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'''Newquay''' [http://www.newquay.co.uk] is the surf capital of [[Great Britain]]. Generally a youthful vibrant city located in the county of [[Cornwall]].  
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'''Newquay''' [http://www.newquay.co.uk] is the surf capital of [[Great Britain]] ans is generally a youthful vibrant town in [[Cornwall]]. Check out the official award winning tourism website with a lot of information.[http://www.visitnewquay.org]
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==Understand==
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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.
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[[Image:Newquay_Harbour.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Newquay Harbour]]
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Newquay has been a major tourist destination for more than a century, mainlt on account of its coastline and nine long and accessible sandy beaches, the most popular being Fistral. Around 22,000 people live in Newquay, but the population can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer, as Newquay has a large stock of holiday accommodation.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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=== By road ===
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Frm Exeter, take the A30 to Newquay. Leave there and continue on the A392 which takes you directly into the town.
  
=== By Road ===
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=== By rail ===
Coming from Exeter, take the A30 to Newquay. Leave there and continue on the A392 which takes you directly into the town.
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Newquay is connected to the national rail network via a branch line linking to Par. There are frequent services from Par to London Paddington, Manchester and Glasgow (and points between) and vice versa. There are only a few trains per day on the Par-Newquay branch line so check before travel to avoid long waits at Par.
  
=== By Rail ===
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=== By coach ===
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.
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Daily services operated by National Express go directly to Newquay from all parts of the country. There are local bus services to many parts of Cornwall.
  
=== By Coach ===
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=== By air ===
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.
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Newquay has its own international airport, which has daily flights to London Gatwick and Manchester, operated by Flybe, with summer flights to Edinburgh. The airport is about 20 min from the town and can be reached by bus or taxi as well When departing from Newquay Airport, be prepared for the  £5.00 tax for the extension of the terminal building.
 
 
=== By Air ===
 
Newquay has its own international airport, which has daily flights to London Stansted and London Gatwick, operated by Ryanair. 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 pounds extra tax. (used for the extension of the terminal building)
 
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Any places in Newquay are within walking distance.
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Almost all places in Newquay are within walking distance, but there are frequent buses.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
* '''Tunnels Through Time''' - St.Micheals Road TR7 1RA, a museum dedicated to Cornwall's history and legends. Open from April to October from 10am to 4pm. Phone 01637 873379 for more details.
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* <see name="Blue Reef Aquarium" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
* '''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.
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
Newquay is well-kown as a surfer's paradise. Therefor it offers plenty of beaches:
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[[Image:Fistral_Beach.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Fistral Beach]]
* '''Crantock Beach''' - quiet beach, 2km away from the city centre along the coastal path
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Newquay is known as a surfer's paradise and has many beaches:
* '''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.
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* '''Crantock Beach''' - quiet beach, 2 km away from the city centre along the coastal path
* '''Great Western'''- a popular family beach, can be accessed from Cliff Road besides to the Great Western Hotel.  
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* '''Fistral Beach''' - Newquay's most popular beach, to the west of Towards Head. Famous as a surf centre, has life guards during summer months. International surf competitions are held here.
* '''Harbour''' - Newquays smallest Beach, very popular with families
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* '''Great Western'''- a popular family beach thatcan be accessed from Cliff Road near the Great Western Hotel.  
* '''Holywell Bay''' (North of Perranporth) -  
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* '''Harbour''' - Newquay's smallest beach, very popular with families
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* '''Holywell Bay''' (north of Perranporth) -  
 
* '''Lusty Glaze Beach''' - offers a large variety of shops and restaurants.
 
* '''Lusty Glaze Beach''' - offers a large variety of shops and restaurants.
 
* '''Porth Joke (Polly Joke)'''  
 
* '''Porth Joke (Polly Joke)'''  
 
* '''Porth (North of Newquay)'''
 
* '''Porth (North of Newquay)'''
 
* '''Tolcarne Beach'''
 
* '''Tolcarne Beach'''
* '''Towan Beach - (Town Beach)''' - close to the city centre, offers a small, seafilled swimming pool for families. The beach can be accessed from the habour (there are steps leading to the beach right from the end of the quay) Parking space for car is available, dogs are allowed too.
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* '''Towan Beach - (Town Beach)''' - close to the centre. Surfing is not allowed at this beach except at 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.
* '''Watergate Bay (North of Newquay)'''
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* '''Watergate Bay''' (north of Newquay)
  
