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Known as the capital of surfing due to its Atlantic facing beaches with great swell and an abundance of top surfing schools and surf hire, there’s no better place to take to the waves. Iconic Fistral beach is the main haunt for surfers and is often the setting for many events, such as the National Surfing Championships and Boardmasters music festival.
With seven miles of white sand beaches to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice and you can spend your days soaking up the sun, building sandcastles and paddling in the sea, amongst a mix of other traditional seaside activities. The majority of the beaches are manned by lifeguards so you can feel safe in the sea, and for those on a romantic break, there are many secluded coves for ultimate relaxation.
Nearby Mawgan Porth is well worth a visit whilst staying in Newquay. With rockpools and caves to explore, children will be in their element and there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained including pitch and putt and go-karting. Families and groups alike will also love the extreme sports on offer which range from coasteering to stand up paddle boarding.
Newquay Harbour, often regarded to as a hidden gem, also has a sheltered beach at low tide. It may be just a few minutes away from the town centre but there are often opportunities to spot grey seals as they bask on the rocky outcrops. Head on a fishing trip and admire the coastline from the water, you can also watch as the fisherman return with their catch in colourful boats, whilst also appreciating the industry still so essential to Cornwall.
Things to do
As seafood is caught locally, it is essential that you taste the freshest of fish whilst here by making a trip to one of Newquay’s fantastic restaurants. For a true seaside treat, make sure to enjoy some takeaway fish and chips on the beach with views of the sea.
Spend a day with exotic animals at Newquay Zoo or instead head to the Blue Reef Aquarium and meet creatures from the surrounding deep blue sea. Go on a pirate adventure at Buccaneer Bay and learn all about the swashbucklers from Cornwall’s fascinating past with a cast of live actors.
The town itself is laced with fashionable shops, providing a relatively niche shopping experience, especially for fans of skate and surfing brands. Then in the evening, the town comes alive with the series of pubs and clubs that line the streets, offering a variety of different evening entertainment.
With so much to see and do in this beautiful coastal town, a cottage holiday in Newquay will keep you occupied from the minute you arrive.