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Beach Boys hits may suddenly pop into your head as you arrive in the hip surf capital of the UK. Brigades of blonde beach lovers carrying surf boards, cafes crammed with cream teas, buckets and spades and picnic baskets and rows of camper vans on the streets are all quintessential Newquay sights.

Visitors coming off of flights to Newquay can expect a short ride to the center of town.  But once you arrive, you'll notice that everything in Newquay is within walking distance, you can take your pick of hotels close to the action. The Hotel Victoria is not only the oldest in Newquay but has arguably the best views. Nestled on her cliff-top perch, she has uninterrupted views out to sea. The beautiful Headland Hotel is a 4 star luxury affair, while St Christopher’s Inn offers charm, cheapness and even a surf school attached. There are plenty of sites perfect for camping and caravan accommodation, which is great for large groups and families.

Undoubtedly the best thing about Newquay is its soft sandy beaches. From the surfer packed paradise of Fistral Beach, to the quiet, family friendly Towan Beach, there is something to please everyone.  You can try all manner of water-sports in Newquay from body-boarding to kite surfing, or if you prefer to stay on dry land, there are golf courses, cycle and walking tracks, fishing spots, spas and markets to enjoy. Gorgeously green Trenance Gardens make a nice change from the beach.

As the Cornish sun sets, Newquay’s bars, clubs and pubs come to life serving up great food, traditional cider and live music to a backdrop of chatter about the day’s best waves.

Did you know..?

Book buffs might like to know that William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies was born in Newquay in 1911.

Newquay started life as a village called Towan Blystra which means ‘blown dune’ in Cornish. There is still a beach of the same name.

The Smuggler’s Den is a beautiful 16th Century thatched Inn and a well-kept secret among the Newquay locals. It is Grade II listed, serves delicious reals ales, hearty food and has an idyllic little hidden garden, surrounded by trees out the back.


Newquay Travel Guide

Fistral Beach

Trenance Gardens, Cornwall, Newquay

Newquay Harbour

Newquay may be the super cool, undisputed surf capital of the UK, but don’t let the fact you don’t surf stop you from visiting this charming seaside town in the beautiful Cornish countryside. With buckets and spades at the ready, Newquay’s miles and miles of golden sandy beaches make it ...

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