Heaven for surfers and nightlife lovers

Known for its hedonistic nightlife, its long sandy beaches and some of the most impressive waves to be found anywhere in Europe, Newquay is one of the UK's premier beach holiday resorts.

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When to visit Newquay

The coastline around Newquay is beautiful all year-round, but the beach will be at its best between June and late August. For hardcore surfers, visiting in September and October tends to guarantee excellent waves. For culture lovers, May is a great time to visit, as Newquay hosts the Run to the Sun Festival with live music and DJs. August also sees nearby Falmouth hosting its regatta.

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Things to know before you go

Travellers to Newquay should take advantage of the many delights that the West Country has to offer, from delectable fudge to traditional cream teas and scones. Dine on freshly caught seafood and tuck into some of the world's great cheeses.

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Things to remember upon arrival

Newquay has its own airport (another great attraction for visitors). Getting to the town from the airport is easy. Just catch the bus. The journey takes about 25 minutes and will cost about £3. If you want to take a taxi, expect it to take around 15 minutes and cost approximately £15. Remember to book in advance as there is no taxi rank. Also, be aware that all airline passengers over 16 must pay a £5 'airport development fee'.

Accommodation in Newquay is plentiful and B&B rates start at £10 per person per night. Breakfast may be included in some prices. For a hotel, expect to pay about £40 per night. Getting around is easy, and the town is walkable. A travelcard will cost about £10 and provide access to nearby beaches and villages.

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