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Visiting Newquay? What To See And Do In Cornwalls Top Vacation Destination

Providing some of the best beaches and surfing in Britain, Newquay is among Cornwalls premier holiday destinations. No wonder, it has now acquired a reputation for being Englands surfing capital but there's much more to Newquay than being just a surfers heaven.

Beach fans will want to head to Fistral Beach. This beach is in fact the best known surfing beach offering quick, hollow waves for surfers. Another prominent beach in Newquay is Watergate Bay although this beach is more suited to beginner surfers. Beginners may also want to try Crantock Beach as it is sheltered. There are numerous spots in Newquay to rent surfing equipment and surf schools are also offered for those who come only to ride the waves.

Eating Out In Newquay

As you would expect, Newquay offers a vast range of cuisine options for just about every pallet. Local specialities include cream teas & Cornish pasties offered by the many tea rooms & bakeries. Cornish ice-cream is also very rich and creamy to taste. Newquay is also famous for it's fish and shellfish and has a huge variety of worldwide cuisine restaurants from Indian and Chinese to Mexican and Italian. One things for sure, when your visit to Newquay is over you'll probably need to start a stringent diet!

Fishy Attractions

If you're interested in tropical marine life then a trip to the Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium is a must-- one of the highlights is a fascinating underwater tunnel that visitors can walk through while witnessing the sea animals swim around in their natural habitats.

Other Things To Do In Newquay

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the scenic course overlooking Fistral Beach. Apart from the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay also has a good zoo containing a wide variety of animals over ten acres of land. Other action based entertainments include pool, snooker, bowling and a range of other sports and activities. Also popular (especially with children) is Newquay Water World containing a tropical pool, simulation waterfall & volcanos and even state of the art gym facilities for adults. Searching for something a little unique? Try the Tunnels Through Time museum (a very unique way of looking at and finding out about the past).

For those who like fishing, Newquay in Cornwall is ideal. This is among the most well-liked activities in Newquay, where there are some outstanding options for a wide range of fishing from fly-fishing to deep sea fishing. Take one of the vessels out from the harbour for some mackerel fishing. Its a great adventure with fine views along the dramatic coast.


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