Rolling surf, coastal walks, cream teas – for yet more reasons to touch down in Cornwall, read on…
Reaching central Cornwall has never been easier due to the availability of frequent and cheap flights to Newquay.
Located on the north coast of Britain’s most south-westerly county, which lays claim to the nation’s most beautiful beaches, flying to Newquay can significantly cut journey times for visitors from around the UK. After all, why spend eight hours on motorways between Newcastle and Newquay when you can fly in around 90 minutes?
Newquay has many charms. Cute fishing villages, the Eden Project, the breath-taking vistas afforded by the South West Coast Path… and did we mention the beaches? Of course we did. Cornwall is rightfully famed for its glorious golden sands, craggy coves and emerald waters.
In and around Newquay, Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach are the star turns. Watergate Bay is a huge beach with wind-based water sports in spades. Down at Fistral Beach, surfboards are the only accessory you need – it’s one of Britain’s best surf spots.
Groups and families arrive in Newquay when the weather takes a sunnier turn - the population swells five-fold over summer. It’s Cornwall’s most popular resort, and there are enough family attractions, bars, restaurants, shops and parks to keep everyone happy.
Book flights to Newquay as far in advance as possible to snap up the cheapest deals. Whether you are after flights to Newquay from London, another UK airport or from overseas, look for the cheapest flights on TravelSupermarket and get in the air for less.
The former RAF base at Newquay has been put to good use as a commercial airport with services flying in from across the UK...
Flybe is the carrier with the largest operation. Its year-round services from London Gatwick and Manchester airports take around an hour. In the summer months, Flybe also flies from Belfast City, Newcastle, Doncaster, Stansted, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Birmingham.
Other flights into Newquay include services from the beautiful Scilly Isles, while Ryanair is adding the Cornish resort as a destination for travellers from Frankfurt and Alicante in 2016.
Travel-planning superheroes don’t wait until arrival to plan their onward transport. Get yours sorted now and keep everyone smiling…
Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY) is just five miles from the town of Newquay.
The number 56 bus departs hourly from the airport to Newquay Bus Station, in the town centre. There is also a taxi desk within the arrivals hall, at which you can order a car (if there are none waiting in the rank). Pre-order and take advantage of discounted fares (about £15 into Newquay).
It’s a small airport with a limited number of car-rental offices, so it’s wise to pre-book car hire if you wish to get about independently. Car hire is a great idea, especially if you hope to see some of those famed beaches (which are often difficult to reach using public transport).
You’re going to need a great place to sleep after all that fresh air. Good thing we have a heap of hotel deals too…
Traditional getaways, swanky seaside stays and family breaks are all possible in Newquay, which features a wide range of accommodation types to suit all styles and budgets.
The summer months of July and August are peak time for Newquay hotels; book well ahead of your trip to secure your stay by the sea. Booking in advance is also sensible on busy bank holiday weekends, during other school holidays such as Easter and for the duration of big surfing competitions and festivals, of which there are many (they’re a sociable lot!).
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When Cornwall calls, you know where we are.