Newquay Town

Newquay is on the North Coast of Cornwall, England.  Newquay is a popular holiday destination for over 2 million visitors every year, with its miles of sandy beaches (not a pebble in sight!) and huge Atlantic waves, ideal for surfing.

The town is vibrant and exciting in the summer, with surf shops almost every 10 metres – and in the winter it’s more peaceful, yet great for storm watching. Newquay Cornwall

Newquay town is quite small, just one mile from one end to the other – Newquay has a population of just over 20,000 permanent residents.

Many of the Victorian houses provided traditional B&B accommodation up until about 2003, when the market changed and a lot were sold off and demolished, making way for waves of new build apartments, with price tags of up to £1.5 million.  A lot of these new build apartments were only for holiday lets, with a holiday restriction on occupancy; due to the change in the economy a lot of development plans were mothballed, but, in the main, most have gone ahead or amended their planning applications to suit.

This website brings together a raft of local issues, local information, help and news for people living locally or visiting for a day or a week.

We hope you find what you’re looking for!

Latest Newquay Posts

Across the site there’s a variety of general interest pieces, history items, events, some news and a mix n match of content you won’t find anywhere else. Below are the latest posts:


Newquay, Cornwall

On Friday 11 November, at 11am, there will be 2 minutes’ silence and a wreath laying ceremony at the main War Memorial on the Headland. The Newquay Remembrance Parade will be on Sunday 13 November.  There will be some road closures … Continue reading

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The clocks go back, so don’t forget…   When do the Clocks go Back?   It’s always at 2am early in the morning of the last Sunday of October.  In 2016 this is Sunday 30 October.  2am Sunday becomes 1am … Continue reading

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This year 5 November is on a Saturday night, which means that all Bonfire Night firework displays will be found on that one weekend, from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November.  However, up to that date, a number of locations … Continue reading

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A small earthquake that occurred in Liskeard, Cornwall, was felt in Newquay by a few people who happened to be awake at 3am! Nothing to see here really – there was an earthquake, it was miles away, it was small. … Continue reading

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