The seaside location of Newquay is a town found on the north Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England. For over a century Newquay has been a popular destination for tourists, particularly due to its fantastic weather and beaches. These include Fistral, which considered to be the best surfing beach in the British Isles.
Amongst the attractions Newquay has on offer are the Trenance Leisure Gardens, sited in a wooded valley on the quieter edge of Newquay. The gardens provide visitors with walks, tennis courts and a bowling green, as well as a Boating lake, mini-golf, a swimming pool, the "Little Western" miniature railway and Newquay Zoo.
Fistral Beach International Surf Centre, Newquay TR7 1EW (01637) 870584
Known as ‘the Surf Capital of the West’, Fistral Beach is the venue for the UK’s leading surf competitions.
With a burgeoning community of beach apartments, surf hire and shopping malls; as well as trendy restaurants catering to every surfer’s need; Fistral Beach is quite simply the place to be.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU (01637) 878134
Showcasing over 40 naturally recreated displays stretching from the cool Cornish waters to warm tropical seas; the Blue Reef Aquarium boasts ‘the Ultimate Underwater Safari’.
At its heart is a giant ocean tank complete with walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to wander among reef sharks, puffer fish and shoals of marine fish.