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:
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 position 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.
However, there is much more 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 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.
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