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Newquay is the perfect place to relax and unwind and is a favourite holiday destination for couples & families alike. It has many attractive features; the dramatic scenery, sandy

beaches, surfing, nightlife...the list goes on!


Newquay is the surfing capital of the UK, if not Europe, and this industry enjoys year round tourism thanks to the warmer than average climate in Cornwall. Fishing & diving can also be enjoyed here and the surrounding coastal path commands wonderful views. Newquay has a variety of visitor attractions aimed at the younger generation including Newquay Zoo, Bluereef Aquarium, Dairyland and much more besides.

Information & things to do in Newquay

Newquay is becoming more popular for adventure activities & adrenalin sports such as coasteering, abseiling, rock-climbing, kiteboarding, jet bikes & even banana rides!


For those seeking something just a little less demanding there is also kayaking, pleasure boats, paddlesurfing and less strenuous activities!


Click here to view a map of Newquay.

From chillout bars and traditional pubs, beachside cafes and nightclubs; there's every reason to extend your day into the small hours in Newquay!


Soak up the atmosphere at a pavement cafe or head on down to one of the many live music venues to hear local and international acts. Newquay's nightclubs often play host to Radio 1 and other top DJs! 


Newquay is also blessed with such a fantastic coastline and an array of stunning beaches; some great for play, some for surfing, plenty are dog friendly too.


Whatever you decide to do, Newquay has something for everyone!


(scroll down for full list of things to do in Newquay!)



Holiday Properties in Newquay & surrounding area

Holiday Accommodation - Lavender Cottage, Newquay

Lavender Cottage (ref: G98) - sleeps 4 - no pets


This delightful, Grade II listed holiday cottage lies in the old village square of St Columb minor, 300 yards from the village pub and church, it brims with more

Holiday Accommodation - Manor House, West Pentire

Manor House (ref: GAW) - sleeps 13 - 3 pets allowed


This 15th-century manor house, with its own pretty garden, has tremendous character, a friendly atmosphere and is extremely well more

Holiday Accommodation - Lewannick Stable, Cubert

Lewannick Stable (ref: 30127) - sleeps 2 - no pets


Single-storey, semi-detached barn conversion, close to the north coast but also has easy access to tour the whole of Cornwall. A small garden provides the perfect spot for an alfresco more

Holiday Accommodation - Kimberley House, Newquay

Kimberley House (ref: 27176) - sleeps 7 - 2 pets


Grade II listed property with large enclosed garden there is a games room with a table football and a patio with picnic bench and sitting-out more


Attractions in Newquay

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Poppy Cottage (ref: TE4) - sleeps 6 - no pets


Situated just a few hundred yards from Crantock beach, Poppy Cottage is well fitted throughout and boasts a well-planted, secluded rear more

Popular Beaches in the Newquay area

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay


Large beach at low tide, with plenty of room for everyone. Surfing & adventure activities available and good more

Crantock Beach



Award-winning sandy beach backed by extensive dunes. Lifeguard cover during the summer and easy to get more

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Frequented by the surfing elite, Fistral holds many world class surfing competitions, music festivals and other more

Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps


Follow this National Trust favourite all the way down to the beach or simply enjoy the views along the South West Coast more

Newquay Map

Full list of things to do in NEWQUAY