Monday, September 1, 2014

Adventures in Newquay!

Last week James stayed with me for the week and we had lots of trips and things to do planned, the fact that I finally have a car again means that we can do so much more in the surrounding areas of Plymouth. Despite Newquay only been an hours car journey away I hadn't had the opportunity to go there for three years. Newquay is one of my all time favourite places in Cornwall, the beaches, cafes and the overall seaside town attitude is just amazing and it definitely felt like we were on holiday for the day!
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Once we arrived it was definitely time for a quick pit stop! Seeking out the cutest cafes on tripadvisor and instagram is what I frequently spend my time doing.. I discovered The Jam Jar which appealed to me so much and the fact that every drink comes in a jar is just soo cute, and actually something that I haven't seen in other places!
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The cafe is just off the busy main street and I was surprised at how tiny it was, but that definitely just adds to the cafes charm!
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The inside was even cuter! An old record player was playing music, and tables filled off surfing magazines and as expected shelves lined with jam jars! There was plenty of selection to be had..
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The-Jam-Jar-Newquay
After deciding on what we wanted, we managed to grab a cute wooden table/seat outside whilst we waited for our order to be brought to the table. We were soo lucky that it was also not raining at this point and we could enjoy sitting outside!
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I ordered a hot chocolate for myself, apple juice for James and we shared this delicious chocolate brownie, to be fair I ate most of it though...
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The-Jam-Jar-Newquay
The drink and cake was truly delicious!! I am so glad I tracked this cute cafe down and it helped make our visit that bit more special, I will definitely be returning. I hear they do the BEST coffee too!
After we fuelled up we headed a short stones throw down to Fistral beach..
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Although, the weather was so cloudy and murky we were pretty lucky that the rain stayed off for the morning.
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Literally nothing in this world makes me happier than being by the sea and taking time to appreciate the calmness and peace of it all. 
I wore my new favourite Primark cardi, a peacocks top and New Look jeans!
Fistral-beach
We had a walk along the whole of Fistral beach which was gorgeous, the sea was super cold! It was nice to watch all of the learner surf schools too. The last time I was actually in Newquay I was surfing with my friend, I haven't done it since though as I just get too scared about being so cold, such a wimp!
We tumbled across a cool entrance to a hotel which has been shut off now but the hotel still exists so I'm expecting that it's some kind of underground tunnel,pretty cool huh?
I should have taken a better picture of this but this little bridge is the only way you can get to this little island house, it must be so peaceful and think of that amazing view they must have!
James and I spent the whole morning walking and exploring on the beach, it was then time for a look around the town.
It's not a trip to any seaside town without visiting the many amusement shops that line the streets.
The 2p slot machines are my all time favourite, it's definitely a mugs game but just so addictive. I still feel proud when I win 2p back after putting in about £5 worth hehe.
Seriously so many delicious sweet shops in Newquay, filled with fudge, old school sweeties and lollies.
One of each please!
Fistral-beach
We then headed up for a picnic lunch overlooking Fistral beach, the definition of dining with a view! It was so perfect and peaceful despite the drizzly rain!
Fistral-beach
We had such a fun day trip to Newquay and if you are ever down this part of the country i fully recommend a visit, oh and to the The Jam Jar cafe of course! 

I hope you liked reading this little lifestyle post and I hope you all had a great weekend! Have you visited Newquay before? Do you like the look of the Jam Jar cafe? Do you like posts like this? 

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12 comments

  1. The jam jar cafe is so cute and unusual! I like Newquay too.

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  2. I've never visited Newquay before but everyone always says how beautiful it is there. That cafe is adorable, the food/drinks look so delicious! xxx

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

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    1. If you ever get a chance you must go its so nice :) Yes i was sooo good i need another trip soon haha xx

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  3. That cafe looks absolutely beautiful when I've been to Newquay before I definitely haven't been to gems like this, i go TOO touristy and would love to go back again and find places like this xxx

    Blonde of carbs

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    1. It really was so lovely! It's definitely off the beaten track so hard to know that it is there,if you ever go back its worth a visit :) xx

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  4. Looks like lots of fun.... love the 2p machines too much fun!

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    1. It really was :) Ahh i know i'm addicted haha xx

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  5. Aww I went to Newquay on my first no-parent holiday when I was 16 and we had SO much fun, this post made me nostalgic! (Although we definitely weren't spending our time in cafes which is definitely what I'd wanna do nowadays...that hot chocolate is too cute!)

    Bxx
    b-jolly.co.uk

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    1. Aww love it!! When i went with friends it was always fish and chips and the amusement arcades haha! xx

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  6. I'm a sucker for a 2p slot machine! Literally have to be dragged away from them if I ever spy one. It looks like you had such a lovely day and I can literally taste that hot chocolate and brownie... Seriously jealous! xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive.

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  7. The jam jar cafe looks so cute - love the look of that brownie! x

    www.amuchprettierpuzzle.com

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