Newquay sets itself apart from many of the sleepy Cornish towns and villages, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Renowned for its exciting surf scene, some of the best surfers in the world arrive in Newquay each year for the various championships. Bordered by long sandy beaches and rugged cliff tops, there are both stunning rural scenes and a vibrant, lively town to explore – perfect for a holiday by the sea.
Why visit Newquay?
Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the top ten beach destinations in the UK, Newquay not only has 7 miles of sandy beaches to explore but is also a hive of activity with a wealth of interesting things to do in and around the town. A friendly family resort, it’s also a great place to get away with friends.
Things to do in Newquay:
Surfers should head for the beautiful Fistral Beach, with its great facilities including equipment hire, boutiques and restaurants. Surrounded by rocks and cliffs, it’s on a par with the nearby Crantock and Tolcarne beaches, great for rock pooling and bathing. Kids will love Newquay Zoo.
Why stay in a Newquay cottage?
Many of our coastal cottages in Newquay provide stunning views across secluded beaches and rugged cliff tops and are just a short stroll from the beach. The town is packed with surf shops and fantastic eateries so whatever you are looking for, our collection of Cornwall cottages, including a selection of fantastic dog-friendly cottages, will have something for you.
Three must-see things in Newquay:
- Visit the 14th-century Huer’s Hut – once used as a lookout for shoals of glinting pilchards, it sits high upon the cliff overlooking the harbour.
- Experience real, live pirates at Buccaneer Bay and get busy on the treasure trails.
- Pop along to the Blue Reef Aquarium, a great day out for all the family.