Looking for a mix of land and water based activities? Visit our sister site on Cornwall’s south coast, Porthpean.com

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First Wave Adventures

Live, Laugh, Learn

First Wave Adventures specialise in outdoor learning and activity trips for school groups and study tours. Based on our very own beach, the Seaside Award-winning Great Western in Newquay, we are the leading activity centre for schools visiting the North Cornish coast.  If it’s an adventure you’re looking for your youth or school group, then look no further.

Learn to surf the awesome Atlantic waves with 4 times UK surf champ Adam Griffiths and his team of amazing instructors.  Coasteer our beautifully rugged coastline whilst learning about our awe-inspiring local nature and environment.  Have a blast with our super-fun beach games.  Dance the evening away with friends on the sand with our silent disco.   First Wave Adventures offers the complete outdoor learning experience.

Catering for all age groups and skills, our outdoor pursuits cover Key Stage 2-5 educational objectives whilst ensuring fun for all in a fantastically safe and private space. Stay in school friendly accommodation with our great value residential programmes, with private accommodation, in-house dining options, and evening entertainment.


Thanks to our amazing location on the north coast of Cornwall, we’re able to offer a range of instructor-led water-based activities, from our very own beach.  Our packages include the following:

What our customers are saying

‘The staff were all lovely, friendly and accommodating – without exception!! Service was beyond what I have experienced in ‘starred’ hotels!! THANK -YOU!!’

Jayne, Barr Beacon School, Walsall

‘First Wave Adventures has a fantastic team of staff; they are warm, caring and professional. The facilities were great, I highly recommend them, particularly for school groups- they are well catered, providing a clean, safe and comfortable environment.’

Lipi, Parmiter's School, Hertfordshire

‘I organised a school rugby tour to Newquay. It was exactly what we needed, budget accomodation, a decent games room, good food (all meals) and excellent staff. The boys commented on how comfortable the beds were, and said they cannot wait to go again.’

Frazer, St George Catholic College, Southampton

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