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Newquay Harbour

Newquay 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 for activities, beaches, maps, downloads, blogs and accommodation.

Get in

By road

Follow the M5 to Exeter, then take the A30 to Newquay. Leave there and continue on the A392 which takes you directly into the town.

By train

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 plane

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, . 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, 2 km 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 (South of Crantock)
  • Lusty Glaze Beach - offers a variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Porth Joke or Polly Joke (Between Crantock and Holywell bay)
  • Porth (North of Lusty)
  • 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.
  • Whipsiderry (Between Porth and Watergate)
  • Watergate Bay (North of Newquay)



For comprehensive listings check out this page [1]


  • 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 [2].




  • The Square House, Chapel Hill, +44 1637 872094. Nice Self Catering Holiday House, great location. Sleeps up to 12
  • Minerva Hotel, The Crescent, TR7 1DT, +44 1637 873439. overlooking the ocean,close to city centre, friendly staff.
  • Pendeen Hotel, 7 Alexandra Road, Porth, TR7 3ND, +44 1637 873521. very nice hotel. They have great food. Their specialty is seafood.
  • Goofys - Boutique Hostel, Headland Road, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HW, Take a blend of facilities - from Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Surf Lodge, Hostel - together with one of Newquay's most prominent and popular locations - and you get a Boutique Hostel - Goofys. Tel. 01637 872684


Stay healthy

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


  • is the independent website for Cornwall's No.1 resort. Find Newquay Accommodation, Things to Do, Events, Places to Eat, Tourist Information, Newquay News and much, much more [3]
  • Newquay Tourist Information Centre on 01637 854020 or visit the official website here [4]
  • 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)

Go next

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