Newquay in Cornwall

Welcome to Newquay

Newquay harbour
Newquay Fistral beach

This one-time fishing village, was originally called Towan Blystra and unknown apart from its pilchard catch. The shoals of fish were sighted by the huer perched in the Huer's Hut on the headland - giving rise to the expression "hue and cry" as he shouted to the villagers to direct them to the pilchards of the coastline.

The area, crafted by the actions of the Atlantic Swell and the warming Gulf Stream, is now Cornwall's most popular and liveliest Holiday resort.

Newquay, is the West Countries beach paradise, with seven miles of soft, golden sand, it is the UK's major centre for surfing. The town attracts people of all ages and interests.

The warm climate creating a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy in any season. The first warmth of Spring arrives in january in this part of the world and the Summer lingers late into the year.

Blue Reef Aquarium - NewquayNewquay has so much to offer, the town, the eleven beaches, and of course a full range of water sports. Newquay provides its visitors with a vast variety of excitement , entertainment and choices; explore the cliff tops, walks along one of the eleven superb beaches or visit some of the many attractions in town or close by, such as the Zoo, golf course, Trenance Leisure Park, Waterworld, Sea Life Centre, Tunnels Through Time and plentiful night life. Balloon Festival and Celebrate the1900s week in July. Nearby, Elizabethan Trerice Manor (NT), DairyLand Farm World and Lappa Valley Steam Railway.

.Newquay has the ideal location in the centre of the north coast of Cornwall. The easy access to the A30 making it an ideal touring centre for the county. This part of Cornwall has plenty of hotel, selfcatering or guest house accommodation.

Tourist Information Centre Tel: + 44 (0) 1637 854020 Fax: 854030