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Newquay Wild Activities

Discover what lies beneath our rockpools and the wildlife that shares our shores. Book onto a Rockpool Ramble or a Wildlife Walk with mini-bus pickup included from the hotel car park. Learn how to collect valuable scientific data that can help to inform conservation research and national policy. Explore the north Cornwall coastline with experts on hand to guide you. 

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Watching the ebb and flow of the waves is entrancing but once the tide has retreated, it reveals the secret world of rock pools and the charming creatures that call these places home.

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Meet Liz and Laura

Welcome to Newquay Wild Activities! We are Liz and Laura, and we want to boast about the wildlife we have here. And we have a lot! The rockpools are teeming with life – day and night! The cliffs are a haven for nesting birds. The seas are abundant with kelp forests and the coast path is a perfect place to spot seals, dolphins, and inland species such as Choughs and butterflies and insects that live in this wild landscape.

We’ve just finished our first summer hosting rockpool rambles and it was brilliant! We can’t wait to get going again in the new year. If you love fun, have a curiosity of the outdoor world and love to discover new things, we’d love for you to come with us.

Rock pooling is a simple activity that can fill hours without you even noticing! Although traditionally a summertime activity we can do it any time.

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What to expect when you join a Rockpool Ramble

Liz will pick you up in our minibus and take you to Fistral Beach (or meet us there). Fistral Beach is an iconic surfing beach, with golden sands.

Towards its south side though, you will find a large area of rocks with the most amazing rock pools tucked away in gullies and caves. This is where the rock pools are!

When you join one of our rockpool rambles, your guide is a local expert. They have been part of the conservation sector for years and know this place inside and out. They are also ‘Walking encyclopaedias’ on anything from limpets to bees and buzzing (sorry) with excitement to tell you everything they know.

They will intrepidly lead you for the next two hours, finding creatures and wowing you with their knowledge about them.

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Liz will join you later bringing with her drinks and any delicious Cornish pasties you’ve ordered for a picnic on the beach.

Then we’ll all pile back in the minibus, and head home. When the guides get home, they will compile a species list (that we can share with you) and submit them to The Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall And the Isles of Scilly.

Rockpool ramble with Newquay Wild Activities

Photo credit: David Kirwan

Rockpool Ramble

Book your own private rock pooling experience or join in with a group. A pick-up minibus service from the hotel is included in the price of £35 per adult, £25 per child, with family tickets available. Group sizes are no larger than 8.

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Multiple dates from March 2024

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Wildlife Walks

Experience Newquay's nature with a guided walk, take in headlands, woods, and meadows, discover secret coves, and how to become a citizen scientist. 


Multiple dates from March 2024

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Newquay Wild Activities 

Newquay Wild Activities launched last summer. The Social Enterprise Community Interest Company has been formed by Laura and Liz who are leaders in conservation within Newquay running a successful community group focusing on protecting the marine environment and conservation locally. 

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