==Buy==
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You can also play golf:
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*<do name="Newquay Golf Club" alt="" address="Tower Road, TR7 1LT" directions="" phone="Club House: +44 1637 872091" url="http://www.newquaygolfclub.co.uk/" hours="" price="£31 non-member" lat="" long="">A semi-private golf club in 1890. Total yardage Championship:6141, Mens: 5708, and Womens: 5364.</do>
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
Best doner kebabs can be found at Marmaris Grill located at Bank Street.
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
 
* '''The Central Inn''' - Nice pub, if you are not bothered with the television screens playing MTV all the time. Serves good food.
 
* '''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.
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Newquay's town centre is home to a large number of nightclubs such as Lloyds No 1 and Walkabout.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
*<sleep name="St Christopher’s Inns Newquay" alt="Newquay Hostel" address="35 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, TR7 1HR" phone="+44 163 785 91110" email="[email protected]" fax="+33 140 343 440" url="http://www.st-christophers.co.uk/newquay-hostels" checkin="2PM" checkout="11AM" price="£10.50 with breakfast included">A rugged but Well maintained and hostel located on the cliff above Towan Beach. Attached surf school and backpackers bar.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="St Christopher’s Inns Newquay" alt="Newquay Hostel" address="35 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, TR7 1HR" phone="+44 1637 8591110" email="[email protected]" fax="+33 1 4034 3440" url="http://www.st-christophers.co.uk/newquay-hostels" checkin="2PM" checkout="11AM" price="£10.50 with breakfast included">A rugged but well-maintained hostel located on the cliff above Towan Beach. Attached surf school and backpackers bar.</sleep>
 
 
  
* For luxury holiday cottages in the Newquay area, please visit url="http://www.bluechipvacations.com".  Telephone 01803 855282.  There is a variety of holiday cottages and apartments located close to the the beach and located centrally within the town. 
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===Mid-Range===
* '''The Square House''', Chapel Hill, tel. 07973 860634 - Nice B&B, friendly staff. Double range from 40 to 60 pounds per night.
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* '''The Square House''', Chapel Hill, tel. +44 1637 872094 - Nice self-catering holiday house, great location. Sleeps upto 12
* '''Minerva Hotel''', The Crescent, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DT, overlooking the ocean,close to city centre, friendly staff. (Tel. 01637 873439)
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* '''Minerva Hotel''', The Crescent, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DT - Overlooking the ocean, close to the centre, friendly staff. (Tel. +44 1637 873439)
* '''Pendeen Hotel''', 7 Alexandra Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3ND, very nice hotel. They have great food. Their specialty is seafood. Tel. 01637 873521 Web: http://www.pendeenhotel.co.uk/
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* '''Pendeen Hotel''', 7 Alexandra Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3ND - Very nice hotel. There is great food, and the specialty is seafood. Tel. +44 1637 873521
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* '''Goofys - Boutique Hostel''', Headland Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HW, Take a blend of facilities, from hotel, bed and breakfast, surf lodge, hostel, together with one of Newquay's most prominent and popular locations, and you get a boutique hostel. Tel. +44 1637 872684
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*<sleep name="Sands Resort Hotel" alt="" address="Watergate Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3LX" directions="close to Newquay airport and train station" phone="+44 1637 872864" url="http://www.sandsresort.co.uk/" checkin="3 pm" checkout="10.30 am" price="" lat="" long="">Family friendly hotel with large rooms, baby listening service, kids clubs, sports, spa, gym and playgrounds. Close to Porth Beach and family attractions.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ally's Retreat" alt="" address="6 Atlantic Road, Newquay" directions="5 min from  Fistral Beach and town centre" phone="+44 01637 709073" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.allysretreat.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From £50 per room, breakfast included "> Panoramic sea views. Double and family rooms ensuite, sleeps up to six with breakfast and use of jacuzzi, sauna, massage facilities, yoga sessions, babysitting service. </sleep>
  
==Stay Healthy==
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==Stay healthy==
While Cornwall may seem harmless, it has the highest chlamydia rate in the country due to the large number of tourists. This is mostly in Newquay.
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While Cornwall may seem harmless, it has the highest chlamydia rate in the country from the large number of tourists, mostly in Newquay.
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
* '''Cybersurf @ Newquay Internet Cafe''', opposite Somerfield Shopping Centre. A friendly, small internet-cafe, with laptop connection service. (call 01637 875497 for more details on opening times)
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*Newquay Tourist Information Centre on +44 1637 854020.
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* '''Cybersurf @ Newquay Internet Cafe''', opposite Somerfield Shopping Centre. A friendly, small internet-cafe, with laptop connection service. (call +44 1637 875497 for more details on opening times)
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
* Go for [[Land's End]], Englands most southwesterly point.
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* Go for [[Land's End]], Britain's most southwesterly point.
  
