Things to do

Bejowan Barns provides the ideal base to explore the best all of Cornwall has to offer. Newquay and its surrounding area offers an unlimited number of things to do. A host of activities for the whole family, outdoors and indoors, as well as outstanding evening entertainment, there are endless opportunties for a fabulous holiday.

Here is a small selection, by no means exhaustive. We are sure you will enjoy your visit to Cornwall.


Gannel to Crantock Beach

Approx 3 hours leisurely walk at low tide along the Gannel footpath taking you to Crantock Beach . Park beside the boating lake, or in the carpark along Gannel road (just off the A392). If you have parked beside the boating lake cross the road at the zebra crossing on the A392 and enter the footpath across the footbridge beside the road. If you park in the carpark you can navigate your way back to the footbridge via the footpath which runs parallel to the road.

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Follow the path to the left of the river and you will be taken on a flat walk close to the trees which flank the river. Watch out for horses which often use the track for exercise and access onto the river flats. After about half a mile you will reach the more sandy banks of the river which spread out across the flats to the river draining out to sea on the right of the valley.

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Be careful of the soft sand where you may sink your feet into it quite easily. You will approach the low bridge which straddles the river at low tide, allowing you to cross the river if required. Children can often be seen fishing for crabs off the bridge! We choose to stay on the left and continue out to the beach around the cliff as it juts out on the left.After clambering over a few rocks the river opens up allowing access to crantock beach. As you walk out, the beach opens up into a vast expanse of sand.Bejowan Walks_Gannel to Crantock Beach2

Once you have enjoyed the pleasures of the beach popular with dog walkers , families and surfers, ( although never looking crowded due to its size ) you can track back along the line of the river into the estuary. As you walk back into the estuary you can retrace your steps along the right hand side to the bridge, or paddle through the river and walk along the left hand bank. Which ever way you choose you will reach the bridge you passed on the way out.

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Once you pass the bridge you will pass many boats tied up in the estuary hinting at the history of the river which included a boatyard. The river is also a good place to spot all manner of wading birds and other wildlife feeding in the river. You will eventually come across the carpark on Gannel road. If you parked by the boating lake you can walk up the road to the crossing on the main road. Refreshments available in the Café next to the boating lake if required !

Polly Joke to Holywell Bay

Approx 3 hours leisurely walk along the coastpath. Park in the car park above the Bowgie Inn ( pay and display ) Walk down from the car-park past the Gramophone workshop on the left and turn left as you meet the road to join the footpath through the stile gate approx 100 yards ahead.

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Walk another 100 yards and take a moment to look right at the spectacular views across crantock beach to pentire headland. Choose to go straight ahead for a longer walk out to the headland between crantock and polly joke, before bearing left and following the cliff path, or left down through two fields. Both routes bringing you to Polly joke beach.One of our favourites and Dog Friendly !
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As you reach the beach, cross the stone bridge which straddles the stream. A good place to give your dog a drink in the stream if you have taken them with you! Choose to either: skip the beach and follow the coast path up over the fields to the left. The path is well worn so will be easy to follow or: If the tide is out you can walk down and enjoy the beach, and rejoin the footpath to the left closer to the low tide mark. As you leave Polly joke, you will climb up to the headland on the westerly side of the beach and skirt the cliffs as you look
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Be careful to keep your Dog on a lead as there are often Sheep or Cattle grazing in the fields! The cliff path will meander around the cut outs of coastal erosion for about half a mile and then gently drop down into the dunes backing onto Holywell bay. You can choose to access the Beach, amble through the dunes or a bit of both!

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If you are you ready for a rest or some refreshments then cross the beach and follow the stream up the far westerly side, crossing the bridge and follow the path to the St Pirans Inn ( Dogs welcome but only open during the summer months ! )

Glendurgan Garden Cornwall

National Trust Houses & Gardens

Cornwall is host to many beautiful houses and gardens, 6 of which are in the care of The National Trust – Antony, Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trengwainton – covering between them a huge variety of plants, styles, features and moods. In addition to the loveliness of the gardens, they all have tea rooms or restaurants, shops and there are renowned art and craft galleries at Trelissick and Cotehele.

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Lusty Glaze Adventure Centre

Zip-wire, abseiling, coasteering, surfing, jet ski rides, kite boarding or mountain biking, Lusty Glaze is a leisure complex nearby, in Newquay, offering all types of adventures on land or on sea. It is also a great beach, loved by visitors and locals alike. After the adventure there is a restaurent and for the more indulgent amongst you, also the option to have a massage on the beach

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Tate St.Ives Cornwall

Tate St.Ives

Part of the world-renowned Tate group of galleries, Tate St Ives has a distinctively local feel, with exhibitions by artists from Cornwall, such as the St Ives Modernists and the Newlyn School, as well as work from around the world. Visit the picturesque village of St.Ives while you are in the area and browse the many galleries for more Cornish art inspiration.

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Newquay Sea Safaris and Fishing

Travel at speed from Newquay’s picturesque old port – out to the deep blue waters of Cornwall’s azure sea – to enjoy a day’s wreck or reef fishing or a thrilling ocean adventure. An experienced skipper will take you to the perfect places to drop anchor for deep sea fishing from the deck of the purpose-built boat, the Atlantic Diver. Fishing, snorkeling or exploring hidden coves of the Newquay coastline, getting out on the ocean is an exciting outing during your visit to Cornwall.

Fifteen Restaurant Cornwall

Jamie Olivers Fifteen Restaurant is situated right on the beach of Watergate Bay, with stunning views over the beach and ocean.
The restaurant offers modern, Italian-influenced dishes, using seasonal ingredients from the finest artisan producers in the county. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Booking in advance is advised.

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Surfing Fistral Beach Newquay

Whether you are a beginner who wants to give surfing a go in Newquay, Cornwall for the first time, or someone who wants to improve their surfing skills, Fistral beach is a great desitination for the entire family.
Choose one of many of the surf schools in Newquay to hire a board, wetsuits and take surfing lessons.

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DairyLand Farm World

Enjoy the fun of an all weather attraction providing entertainment for all ages at DairyLand Farm World.
Get up close to and hold or pet some of the animals at the farm, from cows to goats to rabbits and ferrets. Offering everything from children’s playgrounds, pony rides and nature trails.

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Cornwall Karting

A thrilling day out for all ages, the track at St. Eval, not far from Bejowan Barns, offers fun-filled go-karting for adults, teens and children from three years old.

The four racing circuits vary in length and complexity, one even has a flyover. There are a range of karts available to suit any level of ability, including junior karts with remote safety controls to keep the fun safe.

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