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:
In 2017, Bonfire Night is Sunday 5 November – with fireworks displays being held on Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November, these being the Bonfire Night weekend. It’s all change for Newquay Fireworks Displays this year, as the Mermaid … Continue reading →
This year the date for Halloween is Tuesday 31 October, so most Halloween events in Newquay will be on the weekend before. Newquay Main Event: The BIG Halloween event of Newquay town, aimed at residents, families, locals and visitors, is … Continue reading →
What’s on August Bank Holiday 2017 in Newquay? It’s the last big summer weekend of the year and the weathermen predict a heatwave! If you’re wondering what’s on bank holiday weekend in Newquay, there’ll be something you can find to do … Continue reading →
Following on from the 2016 revamp of Towan Promenade, since the area went out to tender and is now a vibrant space focussed on improvement and growth, it’s all change again for the 2017 Season, with new businesses and ways … Continue reading →