Newquay Cornwall - North Cornwall Coast

Newquay Cornwall - Surfing - Accommodation - Hotels

File 1891Adoringly referred to as Cornwall’s premier resort, Newquay lives up to its reputation with its gorgeous sunny beaches and amazing coastal scenery. Newquay, a former fishing port, is a definite crowd puller especially during summer, when there are several activities to look forward to. With an active nightlife Newquay will certainly appeal to the younger crowd. Newquay is also well known for its surfing championships at Fistral beach where people from all parts of the world participate. It may also help to know that Newquay's main town beaches are well maintained and safe for swimming.


Over 1600 years ago, people had already found the uses of the small town of Newquay. At that time it was a small village with beaches and rocky cliffs that held a number of craftsmen that made tools using iron foraging. Over the years the small town has became more of a tourist attraction and now has a permanent population that hovers around 20,000 people. Today, it holds hundreds of tourists who flock to the coastal town for its' lovely beaches.

About Newquay

Newquay is a beautiful coastal town located in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. It is on the north Atlantic Coast brushing up against the pristine beaches. Newquay is one picturesque resort getaway that offers abundant amenities for travelers, while still having a small town feel that makes you feel welcome. Whether you're interested in living like the locals and making new acquaintances or having luxurious night lodging, Newquay offers something for everyone.

Accommodation - Hotels - Self Catering - Bed & Breakfasts

File 1892There are a number of Hotels in the area, some of which are actually resort hotels that offer luxurious packages for your enjoyment. Interestingly, you can even stay in beautiful hotels that were built over 100 years ago for the tourists of a by-gone era. This resort town has been catering to tourists for over a century understands the amenities that one is looking for in a relaxing stay in Newquay. There are a large amount of bed and breakfasts that can accommodate from 1 person to large groups. These bed and breakfasts offer a glimpse into the personalities of the locals as you intermingle with the owners and operators of said establishments.

If you want to try something a bit more rustic during your stay, there are a few Holiday Parks and Campsites that can cater to your needs. These parks offer small cabins and campers, which are called caravans in Europe. They also offer some camping sites where you can bring your own tents to pitch. This is a somewhat less expensive way to visit the location, while still enjoying the beautiful beaches and countryside. If you and your family are interested in Self Catering Cottages for your stay, there are a large number available. Ranging from small apartments for just one of two guests, to large condominiums for a large family, Newquay has what you need in the lines of Self Catering Accommodation. Self Catering offers you a more home like atmosphere for your visit, this is often a great opportunity for families with young children who want to go on holiday and stay in a home like atmosphere without the interruptions and business of a normal Hotel.

Activities in Newquay

File 1893There are a number of things to do while visiting Newquay including water sports and other types of recreational activities. If you travel to the beaches and shores you will find that boats can be rented for your enjoyment. Also, if you are concerned about taking the lead and prefer to sit back and enjoy the view out in the Newquay Bay, there are guided trips that can be found along the coast with your own skipper. A quick surf on the internet prior to your trip can let you know that Newquay is the self proclaimed Surfing Capital of Cornwall. According to numerous locals they have some of the best surfing conditions found in the area. There are also a few companies that offer scuba diving trips. These companies can train you so that you may be certified to go on future scuba trips. One of the perks of staying in a town that has so many water activities is that many local eateries and even hotels advertise that they cater to surfers.

If you aren't interested in being on the water, there are a number of other Attractions to occupy your time. If you're interested in adventure activities there are some places in the area that offer things such as challenge courses. Imagine zipping through the air on a zip line as you watch the beautiful scenery fly by you! If they seems a little to wild and crazy for you, there are also tours of local historical interest that are available for those history buffs.

Restaurants & Pubs in Newquay

Many of the Hotels and resorts in the area offer fine dining, as well as casual dining, in their Restaurants. There are also a number of small eateries and cafes in the area that offer local fare. Most places offer wonderfully fresh seafood due to the location of the town, as well as delicious steaks. There are also some "laid-back" restaurants just by the beach for those days when you feel like a more relaxed atmosphere for your meal. If you are interested in visiting the lovely town of

Traveling to Newquay

File 1894Newquay there are a number of ways for one to arrive. They have an airport that offers service from many British areas. They also have a great public transportation system, including a bus and train system. You can park your vehicle at one of the car parks in the area and use the local transportation so you don't have to worry about finding parking spots and using your own fuel. Due to its location, Newquay is also a great place to be centrally located if you and your family are interested in visiting other towns while in the area.

Travel in the United Kingdom is wonderful because there are so many towns in close proximity that offer wonderful activities for you families. As you can tell from the above reading, Newquay offers a number of things that make it a great home-base for your United Kingdom getaway. You can stay in centrally located Newquay and visit a number of surrounding Cornish Towns and communities. With all of the wonderful amenities that the town of Newquay offers, it is easy to see why it is such a popular tourist attraction. Luckily, even though it is frequented by many, it has kept that small and cozy beachside feeling. If you ever find yourself going on a holiday to the area, Newquay could be a fun and exciting getaway for you and your family and friends. With beautiful beaches, great surfing, delicious places to find local seafood and fare, great accommodations, and cozy atmosphere, this is one hospitable destination.


When it comes to places to stay, Newquay offers a wide range of choices to suit every kind of need and budget.

Hotels in Newquay

'The Bay Hotel', 'The Esplanade', 'Kellesboro Hotel', 'Seavista Hotel', 'Three Tees Hotel', 'Trebarwith Hotel', 'Harbour Hotel', 'Glendorgal Resort' and 'Hepworth Hotel' are some of the more popular hotels.

Bed and Breakfasts

'Cynoweth Lodge', 'Cotehele Lodge', 'Trelinda', 'Alicia Guest House', 'Westward' - all offer a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to stay in.


If you prefer to camp out, then 'Treago Farm Caravan Park', 'Tollgate Caravan & Camping', 'Trewan Hall Camping Site', 'White Acres Holiday Park', 'Mawgan Porth Holiday Park' offer you their services.


'The Original Backpackers', 'Fistral Backpackers', 'Atlantic Heights Surf Lodge', 'St. Christopher's Newquay', all offer a fantastic experience at reasonable rates.

Restaurants & Pubs in Newquay

Fish and Chips. Thai. Indian. Mexican. Italian. Local seafood. Vegetarian.Vegan. The choices are many. 'Mexican Cantina Restaurant and Salsa Bar', 'Ye Olde Dolpihin Restaurant', 'Ed\'s Restaurant Bar', 'Truscotts Fish and Chips', 'Maharajah Indian Restaurant', 'Lotus Thai Restaurant', 'La Luna Italian' and 'Chy Bar and Kitchen' are amongst the popular restaurants.

"Something for everyone"

Newquay is a delectable potpourri of adventure, nature, night-life, culture - all bathed in sunlight and sprayed with surf. A perfect holiday for everyone.

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