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s you would expect of Cornwall’s leading seaside resort, it will be the vast array of beaches which will strike you first. Laid out like a necklace of sandy pearls at the foot of rugged cliffs there are 8 different beaches within walking distance of the town and 3 more a short drive away - all of them with golden sand and Atlantic breakers and each of them offering a different beach experience for every day of your stay.


Newquay is one of the


nation’s all time favourite holiday resorts, but you don’t have to dig too deep to discover the history of the town. Newquay remains an important Cornish fishing port


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and a trip to Newquay Harbour is a must on your “things to do” list. Today, as well as fishing trips and excursions, Newquay’s fleet of brightly coloured fishing boats land fresh crab and lobster destined for the dinner plates of nearby hotels and restaurants, but it wasn’t always this way. Look up from the Harbour and you’ll see the Huers Hut – a white stone building on top of Towan Head. Newquay once thrived as a famous pilchard fishing port, when the shoals of pilchards where spotted off the cliffs the Huer would call the fishermen to sea and a lucrative catch. Every September the town celebrates its fishing heritage with the Newquay Fish Festival – a three-day feast of everything


that’s fresh from the sea and well worth a visit.


Discover Newquay’s wide open spaces – grassy headlands and areas for walking and relaxing like the glorious Pentire Headland with its spectacular views over Fistral Beach on one side and Crantock Bay on the other. Closer to town there are footpaths across the Golf Links to Towan Head – a perfect picnic spot.


Sit back, relax and enjoy summer concerts on the Killacourt overlooking Towan Beach and take a walk along Narrowcliff and marvel at the scenery of Lusty Glaze and the spectacular Porth Headland. Look out too for the town’s new Piazza – a tiered outdoor space just opposite the new cinema –


great for music and arts events at any time during your holiday. Trenance Gardens in Newquay with its boating lake, fountain and restaurant is a perfect place to stop and enjoy the flora and fauna before you discover Trenance Leisure Park, complete with miniature railway, bowling green, tennis centre, crazy golf, pitch and putt, children’s playground, wooden waves skate park and Waterworld swimming pool. If shopping is your bag then Newquay’s town centre has plenty to offer. It’s a high street like no other, stretching the entire length of the town and dotted with individual and specialist local shops, restaurants and cafes as well as national names all mixed in with surf shops and boutiques.


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