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Newquay Guide

It’s the surf capital of the UK and for good reason – not only are the conditions in the water perfect for catching some pretty sweet waves, the town is fun, youthful, quirky and friendly with a nightlife to rival some of the UK’s major party cities. Join in the fun and get ready to explore Newquay.

Getting In


Getting to Newquay by car is probably one of the simplest ways to do it. Just drive south and keep on going until you hit lands end (but not quite). More specifically, take theA30 from Exeter and then continue on up the A392 which runs straight through the town.


You can take the train to Newquay, changing at least once at Par. It’s a small station but it’s close to all the action, so you can pitch up in your accommodation in no time.


There are plenty of national coaches which run to Newquay, especially during the summer, as it’s a major tourist destination becoming really popular when the sun goes out. It might take a little longer than travelling in the car or by train but a coach journey is ideal for allowing everybody to catch up on their beauty sleep!

Entertainment Venues

Lane Theatre

This sweet little theatre has been run by the same amateur dramatic society since 1031 and regularly puts on plays, musicals and pantomimes starring theatre loving locals. You can also catch some great touring shows there such as Tank Sherman or popular musical acts.

Lighthouse Cinema

Recently built, this modern cinema has fabulous facilities like a well stocked bar and 3D capabilities as well as surround sound where all the latest releases play year round.

Top of the Shops

There’s no reason why you and the girls should settle for the usual chain stores in Newquay. It might seem like every other shop sells surfboards but in amongst all the sporting equipment, you can find loads of pretty items as well as yummy fudge and cakes.

Cornish Cream

It’s pretty difficult to be on a diet when you come for a holiday in Cornwall, so why fight it when you can indulge in all sorts of treats ranging from traditional cream teas to indulgent Cornish inspired liquors. Find this tasty store on Bank Street.

A Rawle and Co

It’s be a crime to go to Cornwall and not taste any fresh seafood and we can hardly think of a better place to try it than this fishmonger which is in its third generation now and was opened in 1936. Why not get some yummy treats and eat them as you walk along the seafront?

Retro Sounds Records

This charming shop has been around for years and will still buy your old favourite songs for cash! Even if you’ve not brought your original collection along, it’s a great place to shop for classic music.    

The Cornish Sweet Shop

Whatever age you are, everybody will absolutely love visiting this amazing sweet shop. Whatever your favourite sweet treat may be, we can almost 100% guarantee that The Cornish Sweet Shop will stock it!

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Fistral Beach

We’re willing to bet that you and the girls are here for the beach primarily, so make sure to visit the town’s most popular sandy hotspot. Even if the weather’s not so bright out, pull on your wellies or grab your board and wetsuit and get out there!

Pentire Head

Perfect if you want to challenge yourselves, this walk is wild, rugged and spectacular and allows absolutely breathtaking views of the sea.