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What to do on a long weekend in Cornwall

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Cornwall is the perfect place to spend a long weekend. There are iconic port villages, castles, incredible scenery, cute cafes and, of course, the delicious Cornish pasty! But what can you do to make sure you get the most out of this beautiful county? We’ve come up with a plan so you don’t miss anything out!

A long weekend in Cornwall

The best way to get the most out of Cornwall is to spend some time enjoying its beautiful coastline. And what better way to do that than by wild camping, surfing, coasteering and yoga? We offer the perfect weekend retreat for those who want to spend some time in nature. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple or a group of friends, our weekend getaways are a great way to unwind and experience the best of what Cornwall has to offer!

What kind of adventure weekends are there?

At Cornish Wave, we offer an array of different adventure weekends for everyone to enjoy. You’ll have the opportunity to sleep in our cosy wild camping tents, barbeque your favourite food and play games. You can choose from surfing, coasteering, yoga and wild swimming. It doesn’t matter if you’ve tried them before or you’re a total novice – our instructors will help you get the most out of it.


Arrive for your chosen adventure weekend. Your instructors will have taken into consideration tides, weather and surf conditions and will take you to the beach to start your surf lesson, coasteering adventure or wild swim! The guides will go through any safety instructions and the basics to prepare you for your activity.

After your activity, you’ll grab a few supplies for your BBQ that evening, and head up to the woodland camp. You’ll have a quick tour and then take part in a yoga lesson to relax and energise your body. You’ll be surrounded by some gorgeous Cornish scenery and be able to enjoy the location (your muscles will also thank you for it in the morning)!

All evening you’ll be able to take part in games and activities such as axe throwing and roasting marshmallows before you head to your tent for some much-needed sleep!


Waking up surrounded by Cornish woodland is a seriously good way to start the day. We’ll provide you with a light breakfast before heading to your morning yoga class – the best way to take in your surroundings and prepare your body for the upcoming surf, coasteering session or swim.

Our Adventure Weekends are super social and we love how our intrepid weekend adventures all leave have had a great time through shared experiences and made a few new friends.

After your weekend, we suggest you check in to one of the many cool & quaint Airbnb’s in the area which are ideal for a night or two. Being in Cornwall, you’re never far from a beach or a new area to explore.

One of the best things about Newquay is the Coast Path which stretches out from the seaside town and which has some beautiful views over the Cornish coast. A short and relaxing walk is around Crantock and Penpol Creek which is close by. Sandy dunes and beautiful cliffs surround the idyllic coastal village of Crantock. It’s a great spot to see local wildlife and take in the views. Check out a great route write up by Atlas & Boots. 

In the evening you could either have a BBQ in your private garden or head to The Boathouse for some street food on the beach. It’s full of food stalls selling locally caught fish and has a really nice, relaxed vibe. If you fancy a drink before bed, go to Tom Thumb Cocktail bar for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


When you wake up (after all, you are on holiday) get some breakfast at Box and Barber in town. They do great coffee and have a really diverse menu full of vegetarian and vegan options too.

When you’re full, take the 40-minute drive to The Eden Project. The Eden Project consists of a number of enormous greenhouse-like structures which create artificial climates in which a huge array of plants can grow. It’s totally unique and well worth visiting for the unusual plants and structures. The project also has large outdoor gardens, exhibitions and displays.

That evening walk along the beach to Toast Tapas and Wine Bar for (wait for it) a delicious selection of tapas and wine. They do mid-week deals and have a lovely cocktail list.


Before heading home, grab some breakfast at the Pavilion cafe for a modern British brunch try Fore street Cafe. They have a great selection of dishes and cater to many different dietary requirements. The best bit though? They’re right next door to our office so you can book yourself in for one last surf lesson before you leave!

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