Newquay - Perranporth coast guide

Newquay BeachNewquay styles itself as the surfing capital of England and that seems like a pretty accurate description but it is also ideal for family holidays. The attraction of Newquay for both types of holiday are its excellent beaches, clean sea and friendly welcome. 

The town itself is unremarkable but there is plenty of good accommodation available in all categories and plenty of places to eat and drink until your hearts content. Beach culture is the order of the day and with good reason the beaches are excellent and big!

For details of Newquay Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and Attractions.  Go to Newquay Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages



Newquay Cornwall CoastFistral beach is the best known surfing beach in the UK and is home to many competitions during the summer months. It is renown for its fast, hollow waves and flat sandy beach. 

Watergate Bay is a two miles long sandy beach lying to the east of the town and is an ideal place for beginners to surf. There are plenty of places to hire equipment and also several surf schools which offer instruction.

To get to Newquay take the A30 and then the A392 but there are other possibilities as well. it is now possible to fly into Newquay airport from London via Ryan Air who have recently started operations to the town. 

Fistral Beach Surf Centre - 





Places to visit in Newquay 

Newquay Holywell Bay Fun Park - Holywell Bay, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5PW Tel: 01637 830095

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park - Tredinnick Wadebridge PL27 7RA Tel: 0879 1163333 - for details visit: Crealy Adventure Park

Oasis Fun Pools - Newquay, Cornwall, England, TR8 4NY Tel: 01637 875778

DairyLand Farm World - Nr Newquay Cornwall TR8 5AA Tel: 01872 510349


Perranporth and Bedruthan Steps

Also in the area and worth a visit are Perranporth to the east and Bedruthan Steps to the west. Perranporth has a large beach which stretches nearly three miles to the east of the small resort. Bedruthan Steps offers spectacular scenery befitting of the giant who created the steps! (and the steps down to the beach are steep!) 

  Perranporth Beach    Bedruthan Steps North Cornwall  

               Perranporth                                                          Bedruthan Steps                                         Perranporth 

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