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Holidays in Newquay

Newquay holidays: a beach lover's paradise, boasting world-class surf

Newquay coast

Not only is it a surfer’s paradise, but Newquay is a buzzing coastal resort. On a hot, sunny day, Newquay doesn’t feel like the UK, it feels like a Mediterranean destination. Its seemingly boundless stretches of sand and clear water make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country.

Surrounded by beautiful beaches, Newquay is a lively Cornish coastal town with plenty going for it. Its chilled-out atmosphere attracts frequent visitors, be it groups of friends, families or couples. Keen surfers will feel at home on one of Newquay’s beaches, and those new to surfing can join Cornish Wave for a lesson on the famous Fistral Beach. Believe it or not, Newquay is home to 11 glorious beaches! Be sure to also check out Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth and Lusty Glaze to catch some waves.

Surfing at Newquay

This buzzing seaside resort has managed to retain its original charm, infused with a modern vibe via its trendy restaurants, bars and live music venues. There’s plenty to do for families too, with beach activities, Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium nearby. The town also has a cool multiplex cinema in the centre. For walkers, the location couldn’t be better. Set on the famous South West Coast Path, there are walks in and around Newquay with unrivalled sea views.

This buzzing seaside resort knows how to party, too. Throughout the summer, Newquay’s town centre comes alive every night with bars, pubs and clubs offering fun and drinks for everyone.

If you haven’t already heard about Newquay’s eclectic food scene, it’s a huge attraction for many visiting Cornwall. The Fish House in Fistral is one such place. Its menu changes daily, depending on the catch of the day. But you’re guaranteed delectable meals including Indian fish curry or tiger prawn linguine. Not a seafood fan? Fear not as the choice in town is seemingly endless. Stables Pizza is renowned for its incredible pizzas, while Senor Dicks is the resident Mexican restaurant in the area.

“Its seemingly boundless stretches of sand and clear water make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country.”

Other local attractions close to Newquay include the wonderful fishing village of Padstow, Bodmin Moor, The Camel River Trail, the Cornish tin mine ruins around St Agnes (Wheal Fortune / Wheal Coates), and beyond that Tehidy Country Park and the Cornish capital of Truro.

Browsing through Newquay’s independent shops, wandering along the sand-strewn streets, you’ll notice you’re never too far from the beach. Each road and path finds its way to the sea. And once you've visited, you are bound to return again and again.

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While you’re there

Newquay Meadery

A medieval themed restaurant. If you like Monty Python, you'll love this place!

Newquay Zoo

Explore the wildlife and exhibitions on show at this fantastic local zoo.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Located on Towan Beach in the heart of Newquay.

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