Nearby Attractions

Porth Beach


Porth Beach is a large, family friendly sandy beach only 10 mins walk from Pensalda it has a sheltered aspect being protected by headlands on both sides. Great for bodyboarding and kayaking! Lifeguarded in summer months.

Porth island to the east, which can be accessed by a narrow footbridge, has some impressive prehistoric defensive earthworks and the remains of a Bronze Age settlement as well as impressive views across the bay and towards Trevose Head lighthouse.

There is a family friendly pub called The Mermaid right on the beach and cafes and shops nearby.

There is also a river which flow across the beach, caves to explore and many rockpools!


Porth Beach

Jampen Cafe and Football Golf


Jampen Cafe and football golf is located on the stunning Porth Island in Newquay, which is in between Porth beach, and Watergate Bay, there is parking available nearby at Porth. Licenced and dog friendly.

Football Golf is suitable for all ages. We also have a Crazy Golf in our palmed gardens with awsum views over the cliff top onto Porth beach.


Beach Huts are available for you to hire where you can unwind, change, store your beach equipment or to have birthday parties.

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Jampen Cafe and Football Golf

The Mermaid Inn Porth Beach


This well-known traditional Newquay pub, The Mermaid Inn, sits right on the edge of Porth beach making it an ideal place to grab a spot of lunch or a cool pint after a day on the beach. They offer food and snacks and also have the usual pub games and a children’s play area. The pub makes the perfect base for spending a day on Porth beach and there is a lovely covered outdoor terrace for enjoying the summer without getting burnt to a crisp.

The pub has regular entertainment such as quiz nights, karaoke and live music. They have a fantastic restaurant and offer great tasting and great value food through the day and into the night.

Directly adjoining Porth Beach
Disabled facilities
Car parking
Children’s play area
Pool table, Dartboard

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The Mermaid Inn Porth Beach

Newquay Zoo


Newquay Zoo is a large zoological garden located within Trenance Leisure Park in Newquay. The zoo was opened in Cornwall on Whit Monday, 26th of May 1969.

As well as being a great family day out, Newquay Zoo is an education, research and conservation charity which is dedicated to protecting global wildlife heritage. We hope to inspire a life long respect for animals and the environment amongst our many visitors. 

The Zoo is proud to support overseas conservation programmes, helping conserve endangered species including red fronted macaws, pangolins and sloths. The Zoo also runs a highly successful breeding programme, so you may see baby animals on your visit! There is also an excellent cafe and restaurant on site.

****Highly recommended by us!****

It is owned by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT), a Devon based charity which also owns Paignton Zoo as well as a number of nature reserves.

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Newquay Zoo

Trenance Park and Gardens


Acres of Fun Much more than a garden, it’s Trenance Park!

They call Trenance a park, but really it’s a whole world of leisure and fun, thrills, spills and fascination: 26 acres of lush, sub-tropical colour interspersed with Cornwall’s only zoo, a boating lake and loads of activities for all ages and weathers.

A 15 minute stroll from Pensalda Guest House or a five-minute stroll from the centre of town will bring you to the entrance and the only hard part of your visit, Choosing. What will it be first? A ride on the miniature railway, a round of crazy golf, a game of tennis, monkey about on the new adventure playground or messing about on the boating lake- followed by a restorative tea at the Lakeside cafe or cottage cafe.

Waterworld leisure centre can be found next to Newquay Zoo in Trenance. There’s a fun-pool for kids, a superb 25m pool with a 3.5m deep-end for serious swimmers and divers, and a fitness centre staffed by instructors trained to help all levels of ability.

At the unique Newquay Zoo which breeds and cares for many of the world’s most endangered species. Here, in a day, you can trek through the rain-forests of Brazil, the plains of Africa and the jungles of Asia; learn first-hand from the keepers and handle some of the animals. There’s an activity farm, a maze, play and picnic areas. You will never forget the experience – and the kids will keep dragging you back for more.

Dogs must be kept on leads due to the bird life at the park and small children.

Trenance Park and Gardens

Newquay Trampoline Park and Soft Play


The very first Trampoline & Play Park in Newquay! Situated behind Waterworld on Trenance Park near Newquay Zoo, the park caters for children from 18 months and is great fun for adults too looking to bounce and dodge into a heap of fun. We’re not just any old Trampoline & Play Park, they have designed a unique bounce facility to include a bit of something for the whole family to enjoy.

Pre-book tickets online and get them cheaper.

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Newquay Trampoline Park and Soft Play

Pirates Quest Adventure Golf


Newly refurbished Pirate Adventure Golf in Newquay
Travel back 300 years to the Golden Age of Piracy and let twelve swashbucklin’ holes guide you through our Museum of Cornish Myths, Legends and Pirating past!

The indoor course winds through a selection of immersive 360 degree sets with 12 holes of adventure golf – Explore the mystical caves and murky streets of Eighteenth Century Cornwall, discover local legends of giants and kings, pose for photo in the village stocks or at the ship’s wheel, and travel under the sea in search of our Mermaid.

For those brave enough, grab a glow in the dark golf ball and descend into the daunting depths of Davy Jones’ Locker, a creepy graveyard of lost ships and souls that serves as a final resting place for history’s most dastardly seafarers! This section can be easily avoided by choosing the alternative safe passage.

