Newquay, England

Guide for the rail traveller


CurrencyGBP (Pound Sterling)
Local languageEnglish
Country England


Newquay existed as a settlement as long ago as the Iron Age (hill fort remains can still be seen) probably due the local areas' rich resources and the strategic viewpoint and defenses provided by Trevelgue Head. The first census in 1801 recorded around 1300 people living in Newquay, today the total is around 20,000.

Perhaps most famous in the UK as the country's number one surfing destination Newquay is a beautiful Cornish town that really is well worth a visit. Newquay has some of the best beaches in the country and there is one for everyone! Whether you want to go walking, fossil collecting, building sandcastles, surfing or just sunbathing there is a beach in the area to suit you.

The town has everybody catered for. There are numerous restaurants, bars and pubs as well as plenty of shops selling high street goods as well as touristy items (aka junk!).

There's plenty to explore in Newquay and the surrounding area and we'd recommend that you stay at least 2 days to make the most of it. Try and head here in late August/September for the best of the weather and least of the crowds!

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