Newquay is one of Cornwall's most popular holiday destinations and it's not hard to see why. Find out why you should visit...
Vibrant Newquay on Cornwall's north coast is a fantastic holiday option and, while there is plenty to see and do around the town, Newquay car hire will allow you to explore the region's beautiful surrounding areas. Pick up your hire car in Newquay from downtown locations and pre-book online to ensure the best prices.
Very much a surfing town, central to Newquay are its beaches. With no less than four in the town - Lusty Glaze, Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne - it is also home to famous Fistral Beach which hosts the Boardmasters international surfing and music festival every year. If you fancy having a go, there are a number of surf schools as well as surf hire available. However, if you fancy trying your hand at a different sport, there is also kitesurfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, go-karting and Segway experiences on offer.
A great destination for families, there are a number of attractions in Newquay such as the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo, Dairyland Farm World and Crealy Great Adventure Park. Grown-ups have plenty to keep them busy too, with the Classic Air Force showcasing a variety of 1950s and 1960s vintage jets, while the Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery displays an exotic range of plants and waterfalls.
The town has a bohemian vibe, and those looking for a bit of retail therapy will be spoilt for choice with both high street and independent stores to tempt you. The numerous bars, clubs and pubs in the town make it a great destination for groups and partygoers too.