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 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.
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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:
Fistral Beach, Newquay has come in second place in the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017 for the Top 10 Beaches in the UK. Perranporth Beach, just a few miles along the coast, and St Ives Beach, also on the … Continue reading →
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A body was found at Treyarnon, near Newquay, Cornwall, early in the morning of Saturday 4 February by a member of the public. UPDATE: The body was identified as Newquay resident Patrick Foster, aged 46. The police are investigating the … Continue reading →
Dippy the Dinosaur will be on a UK Tour from 2018-2020, so where are the nearest locations to Cornwall? Dippy will not be visiting Cornwall, you will need to travel to see the Dippy Tour. There are eight locations across the … Continue reading →
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The annual Newquay New Year’s Day Swim 2017 is on Sunday 1 January, starting at 12 noon. Get there early for a good spot – the Quayside’s usually crowded with people watching. This is a free event to watch, but … Continue reading →