Newquay: A surfer's paradise

Newquay is known for its striking, natural scenery, golden sandy beaches and crystal blue clear waters. It's also one of Cornwall's most prized resorts. In fact, Newquay's Fistral Beach hosts numerous UK surfing competitions.

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Best weather and top events

Newquay is great to visit all year round. The beaches are sublime during the months of June, July and August, while surfers will get the most out of the weather in September through to October. The Run to the Sun Festival is held at the end of May, where attendees can enjoy entertainment, music from DJ's and live bands, and lots of VW cars. Falmouth Week is a vibrant and exciting festival and an annual sailing regatta that falls on the second week of August.

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Things to consider before you travel

As well as its idyllic natural scenery, the West Country is known for its culinary delicacies, such as cream teas, fudge, seafood, pasties and cheese. Once you arrive at Newquay airport, you can take a bus to Newquay bus station. The journey time is around 25 minutes and prices cost around £3. Taxis to the city centre will cost about £15 and the journey time is minimally shorter at approximately 15 minutes. You'll have to book your taxi in advance though, as there are no taxi ranks. Bear in mind, all passengers 16 years and over are liable to pay a £5 Airport Development Fee.

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Accommodation rates and public transport options

A hotel room will cost around £40 a night, and hostels are from around £10 a night per person. Rates sometimes include breakfasts. A regular bus network is available to the towns and villages surrounding Newquay, and a one Day Travelcard for First Buses costs around £10 for adults.

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