Attractions - Beaches
Newquay is the surfing capital of England and has a huge variety of beaches. Fistral beach (in Newquay) and Watergate Bay (just a couple of miles north of Newquay) attract surfers from all over the world. For the less experienced there are surf schools at both beaches during the summer months.
Porth Joke beach, a couple of miles walking south west of Newquay offers a huge contrast with its isolation offering peace and tranquility away from the crowds.
The Gannel Estuary is a hidden gem, all a few hundred metres from busy Newquay. At low tide the estuary can be explored on foot, do check the tides before setting out so you don't get caught by the incoming tide.
Just across the Gannel Estuary is Crantock Beach, this beautiful expanse of golden sand is only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Newquay and offers a bit more peace and quiet than the town beaches.
Newquay has a vibrant night life, it attracts the younger noiser crowd, but if you like that sort of thing you will find lots of lively clubs and bars in the town centre.
There is lots of variety, some of mixed quality, however recently some excellent restaurants have been opening. The Fish House on south fistral beach is an excellent reasonably priced restaurant offering fresh fish and some wonderful indian style dishes. Another good restaurant is "Bush Pepper" an australian restaurant offering a casual dinng experience and a mix of Cornish and Australian dishes.