Visiting Newquay

Description of Newquay

Newquay is a town, seaside resort and fishing port situated on the North Cornwall coast in England. It is a great family destination and for those wanting a quality short break. With its 9 long and accessible sandy beaches, Newquay has been a popular tourist destination for over a centu

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Learn to surfNewquay is very popular with surfers. For the ultimate surf school experience try Lusty Glaze beach and Adventure centre. Situated in an idyllic Cornish cove the centre provides a huge range of courses and activities for people of all ages (surfing, abseiling, rock climbing…)Blue Reef AquariumSituated on Towan beach in the centre of Newquay, this aquarium offers 40 living displays featuring fascinating marine life from around the world. From the 23rd to the 31st October the Aquarium will be taken over by sea monsters! With information about some of the world's most famous sea monster stories and a chance to come face to face with some real monsters of the deep!Bike it!Newquay is a great place to explore by bike. There are various different trails on the Cornish Way, part of the Sustrans ‘National Cycle Network’. For downloadable maps of the cycle routes please visit the official Newquay tourism website: Beach hoppingNewquay’s beaches are amongst the finest in Europe and almost all are within walking distance of the town centre with great facilities. You will find beaches to suit all different tastes from surfing havens to quiet coves. For more information on Newquay’s beaches visit Where to stayIf the weather’s good why not stay in one of Newquay’s numerous campsites. Trenance Holiday Park is family owned and situated a mere 1/2 mile from Newquay town centre and beaches.

Did you know ?

Newquay was one of the central locations during the making of the famous Beatles Magical Mystery Tour film.

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Geographical situation and climatic info for Newquay

Newquay, situated in the South West, is England's top surfing location. It experiences a maritime climate and is well known for having very mild weather and spring often arrives several weeks early. Average maximum summer temperatures are around 19°C and average minimum temperatures are around 13°C. The highest temperature on record was in August 1995 when temperatures reached 31.3°C. The sunniest months are July and August with, on average 208 hours of sunshine per month. Winters are mild with average minimum temperatures of 3.5°C and average maximum temperatures of 9.5°C. The wettest months of the year are November and December, with on average 121 mm of precipitation.

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The climate in Newquay

Found on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall in South West England, Newquay is a town, civil parish, seaside resort, and fishing port bounded by the River Gannel on the west. It has a population of 19,562. The town is a popular tourist destination thanks to its nine long sandy beaches. Newquay is also known as the surf capital of the UK. It is also home to the Trenance Leisure Gardens and a zoo. The climate of Newquay is a maritime one characterised by cool summers and mild winters. The average high temperatures in summer are around 19°C. In winter, the average high temperature is 8°C with lows near 3°C. Annual precipitation is 1,046mm with rain falling year-round.