Newquay holidays – discover the UK’s favourite seaside resort…
Our five star gold Cornwall holiday park is situated just minutes from the town and miles of world famous golden sandy beaches. Just a short bus ride away from outside the park will take you into Newquay’s bustling main shopping street with its surf-wear, boutiques and gift shops, cafes, restaurants and family pubs. Explore the Harbour and the town’s beaches or take a walk up to the Huer’s Hut on the headland.
Something for Everyone…
There are so many things to do on holiday in Newquay!
- Miles of golden sandy beaches.
- Newquay Harbour.
- Newquay Zoo.
- Trenance Gardens and boating lake.
- Blue Reef Aquarium.
- Gig racing and sailing.
- Horse riding and golf courses.
- Tennis and bowls.
- The Lane Theatre.
- Surfing, coasteering, bodyboarding and more…
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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 Festival 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!
Enjoy a day 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! Newquay is also home to one of Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ restaurants at Watergate Bay and Rick Stein’s Fish & Chips at Fistral.
Newquay holidays are all about the beaches! All the resort’s beaches boast acres of soft golden sand and superb Atlantic Ocean waves. With all-day lifeguard patrols throughout the season on every main beach, you can be sure of a safe and happy holiday in Newquay:
Fistral Beach – Newquay’s world famous surfing beach. Hard sand for sandcastles and rock pools. Parking, good choice of food outlets, good toilets. You can book Surfing and bodyboarding lessons here
Little Fistral – Small beach with a steep slope and rocks. Parking.
Harbour Beach – A small beach at low tide in this working harbour where you can watch the fishermen bring back the catch. Very limited parking, steep sloped road access, food, good toilets.
Towan Beach – Right in the centre of town. Beach huts, very limited parking, food. Sloped access road. Location of the Blue Reef Aquarium.
Great Western Beach – Surfing, caves and rock pools. Good toilets.
Tolcarne Beach – Surfing, caves, rock pools, beach huts, food, award-winning toilets. Steep steps in addition to a sloped access road, (vehicle access restricted).
Lusty Glaze – Surfing, rock pools, beach activities. Parking, good food, good toilets. Steep steps access.
Porth Beach – Limited parking on the beach or across the road in Porth Beach Holiday Park’s car park (charge applies), pub, cafes, restaurants and shop. Good toilets. Level access to beach and promenade. Porth Island and small pitch & putt course adjacent.
Whipsiderry Beach – Caves. No facilities.
Crantock Beach – Sand dunes, rock pools, fast flowing stream and caves. National Trust car park, toilets. Steep sloped access over soft sand.
Polly Joke – Caves and rock pools. Parking ½ mile inland. No road access, rugged pathway, no facilities.
Holywell Bay – level flat sand and sand dunes, small stream. National Trust car park across the road, 5-10 min sandy pathway walk to main beach. Toilets close by but not on the beach.
Watergate Bay – Surfing, kite-surfing and sand-yachting, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant is open here. Parking on site and near-by, (can be difficult in busy periods), good food, good toilets. Make sure you know the tide times if exploring rock pools and caves!