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Newquay

About Newquay


Situated on Cornwall’s north coast, Newquay is undoubtedly one of the jewels in the region’s crown with lots of things to do in an amazing array of gorgeous landscapes. Enjoy tranquil gardens, beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and much more – all with Newquay’s signature laid back charm.

There are loads of great things to do in Newquay; it’s the perfect surfing holiday destination, with loads of long sandy beaches for beginners and veterans. Fistral Beach is undoubtedly the most popular, offering a sheltered stretch of sand, great conditions and surf equipment hire. It’s also the location for the hugely popular Boardmasters surf and skate festival.

Popular Perranporth is also close by and can be reached by the stunning South West Coast path. If you fancy escaping the lively town centre then the Trenance Gardens offer wonderful tranquillity whilst Newquay Zoo allows you to walk on the wild side with over 130 different creatures.

Find what to do in Newquay with our holiday articles below. And if you’re feeling inspired, you can also take a look at some lovely holiday cottages there too!

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What to do in Cornwall when it’s Raining

With so much to see and do, Cornwall allows you to plan your holiday perfectly. There are beautiful beaches, amazing activities and so many things to do that you won’t possibly fit them in to a single break.

But the one thing you can’t control is the weather! Despite having the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK, when the heavens do open in Cornwall they can put a dampener on visiting some of its most iconic sights.

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Cycling in Cornwall

Cycling in Cornwall is a delight. The region’s rural beauty and its network of cycle trails offer plenty for experienced riders or families looking to stretch their legs in the countryside.

There are coastal routes, woodland trails, peaks, valleys and everything in-between. In fact there’s something to meet the needs of every single cyclist – regardless of age and ability.

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Surfing Cornwall - The best beaches for boarding

Cornwall was made for surfing. The full force of the Atlantic bears down on this rugged coastline all year round, unleashing epic waves that rank among Europe’s best. But couple these wild conditions with a mild climate, grand coastal scenery and pristine beaches and you have something truly special - a breathtakingly beautiful location where everyone can find a surfing spot to match their skill.

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Best Beaches

In the far south west of Britain, the county of Cornwall is blessed with the longest stretch of coastline in the UK...and literally hundreds of beautiful beaches. To the north, golden sands are dominated by cliffs and Atlantic rollers, whilst the south coast enjoys calmer coves, harbours and estuaries.

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Fine Dining

Gorgeous scenery, local culture and fine weather are always important in a destination, and Cornwall offers them all. Today though, more and more people are looking to add great food to that list of essential holiday ingredients. So, how does this popular corner of England measure up?

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Finest Festivals

There’s nothing the people of Cornwall like better than a good old fashioned festival. And we’re not talking about fairy wings and legal highs here – Cornish festivals are a riot of tradition, culture, music, dancing, food and drink, making them some of the most colourful events on the British summer calendar.

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Wild Swimming

Along Cornwall’s dramatic coastline, sandy coves and smugglers’ inlets are set amid rugged scenery. The south coast is gentle with several meandering estuaries while the north is wilder and bears the full brunt of south-westerly swells. The region, which has inspired writers and artists from Daphne du Maurier to Barbara Hepworth, has become very popular, but there are plenty of secret places if you want to escape the crowds.

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