Without doubt the largest commercial holiday resort in Cornwall. Newquay boasts a large number of beaches including the world famous Fistral beach which has held World Surfing Championships.The beaches vary from the commercial to the unspoilt.
Newquay has great transport links and has the main commercial airport in Cornwall with flights to Gatwick, The Isles of Scilly and elsewhere.
Newquay an abundance of shops, restaurants, hotels and nightlife that gives it a great holiday resort atmosphere in the summer. Just in case it get's too much, the other quieter side of Cornwall is not that far away. Arguably the best known hotel is the Headland Hotel which was the first 4 star hotel. It sits in a commanding position on the headland overlooking Fistral beach to the south.
Newquay has an established history and the old harbour is a port that originally was used for pilchard fishing but was later used for transporting the tin, china clay during the industrial period.
Another landmark is the beautiful Huers Hut which with it's white walls, looks like it could be on a Greek isle. These huts were originally used as a lookout post to see if there were any pilchards nearby and although most were made of wood and have disappeared, this stone hut has survived.
Newquay has a large number of hotels and guest houses to stay in and a number of other attractions to visit. These include the Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay Zoo Dairyland Farm World and Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre