City guide: What to do in Newquay

June 13, 2023

Newquay is a popular coastal town located in Cornwall, England, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant surf culture. Here are some things to do in Newquay:  
The aerial view of Newquay beach, Cornwall, England, UK.
 
  1. Beach Hopping: Newquay is famous for its stunning beaches. Spend your time exploring the sandy shores and crystal-clear waters of beaches like Fistral Beach, Towan Beach, and Watergate Bay. Whether you want to relax, sunbathe, swim, or try your hand at surfing, Newquay's beaches have something for everyone.
  1. Surfing: As the surfing capital of the UK, Newquay offers excellent surfing conditions and attracts surfers from all over the world. Take a surf lesson or rent a surfboard to catch some waves and experience the thrill of riding the Atlantic swells.
  1. Visit Newquay Zoo: Take a break from the beach and visit Newquay Zoo, home to a wide variety of animals from around the world. Explore the different animal exhibits, attend feeding sessions, and learn about wildlife conservation efforts.
  1. Explore the South West Coast Path: The South West Coast Path passes through Newquay, offering breathtaking coastal walks and stunning views. Take a hike along the path to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and discover hidden coves and dramatic cliffs.
  1. Discover Water Sports: Besides surfing, Newquay offers a range of water sports activities. Try paddleboarding, kayaking, coasteering, or jet skiing for an adrenaline-filled adventure on the water.
  1. Visit the Blue Reef Aquarium: Explore the underwater world at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Marvel at the colorful marine life, walk through the underwater tunnel, and learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabit the seas around Cornwall.
  1. Take a Boat Trip: Embark on a boat trip from Newquay to explore the coastline and spot wildlife such as dolphins, seals, and seabirds. Some boat trips also offer fishing opportunities for those interested in angling.
  1. Explore the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre: Located near Newquay Airport, the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre is a must-visit for aviation enthusiasts. Discover vintage aircraft, learn about the history of aviation in Cornwall, and even sit in the cockpit of some of the planes.
  1. Enjoy the Nightlife: Newquay has a vibrant nightlife scene, with numerous bars, pubs, and clubs. Enjoy live music, DJ sets, and a buzzing atmosphere as you unwind and socialize with locals and fellow visitors.
  When staying in Newquay, consider Pass the Keys for your accommodation needs. Pass the Keys offers professionally managed vacation rentals in Newquay, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay as you enjoy all the activities and attractions this coastal town has to offer.  
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