One of Corwall’s most visited towns, the seaside town of Newquay has something for everyone. With nine long sandy beaches, and some of the best weather in the UK, it’s not hard to see why almost 80,000 people visit Newquay each summer, and why, Which Holiday Survey, found that Newquay was voted one of the nations favourite seaside towns. The bustling town has plenty of local shops, pubs, galleries, attractions and restaurants to cater for everybody’s taste.
Loved by surfers all over the UK, Fistral Beach hosts several key events such as the UK Pro Surf Tour and the British University Sports Association Championships. Being the surfing capital of the west, Newquay has many surfing schools and organisations for beginners to experts. This family friendly beach isn’t just for surfers however, with many visitors opting to sunbath, soaking up the beautiful atmosphere Fistral Beach has to offer. Spend the mornings walking along the unspoilt Watergate Beach, exploring smugglers coves and if you’re hungry, dine at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant situated right on the beach. Visit Whipsderry Beach and walk along the dramatic cliffs that surround the bay, leading down to the quiet beach where you will find caves, rock pools, and the intriguing Lions Heads rock formation.
Newquay has a vibrant night life, with plenty of modern and traditional bars and pubs. The local nightclubs are relatively cheap, and the town at night has a great atmosphere. Newquay clubs have in the past featured events with BBC Radio 1 and other high profile DJs.
The town also benefits from a good rail and road network, connecting Newquay with the rest of Cornwall, making it easy to see all the sites the South West has to offer.