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:
On Friday 19 August a family of five were standing on rocks on South Fistral Beach, Newquay when a large, giant, wave swept the mother, father and 2 year old into the water. They were then swept out to sea at just … Continue reading →
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Whether it’s family fun you’re after, singles rambling, couples canoodling, or a wild weekend away with your mates, Newquay’s August Bank Holiday 2016 will have something that ticks all your boxes! The Bowgie Inn have a weekend-long Ale Festival … Continue reading →
That word “portable” barbecue is such a pull – who wouldn’t like to be able to traipse off with a truly portable barbecue and set up on the beach? Well, yesterday evening I did just that, with a Landmann Piccolino … Continue reading →
Human remains have been found at the bottom of cliffs near Newquay – and it’s thought this body found at Tregurrian might be missing person Chad Gibson, missing from Newquay since December 2015. Identification will take some time as the remains will … Continue reading →