Low Budget Luxury
Newquay is a small seaside town in the West of England situated on the North Atlantic coast and famous for its tourism and surfing.
The town was formerly a large fishing port and is still very popular amongst the locals for both boat fishing and beachside fishing.
The seafront is long and the beach is sandy, offering an idyllic venue for the young families who want to holiday on a budget. The hotels are all modestly priced and there are plenty of friendly bars and restaurants to choose from with prices considerably lower than in other parts of the country.
The population of Newquay is approximately 22,000 during the off-season but these numbers can swell to more than 100,000 during the popular Summer months as a result of the tourism its natural beaches attract.
Escape the Surfers
Aside from the surfing attractions, the town has always been a popular spot amongst tourists who enjoy a walk along the beach, a picnic on the seafront or a stroll amongst its many public gardens, the most popular being the Trenance Gardens with their large trees, pretty cottages and a peaceful boating lake.
There is also an open-air public swimming pool and a well stocked zoo, Newquay Zoo, which opened in 1969 and is home to some of the largest collection of animals in the UK.
Rock n’ Roll All Night!
Newquay has a very lively nightlife and there is a huge range of bars and pubs along the promenade to choose from. The venue has become very popular with stag and hen parties so expect to stumble across large groups of young men or young ladies if you enjoy drinking and dancing late into the night.
Alternatively you might bump into a large contingency of teenagers who are celebrating completing their A Levels or GCSE exams as the town has been popular with groups of youngsters looking for a reasonably priced place to enjoy themselves over the weekend after their summer exams have finally finished.
The town is most widely famous as the surf capital of the UK and includes many surf stores and surfing centres offering hire of equipment and lessons to the willing visitors. The most popular surfing beach is Fistral Beach, which is capable of producing large and powerful waves, ideal for the amateur and professional surfer.
Other popular surfing beaches in the area include Towan Beach, great Western beach and Tolcarne beach.