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Holidays in Newquay

Celebrity headliners, world class surfers and fresh lobster from the harbour

Newquay coast

Not only is it a surfer’s paradise, Newquay is a buzzing coastal resort. On a hot, sunny day, Newquay doesn’t feel like the UK. 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 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 through trendy restaurants, bars and live music. There’s plenty to do for families too, with beach activities, Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium nearby. 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, with Boardmasters Festival taking over the cliffs at Watergate Bay every August. Having welcomed big name stars including Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Calvin Harris and Fatboy Slim, this festival becomes Cornwall’s hub for music each summer. The party continues into the night in Newquay’s town centre which comes alive with bars, pubs and clubs. Alternatively, foodies might want to visit Newquay Fish Festival. If you love good seafood and live music, this is not to be missed.

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

If you haven’t already heard about Newquay’s eclectic food scene, it’s a huge attraction for many visiting Cornwall. Not only is Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall situated in Watergate Bay, serving up tasty dishes such as the wood fired monkfish, the town is packed full of exciting eateries. 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. Newquay is home to a range of cuisines, including Italian and Mexican. Stables Pizza is renowned for its incredible pizzas, while Senor Dicks is the resident Mexican restaurant in the area.

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.

While you’re there

Newquay Meadery

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

Blue Reef Aquarium

Located on Towan beach in the heart of Newquay.

Newquay Zoo

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

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