1. Newquay is turning into foodie heaven
Forget greasy spoon cafés and takeaway fish and chips – Newquay is becoming a culinary hub on a par with Padstow. With Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Watergate Bay and Rick Stein’s upscale fish-and-chip café on Fistral Beach bringing high spending diners to the area, other top chefs have been encouraged to follow suit. Visitors and locals are now spoiled for choice when it comes to fine fresh seafood, and the sustainable, eco-friendly culture has inspired an array of vegan and vegetarian dining options.
2. Miles of golden sandy beaches
With four beaches in the town centre alone (Towan, Great Western, Lusty Glaze, and Tolcarne), Newquay has vast expanses of golden sandy beaches that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quiet picnicking spot with rock pools for the kids to explore or a popular surfing venue to see some of Britain’s pro surfers in action, Newquay has a beach for you.
3. Stunning sunsets
If you’ve watched the sun set over the Pentire headland, you’ll know why Newquay is such a popular place to be when day turns to dusk. With many of its beaches facing directly west, Newquay has some of the most spectacular sunsets in Cornwall.
4. Handy for commuting
Newquay is ideally located for commuters both near and far – it’s just a 15-minute drive from the A30 and has its own international airport that offers direct flights to Gatwick as well as several other destinations within the UK and across Europe. Newquay Station is the terminus of the Atlantic Coast Line, which travels south to Par (where you can join the mainline train to London Paddington).
5. Plenty of family-friendly activities
In addition to the numerous beaches, coastal walks, and water sports, Newquay has plenty of family-friendly attractions within easy walking or driving distance. Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo, and Pirate’s Quest are great all-weather, all-age venues in the town itself, and theme parks Flambards and Camel Creek are just a short distance away. If you’re looking for a more relaxing day out, National Trust property Trerice Manor offers beautiful gardens to stroll around and admire, along with an excellent tea room.
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