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:
October Half Term 2016 has something for everybody – with all the main tourist attractions and local organisations putting on events throughout the week. Here’s a quick overview of some of the activities, events and what’s on from Saturday 22 … Continue reading →
There is only one Farmfoods shop in Cornwall – opening on Saturday 15 October 2016 it will be in Bodmin, 20 miles from Newquay, so this will be the nearest Farmfoods to Newquay once opened! If you’re familiar with Bodmin, … Continue reading →
The body of a man was found on Newquay’s Tolcarne Beach at lunchtime Wednesday 5 October. An investigation is underway to discover how he died. UPDATE: Initial reports say that the death is not suspicious. The man found was local … Continue reading →
Metal detecting is a great way to discover hidden treasure under the sand. There could be lots of treasure hidden under the sand you walk over every day! It could be secret Pirate treasure or the small coins dropped by … Continue reading →