The British Heart Foundation have had a shop in Newquay for many years, close to the town centre.
Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30pm. Sundays 10-4pm.
Address: 58 Bank Street, Newquay TR7 1AX
Cornish Birds of Prey provide a permanent caring home for each and every bird or animal rescued or brought in to them.
They do not add to the numbers of unwanted and/or neglected birds by breeding to sell.
But Cornish Birds of Prey isn’t just about the birds – open from Easter until October, there’s also fully stocked fishing lakes, experience days, holiday lodges to rent as well as picnic areas, an outdoor play area, toilets and baby changing facilities, wheelchair access, coaches welcome, ample parking, an Education Room, nature walks, flying displays and more. Eco Lodges for sale. Fishing Lake. Home to Santa’s Reindeer.
Entry prices (2017): Adults £8, up to 13 £6.50, Seniors £7. Family tickets (2+2) £25. Under 4’s free.
Free returns within 7 days – pay to enter Cornish Birds of Prey once and you can visit as many times as you like in the next 7 days for free entry.
With a season ticket you can return as many times in the year as you wish, all for one “pay once” price. 2017 season ticket prices are:
Children up to 13 years £13
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 Children) £50
Locals Tickets for Annual Entry available.
Address: Winnards Perch, St Columb Major, Near Newquay, Cornwall, TR9 6DH
There’s a webcam installed at the Bowgie Inn on West Pentire that’s streaming the view live from Crantock Beach.
The Bowgie serves food and drink – and has extensive onsite parking and outside space with tables to enjoy the view. The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, Newquay, TR8 5SE
Last checked April 2017
Gelato in Newquay? Opening in 2016, Delicious make their ice-cream and Italian gelato on-site in Newquay. Homemade and nearly 20 fresh flavours.
Open all year round, 7 days/week. Italian diner with homemade hot meals, cakes, desserts, Italian gelato and ice-cream.
Based at 34 Cliff Road, you’ll find Delicious close to the Railway Station and opposite the Great Western Hotel/Maharajah indian restaurant.
At the bottom of the cliff steps in the garden of the Fern Pit Cafe is the Fern Pit Ferry. Operating during the summer season, during daylight hours, when the tide is high there’s a small boat that can transport you from Crantock Beach to the Newquay side of The Gannel. When the tide is low there is a small wooden footbridge you can walk over.
The Fern Pit Ferry Boatshed also sells freshly caught lobsters and crabs. With a minimum of just one hour’s notice they will cook a fresh lobster or crab for you – pop in and choose the one you want, then collect it later, or phone your order ahead. Perfect for your beach picnic, just add fresh bread and salad and you’re in heaven.
The small shop at the Boathouse also operates as a beach shop selling all your usual beach gear, including buckets, spades, rubber dinghies, wind breaks, body boards, beach games and balls as well as crab fishing lines, nets and bait which can be used in the river and rock pools on the beach. They also sell a wide range of shells and jewellery.
The privately owned steps, which take you to the top of the cliff and Fern Pit Cafe, are open to the public between 10am-6pm during the open season (end May – mid September).
Locals card launched May 2016 – buy 9 coffees, get 10th free. Collect your card at the Cafe. Fatroc coffee.
There’s a Fistral Beach webcam at the premises of Ann’s Cottage, at the Fistral Surf Centre.
This is a live cam, giving wind speed, temperature and other weather-related information.
This webcam at Fistral can be slow loading, but you get good views, with the camera changing direction every 15 seconds or so, providing changing views.
Last checked: April 2017
On Hendra Holiday Park, the Oasis fun pools are open every day throughout the holiday season, regular/daytime hours only, which are typically 10am to 6pm during peak season.
Prices 2016: Children 0-2 free, spectators £1. Prices for adults and children are season-dependant. Children’s prices range from £3.30 (off peak, aged 3-4) to £6.65 (peak season, aged 5-14). Adults are £6.55-£8.45 depending on the season. Session times of 1 hour and 30 minutes apply during peak and busy periods. Locals card available.
Enjoy a great day out at Holywell Bay Fun Park near Newquay, free entry and parking; just buy tokens for the rides you want to go on.
Prices: Entry is free and you just pay for the rides you want to go on, but there are discount options and bulk deals.
There are over 20 rides, which are priced individually based on a “star” system, where each star is equivalent of 10p.
Some rides have height/weight restrictions.
As this is a holiday camp, there’s plenty of food options on site too as well as parking and toilet facilities. There’s an ice cream parlour, American diner and Woodys newly refurbished bar/restaurant with stunning views of the Gull Rocks and the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean.
Dogs welcome. Locals card available, see website for details.
Address: Holywell Bay, between Perranporth and Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5PW
Newquay animal rescue centre is called The Venton Animal Centre and is based a few miles out of Newquay, close to St Columb Major.
The site is over six acres and was bought in 1994. The animal rescue centre rescues cats, dogs rabbits, small birds and animals.
This animal charity has 20 employees and 12 volunteers. Registered charity no.1024808
24 Hour Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999
Address: The William & Patricia Venton RSPCA, Cornwall Branch Animal Centre, Quoit, St Columb, Cornwall, TR9 6JS
Telephone: 01637 881455, telephone lines open Monday-Sunday 9am-4pm
Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 11am – 4pm, Closed Wednesdays
Newquay Harbour has a webcam sited at the premises of Newquay Rowing Club, it’s a live video with high resolution images and looks directly into Newquay Harbour and the lifeboat launching area.
Operational night and day.
Webcam Website:Newquay Harbour Webcam, Rowing Club.