Glaze and the famous Fistral, Newquay is home to weathered surf pros and beginners alike.
The bustling town is a favourite for many people visiting the region and is filled with surf shops and tiny cafes, alongside many brands you’d except to see in a typical high street.
Body boards can be hired from Trevella Park reception and we can help find a local surf school that will have you riding the waves (or at least falling off with style) in no time. If you prefer to see the pro’s in action, there’s an impressive calendar of events including Nightsurf, Boardmasters and Longboard Champs.
Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium
A giant ocean tank where visitors can walk below seas for fish-eye views of the Cornish coast, ‘underwater gardens’ of the Mediterranean and dazzling tropical reefs. Come face-to-face with amazing white tip reef sharks, stingrays, moray eels and hundreds of brightly coloured reef fish.
Distance from Trevella Park: 3.5 miles, 15 minutes
Award-winning Newquay Zoo
Set in exotic lakeside gardens and home to hundreds of animals from around the world. Highlights include the African Savannah which is home to stunning black wildebeest and waterbuck, beautiful red pandas, plus unusual species such as the Visayan warty pig and fishing cat.
Distance from Trevella Park: 3 miles, 10 minutes
Golf breaks in Cornwall
Golf is another popular reason for people to visit Cornwall on a short break. There are many superb courses in the region, and several close to Trevella Park. These include Newquay Golf Course, which overlooks Fistral Beach; Holywell Bay which is testing yet worth the challenge for the amazing views, and the nine-hole Treloy Golf Course.