Cornwall has long been a firm favourite with holidaymakers, and it’s easy to understand why.
The county officially has a sub-tropical climate (yes, really) thanks to the Gulf Stream that brings warmer air from the Caribbean, making Cornwall officially the warmest part of the UK.
While it may not always feel like it we are also one of the sunniest parts of the British Isles with almost 1,500 hours of sunshine per year.
We also have over 400 miles of coastline – you are never further than 20 miles from the sea regardless of where you are in Cornwall!
The higher temperatures make our seas the warmest waters in the UK, add in our windy conditions and it’s not surprising that we are the home of British surfing.
Whether you love craggy cliffs and secret coves or you hanker after miles of family and dog friendly golden sands, we have it all.
Should you ever tire of the sea – as if! - we also have the wild moorlands of central Cornwall to explore and of course, evidence of our more industrial past is widely visible across swathes of the countryside.
There are tonnes of visitor attractions that meet the needs of younger and older families alike.
Friends can easily enjoy good times together, dogs are welcome in many places – we think you’d struggle to beat it!
Newquay has been a popular holiday favourite for many people over the years - it really does have something for everyone.
There are 12 beaches in and around the town with most being golden sand.
Lots of the beaches are also dog friendly all year round so no need to leave anyone at home!
Most of them also offer a place to eat, drink, or just sit and watch the waves.
If you are looking to be a bit more active we have surf schools galore, stand up paddleboarding, coasteering or simply astoundingly beautiful coastal walks.
There are lots of family friendly attractions in the town itself -
Newquay Zoo, which you can get to on the "train"
If you venture only a little further you could try your hand at carting at St Eval, or even visit the aqua park at Retallack
Newquay is easy to get to by -
road - convenient to the A30 and a great base to explore Cornwall from.
Bus station also in the town.
rail - Newquay has its own train station
air - the airport is approx 7 miles from the town itself,
with flights from most UK regional centres
a gold winner
“Best Seaside Towns for Families 2019”
by Days Out
with the Kids
“One of the Nation's Favourite Seaside Towns”
in the prestigious Which Holiday Survey
“Best Family Holiday Destination”
by readers of COAST magazine