  
 
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Newquay [5] is the surf capital of Great Britain ans is generally a youthful vibrant town in Cornwall. Check out the official award winning tourism website with a lot of information.[6]

Understand[edit]

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 Harbour

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

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

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

By rail[edit]

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

By coach[edit]

Daily services operated by National Express go directly to Newquay from all parts of the country. There are local bus services to many parts of Cornwall.

By air[edit]

Newquay has its own international airport, which has daily flights to London Gatwick and Manchester, operated by Flybe, with summer flights to Edinburgh. The airport is about 20 min from the town and can be reached by bus or taxi as well When departing from Newquay Airport, be prepared for the £5.00 tax for the extension of the terminal building.

Get around[edit]

Almost all places in Newquay are within walking distance, but there are frequent buses.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Blue Reef Aquarium.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Fistral Beach

Newquay is known as a surfer's paradise and has many beaches:

  • Crantock Beach - quiet beach, 2 km away from the city centre along the coastal path
  • Fistral Beach - Newquay's most popular beach, 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 thatcan be accessed from Cliff Road near the Great Western Hotel.
  • Harbour - Newquay's 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 centre. Surfing is not allowed at this beach except at 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.
  • Watergate Bay (north of Newquay)

You can also play golf:

  • Newquay Golf Club, Tower Road, TR7 1LT, Club House: +44 1637 872091, [1]. A semi-private golf club in 1890. Total yardage Championship:6141, Mens: 5708, and Womens: 5364. £31 non-member.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • 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 such as Lloyds No 1 and Walkabout.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • St Christopher’s Inns Newquay (Newquay Hostel), 35 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, TR7 1HR, +44 1637 8591110 (, fax: +33 1 4034 3440), [2]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. A rugged but well-maintained hostel located on the cliff above Towan Beach. Attached surf school and backpackers bar. £10.50 with breakfast included.  edit

Mid-Range[edit]

  • The Square House, Chapel Hill, tel. +44 1637 872094 - Nice self-catering holiday house, great location. Sleeps upto 12
  • Minerva Hotel, The Crescent, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DT - Overlooking the ocean, close to the centre, friendly staff. (Tel. +44 1637 873439)
  • Pendeen Hotel, 7 Alexandra Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3ND - Very nice hotel. There is great food, and the specialty is seafood. Tel. +44 1637 873521
  • Goofys - Boutique Hostel, Headland Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HW, Take a blend of facilities, from hotel, bed and breakfast, surf lodge, hostel, together with one of Newquay's most prominent and popular locations, and you get a boutique hostel. Tel. +44 1637 872684
  • Sands Resort Hotel, Watergate Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3LX (close to Newquay airport and train station), +44 1637 872864, [3]. checkin: 3 pm; checkout: 10.30 am. Family friendly hotel with large rooms, baby listening service, kids clubs, sports, spa, gym and playgrounds. Close to Porth Beach and family attractions.  edit
  • Ally's Retreat, 6 Atlantic Road, Newquay (5 min from Fistral Beach and town centre), +44 01637 709073 (), [4]. Panoramic sea views. Double and family rooms ensuite, sleeps up to six with breakfast and use of jacuzzi, sauna, massage facilities, yoga sessions, babysitting service. From £50 per room, breakfast included.  edit

Stay healthy[edit]

While Cornwall may seem harmless, it has the highest chlamydia rate in the country from the large number of tourists, mostly in Newquay.

Contact[edit]

  • Newquay Tourist Information Centre on +44 1637 854020.
  • Cybersurf @ Newquay Internet Cafe, opposite Somerfield Shopping Centre. A friendly, small internet-cafe, with laptop connection service. (call +44 1637 875497 for more details on opening times)

Get out[edit]

  • Go for Land's End, Britain's most southwesterly point.




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