Why visit Newquay?

With British Airways offering regular flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Newquay, and with a flight time of around 30 minutes, London is now easily connected to Cornwall.
Once here you can basque in a Mediterranean climate whilst remaining in the United Kingdom, making your holiday uncomplicated. And, with the area offering an excellent selection of resorts and hotels you will have a great time. For families, the Newquay Bay Resort is a good choice where you can choose between glamping camping or caravans. With a salon, water sports and several pools the whole family will love it here. And, the name says it all, but couples wanting a romantic getaway should visit Lusty Bay. This is simplicity with self-catering accommodation. Choose between a rustic cottage with wood burner, Swiss-style chalet or glamping under the stars. Those wanting to save even more can choose the home-from-home Premier Inn which looks out on the beach.

When should I visit?

Between May and end of September, but pack an umbrella for those unexpected showers!

Must-sees?

Fistral Beach, located in the centre of Newquay, has it all ...
... stunning caves
... stunning caves
... rock pools.
... rock pools.
... and windswept beaches.
... and windswept beaches.
... the beach provides fun for all the family.
However, a visit to Newquay can be an excellent starting point to tour Cornwall and learn about its myths, legends and stories from yesterday. Saint Maws Castle, Falmouth is one of the best preserved of Henry VIII fortresses; enjoy the beauty of Frenchman’s Creek, Helford that influenced Daphne du Maurier to write her book of the same name; soak up a 1930s vision which became Minack Amplitheatre; visit magnificent Saint Michael's Mount, Marazion and learn about its varied spaces ... monastery, castle and family home; venture into Trengwainton Garden, Penzance with its global backdrop full surprises or step into a prehistoric age whilst walking The Rumps, Port Quin.

Local traditions?

Of course, hitting the surf is one reason to visit Newquay, but when you combine it with music, you have Cornwall’s Next Big Thing! Broadmasters is the town’s annual festival, and with Fistral Beach being a surfers paradise, once a year this area competes with LA’s Venice Beach for the most happenin’ place to be thanks to surfer, BMX and skate competitions. If music is more your thing, you better head to Watergate Bay and Get In The Groove! Take in the huge acts over a drink, browse the stalls or hit the fair ...

Travel tip?

With British Airways offering connections from regional airports, you can get some excellent fares by booking your entire journey with British Airways as you will be rewarded for using them for the entire booking. If you are flying to the UK from abroad, you could also save money by making Newquay your final destination.

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