;Trenance Gardens – the jewel in Newquay’s crown – were laid out in 1906 and make an excellent location to quietly stroll or take time to sit in full sun, or under the shade of mature trees, to relax and contemplate. Whether from the paths that surround the two lakes, or close up onboard hired pedalos or rowing boats, you can study the antics of animals sheltering on the two small islands in the middle of the big lake. Trenance Gardens is also home to Newquay’s well established riding centre.
This waterside retreat is also a haven for varieties of duck and geese and other aquatic wild life. It’s also a favourite nesting ground for swans. In homage to these majestic birds, the largest lake displays a silvery swan captured forever taking off from the surface of the water;