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.
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.
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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:
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 →
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 →
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 →