Newquay Bed and Breakfasts. Compare latest rates and Live availability for all your favourite places and places you have always wanted to go using our new My Shortlist feature. Click + to add to your Shortlist
Hotels found near Newquay
Newquay (Cornish Tewynn Pleustri) is a town and civil parish on the north Atlantic coast of Cornwall in the south west of the United Kingdom It is bounded to the west by the Gannel River and its associated salt marsh, and in the east by the Porth valley. The town has been expanding inland (south) since it was founded.
Up to the early 20th century, the small fishing village was famous for pilchards and there is a "Huer's Hut" above the harbour from which a lookout would cry "Heva!" to call out the fishing fleet when pilchard shoals were spotted. The town's present insignia is two pilchards. Newquay no longer has any involvement in pilchard fishing although a small number of boats still exploit the local edible crab and lobster populations.
Newquay is now a major tourist destination, principally on account of the 10 long and accessible sandy beaches. The town has a resident population of around 22,000 but this can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay has a large stock of holiday accommodation.
The resort styles itself "The Surfing Capital of Britain" with many surf shops, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town. Fistral Beach hosts major international competitions, and Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne Beaches nearer the town and nearby Crantock Bay also provide high quality breaks. Towan Beach is also the location for the proposed Newquay Surfing Reef, a somewhat controversial project that has polarised local opinion.
Newquay is also known for the "Run to the Sun" event, which always takes place during the public holiday on the last weekend in May. Multitudes of people descend on the town in Volkswagen Camper vans, Beetles and other custom cars.
The 630 mile-long South West Coast Path runs through the town
Newquay Hotel, Newquay Bed and Breakfast, Newquay Cheap Hotel accommodation suitable for a Newquay Weekend Break, a Newquay City Break, Newquay Wedding Accommodation, Newquay Guys Night out, Newquay Girls Night out or even a Newquay Stag Night or a Newquay Hen Night