Newquay is located in Cornwall and is widely considered to be the surf capital of the region. There are numerous beaches throughout the local area, which has led to it becoming known as a surfer's paradise. In addition to surfing, visitors also enjoy walking along the beaches and watching the local surfers, sunbathing and frequenting the many shops that are scattered throughout town of Newquay. The town is also home to several restaurants as well as pubs and has a vibrant nightlife that can be enjoyed when the sun goes down and the surfers head in from the beaches.
Newquay is a town of almost 20,000 people on the northern coast of Cornwall. It has been a settlement since at least the Iron Age, partly due to the deposits of iron that are found in the area. Since that time, it has been a fishing village and at one time the port was famous for its pilchards although nowadays the catch is more likely to be crabs and lobsters, which you may be lucky enough to enjoy in one of the towns' restaurants.
Newquay is famous for its ten long, sandy beaches and during the busy summer season the town attracts thousands of tourists. The last weekend in May sees the town hosting the Run to the Sun event, a weekend that features all sorts of Volkswagens as well as custom cars and live entertainment.
This seaside resort is justly famous for its surfing and is recognised as the Surfing Capital of the UK. You may be lucky enough to witness the Cribbar, a "big wave" that breaks at up to twenty feet. Fistral Beach is one of the most popular surfing beaches and regularly hosts international surfing competitions. The Headland Hotel next to the beach has been regularly used as a movie location. The town was also used as one of the locations for the Beatles movie "Magical Mystery Tour".
Newquay can be reached by road, rail and nowadays air. The town has its own airport with regular flights to elsewhere in the UK.