Surf Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall
4.9
| 108 reviews

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

2 nights
Easy

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

What's Included?

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 12 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.9
| 108 reviews
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...
September 2022
Rosie
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...
September 2022
Rosie
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...
September 2022
Rosie
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...
September 2022
Rosie
Great fun! Definitely do this trip. Its a g...
September 2022
Frances
Great fun! Definitely do this trip. Its a g...
September 2022
Frances
I went with some girls friends on the surf,...
August 2022
Jess
I went with some girls friends on the surf,...
August 2022
Jess
I went with some girls friends on the surf,...
August 2022
Jess
The activities were really well organised ....
August 2022
Kelly
What a great weekend with a wonderful group...
July 2022
Tim
What a great weekend with a wonderful group...
July 2022
Tim
What a great weekend with a wonderful group...
July 2022
Tim
Great Trip, can't wait to go do it all agai...
July 2022
Carl
Great Trip, can't wait to go do it all agai...
July 2022
Carl
Great Trip, can't wait to go do it all agai...
July 2022
Carl
This is such a good trip with amazing staff...
September 2021
George
This is such a good trip with amazing staff...
September 2021
George
This activity weekend is incredible! This w...
September 2021
Claire
This was a great mini adventure. The activi...
September 2021
Hannah
I loved this experience so much! I went as...
September 2021
Cathy
I loved this experience so much! I went as...
September 2021
Cathy
I loved this experience so much! I went as...
September 2021
Cathy
Brilliant weekend experience. The equipment...
August 2021
Hannah
Brilliant weekend experience. The equipment...
August 2021
Hannah
Brilliant weekend experience. The equipment...
August 2021
Hannah
Everything about this trip was perfect, wel...
August 2021
Jo
Everything about this trip was perfect, wel...
August 2021
Jo
Everything about this trip was perfect, wel...
August 2021
Jo
Everything about this trip was perfect, wel...
August 2021
Jo

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

Key Information

Day 1

Wild Woodland Camping

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

Meet at your host's Headquarters in Newquay and transfer to your wild camp. Head into the woods and settle into your luxurious bell tent for an evening around the campfire.

Day 2

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

Surfing

2hrs

Coasteering

2hrs

Wake up to birdsong, enjoy a camp breakfast and then 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. Grab some BBQ essentials, and head back to camp. 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 3

Back to the beach

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

Surfing

2hrs

After another camp breakfast, 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.

Day 1

Wild camping · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Wild camping · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

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 camp's open fire. Your host will provide you with breakfast on Days 2 and 3. 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?

Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall
Wild Camp

You’ll wildcamp on untouched private land 11 miles outside Newquay. Home for the weekend is a spacious canvas bell tent, arranged in a tranquil woodland setting with festive banners and twinkle lights. Each bell tent sleeps 4 people and comes with simple carpet and airbeds. You'll need to bring your own sleeping bag & pillow (or you can rent a sleeping bag from your host if you prefer to travel light - see Optional Extras). There are composting toilets, washing-up facilities and rustic gas showers, all outdoors in the peaceful countryside.

Upgrades

Friends or couples wishing to stay in their own two-man bell tent equipped with an air bed can request this after booking (unfortunately solo occupancy is not available in the bell tents). See Optional Extras for prices.

The Area

map

Logistics

Starts

Host's Base: Central Newquay

18:00 on Day 1

Ends

Host's Base: Central Newquay

13:00 on Day 3

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.

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

  • Surfing: Surfboard and full-length wetsuit
  • Coasteering: Full-length wetsuit, helmet, buoyancy aid
  • Camping: Tent, air bed

What do I need to bring?

  • Sleeping bag (also available to hire - please see Optional Extras)
  • 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
  • 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)
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional 2-Person Tent Upgrade (2 nights. Min. 2 people)

Payable Before Departure

Optional 2-Person Tent Upgrade (2 nights. Min. 2 people)

Ting(October 2023)

Beautiful Campsite, friendly and knowledgable Guides at Cornish Wave. Felt in safe hands at all times.

