Newquay Holiday Retreat (Cornwall)
Offering free WiFi and a garden, Newquay Holiday Retreat is set in Newquay, 4.4 km from Fistral Beach. Newquay Zoo is 2.8 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site.
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In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.
- 7th August 2019-11th August 2019The Boadmasters Festival is held in Newquay, Cornwall and split over two locations in the town:Watergate Bay for the camping and the music stages Fistral Beach for the surfing competitions, skate/BMX, Beach Sessions and surf village
- Whipsiderry beach, sandy sheltered cove situated to the North of Porth beach this is one of the hidden beaches of Newquay. Due to limited parking it never gets busy even in the high season. At high tide no beach and be careful you don’t get cut off as the tide rises. On the outskirts of Newquay with a 30 minute walk from Newquay town centre with access to the beach is only by steps. You don’t get facilities with no car park but you can find some spaces on the road, no food outlets and this beach has no lifeguard.
- Porth beach is a sandy family beach with rock pools and backed by cliffs. At low tide you have a great expanse of sand but this does mean it can be a good walk to the sea. As one of the most exposed beaches within the Newquay area this beach has a good swell with a break that varies depending on the position of the ever changing sand bar. Popular with novice surfers and body boarders. Facilities include car park, toilets, cafe, pub, shop and seasonal lifeguards. The beach is also only a 20 -30 minute walk from Newquay town centre.
- Watergate Bay in Newquay has a two mile stretch of sandy beach at low tide. An action packed beach with excellent facilities and beachside restaurants including Jamie Oliver inspired FIFTEEN Cornwall and The Beach Hut. For surfers, Watergate Bay is a good beach for all experience levels including novices with a mid-high tide sandy beach break (left and rights). SE wind direction generally considered the best surf conditions. Good kitesurfing location due to the large beach and very good kite surfing learning spot due to the shallow large beach. Note that kitesurfing is not allowed between lifeguard flags during the peak season. The beach has local shops, car park, cafe, toilets, surf school & hire, toilets and seasonal lifeguard (May – end of September). If you want to head into Newquay this is a good 45 minute to an hour walk.
- Lusty Glaze Beach Adventure CentreLusty Glaze Beach offers all weather activities for all ages. From Junior Baywatch, a educational and fun activity for the little ones, to our cliff to cliff Zip Wire with a 60 foot abseil! Lusty Glaze Beach also offers:Surfing Lessons Body Boarding Lessons Wine Tasting on the beach Cocktail Lessons Abseiling Beach football, Dodgeball and Volleyball A vertical assault course The Rat Run – a simulated caving experience Team building
- Lusty Glaze Beach Restaurant is beach hut styled and cosy, and is set right next to the sand. With large decks and the option of actually dining on the sand, it is a truly remarkable spot. Beach BBQ’s, fresh Cornish seafood and food cooked at your table – by you – on hot volcanic stones set this eatery apart from any other. With a revamp this winter (2012) the Lusty restaurant is set to open in the spring with a new concept for the UK…check out the Facebook page for up to date info!
- Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay is a privately owned beach, this gorgeous cove nestles on the edge of the stunning north coast of Cornwall. Lusty Glaze beach is a great family beach, has a name derived from the Cornish for ‘A place to view blue boats’. Lusty Glaze is a privately owned horseshoe shaped cove, naturally sheltered by high cliffs, open all year and free of charge. One of Newquay’s best tourist beaches. The beach specializes in adventure, education, training and is the home to the headquarters of the National Lifeguard and Rescue Training Centre that specializes in cliff and aquatic nationally recognised courses. Facilities include car parking, lifeguards, restaurant/cafe, activity centre, shop, take away, hire shop, surf school, toilets, showers, beach huts, private area.
- Watersports are not the only thing to do, Watergate Bay is a great beach for a walk at low tide and dogs are allowed all year round. Like most of Cornwall’s beaches it’s on the South West Coast Path and there are good walks in both directions – North to Mawgan Porth, Bedruthan Steps and Constantine and South to Newquay.
- Tolcarne beach is in a crescent shaped sandy bay with tropical palm trees set against a backcloth of cliffs. The Beach offers soft sand, easy swimming, surfing and rock pools to explore. A family beach; enjoy the water sports, beach games, relax in the sun or shelter in the shade of one of the beach huts. Surf: Consistent surf and at high tide the ‘Tolcarne Wedge’ a cross wave is great for body boarding. Facilities include toilets, restaurant, shower, summer life guards, beach huts, shops, parking in town and it is just a 5-10 minute walk to Newquay town centre.
- Newquay Zoo is part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, alongside Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts. The Newquay site has over 130 species set in 13 acres (53,000 m2) of tropical gardens just a short distance from Newquay town centre. The zoo has an endangered breeding programme and so you will get to see some rare animals like red pandas, lemurs, Sulawesi crested macaques, Humboldt penguins, fossa, marmosets, tamarins and tapirs as well as meerkats and lions.
- Newquay’s Great Western beach is a popular family beach, comprising of several west facing sandy coves, backed by towering cliffs, sheltering it and providing early morning natural shade. The beach is popular with both families and surfers and despite its close proximity to Newquay town centre, is quieter than some of the other Newquay beaches. It is also possible to walk to neighbouring beaches at low tide. There is good disabled access and a private lift which descends through the cliffs from the Great Western Hotel. The beach caters for all levels of surfing ability but is particular good for beginners as it is slightly more sheltered than other Newquay surfing beaches. Toilets, cafes, showers, deck chair and windbreak rental, surfboard hire, surf schools and seasonal lifeguard cover (May – end of September). Parking is in Newquay Town centre some 5-10min walk away.
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