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:
There are a number of organisations that arrange beach clean events in the area of Newquay. There is a monthly beach clean at Fistral, arranged by a group of local organisations including the County Council, through to the twice-yearly Surfers … Continue reading →
Channel 4 are recreating the journey made by the Mutiny on the Bounty sailors of 1789. A group of mostly keen amateurs, lead by Anthony Middleton (Ant Middleton), of SAS: Who Dares Wins, are using Captain William Bligh’s detailed log … Continue reading →
There are many St Pirans Day Events in Newquay across the weekend of Saturday 4 March and Sunday 5 March, with posters being displayed across the town for the last few months, so there should be a good turn out. … Continue reading →
National Trust members get free entry to all the National Trust properties across the country – and free parking at lots of beaches in Cornwall – indeed, for some people it can be worth joining the National Trust just for … Continue reading →