Popular Lettings in Newquay
Highlights in Newquay
- World famous surfing
- Great nightlife
- Beautiful Cornwall
- Tasty fish and chips
Most popular in Newquay
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Newquay
Holiday rentals around the town’s harbour suit those looking for a quieter place to stay, whereas in the town centre you’ll be right in the heart of things, a stone’s throw from Newquay’s revered nightlife. Look for holiday lettings on the cliffs just to the edge of town and awaken to the most gorgeous sea views, while rentals around Fistral are your best bet for fast access to the finest beaches.Flats and houses to suit all budgets
Newquay offers delightful holiday flats with wonderful vistas of the rolling ocean and the attractive marina. Some flats have shared or even private swimming pools for those who dare not venture into the somewhat chilly sea. Charming rentals feature well-tended gardens, BBQ equipment, and a perfectly homely and cosy feel. Some properties have a terrace, ideal for enjoying a relaxing evening with a glass of wine!
Holidays in Newquay
The area and getting around
Newquay is a seaside town located in the far southwest of England, on the north coast of Cornwall, the country’s number one holiday destination. Newquay has so much to offer for the visiting tourist. Family friendly but equally welcoming to groups of friends looking for a party, Newquay has something for everyone. Stay near the coast if you want immediate access to the superb beaches, or choose somewhere inland around Gannel Road on the south side of Newquay if you want to be close to the town but away from the main hustle and bustle. Saying that, out of the busy summer months, Newquay is very quiet, so wherever you stay you can enjoy the tranquillity of this splendid town.Not only a famous surfer town
Newquay is primarily known for its surf, but there is far more to Newquay than riding the waves. Its wide, sandy, perfectly clean beaches are to the north of the town, with the main shopping areas around the town centre. Golfers will love the large, well maintained green almost in the heart of the town. You’ll discover a wide range of wonderful eating places throughout the town of Newquay. From speciality foods such as Indian or Moroccan (don’t miss the highly rated Sahara City!), to the ever-British fish and chips and high end style restaurants.
Travellers and activities
Newquay is famous all over the world for its surfing, and it’s easy to see why! The huge Atlantic waves which pound Newquay means that this is where many international surf competitions are held. We recommend taking surf lessons if you’re new to the sport – just half a day will get you going – and you can hire all the equipment you need from the many outlets in the town. Don’t forget to only surf on lifeguard protected beaches and keep an eye out for any warning flags. Towan Beach is a go-to, right in the centre of Newquay’s coast, but Fistral Beach is the world-renowned centre of surf excellence and the destination for more experienced surfers.Newquay for food lovers
Cuisine in Newquay has gone on leaps and bounds in recent years, and now has some real trailblazers which are well worth seeking out. The two owners of Tom Thumb’s Cocktail Bar on East Street produce their own syrups and vermouth and offer an excellent vegan and vegetarian menu. Better known is the famous Fifteen by chef Jamie Oliver, whose profits go to a Cornish charity. But for a phenomenal view of the sea together with super top quality cuisine, you can’t go wrong with the Samphire Restaurant at Fistral Beach Complex.
Famous kids TV presenter and personality Phillip Schofield hails from Newquay!
Top 5 travel tips in Newquay
The simply superb Newquay Zoo is entertainment and education all wrapped up in a fun day out with the family. As well as the traditional zoo animals, reptiles and birds, Newquay Zoo offers fun educational workshops for visiting children.2. It’s party night
Newquay has a fabulous nightlife scene. For the best nightlife in Newquay, don’t miss ‘Whiskers’ on Gover Lane for great live music and Mondays open mic, and the local’s favourite Bertie’s nightclub on East Street for old-school dance nights.3. Flounders for fish
With fish fresh straight from the sea, most visitors to Newquay indulge at least once in the UK’s national dish of fish and chips. Regarded as the finest chippy in town, ‘Flounders’, on Fore Street, is the place to go for your authentic chippy experience.4. Pirate history comes to life
Embark on a swashbuckling voyage through Cornwall's pirating past! At Pirate’s Quest, you’ll learn what really happened to the Newquay pirates – and others around the world. Where reality really is stranger than fiction..5. Sealife you can see up close
Get up close and personal with all types of fish and sealife at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. From local fish to exotic species, you will find it all at this superb sea zoo. Don’t miss the glass underwater tunnel or the spectacular shark enclosure!