Located on Cornwall’s North Atlantic Coast, Newquay has famous for being one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns. The town is bounded to the south by the salt marshes around the River Gannel, and to the north-east by the Porth Valley. The western edge of the town meets the Atlantic at Fistral Bay.
There has been a settlement at Newquay since the Bronze Age. While it has been known by many names, such as Treninnick, Crantock and Towan Blystra, its modern name does not appear until the early 17th century.
Despite its rich and interesting history, Newquay attracts visitors as a major tourist resort. Since the Edwardian era, Newquay has provided recreation for tourists with walks, tennis courts and a bowling green. All of which are still popular today.
In the gardens, visitors have long been able to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Trenance Gardens with their mature trees and heritage cottages, leading to the boating lake.
In the late 1960s, the council set up even more attractions. These included a swimming pool, mini-golf, the Little Western Railway miniature railway and Newquay Zoo, which opened in 1969.
Visitors to Newquay are never far from one of its twelve golden beaches, each one offering a different beach experience. You will find that most of the beaches in and around Newquay are all golden sand, making it more comfortable for you to enjoy your day at the seaside.
Whether you are looking for family fun, where the kids can go exploring the rock pools, a relaxing cove to sit and listen to the waves gently crash against the shore, Newquay’s beaches will provide.
Accommodation in Newquay is both varied and numerous. As a popular tourist destination for locals and visitors, Newquay has learned to cater to any taste. Some come on down and explore Cornwall at its best.