Newquay Harbour

Newquay is the surf capital of Great Britain. Generally a youthful vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall. Check out the official award winning tourism website for activities, beaches, maps, downloads, blogs and accommodation.

Get in

By road

Follow the M5 to Exeter, then take the A30 to Newquay. Leave there and continue on the A392 which takes you directly into the town.

By train

Newquay is connected to the national rail network via a branch line linking to Par Station. There are frequent services from Par to London Paddington, Manchester and Glasgow (and points between) and vice versa. Connecting trains on the Par-Newquay branch line are limited to a few per day - check before travel to avoid long waits at Par.

By coach

Daily services operated by National Express go directly to Newquay from all parts of the country. Local bus services to many parts of Cornwall are operated by Western Greyhound, Summercourt Travel, First Devon & Cornwall and Truronian.

By plane

Newquay has its own international airport, which has daily flights to London Gatwick and Manchester, operated by Flybe, plus summer flights to Edinburgh. The airport is located a bit outside of the town (about 20min by car) and can be reached by bus or taxi. When departing from Newquay Airport be prepared to spend £5.00 extra tax used for the extension of the terminal building).

Get around

All places in Newquay are within walking distance.


Blue Reef Aquarium This aquarium is right next to Towan beach. Although it is small is well worth checking out. It has an octopus along with many other fish and marine animals, sea horses, starfish, sharks, etc. Also has a fish tank tunnel you can walk thorough.


Fistral Beach

Newquay is well known as a surfer's paradise. Therefore it offers plenty of beaches:



For comprehensive listings check out this page


Newquay's town centre is home to a large number of nightclubs listed here .




Stay healthy

While Cornwall may seem harmless, it has the highest chlamydia rate in the country due to the large number of tourists, mostly in Newquay.


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