Wow. We really didn’t expect to get so much snow last week. It’s a rare and unusual thing for our little town to get any snow at all, never mind lots of the stuff, and it was an amazing to see the beaches covered in pristine white. Fortunately it didn’t last – just long enough to enjoy the fun, then it melted before we got  totally fed up with it!

March also happens to be the month we reopen our B&B, along with our fellow B and Bs in Newquay, ready for the coming spring, summer and early autumn holidays. We’re really looking forward to welcoming our first guests of the year. Will you be amongst them? If you’re thinking of coming our way soon, here’s what’s going on in Newquay during March.

Pre-spring fun in Newquay, Cornwall’s best-loved surf town

As far as permanent attractions go, we’re spoiled for choice. Pick your favourites from Bodmin Jail Museum and Flambards theme & Water Park, the Pirate’s Quest Heritage Centre and Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, Newquay Zoo and Camel Creek Adventure Park, Blue Reef Aquarium and beautiful Trerice Manor House.  Plus Holywell Bay Fun Park, Dairyland Farm World, Newquay Land Train and, of course, our beaches: the gorgeous Gannel Estuary, Lusty Glaze Beach, Crantock Beach and Towan Beach.

About the surfing conditions in Newquay

Here for the surf? Our town holds several world-class surf competitions and some of the best surfers in the world can be seen doing their remarkable thing here. If you fancy giving it a go, we have several surf schools to help you do exactly that: Elemental UK, Escape Surf School, Fistral Beach, Blue Wings, FlowRider and Quiksilver.

Our teeny, tiny little surf city offers seven brilliant surfing beaches, with ride-able waves at low, medium and high tide plus various different swell sizes and wind directions, plus the effects of the ever-changing sandbars. Our tidal range ois impressive too, at 7.7m.

At low tide our waves are frequently steeper and more powerful, closing out and making it tricky to stand on your board for any length of time. At high tide the waves often dump on the shore, so the rides are steep, short and dangerous as well as prone to delivering deposits of sand in places you’d much rather remained sand-free!

13 cool things to do in Newquay – March 2018

  1. St Agnes Beer Festival – March 8th to 11th
  2. South Pacific, the classic 1958 musical – Lighthouse Cinema 8th March
  3. Jager’s Country and Western Music Festival – Newquay View Resort 8th and 9th March
  4. Musician Joe Hurworth plays sessions at Lusty Glaze, 9th March from 8pm
  5. Celebrate Mother’s Day with your lovely mum at the beautiful Headland Hotel on 11th March
  6. See Daisy Clark playing live at the Steam Bar on 16th March
  7. Murder Mystery at the Masquerade Ball, the Carnmarth Hotel, 17th March
  8. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Tavern on 17th
  9. Word Works’ spoken word workshop at Sprout Healthfoods on 19th March at 7.30pm, then again for a special open mic spoken word night on 21st March
  10. Dinner and Jazz at Trerice Manor on 23rd March
  11. An Easter Fayre at the Quintrell Downs Village Hall on 24th March
  12. Family Fun Day at the Fort on 25th March, themed around the colour purple in aid of epilepsy charity Go Purple
  13. Stand-up comedy from Johnny Cowling, Lane Theatre, 29th March