Armed with the accolade of being “one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns” (Which Holiday Survey) is it any wonder that visitors flock to the seven-mile-long splendid Newquay coastline year-round?
Now a hit with surfers, bodyboarders, kitesurfers, fishermen and horse riders; host to the annual Boardmasters worldwide surfing championships and music festival; and home to some of the most desired sandy shores and stunning views in the UK – Newquay has something for everyone.
Originally a fishing port, Newquay played an important part in Cornwall’s mining history and the 1849 Lappa Valley Steam Railway – a narrow gauge railway, which transported minerals from East Wheal Rose to Newquay – is now enjoyed by tourists who can travel through the Cornish valley in style.
The white Huer’s Hut with steps to its roof can be seen atop the cliffs. This is a throwback to the port’s pilcharding days when the huer would keep watch and alert townsfolk to the arrival of pilchard shoals in the bay by shouting, ‘hevva, hevva!‘ If you venture up here to discover the view, make sure to look out for dolphins!
We urge you to make the most of the great outdoors when visiting this particular treasure in Cornwall’s bountiful chest. Sit on, stroll or sprint along one of the UK’s top ten beaches – there’s nothing like feeling sand on your feet, whatever the season. You could even dip your toes into the big blue. Or
For those rare days when the sun doesn’t shine on Newquay, you could while away hours with the marine life at the Blue Reef Aquarium or with your favourite land beasts at Newquay Zoo. For pure exhilaration, check out the rides at Holywell Bay Fun Park or experience some “rock and roll” at Cornwall Zorbing Park.
Your break starts with perfect accommodation, discover the wealth of Newquay holiday cottages here.