Newquay, a Cornish Fishing Port and Popular Seaside Resort
Known as the UK's surf capital, Newquay has nine long sandy beaches, including Fistral Beach, with the biggest breaks in Cornwall. Away from the lively sea front you have the picturesque, relaxing charm of the leisure gardens.
Best time for a Newquay visit
Newquay is a great resort to visit all year round, but the best beach weather is during the June through August period. The best time for keen surfers to visit is during the months of September and October. For visiting during festival time, the last weekend of May is the Volkswagen Run to the Sun Festival. People come in their custom cars or VW Camper vans, Beetles and so on. There's live music and Disc Jockeys. Falmouth Week sailing regatta takes place during the second week of August, with yacht races and lively seashore events.
Gastronomic delights in the West Country include fudge, cream teas, seafood and cheeses as well as pasties.
Bus services run from Newquay Cornwall Airport to Newquay Bus Station, about 25 minutes away at a price of around £3. The 15 minute taxi journey to central Newquay will cost approximately £15. It is necessary to book a taxi in advance as there is no taxi rank. Hostel accommodation starts at about £10 per night per person, and may include breakfast, while hotel beds start at about £40 per person per night. For getting around in Newquay, you can easily explore on foot. For nearby villages and towns there's the regular First Devon and Cornwall Bus service. Their one day travel card costs around £10 per adult. It's useful to know that all passengers 16 years and over departing from Newquay Airport must pay an Airport Development Fee of about £5.