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For comprehensive listings check out this page [http://www.visitnewquay.org/shop-newquay/great-places-to-eat.php]
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Newquay Harbour

Newquay [4] is the surf capital of Great Britain. Generally a youthful vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall. Check out the official award winning tourism website here[5] for actvities, beaches, maps, downloads, blogs and accommodation.


The resort is widely regarded as the surf capital of the UK. Newquay is a centre for the surf industry in Britain, with many surf stores, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town.

Newquay has been a major tourist destination for more than a century, principally on account of its coastline and nine long and accessible sandy beaches, including Fistral. Around 22,000 people live in Newquay, but the population can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay has a large stock of holiday accommodation.

Get in

By Road

Coming from Exeter, take the A30 to Newquay. Leave there and continue on the A392 which takes you directly into the town.

By Rail

Newquay is connected to the national rail network via a branch line linking to Par Station. There are frequent services from Par to London Paddington, Manchester and Glasgow (and points between) and vice versa. Connecting trains on the Par-Newquay branch line are limited to a few per day - check before travel to avoid long waits at Par.

By Coach

Daily services operated by National Express go directly to Newquay from all parts of the country. Local bus services to many parts of Cornwall are operated by Western Greyhound, Summercourt Travel, First Devon & Cornwall and Truronian.

By Air

Newquay has its own international airport, which has daily flights to London Gatwick and Manchester, operated by Flybe, plus summer flights to Edinburgh. The airport is located a bit outside of the town (about 20min by car) and can be reached by bus or taxi. When departing from Newquay Airport be prepared to spend £5.00 extra tax used for the extension of the terminal building).

Get around

All places in Newquay are within walking distance.


  • Tunnels Through Time, St. Micheals Road TR7 1RA, +44 1637 873379 (), [1]. Open from April to October from 10am to 4pm.. A museum dedicated to Cornwall's history and legends. Phone for more details. 4.40 Adults, 2.20 Children. Discounts for students (ID required) and families..
  • Run to the Sun Festival. taking place at the end of May, this festivals brings loads of people in VW camper vans, Beetles and other cars to the city. The festival is a typical VW festival and is supported by live-DJs and live music.

Blue Reef Aquarium This aquarium is right next to Towan beach. Although it is small is well worth checking out. It has an octopus along with many other fish and marine animals, sea horses, starfish, sharks, etc. Also has a fish tank tunnel you can walk thorough.


Fistral Beach

Newquay is well-known as a surfer's paradise. Therefore it offers plenty of beaches:

  • Crantock Beach - quiet beach, 2km away from the city centre along the coastal path
  • Fistral Beach - Newquays most popular beach, located to the West of Towards Head. Famous as a surf centre, has life guards during summer months. International surf competitions are held here.
  • Great Western- a popular family beach, can be accessed from Cliff Road besides to the Great Western Hotel.
  • Harbour - Newquays smallest Beach, very popular with families
  • Holywell Bay (North of Perranporth) -
  • Lusty Glaze Beach - offers a large variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Porth Joke (Polly Joke)
  • Porth (North of Newquay)
  • Tolcarne Beach
  • Towan Beach - (Town Beach) - close to the town centre. Surfing is not allowed at this beach apart from at low tide. The beach can be accessed from the harbour (there are steps leading to the beach right from the end of the quay) Parking space for car is available, dogs are allowed too.
  • Watergate Bay (North of Newquay)


  • Newquay Golf Club, Tower Road, TR7 1LT (http://www.multimap.com/maps/?zoom=16&countryCode=GB&qs=TR71LT), Club House: +44 1637 872091, [2]. A semi-private golf club in 1890. Total yardage Championship:6141, Mens: 5708, and Womens: 5364. £31 non-member.


For comprehensive listings check out this page [6]

  • Cornish Wave Mobile Surf School, Headland Point, Fistral Beach, Newquay (Follow signs for Fistral beach and Little Fistral), 07771718125, [3]. Cornish Wave has a professional team of Qualified Beach Life Guards and ISA trained surf coaches. With years of instructional experience to draw upon Cornish Wave guests couldn't be in safer hands.


  • The Central Inn - Nice pub, if you are not bothered with the television screens playing MTV all the time. Serves good food.

Newquay's town centre is home to a large number of nightclubs listed here [7]



  • St Christopher’s Inns Newquay (Newquay Hostel), 35 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, TR7 1HR, +44 1637 8591110