Trip Ref #9826
1 day off work
Up to 12 people
All you need is a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim 25 metres.
Hit the Cornish coast for some expert-led surf lessons tailored for beginners and avid surfers alike
Relax, unwind and recharge with some restorative, outdoor yoga at an awesome woodland retreat
Sleep beneath the stars in canvas bell tents surrounded by a peaceful, natural setting
Wild Woodland Camping
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.
Fuel up on a hearty camp breakfast and head to Fistral beach, home of some of the best waves in Cornwall, and your first surf lesson. Lessons will be tailored to both the group and you as an individual and whether you’re a first-timer or looking to build on your skills, your coach will make sure you get the best from your time on the water. Learn how to manage your board, paddle and that all-important wave timing and return to your woodland wild camp where your yoga instructor will be waiting in an open-sided barn.
In this peaceful setting, you'll be guided through stretches and poses that relax and recharge your muscles and mind; if you’ve never tried yoga before, you’ll be a convert for sure. Suitably chilled, it’s time for food, drinks and laughs (there’s a handy supermarket across the road from the beach to stock up) followed by some axe throwing and games before getting cosy in your bell tent.
Put your skills into practice
Start the day with another delicious breakfast, followed by a morning yoga lesson to the sound of birdsong. This morning’s session will focus on awakening your body and recharging your muscles ready for more surfing. Energised and focused, head back to the beach and build upon yesterday’s session as you develop your skills to the next level. Whether you’re practising turning, or paddling out back for some bigger waves, today is all about progression whatever your level. You’ll be handed your towel at around 13:00 as a great weekend adventure in the woods and on the water comes to an end.
Experienced, certified surf coach and a qualified yoga instructor
2 nights of woodland camping in luxury bell tents
All your surfing and camping equipment
Basic camp breakfasts
Travel to and from the start point
Some meals as described
Visas where required
Wild camping · Mixed dorm
Wild camping · Mixed dorm
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 camp fire. Given the diversity of food available in town, all dietary requirements can be accommodated including vegetarian and vegan diets. 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?
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.
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.
Host's Base: Central Newquay
18:00 on Day 1
Host's Base: Central Newquay
13:00 on Day 3
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.
There are regular trains and flights to Newquay from across the UK.
Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear
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- Surfing: Surfboard and full-length wetsuit
- Yoga: yoga mats
- Camping: Tent, air bed
What do I need to bring?
- Sleeping bag (also available to hire - see Optional Extras)
- Shoes for the beach
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- 1 litre of water per person
- Rain jacket
- Spare warm clothing and a hat
- Warm hat
- 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)
Optional 2-Person Tent Upgrade (2 nights. Min. 2 people)
Payable Before Departure
Optional 2-Person Tent Upgrade (2 nights. Min. 2 people)
Loved this trip away to Cornwall. The Campsite was gorgeous and very eco-friendly. It was a nice change of pace of life and loved sitting around the campfire chatting. Victor and Willow were fantastic guides and Victor was an excellent surf instructor. I loved Amiee's yoga classes - these were exactly what you needed to stretch out after surfing.
A super fun weekend surfing (or trying to!) and the perfect way to use an extra bank holiday. As it was my first time surfing I didn't realise how tiring it would be and I think a top tip is to book a hotel Sunday night with a spa to let your body recover!
Great all round trip for the peferect Cornwall get away/experience! Cosy camping spot with fresh water lake along with nice kitchen and social area with awesome fire pit area. Activities were really well organised and the staff were just fantastic.
100% would recommend👌🏼
So great! Highly recommend.
I had a great time and would recommend the trip. But I'm not sure it's value for money. I would also recommend hiking boots for the camp! If the weather is wet and you just have runners then your feet will get wet!
10/10 do recommend! Everyone on the team is great. Surfing is great. Yoga is great. And the campsite is super cute. What more do you want?
Highly recommend to anyone.
I had great fun here- the instructors were very helpful about my disability- turns out it's hard to start surfing if you can't see the waves coming... (and no you can't really wear glasses while surfing either...) And the yoga and campsite was gorgeous- being able to see the stars at night was fabulous, absolutely no light pollution at all!
Nourishing, wonderful, enjoyable weekend. Felt really well looked after and the campsite really was magical. So so special. And the surfing instructors were fab
Really fun trip. Greg, our surf instructor was great! Lovely camp hosted by the fab Aimee. Loved the yoga. Only thing missing was a shower but doable for one night.
We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.
What's the number?
It works out on average at 17kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.
The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2023 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.
But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:
- Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
- A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
- 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.
What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.
Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.
All you need is a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim 25 metres. No previous surfing, yoga or camping experience is required.
If you're new to surfing, you’ll learn the basics in two comprehensive lessons, including water safety, paddling, catching waves and steering the board. When you’re ready, your instructor will teach you how to pop up and ride a wave back in to 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.
Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.
In an open-sided barn nestled in the woods near the campsite - a lovely setting for some relaxing yoga.
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.
Summer in Newquay is 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 that you stay nice and warm in the water.
Of course. Each surf session is roughly 1.5 hours long, however, you're welcome to keep the board afterwards and surf on your own.
If you feel that you'll struggle to see without your glasses, then please do wear them, however, we'd suggest securing them with a piece of string so you won't lose them. Daily throw away contact lenses are the best option for surfing.
Whilst most of our trips are exclusive to Much Better Adventures, due to the nature of this destination and the design of the trip, this particular host also sells this adventure via other channels. This means that it’s possible that your group may consist of people who haven't booked through the Much Better Adventures website. But rest assured, anyone booking this trip is in search of an active, outdoors adventure, just as you are!
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Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.
We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!
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All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.
You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.
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