Gwynfor(August 2023)

This trip was so much fun - great group dynamic with a mix of group and solo travellers, lovely campsite, excellent hosts/instructors, amazing activities. Coasteering was so fun and the surf lessons were really great, fantastic instructors who got me standing up on the board in the first session!

Ewelina(September 2022)

Great trip. Highly recommend it. It was my first time coasteering and surfing but will be back for more.

Maite(September 2022)

Fantastic experience Our host, Victor was really knowledgeable & encouraged us to push ourselves. The wild camping location was paradisiaque however too cold to sleep properly, beds were the only let down of the trip. I really enjoyed the whole experience and will recommend it. Thank you M

Rosie(September 2022)
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...
This was such a great weekend in a beautifu...

This was such a great weekend in a beautiful location.

Frances(September 2022)
Great fun! Definitely do this trip. Its a g...
Great fun! Definitely do this trip. Its a g...

Great fun! Definitely do this trip. Its a great weekend full of fun and meeting new people. It was as described. It's not luxury as it's wild camping but it is wild camping so it's exactly as you can imagine. Company provide safe instructions and equipment and if the conditions are not suitable they will happily arrange another activity.

Jess(August 2022)
I went with some girls friends on the surf,...
I went with some girls friends on the surf,...
I went with some girls friends on the surf,...

I went with some girls friends on the surf, coasteering and camping weekend. It was brilliant!! The most amazing instructors and guides, a friendly & fun group and a great set up. We laughed the whole weekend and had such a good sense of achievement after we all managed to stand up on our boards and all challenged ourselves in the coasteering- we all pushed ourselves and went higher than we thought we could. The best bit was that Vic and James were so encouraging and created such a good group dynamic that everyone felt comfortable to do as much or as little as they wanted. And then in camp we had such a laugh playing games and sitting round the fire. Can’t recommend enough.

Russell(August 2022)

Travelled down and signed up for this as a solo Traveller but did not need to worry the group I met up with were fantastic and I had a brilliant time. From start to finish our instructor Victor looked after us , had fun and really took an interest in everybody, he was a fantastic surfing coach and a really nice guy and made everyone feel at ease with what they were doing. Coasteering was so much fun and i will be definitely trying this again at some point. The wild camp was fantastic, large bell tents , a kitchen, BBQ, fire pit , games etc. Surfing took place on two different beaches one with lighter waves on the first day to get a good experience and then the famous Fistral Beach the next day to really become surfer dudes. Highly recommend this company their staff the vibe and instruction. Go do it.

Lee(August 2022)

Well organised for a mix of abilities, with no pressure to do anything you’re uncomfortable with. The instructors were great, in particular a guy called Willow who was lively and encouraging. The surfing was great fun and something I’d definitely do again. The coasteering was an amazing experience too, with many big exciting jumps. I’ve wild-camped before and this was a bit more comfortable with air beds, tents and surprisingly nice toilets. It’s rewarding to get involved with the group over a fire at night and play drinking games after the bbq. If you’re interested in surfing, this is a great introduction

Kelly(August 2022)
The activities were really well organised ....

The activities were really well organised . Matt the surf instructor was amazing and the whole team made everyone really welcome and couldn’t do enough

Tim(July 2022)
What a great weekend with a wonderful group...
What a great weekend with a wonderful group...
What a great weekend with a wonderful group...

What a great weekend with a wonderful group. Our instructors were professional, fun, attentive and ensured we all got the very most out of our weekend. Loved it all and would recommend it to anyone considering this trip. Created lasting memories and pushed all our boundaries. Loved it.

Carl(July 2022)
Great Trip, can't wait to go do it all agai...
Great Trip, can't wait to go do it all agai...
Great Trip, can't wait to go do it all agai...

Great Trip, can't wait to go do it all again!

Staff were awesome, conditions perfect, waves consistent and cliffs suitable high (or low if height isn't our thing) to jump from!

All topped off with a great campsite to spend time with newly made friends.

Just book your own trip already!

Kirsty(October 2021)

Fantastic experience and I will be returning next year! Highly recommend!

Grant(September 2021)