Mid Cornwall is the fun-lovers paradise, and surfing is high on the agenda of many visitors to the area. Many tourists stay in Newquay, which combines sun, sea and surf with a party atmosphere, but there are many other smaller towns and villages that make a stay in Mid Cornwall extremely enjoyable. Holiday rental accommodation can be found in the form of charming village cottages and plush seaside apartments.
Mid Cornwall, and the area around Newquay in particular, offers some of the very finest areas to head for surfing, and is a big draw for this region. Many other sports can also be enjoyed, along with some of Cornwall’s best pubs, clubs, and restaurants. Those seeking a more relaxed break will be pleased to discover the stunning scenery and wide range of nature attractions within this picturesque region.
Newquay is arguably the jewel in Cornwall’s crown, and an excellent family destination that is known as the UK’s capital of surf. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, there are options to pursue at top-quality surf beaches such as Watergate Bay, Towan and Crantock, including popular surf schools to fine tune your skills or learn this exciting sport from scratch.
Even if you have no interest in surfing Newquay has plenty to offer on the sports front, with walking, cycling, horse riding, kiting and rock climbing just some of the many options you can pursue. The town also boasts a vibrant nightlife, top-quality golf courses, and Newquay Zoo – which houses over 300 animals from over 130 species.
There are other places to enjoy in Mid Cornwall other than Newquay, including St Austell, which is home of the Eden Project - a top visitor attraction that is home to the world’s largest greenhouse. Also consider a trip to the scenic maritime town of Falmouth, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan – a series of beautiful botanical gardens at nearby Mevagissey, that have been lovingly restored and maintained over the last fifteen years.
Mid Cornwall enjoys arguably the best climate in the country. With over 1500 hours of sunshine every year, and peak temperatures well over 20C, July and August are particularly good times to visit. Spring and autumn are also extremely viable options, as tourist numbers dissipate and the weather is still pleasant. Winter temperatures are mild, with an average of 9C.
Newquay has its own airport, meaning holiday rental accommodation in Mid Cornwall is easy to access. Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY) receives flights from all over the UK, along with several European destinations. The region also has good public transport links from other cities and towns throughout the country, with rail being the preferred choice of many visitors.