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

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

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The Christmas opening hours in Newquay 2016 don’t differ much from “the norm” as Christmas is on a Sunday this year, Boxing Day is on a Monday and there is a Bank Holiday on the Tuesday, but most shops are … Continue reading

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The Cribbar wave turned up in Newquay – and it was huge!  With modern technology more surfers were able to take advantage of knowing the giant wave was arriving and to be there to attempt to ride it. The Cribbar is … Continue reading

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