What’s on in Cornwall – Late Summer Beach Events Newquay

A gentle sea breeze, sand between your toes, music in the air, and a tranquil seaside setting to top it all off.

Does it get much better than this? Maybe an England World Cup win would have just clinched it, but for now, we’ll settle for the brilliance of Newquay in the summer.

Keeping this in mind, we know with countless events spanning our favourite holidaying season, its easy to get lost in the sea of festivals and days-out on offer.

To save you hassle, we’ve streamlined your Newquay summer calendar into only the best beach events. So, pick up a pen, grab your calendar, and you’ll not miss any of the seaside action this summer.

Sundowner Sessions, Newquay (July - September)

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What’s a summer break without sunshine, golden beaches, and great music? The Sundowner Sessions at Lusty Glaze Beach combines every element of a great seaside getaway with talented musicians from far and wide.

The setting is idyllic. Sand and symbols, waves and rhythms - the results are incredible live shows sure to get everyone dancing.

Whilst this year’s headline performance by Morcheeba has already sold out, if you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets then don’t fret: with free performances all through the summer, you’ll never miss a beat…

For more information on when you can catch a session, visit their website.

Boardmasters Festival, Newquay (8th – 12th August)

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Boardmasters is one of the most unique festivals in the country, consistently drawing thousands of dedicated partygoers to Cornwall’s stunning coastline every year.

Whilst its surf, skate, and BMX facilities make it ideal for extreme sports lovers, if you’re feeling less Tony Hawk and more indie and rock, the music stages are enough to ensure an unforgettable weekend.

All festivals need a soundtrack and Boardmasters never fails to deliver: with headliners Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Chemical Brothers, and George Ezra all making appearances, you’ll never be short of those perfect summer vibes.

Boardmasters is a reveller’s paradise that “brings like-minded souls together” for the ultimate South West festival. To grab your tickets, head over to their website.


Newquay Lifeboat Day, Newquay (19th August)

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Once you’ve recouped from the previous day’s festivities, come join the fun for another great day out at the harbour, this time celebrating the brilliant work of our national lifeboat service.

There is no denying the vital work of the RNLI in saving lives across Britain’s coasts every day. Their bravery and constant readiness cannot be appreciated enough and its fundraising days like Newquay Lifeboat Day – the service’s biggest fundraiser of the entire year – that are critical to ensuring their noble work continues.

This incredible free event showcasing ‘dramatic rescue demonstrations’ with live music, food stalls, and more is an opportunity for an exciting day out whilst also supporting an excellent cause.

Beach Tag Rugby, Newquay (24th – 26th August)

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If you’re looking for even more reasons to visit the coastal gem that is Lusty Glaze Beach, look no further. This popular waterfront tag rugby tournament is the ideal trip to let loose in some seaside action.

Choose from a wide selection of food and drinks from the on-site restaurant then grab some friends and battle for ownership of the tag rugby champion’s trophy. Be sure to stay until Sunday night when this epic three-day event closes with an unmissable live music and firework finale.

Whether you’re a daring contender fancying your chances in the floodlit final, or simply looking for a spectacle set to a jaw-dropping backdrop, don’t regret missing out on the fun.

For more details on how on how you can secure your place in this seaside showdown, check out their website.


Newquay Fish Fest (7th – 9th September)

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Nobody does seafood better than the South West - it’s a fact. So when Newquay throws one of the biggest seafood festivals in the country, you can be sure it’s going to be a memorable experience.

Featuring the best in locally-caught, fresh seafood and many of the South West’s most prestigious chefs, Newquay Fish Fest is every sea-foodie’s dream. Now in its 16th year, the festival is a highlight in the town’s already busy calendar and should be one for yours, too.

Visitors will be free to sample local catches in addition to live music, cooking demonstrations, and even a band of canon-wielding pirates. This is a family day-out to remember for any fish fans or crustacean connoisseurs - you’ll be gutted to miss out!

For more information, take a look at their website:

But don’t just take our word for it – experience the fun yourself! Situated in the heart of Newquay, Hotel Bristol offers the absolute best in location, hospitality, and comfort.

Sea View Breaks in Newquay

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With sea-views to die for and fantastic events throughout the summer - Hotel Bristol in Newquay is the place to be -  don’t wait - make it happen. 

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