A surfers' paradise in the south of England
Newquay has long been a Mecca for surfers and beach lovers in the UK. With long stretches of sand, cafes, bars and plenty of accommodation, Newquay is a popular part of Cornwall to visit.
Best time to enjoy Newquay
The climate in the UK is mild, so it's possible to visit Newquay all year round. The best time of year to enjoy the beaches and the sea is during the summer months of June, July and August. The best waves are caught in September and October, when the wind picks up. At the end of May, there is a VW and custom car festival with live music and DJs called Run to the Sun. In nearby Falmouth during the second week of August there is a sailing regatta.
What to enjoy in Newquay
The southwest of England is well known for delicious cream teas with scones, jam and clotted cream. Another sweet local treat is clotted cream fudge. There are plenty of Cornish savoury foods to enjoy also, including the famous pasties, fresh seafood and cheeses.
Essential information for visitors to Newquay
Buses will take passengers from Newquay airport to Newquay bus station for around £3. This journey takes approximately 25 minutes. It is also possible to take a taxi if booked in advance, which costs around £15 and takes roughly 15 minutes. If flying out of Newquay, there is a £5 airport development fee to pay for all travellers over the age of 16. Once in Newquay, it's easy to get around walking. However, there are local buses which go to other local towns and villages and travelcards for the day cost around £10 for an adult. Newquay is a popular holiday destination so there is a broad array of accommodation options. Hostels start at around £10 per person, per night, whereas hotels start at approximately £40.