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Newquay Cornwall Holidays On The Beach

    Surfing beaches, punctuated by craggy headlands, sweep northwards from Perranporth to way beyond Newquay. We were totally gobsmacked to find such beautiful sandy beaches in Newquay Cornwall. Holidays on the beach with Vlou, our traveling Beagle, was amazing! He was incredibly happy to run around on the beach with other dogs as much as he liked.

    Why Spend Newquay Cornwall Holidays On The Beach

    Dramatic waves, driven by stiff westerly winds, thunder ashore and send their salty spray far inland. Around the corner bays and inlets allow gentle streams to tumble down from the inland hills. The booming surf is here just a whisper around the shore.


    Rugged coast alternates with gentle beaches

    Surfing Beaches Cornwall

    Newquay is Cornwall’s biggest resort and Britain’s foremost surfing center. It’s beaches face in every direction other than east, offering shelter on blustery days. Towan Beach, Great Western Beach, Tolcarne Beach, and Lusty Glaze are washed by the waters of Newquay Bay and can be reached by steps or ramps cut into the cliffs. By contrast, Fistral Beach faces due west and is backed by low dunes which lead to a golf course.


    Love Notes at River Gannel’s Estuary

    Low-tide sands fringe the River Gannel’s estuary on the town’s southern outskirts. Another playground for surfers with Malibu boards.


    River Gannel’s Estuary

    Dog-Friendly Cornwall – Newquay


    Vlou, the traveling Beagle, enjoying beach time

    Here you will find detailed descriptions with allowed activities and dog-friendliness of the beaches around Newquay.

    Cool Things To Do In Newquay

    Read this blog post of our fellow blogger Julianna Barnaby who elaborated an extensive guide on cool things to do in Newquay.

    Activities in Cornwall – Inland

    Cornish Country Life Museum And Dairyland, Summercourt
    Lappa Valley Railway, St. Newlyn East
    Trerice, Elizabethan Manor House


    Colors at the Cornwall’s coast like in the Caribbean

    Newquay Accommodation

    For once we didn’t choose a holiday home or enjoyed free accommodation in a house sit but stayed in a dog-friendly hotel. MOR Lodge offers good value for money. Employees were very friendly and, the breakfast was great! We were offered an upgrade to a room with sea view without asking as there was availability. Very kind, thank you!

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    History Of Cornwall – Newquay

    Newquay grew up around a ‘new quay’ whose building was sanctioned by the Bishop of Exeter in 1439. Fishing and smuggling became important sources of income, but local ships also traded with ports as far afield as North America.


    Boat heads for Sandy Haven in Newquay

    Sandy Haven, Newquay’s old harbor, is still used by small craft, dries out at low tide, leaving a sandy beach for sheltered bathing.


    Even more beach at low tide

    Gigs powered by teams of oarsmen raced out to pilot vessels safely into the harbor – and gig races held during the summer months still rank high among Newquay’s many holiday attractions.


    Colors like in a painting

    Another link with the past is provided by the small, quaint, whitewashed Huer’s House which stands on a cliff above the harbor. In the 18th and 19th centuries, when the sea often seethed with immense shoals of pilchards, a lookout was posted to keep watch for the fish and to guide boats to them by shouting instructions through a horn one meter long.


    Fishing like hundreds of years ago

    One memorable catch in the 1860s is said to have been worth £20'000 - a fortune in those days - and there were enough fish to load 1'000 carts.

    Newquay Beach

    The arrival of the railway in 1875 was the most important event in Newquay’s history. Although built to carry minerals and clay to the thriving harbor, the line also brought the town within easy reach of Victorian travelers at a time when seaside holidays were becoming increasingly popular.


    Paddle Boarding in Newquay

    Tourist Information Cornwall

    Information for your Newquay Cornwall holidays on the beach and beyond:

    Tourist Information Cornwall
    BBC Weather Newquay


    Kayaking in River Gannel’s Estuary

    Plan Your Road Trip

    We traveled to the United Kingdom with our own car from mainland Europe because we spend more than half a year in different parts of the island. Read about our trip with the ferry, our house sitting experiences and our road trip to the National Parks in the UK. And, if you’d like to read more about our European adventures, you’ll find all in our Europe section.


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