Newquay is home to world-renowned beaches like Watergate Bay, Towan Beach and Fistral Bay, making it a coveted hotspot for surfers and holidaymakers. Those living in Newquay will truly be spoilt by the miles of incredible coastline right on their doorstep. Whether you enjoy water sports, beach walks, or simply looking out over the ocean, you’ll never tire of Newquay’s glorious beaches.
Newquay also offers easy access to the spectacular scenery along the 300-mile South West Coast Path, which is popular for both hiking and cycling.
Vibrant community with booming hospitality industry
Newquay is a popular tourist destination and, as such, offers a lot in terms of attractions, restaurants, hotels, and nightlife. There are plenty of family-friendly activities to choose from, including Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo, and nearby theme park, Flambards. Trerice Manor, a National Trust property with stunning gardens, is a great place for a leisurely stroll followed by a delicious cream tea with lashings of Cornish clotted cream.
Great local amenities
Newquay is a busy and popular town, with a good selection of shops ranging from general supermarkets and high-street stores, to specialised boutiques, independent retailers, and great local butchers, fishmongers, and suppliers of fresh produce. Nansledan, an extension of Newquay built on Duchy of Cornwall land, has been designed in such a way that all day-to-day needs are met within walking distance, with a good selection of shops and businesses right on the doorstep.
There are plenty of great schools in the area, including Nansledan’s own primary school, Skol Nansledan.
It’s foodie heaven!
With its enviable coastal location, Newquay offers no end of high-quality seafood restaurants that serve fantastic, freshly caught fish. Rick Stein, one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs, opened his Newquay restaurant in 2015. Ideally located overlooking the beach, Rick Stein, Fistral offers diners the chance to enjoy spectacular sea views.
As well as fine fresh seafood and plenty of great places to grab a chippy tea, Cornwall is of course known for its pasties. In Newquay, you’ll never be too far from a bakery selling one of these hot, comforting snacks.
For a fun dining experience with a twist, you can’t go wrong with a Newquay meadery. Enjoy a relaxed, informal setting, hearty comfort food, and a fantastic selection of fine meads (a honey-based alcohol that’s popular in Cornwall).
In general, food lovers will enjoy easy access to an abundance of delicious local specialities. From cheeses like Cornish Yarg and warm, crumbly scones with mouth-watering clotted cream, to crisp Cornish ciders and tempting local meads, Newquay really has something for everyone.
Newquay’s sustainable, eco-friendly culture has also inspired a good selection of vegetarian and vegan dining options.
Excellent transport links
Newquay is just a 15-minute drive from the A30 and has its own international airport that offers direct flights to Gatwick, as well as other destinations within the UK and across Europe. This makes it great for both holidaymakers and business travellers. The Atlantic Coast Line is a Network Rail branch line that runs between Par and Newquay. At Par, passengers are able to join the mainline train to London Paddington.