Family seaside resort, surfing paradise or party central? Whatever you want from your holiday, a stay in versatile Newquay, Cornwall will certainly be fun. With a choice of Newquay beaches and several top attractions on your doorstep, there’s always something to do in Newquay – and if you love getting out on the water, there are few better places.

Newquay began life as a fishing and trading port, and most of its money came from pilchards. You can still see traces of Newquay’s past in the old harbour area and the Huer’s (lookout’s) hut above the town, used for spotting shoals down below. When the railway arrived in Newquay in 1876, visitors soon followed, and the town’s grand hotels were built to accommodate them.

Today’s Newquay is an excellent place for a traditional seaside holiday. There are safe, sheltered Newquay beaches that are superb for families, as well as plenty of fun attractions like Newquay Zoo. Start the day with a dip in the sea, and end it with a fish and chips supper: perfect.

Newquay, Cornwall is known as the UK’s surfing capital. Thousands of visitors come here every year for the excellent surf, as well as to soak up that surfy vibe. You don’t have to be expert-level to enjoy this, as there’s a choice of surf schools in and around Newquay go on, you know you want to…

The town also has a reputation as a party destination. This has calmed down a bit recently, as Newquay builds up a more family and foodie feel; however, if you’re in Cornwall and want to party, late-night Newquay is still the best place to come.

To get to Newquay, leave the A30 at the A392 exit. Newquay is on a branch line, which you can pick up from the mainline station at Par. Cornwall Airport Newquay is about six miles from the town, and you can pick up a bus, taxi or hire car at the airport.

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