Exploring is one of our favourite things to do and we know that having a short amount of time to see and do everything is not always easy, so we have made this section to tell you all about Newquay and the surrounding areas as we wouldn’t want you to miss out on anything!
Apart from the twelve golden beaches, Newquay has many hidden gems and the three main ones are the Harbour, Huers Hut and the Trenance Gardens and Boating Lake - each one different and yet full of history and beauty.
For more information on each of the hidden gems we have chosen, click on their name below and it will take you to their individual pages
Towns and Villages
Newquay being the main town has many beautiful smaller surrounding towns and villages to visit, depending on what you are looking for the Towns and Villages section covers from Mawgan Porth down to Perranporth along the coast and the more inland towns and villages of St Mawgan, St Columb Major across to St Newlyn East and Mitchell.
South West Coast Path
Newquay is part of the South West Coast Path which is a 630 mile coastal path that goes from Somerset’s Minehead all the way around Cornwall and back up to Dorset. The scenery and wildlife that you will see whilst on the coast path is truly inspiring and with the captivating coastlines and the endless views of the ocean, experiencing just a small part of the coastal path is something we would highly recommend.
History of Newquay
The history of Cornwall is phenomenal from Pirates to the Smugglers, the fishing and mining industry, the geology, the moors and we can assure Newquay history does not disappoint. Newquay is not always what the town has been known by as previously it was called Towan Blystra, but when they put the ‘New Quay’ into the harbour the towns name also changed. With the history of Newquay’s harbour I am sure that it has a few tales of smugglers to tell…
If you are looking for attractions to visit or what activities that can be done in Newquay then the Things to Do section will tell you all of this.