Why Visit Newquay?
Found on Cornwall’s Atlantic Cliffs with 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches, not only is Newquay a hive of activity but it is also a spectacular corner of Cornwall to explore. It makes both a lively contemporary destination and a warming family resort with a wealth of things to do in and around the town, making a holiday in the area a guaranteed one to remember, especially as it was voted by Trip Advisor as one of the top ten beach destinations.What to do and see in Newquay?
If you are a keen surfer then head for Newquay’s Fistral beach, one of the best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. Surrounded by rocks and cliffs and packed with facilities such as equipment hire, boutiques and restaurants, Fistral is the best-known beach in the area. If you are willing to take a short drive away from Newquay then Crantock beach, voted Best British Beach, by BBC Coast in 2013 is another beautiful location for a relaxing day on the beach with a number of coastal walks around the area. For a fun and family-friendly beach, Tolcarne is a great choice, with easy-swimming and rock pools, set against a backdrop of cliffs and it is easily accessible as one of the four town beaches.
Step away from the bustling beaches and take some time to relax at Trenance Garden and Boating Lake. Take in the calming atmosphere, observe the wildlife resting on the lake’s mini islands, stop for a picnic or have some fun on the water and hire a pedalo or rowing boat. The fountain which stands prominently on the lake was built in 2006 to celebrate the garden’s centenary anniversary. If you haven’t packed a picnic you can grab a light lunch in the glass fronted, waterside café.
For a great day out with the kids, discover over 130 species at the award winning Newquay Zoo or experience exciting aquatic creatures such as seahorses and sharks at the Blue Reef Aquarium. You can let the children run wild with a variety of slides, flumes and waterfalls and the Oasis Fun Pool and Dairyland Farm World offers an abundance of child-friendly activities. Pony rides, nature trails, trampolines, mini tractors, petting corner and a maze.
The town itself is packed with surf shops, fantastic eateries and friendly pubs and clubs, aiming to provide holiday-makers a fantastic and action packed resort. Why stay in one of our Newquay Cottages?
What’s better than waking up to a breath-taking sea view? Many of our Newquay cottages provide stunning views across secluded beaches and rugged cliff tops and some are only a short stroll to the beach. A coastal setting is perfect for a relaxing holiday and we provide cottages for both couples and large groups, so whatever you are looking for, you’ll be able to find.3 Must see things in Newquay
- The Huer’s Hut - Visit the 14th century round building once used as a look out for signs of pilchard shoals, sits high upon the cliff overlooking the harbour
- Buccaneer Bay - Experience real, live pirates and get busy on the treasure trails, a great way to entertain the kids.
- Bedruthan Steps – Take in the beautiful cliff top views before you tackle the steep and dramatic downward spiral.
For even more choices, see our fantastic collection of Cornwall cottages.