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  • The room was very comfortable and the in-house bar / restaurant was superb. The Spa was exceptional and I would recommend the Fistral Beach Hotel to any friends or business friends that were going down to Newquay

  • Very friendly staff amazing views highly recommend for anyone wanting a short get away as this is a very peaceful location but only 10-15 mins away from town as well as beach access only 5 mins away

  • Location just across the road frbut unpleasant in therainom beach access & close to town but not close to the noise.

  • A nice couple of days in a typical Cornish seaside resort, did a bit of travelling around, everything Cornwall has to offer within easy reach, great beaches, quaint fishing villages and nice restaurants. The Great Western was a good base for all our needs, good food, a lovely clifftop garden and great views from the restaurant and garden. A great plus for us, the bar has a good selection of craft gins all expertly served by enthusiatic staff.

  • Lovely seaside b&b. Delicious cooked breakfast, great location only 5 min walk to shops and beach and bus station. Overall we had a wonderful stay.

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Things to do Newquay

Watergate Bay
Newquay might be known for surfing, but its rugged coastline offers plenty more than zipping along the waves on a plank. The cliffs that line Watergate Bay are a stunner at any time of year, with a coastal path that winds along, offering amazing views along the cliffs. Time your walk to coincide with sunset and you can’t go wrong.
South West Coast Path
This coastal path spans a full 630 miles along the south-west fringe of England. If you’ve got a few days to play with, the route from Newquay to St Ives is a popular walk. It takes you past cute coves, sandy beaches, old tin mines and a whole host of plant life – not to mention the various excellent pubs along the way!
Newquay beach and harbor
If you’re after a short and picturesque stroll, Newquay Harbour is the ideal end point for your walk. Fishing boats bob lazily inside the harbour walls, while others come and go, and seagulls soar and swoop overhead – the perfect view to accompany your hearty pub lunch.
Watergate Bay
Watergate Bay is right up there with Cornwall’s best surfing beaches. It’s more exposed than many others, meaning that Atlantic swells often appear – providing perfectly gnarly conditions for board fanatics. It’s also a kitesurfing hotspot, and dog-friendly to boot. What’s not to love?
Mawgan Porth beach
Mawgan Porth flies under the radar. Less well-known than Watergate Bay or Fistral, it’s still won awards for its clean sands and stunning backdrop. Surrounded by cliffs on both sides, the beach is home to some of Newquay’s best waves. After a tough session in the surf, recharge your batteries at The Merrymoor Pub.
Tolcarne beach
All aboard the Tolcarne Wedge! This unique cross wave sweeps across the crescent of the bay at Tolcarne Beach – perfect for thrill-seeking bodyboarders. This family-friendly beach also has a smattering of rock pools which are great to explore at low tide. If you’re in need of refreshment, look no further than Breaks Beach Bar and Kitchen, right on the sand.
Towan beach
This sheltered little beach is perfect for those just starting out on their surf odyssey. Protected on both sides by cliffs, it offers small waves for novice surfers to cut their teeth. It’s also Newquay’s most central beach, so in summertime it throngs with sun-seekers, sandcastle-makers and splish-splashers. Join the crowd!
Fistral Beach
Fistral is one of Newquay’s most famous surfing beaches. Thanks to a reef at the north end of the beach, high-swell waves break early and provide some of the UK’s biggest surfable breaks. That’s why a host of surf competitions and festivals are held here every year. If you’re into music as well as extreme sports, check out Boardmasters Festival in August. asked travellers...

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Newquay mean to you?

Clean beaches and sea, miles of walks, plenty activties to watch, rowing, body boarding, surfing etc.
Lovely small coves and larger patrolled beaches. Safe bathing, clear water.
lots of beaches each with own atmosphere e.g quiet beaches, surfing and body boarding, seasonal activities, rock pools etc
Several different picturesque beaches all with their own unique character.
So many different coves and beaches to explore, relaxing and surfing
Variety of beaches - something for everyone but especially surfers.
A lovely stroll. To my son it meant surfing every day. Brilliant.
Easily accessible and variety in the area plenty of activities
Some of the best beaches clean sand clear water and waves
resting on the beach, swimming in the sea, surfing

Newquay highlights

Coastal walks
For great views of Newquay’s coastline, follow the path around The Headland on to the surfer’s paradise that is Fistral Beach. You can head further past the dunes too, head west to Pentire Head for an impressive Atlantic Ocean outlook.
Dubbed Britian's Best Surfing Beach, Fistral Beach faces west, which allows it to catch Atlantic swells. But if you're really daring, storm swells and onshore winds create massive 25-foot waves about once a year around the Cribbar Reef.