What to Expect on The Newquay Smugglers Walk!
All The Information You Need!
We do NOT have a cash card machine, we only take cash payments and we do not carry lots of change. PLEASE make sure you have the exact amount of cash. £10 adults, under 16 £7 and under 4 years FREE of charge.
Where Do The Tours Run From?
The Newquay Smugglers Walk runs from the Newquay Harbour, over from Bootlegger Office, look for the pirate and signs shown in the photo on this page.
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Our Newquay Smugglers Walk is NEW for Newquay 2019 launched by award winning tour company Alone In The Dark Entertainment and creator Steven J Taylor. This is an interactive story based tour with historical facts, detailing everything from the rise of smuggling in the 18th and 19th century in Cornwall on the North Coast and in Newquay along with its fall, murders and crimes, pirate and wrecking, local legends and caricatures that lived in Newquay or on the North Coast. The facts are within fun stories mixed with humour and role play. The tour is aimed at adults but we make the tours flexible for families and young children.
1.5 hour to 2 hours
Whats Included In The Tour:
full costume guide
Cornish Myths and Legends
Local stories and folklore
Interactive stories with crowd participation
Site seeing, such as locations related to smuggling history
What Will Be Seen and Done During the Tour:
You will see Newquay's historical working harbour, the rowing gig boat / smugglers style boat, hidden historical areas, the landing beaches for smuggling, the smugglers caves from the coastal path, the smugglers cove, the smugglers cottages but we do not enter, we just pass by with stories. The Gazzel, the area of the old customs officers hut, a pub connected to smuggling. On the tour we will point out the Island of Black Humphrey and other coastal areas related to our stories plus much more.
Car Parking and Address:
There is a pay and display car park in the Harbour but it can be difficult to park during high season. Please see the main board by the toilets for pricing. Newquay Harbour TR7 1HT
Please Note: We do not use any names of any living persons, nor do we use any stories related to local families, this tour is based on historical facts but due to the nature of smuggling and pirates, wrecking a vast amount of it's history is down to local folklore and locals stories with snippets of facts due to the only time a pirate or smuggler was caught is when the facts were recorded. Although set within Newquay we do generalise smuggling that accompanies local stories and myths, legends and folklore. This tour is intended for entertainment only and we change the tour as and when we need to in light of new evidence, found history or legends.