Newquay is great holiday destination for children and adults alike with its attractions, nightlife and days relaxing on the golden sands. If you want it all on your doorstep, Newquay should be up there on your list.
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Although renowned for its fabulous coastline and beaches, there is more to a self catering holiday in Newquay than sea and surf.
However, if you really do live to surf, look no further than the world famous Fistral Beach. Renowned as a surfing mecca, the beaches around Newquay offer the best in surfing, kitesurfing or windsurfing. Whether you are new to surfing or just want to brush up your skills, there is a great selection of surf schools and hire shops.
There are several golf courses within a short drive offering a tremendous choice of terrain and scenery. Newquay Golf Club combines the challenges of a fine links with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.
To get a different perspective on this beautiful coastline, why not take a cruise or a fishing trip out into the Newquay Bay.
Looking for family days out? Don’t forget to visit some of Newquay's attractions including Newquay Zoo, with over 300 animals, or the Blue Reef Aquarium, to see the sharks and stingrays.
Further afield, there is the Eden Project near St Austell, a good choice if the weather isn’t cooperating, or the spectacular scenery of Bodmin Moor if the weather is playing ball.
Eating, drinking & catering
TripAdvisor lists over one hundred and eighty pubs and restaurants offering food in and around Newquay so you certainly won’t be struggling to cater for a range of tastes. Choose between the delights of a cafe society with trendy beachside bistros, stylish high street venues or local restaurants including Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen' at Watergate Bay.
A good size town, Newquay boasts a comprehensive selection of supermarkets, chains and independent shops from which to gather the provisions and perhaps a few treats for your holiday.
The harbour was central to Newquay’s prosperity when the town was importing coal and exporting ore
in the heyday of the tin and copper mining industries and for many years when the main industry was pilchard fishing and salting. Hence the town's present insignia of two pilchards.
Following the arrival of passenger trains in the late eighteen hundreds, the former fishing village started to grow with major hotels being built around the turn of the nineteenth century.
The A30 is the main road passing within a few miles miles of Newquay and linking Lands’ End through to Exeter, the M5 and A303.
The nearest mainline station is in the middle of Newquay.
The area is well served with airfields for both private and commercial flights. Flybe, Skybus and Ryanair are operating regular domestic and international flights to Newquay with a rapidly growing choice of routes