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Newquay Coastal Breaks
Visit the jewel in crown of the Cornish Coast!
With a beautiful coastline, easy access to some of the world’s favourite countryside and an impressive and diverse range of activities and attractions suitable for all ages, it is easy to see why Newquay is such a popular destination for time off by the seaside.
Newquay is recommended because of:
- Fistral Beach
- Newquay Zoo
- Tolcarne Beach
- Blue Reef Aquarium
Take a roadtrip across beautiful southern England and experience the luscious green landscapes that epitomise this country. A short break with your family in Newquay is as good as it gets! The turquoise waters and white sandy beaches mirror southern France. Visiting any of the picturesque beaches will keep everyone happy.
So, what is there to do in and around Newquay?
Newquay is widely known as England’s surfing hotspot - and with good reason. It’s west-facing positioning exposes it to the rumbling swells of the Atlantic Ocean - a magnet for keen surfers.
A number of large surfing associations have planted their roots in the area and Fistral Beach has become a world-renowned spot for the sport and a venue for many major international surfing competitions.
There is much more, however, to Newquay than just surfing. As well as range of other extreme sports and activities (including waveskiing, paddlesurfing, scuba diving, body boarding, kayaking and much, much more), there are a host of attractions and entertainment venues suitable for the whole family.
The Oasis Fun Pools or Holywell Bay Fun Park will keep the children occupied for an afternoon or two and Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park, voted best ‘Cornwall Family Attraction’ by Primary Times, is an absolute must.
Teenagers and young adults will be spoilt for choice as the seaside resort has a lively nightlife that caters to all tastes. There is wide selection of chillout bars and traditional pubs, a range of buzzing beachside cafes and some very popular nightclubs.
If this doesn’t float your boat, Newquay has a long history and there is much to do in the way of culture and art.
The charming coastal town has a number of beautiful churches dotted sporadically throughout its higgledy-piggeldy streets.
The settlement has an intriguing past including tin mining and pilchard fishing. The kids can find out about the Smugglers’ passages and folklore legends at the Tunnels Through Time Museum. The National Maritime Museum will give your kids a taste for our country’s naval history, while Heartlands, a new free visitor attraction, provides an afternoon of epic sculptures, art-and-craft studios, state-of-the-art exhibitions and many other similar activities.
Perhaps the best thing to do in Newquay is to relax, take in your surroundings, and enjoy the area’s beauty. Wonderful restaurants line the streets while funky beachfront cafes provide tasty refreshment after an afternoon of playing in the sand.
With all this and more, you will undoubtedly come back to Newquay to experience this wonderful seaside paradise.
Best Western have 5 hotels in or near Newquay:
Hotels in top break locations:
What's on in Newquay:
Cornwall Food And Drink Festival
Open: Sep 2013 (annual)
28/09/2014 to 30/09/2014
St Ives September Festival
Open: Sep 2013 (annual)
08/09/2014 to 28/09/2014
Minack Theatre Summer Season
Open: May - Sep 2013 (annual)
25/05/2015 to 20/09/2015
26/05/2014 to 21/09/2014
The Comedy Club
Open: Doors 7.30pm; show 8.30pm Feb 2013 (monthly)
Doors 7.30pm; show 8.30pm
05/11/2014 to 05/11/2014
04/03/2015 to 04/03/2015
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015
06/05/2015 to 06/05/2015
02/09/2015 to 02/09/2015
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015
07/01/2015 to 07/01/2015
03/06/2015 to 03/06/2015
03/12/2014 to 03/12/2014
05/08/2015 to 05/08/2015
04/02/2015 to 04/02/2015
01/10/2014 to 01/10/2014
Open: 11am-4pm/10.30am-5.30pm Feb - Mar 2013; Fri, Sat, and Sun only (various dates)
06/11/2014 to 13/12/2014
14/02/2015 to 08/03/2015
01/09/2014 to 01/11/2014
01/07/2015 to 31/08/2015
14/03/2015 to 29/06/2015
18/12/2014 to 23/12/2014
01/09/2015 to 01/11/2015