Situated on the North Coast of Cornwall, Newquay is one of the UK’s most beloved seaside resort towns. Famous for its glorious beaches that attract families, couples, and surfers alike, Newquay is also a cultural hub filled with excellent restaurants and exciting attractions. Because its accommodation is easier to reach than that of other popular towns like St. Austell and St. Ives, Newquay is busy throughout the year.
HomeAway has a large number of holiday cottages in Newquay where visitors can feel right at home. The apartments generally have between one and three bedrooms, are all fully furnished, and enjoy easy access to everything Newquay has to offer. As an added bonus, many Newquay holiday apartments offer added amenities such as Wi-Fi, a pool, and the ability to accommodate pets. Smaller apartments start at just £250 per week, whilst larger accommodation options are priced between £300 - £500 per week depending on location and amenities.
-Beaches: Without a doubt, beaches are the biggest draw in Newquay. There are eight sandy beaches located right in town and several more lying on its outskirts. For surfers, Fistral Beach provides the most consistent waves and is just a 20-minute walk from most central Newquay holiday apartments. Surf lessons, equipment rental, parking for cars, and restaurant facilities are all available here. Families will find Great Western Beach, Towan Beach, and Tolcarne Beach all suitable for a fun day out. These three beaches are also a good choice for novice surfers.
-Golf: Straddling the coastline, Newquay Golf Club is a prominent feature of Newquay and offers an 18-hole course that golfers will really enjoy. Open to visitors seven days per week, the course is located just a short stroll from many holiday homes in Newquay. There are also a number of other courses located less than five miles from town, including Treloy Golf Club, Merlin Golf Club, and Perranporth Golf Club.
-Family activities: The Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo are both situated right in town and are excellent places to take children. For safe swimming, families can visit the Oasis Fun Pool, which features geysers, water slides, and waterfalls. Another popular activity for families staying in Newquay holiday accommodation is to head to the harbour and join a dolphin-watching tour.
-Historic sites: Located just outside of town, Trerice Manor House is a stunning Elizabethan Manor that has been preserved under the National Trust. It is a wonderful place to visit for people of all ages and hosts a number of activities and historic exhibits throughout the year. Also situated just outside of town is the Classic Air Force Museum, which houses the largest collection of mid-20th-century aircraft in the world.
-Food and drink: When visiting the heart of Cornwall, sampling the local cuisine is a must. From Cornish pasties to stargazy pies, Newquay has it all. With its seaside locale, there are a number of great seafood restaurants in town ranging from fine dining to casual fish and chip shops. Other cuisines, including Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Indian, can all also be found around Newquay.
Newquay’s coastal location means that it enjoys pretty steady temperatures across the seasons. July and August are the warmest months, with an average high temperature of 19°C. The coldest months are December through March, when temperatures struggle to reach the double-digits. These chilly conditions are also accompanied by heavier rainfall.
Newquay is perhaps the best-connected town in Cornwall. From the M5 at Exeter, drivers can follow the A30 and exit onto the A392 to head right into town. Newquay is also easily accessible by rail and is a 6.5-hour train journey from Central London. A third option for visitors is to fly into Newquay Cornwall Airport, which is just five miles east of the centre of town.