Cornwall’s ‘answer to Centerparcs’


A new company promoting activity holidays in Cornwall has opened for business in Newquay.

Pure Holidays aims to inspire more visitors to get active and experience the outdoors while on holiday in Cornwall.

The new company combines quality resort style accommodation with a wide range of activities as diverse as surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, golf, fishing, tree ‘surfing’ and llama trekking.

David Cole, MD of Pure Holidays, explained: “We’re huge fans of the Centerparcs model where families and friends can meet up, try new things, challenge themselves and have fun together. We’re trying to bring this type of ‘inclusive’ style activity holidays to Cornwall.”

Pure Holidays is working with several countryside resorts with purpose built holiday homes and lodges, plus a selection of surf schools, activity providers and attractions to deliver its experience driven holidays in Cornwall.

The company combines the skills of four directors with considerable experience in the surf, adventure and tourism industries.


David and Francoise Cole, who used to run Fistral Surf Company, are joined by Helen Cobley, former office manager for The Adventure Centre at Lusty Glaze and owner of The Metro hotel in Newquay, as well as Elliot Walker who runs digital marketing business Coast Publishing and online guide Adventure Activities Cornwall.

Alongside Pure Holidays, the Coles are also operating existing businesses and Tregoyne Construction from the new premises in Berry Road.