Out & About

To the left of The Kenton is Porth beach, a flat sandy beach ideal for swimming and paddling, it also has a buggy friendly promenade with a slope down to the sands for easier access.  You will also find a football golf & crazy golf course just above the beach with a kiosk and outside seating for food and drink.  Across the other side of Porth beach there is also a choice of two further cafes with indoor seating.  Just at the bottom of the hill opposite the beach there is a lifestyle emporium, Spanish tapas bar and beachside pub serving food 7 days a week all year long.

To the right of The Kenton is Watergate Bay with its golden sands & magnificent surfing waves,  restaurant, bar, beach cafe and the Extreme Sports Academy, with ample car parking.

Directly in front of us is Whipsiderry beach Voted in the top 20 of Europe’s best beaches by the Sunday Times,

Whipsiderry is a beautiful secluded little beach with caves and rock pools to explore at low tide, but beware such beauty comes with a catch, there are some 200 steep steps down to the beach so it is not suitable for everyone.  That’s three sandy beaches to explore from The Kenton and all within walking distance.

Newquay, Porth and the surrounding areas are ideally situated and centrally based for exploring Cornwall, with its breathtaking coast lines, unspoiled countryside and picturesque fishing villages.

Just a 10-minute bus ride or car trip inland takes you to the quiet picturesque village of St Mawgan, with its wandering stream flowing peacefully through the village and tranquil Japanese gardens and bonsai nursery.  In the village, you will also find a traditional pub, church,  village cafe and shop, so you can recharge those batteries.

As parts of Cornwall are considered to be sub-tropical, it’s no wonder that there is an abundance of beautiful gardens, some with fine stately homes to visit, where you will find many tropical plants growing outside in the mild temperate conditions.  Not to mention the Eden Project where you can see a fully grown tropical rainforest and Mediterranean garden all growing under the protective cover of huge biomes.

The busy Newquay high street, with shops and shoppers on a sunny day

Family Attractions

There are plenty of family attractions within easy reach of The Kenton with all ages and interests catered for, from museums and castles to fun parks, animal sanctuaries and theme parks. Enough to keep everyone happy.

Golfing and Fishing in Cornwall

Cornwall is well known for its superb golf courses, mostly set in outstanding locations with stunning sea views and kept to the highest standards, a must for all levels of golfers.  Fishing enthusiasts are also well catered for with many well-stocked course fishing lakes and streams. There is also good sea fishing from the rocky headlands, and beaches or organised fishing trips from the harbour to catch the larger varieties from around the reefs and wrecks.

Newquay Harbour with a panoramic view of Newquay town
Porth beach, the sun setting with stand up paddle boarders


Newquay is considered the surfing capital of England, with lots of stunning beaches all around you why not give it a go?  If you have never surfed before why not try some lessons with the Newquay activity centre, based over at Fistral Beach, the main surfing area for Newquay.  They also offer a variety of other water-based activities, like co-steering the art of jumping off cliffs into the sea to follow the coastline around the bay.  But if you are a more accomplished surfer there are lots of lovely beaches to go it alone.

Transport links

Directly in front of the building you can find the bus stop which offers a direct bus service into the Newquay town centre as well as the seasonal Atlantic Coaster open-top bus service. These services also take you in the other direction to Padstow a pretty fishing harbour and town just 14 miles up the coast, stopping off at many picturesque coastal villages along the way.

From Both Newquay and Padstow, you can then go onto catch connecting buses to many other Cornish destinations like Truro, Wadebridge and Port Isaac, as well as National Express services further afield.

Newquay train station offers services linking up to the main line with connecting trains to various destinations like St Ives and Looe or further on to major cities and towns around the UK.

Just a couple of miles away we also have Newquay Airport with flights available from various locations both inside and outside of the UK, making travelling to Newquay even easier if you’re planning a trip without your car.

With all these options you could leave your car at home and let someone else do the driving.

So why wouldn’t you choose Cornwall for your holiday when it has such a rich variety of activities on offer for people of all ages?

An external photo of a light blue Cornish guest house