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Top things to do in Newquay!

Holidays in Cornwall aren’t complete without taking in the sights and sounds of the vibrant resort of Newquay, which is just a stone’s throw from Hendra holiday park! Newquay is a picturesque coastal town that really comes alive in the summer months, when people flock to see the beautiful beaches and top attractions.

Hendra is located on the edge of Newquay – far enough away to escape all the hustle and bustle but close enough so that our guests can make the most of all the town’s amenities including the many shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and attractions.

Take a look below at our mini guide to holidays in Newquay, with details on all the top things to see and do…

Holidays in Newquay


Newquay is famous for its picturesque coastline, boasting no fewer than seven magnificent beaches! Whether you’re an avid surfer, sun-lover, or a sandcastle building champion, Newquay’s beaches are the place to be.

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Newquay is home to a host of top attractions that all the family will love. From Blue Reef Aquarium to Newquay Zoo and just about everything in between! What will you discover?

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Food & Drink

From fresh sea food and gourmet meals to greasy spoons and burger joints, Newquay has something for all culinary tastes. And, of course, there’s plenty of places to pick up a pasty, too.

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Local events

As well as its beaches, attractions and amenities, Newquay is a busy local community – and one that hosts a range of great events throughout the year. From the iconic Boardmasters Festivals to Xmas events – there’s always something going on in Newquay that you won’t want to miss!

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Surfing in Newquay…

Surfing in Newquay has been going on for decades, but its popularity has escalated to an international sport! It is surfing that makes Newquay special and learning to surf is now one of the most popular activities while on holiday in Newquay.

Newquay is home to some of the UK’s biggest Surf Festivals and probably the biggest and best is Boardmasters, which takes place in August. Surfing events and competitions take place throughout the summer at Fistral, Watergate and Lusty Glaze beaches. Take to the waves yourself or watch the professional surfers in awe as they ride the waves at Fistral Beach!

Eat Out in Newquay…

Enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty from one of the local bakeries, or stop for a delicious Cornish cream tea at one of the many cafes. Our favourite pasties are produced right next door to Hendra at Trevilley Farm Shop!

Newquay has excellent restaurants too; you will find everything from Thai, Indian, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese and Italian, to fresh fish restaurants and fish & chip takeaways, plus places to eat sushi and oysters or steak and chips! Or maybe you’ll stop off for a cocktail at one of Newquay’s cosy bars, perfect for a summer’s evening.

Newquay is also home to Rick Stein’s famous Fish & Chips at Fistral beach, and Prow Park’s tasty takeaway food outlet, just a 10 minute walk from Hendra. And don’t forget to try our delicious homemade food on site, with burgers, pizza and classic fish and chips right on your doorstep!