Book tickets online to secure your slot!

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Pirates Quest Adventure Golf

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay


Close-up views of exotic species, sharks and turtles, coral reef display and feeding sessions.
Blue Reef Newquay is home to 40 naturally-themed habitats – taking you on a journey from the Cornish coasts to the exotic seas. You’ll also have the opportunity to come face-to-face with some freshwater turtles and caiman, meet a pufferfish, and much more!

The underwater tunnel runs through the ocean tank at the heart of the aquarium, and offers you captivating views of the reef and all the sea life that calls it home, including the loggerhead sea turtles, reef sharks, and shoals of colourful fish.

****Highly recommended by us!!****

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Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Fistral Beach


Fistral Beach is in Fistral Bay on the north coast of Cornwall, England.  As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves.

All the big UK surf competitions take place here including Boardmasters, the Quicksilver Skins, the UK Pro Surf Tour and the BUSA Championships so if you’re a gung-ho pro or a just a timid beginner, this is the ideal place for you to show off or take your first tentative dip in the ocean.

There is a large golf course overlooking the bay and a range of restaurants, cafes, a beach bar and shops right on the beach! Fistral Bay is bounded by two promontories, Towan Head to the north and Pentire Point East to the south. Whether you're a surfer, golfer, sun lover or a walker, there's something here you'll love!

Please respect our beaches and marine life and dispose of all litter in the bins provided at the car park. If bins are full, please take your rubbish with you.

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Fistral Beach

Treffy Tavern Table Table Newquay


Treffry Tavern Table Table, a short drive away in Quintrell downs serves a great range of food and drinks for all to enjoy, from perfectly grilled steaks to classic family favourites.
With some fantastic offers available too, it's a great place for those wanting to dine in the Newquay area but out of town. Parking on site.

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Treffy Tavern Table Table Newquay

Zaman's Indian Restaurant Newquay


The contemporary interior, coupled with a cosy environment, provides the perfect setting to enjoy truly authentic cuisine, whether it’s a relaxing family meal, romantic dinner or a catch up with friends.

Service is extremely personable with staff trained to a high level to provide professional but warm service. The menu, not only offers your favourite curries, baltis and other authentic specialities but more unusual offerings, providing a fresh and flavourful choice for the more adventurous eastern food fan, further special dietary requirements, vegetarians and vegan diets are a speciality.

***Please book a table online or by phone to eat in at the restaurant. Takeaways are not to be brought back to the guest house. Thank you***

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Zaman's Indian Restaurant Newquay

The Red Lion Pub Newquay


The Red Lion pub and live music venue, situated over looking the harbour. A traditional pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Serving good quality food daily 12-9pm, our menu is popular with the local trade, and has an exceptional reputation for a good steak! The Red Lion has many offerings such as traditional ales, live music, cosy log fire, pool table, dart board, gaming machines, superb harbour and bay views and a warm & friendly atmosphere.

With superb views like no other, why not sit back and soak up the atmosphere at Newquay's HIDDEN GEM!

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The Red Lion Pub Newquay

Trerice Manor Newquay


An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries, thanks to long periods under absentee owners. Today the renowned stillness and tranquillity of Trerice is much prized by visitors. Only 10 minutes from our guest house.

A small but varied garden featuring an Elizabethan knot garden, cottage borders and Cornish kayling lawn.

The gorgeous Barn Café Offers a range of light refreshments, hot and cold drinks, cakes and cream teas.

There is also a brilliant shop with a wide range of gifts, homeware and local produce. Second-hand bookshop in the Undercroft. You can also purchase some of the plants grown at Trerice.

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Trerice Manor Newquay

Eden Project


The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts, core education centre, restaurants, winter ice-skating and exciting year-round family events.

****We recommend tickets are pre-booked online****

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Eden Project

Rosamunde Pilcher Fans Filming Locations


Rosamunde Pilcher is one of the best-loved authors associated with Cornwall, with a literary career that has spanned five decades. Born in 1924 in Lelant near St Ives, it is here - her childhood home - that inspired many of her novels, which have since been adapted for TV and film. Much of the filming took place here in Cornwall, featuring the county’s iconic beaches, breath-taking coastline and impressive architecture.

Are you a fan of Rosamunde Pilcher books or TV series? This site shows you where the filming locations are that you can visit!

Prideaux Place is highly recommended :)

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Rosamunde Pilcher Fans Filming Locations

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App for Cornwall welcomes you to our beautiful county.  Take a look at our website and then download the app totally FREE. Tons of information will be at your fingertips wherever you are!

Let us take you on a journey and help you make up your mind how to enjoy Cornwall!

We have information on attractions and activities and everything from adrenalin fun filled days, to national trust houses and gardens, museums, theme parks and wildlife. Basically all you need to plan your holiday or days out.

The Events calendar is full of great things to do all over the county, so you will never be short of something to do. Another big plus is all the vouchers and special offers we have listed, just show your device to the cashier to redeem the offer.

All this information in your pocket, what more could you want.

 

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Pensalda Guest House
98 Henver Road
Newquay
Cornwall
TR7 3BL