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Travel Guide to holidays in... Newquay, Cornwall, England



The immensely popular resort of Newquay, on the north Cornwall coast, is especially favoured by surfers, and can indeed be considered the surfing capital of Cornwall – the UK even - because of the superb conditions for surfing provided by the north Atlantic coast, particularly as it breaks upon Fistral beach. Newquay has regularly played host to a number of surfing championships, including the world surfing championships, and the influence of surfing, and the tourists it attracts, can be seen throughout the town.

But it’s not all surfing at Newquay. The large sandy beaches, shops, restaurants, local fishing and many holiday attractions within driving distance (including a great aquarium on Newquay’s own sea front), continue to attract visitors year after year. It may not be the ideal location for a quiet ‘get away from it all’ escape, but for families, surfers, the young, and even the not so young, Newquay has a great deal to offer. There is a wide range of accommodation in the area, including a number of holiday parks as well as cottages, B&Bs, hotels and of course campsites. Whatever your budget, whatever your taste, you’ll find something to suit in the area – and Go2 makes finding it easy.

Newquay provides good transport facilities, with its own railway station, the terminus for the Atlantic Coast line which runs from Par, and provides access by rail directly from London and other major cities. There are also regular coach trips to Newquay and the town even has its own local airport providing access by air from other parts of the UK. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

North Cornwall

Wilder and more rugged than the south of the county, North Cornwall is a land of tall headlands, sandy beaches and empty moorland – yours to explore from one of our holiday cottages in North Cornwall. The busy resort of Newquay is a major attraction, with its glorious beaches and fantastic conditions for surfers. Nearby Perranporth also boasts some fantastic beaches, perfect for sun-lovers. You’ll find many more lovely beaches, like those at Bude for example, waiting for you on one of our North Cornwall cottage holidays. This part of Cornwall has become a bit of a mecca for food lovers too. Rick Stein has put Padstow on the map and more chefs, including Jamie Oliver, are joining him, attracted by the quality of the ingredients available locally. Then there is St. Ives, long a haunt of artists drawn here by the wonderful light and inspiring scenery. A cottage holiday in North Cornwall puts you in touch with history from ancient celtic times to the days of the smugglers. Tintagel Castle, rumoured to be the birthplace of King Arthur, sits high on a cliff and still has a strange air of mystery about it.

South Cornwall

Wonderful scenery, a mild climate, sparkling blue seas and charming seaside villages make South Cornwall a firm favourite for cottage holidays whatever the season. And we have a fabulous choice of holiday cottages in South Cornwall from which to make the most of this lovely part of the country. The Cornish Riviera takes in some of South Cornwall’s most popular resorts and many of our holiday cottages in South Cornwall are located nearby. Picturesque Fowey is a haven for sailors, while the Roseland Peninsula is a noted beauty spot. Mevagissey, St. Mawes and St. Just are all well worth a visit. Not to be missed is the Eden Project, a fascinating recreation of different biospheres, featuring a wide variety of exotic plantlife. You should also make time for a trip to atmospheric St. Michael’s Mount and on to Land’s End, the most westerly point in England. The county town of Truro has a lovely cathedral and some excellent shopping opportunities, while Penzance is a bustling resort, famed for its warm weather and sub-tropical plants. And do make sure you sample the pasties, saffron cake and clotted cream – all local delicacies, – during your cottage holiday.

Read more about Newquay at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Newquay with Go2.

Map of Newquay



Use the map below to view Newquay and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.




Accommodation in Newquay

Whether it's a self catering holiday cottage or a hotel you're after use Go2's great search and comparison facilities to find the best accommodation in Newquay. Just follow the links below.

Some holiday lets or cottages in NewquayCornwall...



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What to Visit and Where to Eat in Newquay



Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Newquay

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Newquay pay the following sites a visit...

Find restaurants in Newquay at Yell.com

Find restaurants in Newquay at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Newquay visit Sugar Vine


If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Newquay...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Newquay area then...

Cycle-Route.com - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.




The Weather in Newquay



Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Newquay over the next few days...






How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Newquay

Transport tavel guide to Newquay

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Newquay and you're convinced. Newquay is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
Transport Direct will point you in the right direction!

Or simply
plan your journey with Traveline :-)


Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.









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