Explore a few facts about Newquay

Newquay is a seaside town situated in Cornwall, on the North Atlantic coast. Home to some of the best beaches in the UK Newquay is a popular holiday destination. Known for its beautiful beaches, excellent surfing conditions, and thriving food scene.

Newquay is undoubtedly a surfing paradise.

With its long stretches of beaches and consistent waves, Newquay is one of the most popular surfing spots in the UK. Renowned for excellent and consistent waves, Fistral Beach is the Home of British Surfing. Hosting many surfing competitions throughout the year.

Newquay was once a small fishing village.

Newquay was once a small fishing village that became a popular tourist destination during the 1800s. It is believed that the town was named after the “New Quay” that was built in the 15th century to allow ships to enter the harbour safely.

The town is surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Newquay is situated on the edge of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by stunning coastal landscapes and picturesque countryside, the perfect landscape to explore.

Newquay is a great place to try out water sports

In addition to surfing, the town offers a range of water sports activities, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and coasteering. Check-out Fistral Beach Surf School & Hire, or Barefoot Coasteering if you are visiting Fistral.

The town has a thriving food scene.

Newquay has a range of restaurants, cafes, and pubs, serving up everything from fresh seafood to traditional Cornish pasties. At Fistral we are spoilt with amazing food from: Pasty Shack, Beach Bar, Stables, Fish House, Rick Stein’s & SeaSpray.

Newquay is a beautiful and exciting destination that has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, an adrenaline-fueled surfing adventure, exploring nature or delicious food, Newquay is the perfect place to visit.