Planning a day trip out of Newquay.
Here we’ve got a selection of our favourite ideas to help get you started with planning your day out, depending on whether you’re looking for adventure or something a bit more relaxing.
You could start by heading west from Newquay about half an hour to the picturesque and rugged 15th century fishing village of Mevagissey and spend the morning admiring this little cosy corner of Cornwall often undiscovered as its off the beaten track. If you have time, head over to the hugely popular and ever-changing world of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, which itself could take you a whole day.
You really could get lost in the magical gardens at Heligan – a really popular day out for the family. See here for more info about Heligan.
Alternatively, for an extra treat you could take the Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry which takes roughly 35 minutes as you cut the corner and cross the waters to the stunning village of Fowey, an area renowned for its beauty.
More information about the Ferry between Mevagissey and Fowey, including an updated Timetable of crossings can be found here.
When you arrive in Fowey, have a look for the Fowey Lifeboat Station, which sometimes allows a sneak into the world of life saving – you may even get a peak at one of the lifeboats in action.
If you’re peckish, why not head to Sam’s in Fowey – serving fresh produce and good quality meals.
Make sure to check the ferry times back to Mevagissey but most of all, enjoy your day on the south eastern coast of Cornwall.