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Newquay [2] is the surf capital of Great Britain. Generally a youthful vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall.

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 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

Any places in Newquay are within walking distance.


  • 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.
  • 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.


Newquay is well-kown as a surfer's paradise. Therefor 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 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.
  • Watergate Bay (North of Newquay)



Best doner kebabs can be found at Marmaris Grill located at Bank Street.


  • 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.



  • St Christopher’s Inns Newquay (Newquay Hostel), 35 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, TR7 1HR, +44 163 785 91110 (, fax: +33 140 343 440), [1]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. A rugged but Well maintained and hostel located on the cliff above Towan Beach. Attached surf school and backpackers bar. £10.50 with breakfast included.

  • For luxury holiday cottages in the Newquay area, please visit url="". Telephone 01803 855282. There is a variety of holiday cottages and apartments located close to the the beach and located centrally within the town.
  • The Square House, Chapel Hill, tel. 07973 860634 - Nice B&B, friendly staff. Double range from 40 to 60 pounds per night.
  • Minerva Hotel, The Crescent, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DT, overlooking the ocean,close to city centre, friendly staff. (Tel. 01637 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:

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.


  • 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)

Get out

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

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