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Top Places to Visit near Holywell Bay

With a glorious sandy beach on your doorstep and a surfing academy on-site, you'll be tempted not to leave Holywell Bay. But you'd be missing out! There are a huge choice of attractions nearby, from the gigantic Perranporth Beach to the sweet and miniature Lappa Valley Steam Railway.

Close by, the flamboyant seaside town of Newquay has 11 beaches, a zoo and some first-rate shopping and dining. Or, for a taste of rural Cornwall, visit the lovable animals at Dairyland Farm World and Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm - where you can sample the region's favourite tipple for yourself.

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Cornwall Surf Academy

Holywell Bay, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5PR
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Based in Holywell Bay Holiday Park, steps from stunning Holywell Bay Beach - Cornwall Surf Academy is the ideal place to learn to surf.

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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

St. Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5LX


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All aboard! Even the journey into Lappa Valley is an adventure as you embark on a steam railway ride through beautiful woodlands.

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Camel Creek Adventure Park

Tredinnick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7RA


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An exciting adventure for the whole family. From thrilling roller coasters and 5D experiences to memorable meetings with ponies, reptiles and rabbits.

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Eden Project

Bodelva, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2SG


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A must-see for any holiday to Cornwall. The Eden Project recreates some of the planet's most dramatic environments in spectacular "biomes".

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The Japanese Garden

St Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4ET


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Every holiday should have a moment of pure relaxation and the tranquil Japanese Garden is the perfect place to find one.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, Saint Austell, Cornwall, Saint Austell, PL26 6EN


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After decades of being hidden away under ivy and brambles, this magnificent estate has been completely transformed to become one of Cornwall's finest gardens.

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Newquay Zoo

Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2NN


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With over 1,000 animals, 130 species and 13 acres of sub-tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo is an absolute treat for wildlife lovers.

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Screech Owl Sanctuary

Goss Moor, Saint Columb, Cornwall, TR9 6HP


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Meet one of Britain's most majestic birds. This hands-on experience offers the opportunity to touch and see over 30 species of owl.

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Dairyland Farm World

Tresillian Barton, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5AA


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Kids will love this adventure park! They'll meet animals up close, bottle feed calves and can even ride a pony.

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Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Towan Promenade, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DU


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Descend into the depths of the ocean and discover the amazing creatures that live there at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

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Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

HAS 3, Aerohub 2, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4JN


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Jump into the cockpits of some of Britain's most iconic aircraft at the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre - from Harrier jets to cold-war fighters!

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Pirate's Quest

Pirate's Quest, 22 St Michael's Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1RA
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Are you ready to uncover the murky history of smugglers and buccaneers by coming face to face with an actual live pirate?

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Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9LW


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Cyder is Cornwall's tipple of choice. So get to know it better at this award-winning cider farm, orchard, and distillery.

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Newquay Activity Centre

22 Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HN
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Cornwall is famous for having some of the best surfing conditions in the world - so don't miss your opportunity to catch these waves!

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Lusty Glaze Beach

Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, Cornwall


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Grab your bucket and spade and enjoy a classic beach day out at one of Cornwall's most beautiful and idyllic coves.

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Holywell Bay Beach

Holywell Bay, Nr Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5PG


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Nestled between Perranporth and Newquay, Holywell Bay Beach is one of North Cornwall's finest. Unwind on the soft golden sands or make a splash in the surf.

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Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach, Newquay, Cornwall


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Sheltered between the rocky headlands of Pentire and West Pentire, Crantock Beach is a hidden gem of golden sands, away from the hustle and bustle of Newquay.

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Porth Joke Beach

West Pentire, Newquay, Cornwall


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This compact cove north of Holywell Bay and south of Crantock is a hidden gem for those looking to escape the buzz of Newquay.

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Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HY


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Famous around the world for its top class surfing scene, a day at Cornwall's Fistral Beach is a must if you're staying in nearby Newquay.

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Perranporth Beach

Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0BH


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This huge expanse of soft golden sand offers the picture perfect family beach day. From surfing to snorkelling - there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Porthminster Beach

Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2BN


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This east-facing beach, just steps from St. Ives' vibrant town centre, offers ideal swimming conditions thanks to its sheltered position and gentle shallow waters.

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