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Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

Catch waves, swim, cliff-jump, throw axes and unwind in the woods

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Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

Catch waves, swim, cliff-jump, throw axes and unwind in the woods

DURATION

1 night

LOCATION

United Kingdom

ANNUAL LEAVE

0 days off work

SEASON

Apr—Sep

GROUP SIZE

Up to 12 people

MEETING POINT

Central Newquay

ACCOMMODATION

Wild camping

DIFFICULTY

Easy

No surfing or coasteering experience needed, just a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim for 25metres in open water.

Learn to surf from the experts on some of the UK’s best beaches

Push outside your comfort zone with wild swims, rocky traverses and cliff jumps as you navigate a rugged headland

Get stuck in to woodland games, throw axes and learn slack-lining before wild camping in the woods

Included

Guides

Experienced, certified surfing and coasteering instructors

Accommodation

1-night of woodland camping in luxury bell tents

Equipment

All your surfing and coasteering equipment

Meals

A basic camp breakfast

Not Included

Travel to and from the start point

Some meals as described

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Host's Base: Central Newquay

09:00 on Day 1

Ends

Host's Base: Central Newquay

13:00 on Day 2

Transfers

Your adventure begins at your host's base in central Newquay which is easily accessible by car or train. If you arrive by train it’s only a 15-minute walk (1.2km) from the station to the start point. Alternatively, you can also travel by air to Newquay Airport, and get a 20 minute taxi to the start point. If you're arriving early or staying on after you trip - feel free to ask your local host for accommodation suggestions in Newquay.

Your adventure ends in at your host's base in central Newquay at 13:00.

Travel options

There are regular trains and flights to Newquay from across the UK.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Wild camping · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Newquay has a range of restaurants for any budget, as well as a supermarket across the street from the surf shop. You'll need to buy ingredients for dinner at the camp, simple is best as you will be BBQ’ing and cooking over the camps open fire. Your host will provide you with breakfast on Day 2. Given the diversity of food available in town, all diets can be accommodated including vegetarian and vegan. You will be provided with a basic camp breakfast that should be enough to keep you going but please bring some extra snacks if you're an extra hungry morning person.

What is the accommodation like?

Wild Camp

You’ll wildcamp on untouched private land 11 miles outside Newquay. Luxurious bell tents are arranged in a tranquil woodland connected by festive banners and twinkle lights. Each bell tent sleeps 4 people. Air mattresses, clean sheets and pillows are provided: all you have to bring is a sleeping bag. There’s a composting toilet onsite, and fresh water is provided for washing up, but otherwise you’ll be without facilities in the peaceful countryside.

Day 1

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp

Surfing

2hrs

Coasteering

2hrs

Kick off with a morning surf lesson at a local beach where your professional instructors will have you paddling, popping up and riding the waves in no time. Grab some lunch at a beachside restaurant, then gear up for an afternoon coasteering. Navigate Towan Head by any means necessary – swim, traverse and cliff-jumps included. Head into the woods and settle into your luxurious bell tent. Relax, or play some woodland games from giant jenga, balance games to woodland swings. You can challenge the others to an axe-throwing contest and then gather around the campfire for dinner.

Day 2

Back to the beach

Surfing

2hrs

Wake up to birdsong, enjoy a camp breakfast and then head back to the beach for some more surfing. Today your instructor will either help you hone your skills or work on new ones. Find a restaurant with beach views for lunch and then toast your new skills before heading home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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What's included?

  • Surfing: Surfboard and full-length wetsuit
  • Coasteering: Full-length wetsuit, helmet, buoyancy aid
  • Camping: Tent, sheets, sleeping mat, pillow

What do I need to bring?

  • Lace-up trainers that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Swimwear
  • Shoes for the beach
  • Towel
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
  • 1 litre of water per person/ a full reusable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Spare warm clothing and a hat
  • Sleeping bag, warm hat, torch
  • Suitable footwear for a night in the outdoors (the farm entrance can be very muddy: wellies can be hired on-site)
  • Toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • BBQ food and drinks for dinner (this can all be picked up after your surf session from the supermarket across the road)

You’ll learn the basics of surfing in two comprehensive lessons; starting with water safety, then paddling technique, catching waves and steering the board. When you’re ready, your instructor will teach you how to pop-up and ride a wave back into shore. While it can’t be guaranteed, your instructors are confident that you’ll be standing up and surfing by the end of your lessons.

Coasteering is the sport of navigating the features of a coastline by any means necessary. You’ll make your way around Towan Head through a combination of wild swimming, traverses, sluices, whirlpools and low-level and deep-water cliff jumps. While you’re encouraged to push your comfort zone, you’ll never be forced to do something you’re not comfortable with.

The surf camp is a place to immerse yourself in the peace of an untouched forest or just have a good chat around the campfire.

Hone your campfire BBQ skills, challenge your friends to an axe throwing contest and practice your balance on the slack line. You’re welcome to do as much or as little at you want. Relaxing in your bell tent with a good book is always an option.

Your camp has a large covered BBQ area suitable for cooking in all weathers. There’s also a basic camp cooker and all the utensils, plates, cups etc.

If you struggle to see without your glasses then please do wear them. We suggest securing them with a piece of string so as not to lose them. Daily throwaway contact lenses are the best option for surfing. Contact lenses are also fine while coasteering.

No surfing or coasteering experience is needed, just a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim for 25m in open water.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Summers in Newquay are cool and sunny. From May to October temperatures range from 16 – 21 °C during the day, and cool off to 10 – 14 °C at night. Days are usually sunny and clear. Full-length winter wetsuits are provided even in the summer to ensure you stay nice and warm while in the water.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

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Some of the weekends will run with two groups at the same time so will be split into two groups of 12. If you are travelling with a friend but have booked separately just let your host know before arrival so they can ensure you are in the same group. Or let them know the name of your friend when booking, easy!

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