The Cornish coastal town of Newquay has been a major tourist destination for more than a century and it’s not difficult to see why. Best known for its photographic sandy beaches, including Fistral and Watergate Bay, it boasts nine miles of uninterrupted shoreline. Whilst you’re meandering along the seafront make sure you stop in at the Blue Reef Aquarium to gaze upon sharks, pufferfish and stingrays. Or, venture further inland and pay a visit to Newquay Zoo, which boasts lions, meerkats and penguins.
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Top 3 Picks
Whilst you are in Newquay, make the most of your stay and check out our top 3 things to do and see!
Known as England’s undisputed surfing capital, heading down to one of Newquay’s twelve soft, sandy beaches will definitely be a highlight of your holiday. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or total newbie, You can't go to Newquay without riding the waves. Escape Surf School has been teaching people to surf for over 14 years and is the place to be, whether you need to learn from scratch or just hone in on your skills.
Covering 13 acres, Newquay Zoo is the biggest in Cornwall. Home to over 130 species, this veritable Noah’s Ark has over 1,000 animals, from lemurs and lions to penguins and red pandas. Help keepers to feed the big cats (from a safe distance), hand feed the macaques, and learn more about animal and environmental conservation.
Trenance Gardens and Boating Lake
With its tea rooms and boating lake – complete with swans, natch – Newquay’s Trenance Gardens is so charming that it feels like it belongs to another era. Enjoy the scenery there before heading into Trenance Leisure Park, which has everything you need to wile away the hours, from the miniature railway, bowling green and tennis centre, to crazy golf, pitch and putt, children’s playground and Waterworld swimming pool
Newquay has one of the biggest waves in the world. The Cribbar is also, rather disturbingly, known as ‘the Widow maker’.
Winters in Newquay are relatively mild compared to the rest of the UK, which means that it’s well worth a visit whatever the season.
Newquay’s history can be dated back to the Iron Age, which means that there are plenty of historical sites to explore.
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