Nestled on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast, Newquay is the county’s most popular holiday town. Famed for its nightlife as much as its laid back charm and beaches, this lively town offers tourists plenty of ways to spend both days and nights. If the weather is fine, start your day with a spot of sun worshipping at one of seven miles of sandy beaches, nestled under the towering Atlantic Cliffs. If languid sunning and swimming don’t appeal, there are plenty of activities on offer for the more adventurous, from surfing lessons to sailing, diving and abseiling. After all that exercise, you’ll have earned some classic English fish and chips, or perhaps something a little less casual at one of Newquay’s fantastic cafes and restaurants. If you choose self-catering Newquay accommodation, you can also take advantage of Cornwall’s many farmers’ markets. Imagine buying fresh local ingredients and heading back to your Newquay cottage to whip up a batch of traditional Cornish pasties!
When to go to Newquay
Newquay is a year round destination. While most tourists visit in summer to make the most of Cornwall’s beautiful beaches, you can expect sunshine and blue skies from April right through to September. A winter trip to Newquay shouldn’t be discounted, though, with plenty of all-weather activities like walking and cycling on offer. Plus, when Newquay is quiet and relatively free of tourists, it’s the perfect place to relax, recharge and escape from frantic city life.
Getting to and around Newquay
Most tourists arrive in Newquay by car, National Express bus or train. Once there, the regular, reliable local buses provide great public transport.
Where to stay in Newquay
Renting your own Newquay cottage is one of the great joys of a holiday in this region. HouseTrip offers a number of Newquay accommodation options, with self-catering properties to suit families, couples and groups of friends alike. You’ll get more space, more privacy and more freedom for less than the cost of a hotel room. Plus, if you’re visiting in the cooler months, you can’t go past a Newquay cottage with a cosy fire.