A small residential centre catering for up to 38 students

School Residential Trips and Experiences in North Cornwall

OA Stay is perfect for a wide range of school residential trips and experiences and age groups. Situated on the clifftop overlooking Widemouth Bay, a wild coastal environment where you’ll wake up to the roar of the surf and incredible views up the coast.

All food and accommodation is included for the duration of your stay and you can bolt on as many (or as few!) activity sessions as you like.

Combine exploring the local area with activities, or add in a trip to locations further afield in Cornwall such as The Eden Project.

OA Stay accommodation viewed from behind

Our team are fully vetted, DBS checked and trained in all aspects of safeguarding.


Team Building
Coastal Walks


10 acres of land
Private beach
Grass games area
Cliff top fire pit
TV and communal room
Super Fast Wifi

Learning opportunities for all age groups

A residential trip or experience is essential for children’s mental health and wellbeing. Over the last couple of years children have had limited opportunities to experience traveling to different places and to spend time with friends outside of school. A residential with OA is the perfect opportunity for kids to dive into some completely new experiences.

As a small centre we can offer sole occupancy to small year groups and classes. We pride ourselves on providing a completely different experience to large, impersonal centres.

A wide range of rooms, many with sea views

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Subject specific residentials

Geography, Geology and Ecology

OA Stay is the perfect location to base yourselves for geography fieldwork and the surrounding area is a treasure trove for geology and ecology studies.

The surrounding coastline is saturated in stunning examples of coastal features and landforms demonstrating physical processes. The rocks belong to the Carboniferous geological period dating back over 350 million years and are heavily folded and faulted, creating towering rock structures. There are numerous examples of erosion, such as natural arches, sea stacks, caves, slumping and coastal management.

Our private beach has a large wavecut platform, and the rock pools are perfect for studying ecology and biodiversity.   Coupled with the stream that flows onto the beach, there is a huge range of fauna and flora and is an ideal study of a coastal environment.

A short drive away is the village of Boscastle, which after a major flood in 2004 became internationally famous and the perfect environment to study human and physical causes contributing to floods with both long term and short term affects.

Break up the fieldwork with an activity session and immerse yourselves in the environment you are studying.

Birds eye view of the accommodation at OA Stay at Atlantic Court

Activity days

Half or full day courses
group riding the wave during a beginner surf lesson at Widemouth Bay

For local schools or even if you are staying elsewhere in the area, we offer half day or day sessions for bodyboarding, surfing and coasteering (age dependant).

OA Surf Club has a proven track record of running high quality activity days for school groups with the highest possible safety standards. Your activity can be tailored towards team building, learning new skills, or simply run as a fun and challenging taster session. Our team have a wealth of experience working with school groups and will always make your day a great success and one which will be truly memorable.

Speak to us

We’ll work with you to create the perfect residential experience, tailored to your specific requirements

We offer a full refund in the event of Covid -19 travel related restrictions

    Call Rob or Tia

    01288 362900