What to expect from a Newquay holiday holiday cottages

What to expect from a Newquay holiday

Newquay: a top destination for families, a mecca for the surfing community, and one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns. Compared to the sleepy fishing villages and market towns that dot Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast, holidays to this buzzing town are rather different!

That’s why we’re proud to present a selection of top quality hotels in and around the area: for families and couples alike, we have a range of rooms available to suit any holiday; for those looking for a slow pace of life we have luxury hotels with spas allowing for total relaxation; and, for those who desire a more active holiday, we can provide smaller hotels for simply spending the night in between active days.

Why visit Newquay?

Boasting year-round attractions and excellent connections by road, rail and air, Newquay makes a great North Cornwall base with a wide range of easily accessible beaches and a host of fun activities. The summertime is when Newquay comes alive, with the Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival taking place in August. If you’re a keen surfer or lover of the sea, accommodation on the outskirts, with quick access to the beaches, might be your port of call.

Newquay is incredibly popular for dining, with eateries including everything from seafood restaurants to harbourside cafes, while the centre of the town is the ideal base for great nights out. Bars including Walkabout and Sailors are popular with the young crowds while drinking holes such as Whiskers, the Merrymoor Inn and Tom Thumb Bar are excellent places to whet your whistle.

Families will be well entertained, with attractions suitable for all ages. This includes the many beaches, Newquay Zoo, the Blue Reef Aquarium and Pirate’s Quest – a pirate-themed walk-through experience with actors, special effects and elaborate sets!

Now you just need somewhere to stay…

Newquay Hotels:

Watergate Bay Hotel (Watergate Bay)

Parking: Free parking is provided for one car per room

Dog-friendly: Yes, in certain rooms and in The Beach Hut and The Living Space eateries

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Proximity to Newquay Town Centre: You’re on the outskirts, so it’s a 3.5-mile drive or taxi ride (10 minutes) to the centre of town

Proximity to the beach: Feet! You’ll be on the Watergate Bay sands 30 seconds after leaving the hotel

Atlantic Hotel

Parking: Free parking is available on site at The Atlantic Hotel

Dog-friendly: Yes, except Silks Bistro and the breakfast room

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Proximity to Newquay Town Centre: Half a mile

Proximity to the beach: A five-minute walk to Towan Beach, 10 minutes to Fistral

Esplanade Hotel

Parking: Spaces can be reserved at reception for £10

Dog-friendly: Yes, charged at £10 per dog per night

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Proximity to Newquay Town Centre: You’re 1-mile away from the hustle and bustle

Proximity to the beach: SO CLOSE! Fistral is 450 feet away!

Pentire Hotel

Parking: Yes, for up to 55 cars – including three blue badge disabled parking spaces

Dog-friendly: Yes, there are a few dedicated pet-friendly rooms on the first floor

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Proximity to Newquay Town Centre: It’s about a mile-and-a-half to the centre – 25-minutes’ walk

Proximity to the beach: You’re 0.3 miles from Fistral, walkable in 5/10-minutes

Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa

Parking: Car parking is limited during busy times, but there is free on road parking directly in front of the hotel - some spaces can be reserved at £10 a day

Dog-friendly: No pets are allowed in the hotel

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Proximity to Newquay Town Centre: About a mile from the centre – reachable in 20/25 minutes by foot

Proximity to the beach: As you may have guessed from the name, you’re right on Fistral Beach!

Lewinnick Lodge

Parking: Yes, lots of on-site parking

Dog-friendly: Yes, and you can have your meals in the bar area which is also dog-friendly

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Proximity to Newquay Town Centre: Slightly over a mile-and-a-half to the centre, so it might be worth booking a cab or catching a bus

Proximity to the beach: It’s about a mile to Fistral

Sands Resort Hotel and Spa (Porth)

Parking: Yes, there’s a large, free car park

Dog-friendly: No pets are allowed

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Proximity to Newquay Town Centre: The hotel is slightly outside town, so it’s a three-mile drive or two-mile walk to the centre

Proximity to the beach: The closest beach is Porth Beach which is only a five minutes’ walk from Sands, while Watergate Bay is slightly further away – a five-minute drive or 10/15-minute saunter along the South West Coast Path


Not what you're looking for? We also have a great range of self-catering holiday cottages in Newquay, along with a selection of holiday parks. You can also check out our full range of B&Bs in Cornwall, including some offerings in and around Newquay.

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