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What To See And Do In Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay is first and foremost a family holiday resort. Its pristine beaches attract parents and children to paddle in the sea and relax on the golden sand of its many fine beaches. But Newquay is also the UKs premier surfing destination and boasts several of Cornwalls best beaches for surfing. Plus the bustling food and drink scene attacks people who like quality restaurants, as well as young people attracted by the vibrant nightlife.

Beach fans can choose from many great beaches, including family safe Town Beach. Fistral Beach is in fact the best known surfing beach offering awesome, hollow waves popular wth surfers. Another popular beach in Newquay is Watergate Bay although this beach is suited for everyone from novice surfers to advanced wave riders. Newbies may also want to try Crantock Beach as it is protected. There are numerous places in Newquay to hire surfing gear and surf academies are also available for those who come only to ride the waves.

Food & Drink In Newquay

As you would expect, Newquay in Cornwall offers a wide variety of cuisine options for just about every taste. Things to sample while on holiday in Newquay include cream teas, as well as the famous Cornish pasties offered by the many tea rooms and pastry shops. Cornish ice-cream is also a very tasty and popular treat. Newquay is also famous for its fish and chips shops, but also has a huge variety of worldwide food choices from Indian and Chinese to Greek and Italian. Theres no point starting a diet when you visit to Newquay as you will be tempted to indulge!

The Blue Reef Aquarium

If you're interested in sea life then a trip to the Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium is a must. This coastal attraction is among the highlights of a visit to the promenade. It features a fascinating underwater tunnel that visitors can walk through while witnessing the sea animals swim around in their natural environments.



What Else To Do In Newquay?

There are loads of ways to enjoy the water, including SUP boarding and kayaking. Or you could take a powerboat cruise around the harbour. Those who like fishing should know that Newquay has some outstanding options for a vast array of fishing styles from fly-fishing to deep sea fishing. Take your fishing trip from the harbour in Newquay.

Golf enthusiasts will love the dramatic golf coarse, overlooking the sea behind the dunes at Fistral Beach. Aside from the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay has other animal loving attractions. Newquay Zoo boasts a wide variety of creatures in enclosures over its ten acre site.

Also popular with holidaymakers is Newquay Water World - a huge swimming pool complex featuring water slides, simulation waterfall and tropical themed apparatus. There is also cutting-edge gym and exercise classes for adults.

A unique, albeit slightly strange, visitor attractions is theTunnels Through Time museum which shows the history of Newquay through interactive exhibits brought to life by character actors.

There is never a bored moment in Newquay. As well as the above tourist attractions visitors can enjoy amusement arcades, pool halls, ten-pin bowling and a range of other sports and activities. Also popular is the modern cinema in the centre of town which shows the latest movies.