Newquay is a town and fishing port situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall.

Newquay is widely regarded as the surf capital of the UK, principally on account of its Atlantic coastline and many accessible sandy beaches. At the centre this surfing status is Fistral Beach which has a reputation as one of the best beach breaks in Cornwall. The annual Boardmasters Festival takes place at Fistral beach, with a music festival taking place at Watergate Bay.

When most people talk about Newquay then surfing often appears in the same sentence but this is a classic beach resort suitable for the whole family as you also have a great town and plenty of non-beach activities including the zoo and aquarium.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 14 beaches around Newquay, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or have a look at our list of Cornwall dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Boadmasters Festival

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    Great Western Beach

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    Trerice House

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    Towan Beach

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    Tolcarne Beach

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    Holywell Bay Beach

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    Crantock Beach

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    Mawgan Porth Beach

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    Fistral Bay Beach

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    Lusty Glaze Beach

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    Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps Beach

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    Watergate Bay Beach

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    Beacon Cove Beach

Some more locations in Cornwall