Newquay in Cornwall UK
Situated in the heart of Cornwall, Newquay is a dream destination for the idyllic "sun, surf and sand" experience.
Miles of soft, golden sand stretch lazily beneath a benevolent sun... shimmering... glittering... enticing...The adrenaline of the roaring Atlantic rushing to meet it... white...frothy... super-charged...
It's not for nothing, that Newquay is bestowed the sobriquet "Surf capital of the UK".
'The Fistral' and 'Watergate Bay' beaches, act as super surf stadiums playing host to various international surfing championships. The energies of water, wind and waves, combine in throbbing synergy to deliver "The Perfect Wave" - the ideal, for every surfer. Other popular beaches are 'Crantock', 'Towan', 'Great Western', 'Tocarne', 'Porth', 'Hollywell', 'Porth Joke' and 'Lusty Glaze Beach'.
Surf schools - 'Reef Surf School', '1-2-1 Surf Coach' and 'BSA's National Surfing Centre' - will ensure that you switch your bucket-and-spade for a surfboard.
Night-life in Newquay
When the sun goes down, and you've ridden the last wave, Newquay suddenly comes alive as one big party! Throbbing with electrifying music, a variety of pubs and clubs lure you to let your hair down and shake a leg.
'Berties' boasts of live bands and Radio1 DJs. For karaoke, head to the 'Barrakuda Bar'.'Tall Trees' has three floors of music, five bars, and a mind-blowing dance club. Other hot-spots are 'Sailors', 'Red Square', ‘Beach’, 'Sailors' and 'Koola Club'. The heady mix of discos, live entertainment, star DJs, pulsating sound, and laser lights - all ensure that you party till you drop!
Night life isn't the only thing "wild" in Newquay...
'The Newquay Zoo', one of the best in the UK, houses animals from around the world, including African lions and Siberian Lynx.
The 'Blue Reef Aquarium', hosts a colossal ocean tank, with a walk-through tunnel. Fish in enchanting colours and exotic coral reef, will give you a taste of the fascinating underwater world. Bottle-nosed dolphins have been spotted along the coast. Taking a boat to the sea or a quiet walk on the cliff may reward you with a glimpse...
A slice of history
Take a peek into the past at the 'Tunnels Through Time' museum. Here, the bygone centuries have been reconstructed and their lifestyles and legends brought to life. 'Trerice', an old Elizabethan manor is an architectural treasure. Its magnificent interiors complement it's enchanting garden, which is full of unusual plants. A piece of heritage.