Newquay – the Costa del Sol of England is the UK’s extreme sports hub, blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches and encompassed by a backdrop of towering cliffs.
Newquay is the perfect location for water sport activities such as surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, raft building and fishing. Adrenaline seekers can Zorb their way down the 200m run at Cornwall Zorb Park for a breathtaking ride! Young festival goers will also love The Boardmasters Festival in August - a combination of live music, surfing and skateboarding competitions.
However if you prefer a slower pace to your holiday, there is plenty of opportunity to perfect your serve at Heron Tennis Centre in Trenance Park. You can also entertain the whole family by visiting the residents at the award winning Newquay Zoo. Watch the penguins go for a dip, dare to visit the creepiest of crawlies and stand in awe of the big cats whilst they bask in the sun.
If you ever find yourself on Towan Beach, Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium hosts a mesmerising undersea tour; allowing you to appreciate this stunning seaside resort even more. Talking of the seaside, Newquay of course has a plethora of beautiful beaches to choose from with Fistral Beach being the most iconic as the best surfing beach in the UK and Europe.
For a dose of Cornish heritage, visit the Elizabethan manor house Trerice, it is renowned for its timeless interiors and pristine gardens. During the warmer months many meander through Newquay’s centre where you can choose from charming pubs, bars and inns for a refreshing pint and local hearty food.
Even during the winter months Newquay is a host to plenty of events from Newquay Fish to Bude Jazz festivals. Many say there is a more local feel to the town during the quieter periods. In the run up to Christmas, Cornwall certainly knows how to celebrate. Indulge at the food market, a festive gig or at the craft fair - the perfect place for finding those stocking fillers.
Worried about not seeing everything? Become an expert in all things Newquay by using the Surf Rider Train; a hop-on-hop-off service that allows you to explore every corner.
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