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Surrounded by 12 beautiful beaches, Newquay is all about feeling coastal winds and sand under foot--whether you're visiting with the other summer crowds or bundling up to get the beach to yourself. Stay near Fistral Beach for your best chance at viewing surf tournaments in the summer or eye-popping waves in the winter. And to really stay in the thick of things in Newquay, consider a spot along the main roadways, like Fore Street, Bank Street, and East Street, where you'll find lots of places to eat, shop, and play in your swimwear. Farther inland, you'll shake off the crowds that stick to beachside streets, and you'll still be close to several top attractions, like the Newquay Zoo. To get a bit more breathing room, opt for Porth, where you'll have teahouses, pubs, and restaurants, as well as a swimmable beach. Or take a 15-minute drive outside of Newquay to Watergate Bay, a less-busy town that still offers up its own pristine beaches and a few restaurants.
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First the bad news: Winter is the “off-season” for Newquay, which means some attractions, like independent shops and restaurants, are closed. Now the good news: More spots are open year-round compared to years past, including the zoo, and you’ll find a much quieter vibe compared to summer’s nonstop buzz, with cheaper lodging to boot.

The sunbathing mecca of Fistral Beach transforms in the winter. Picture towering waves crashing along the shoreline powered by mighty storms. Storm-watchers usually have the beach to themselves while taking in this awesome sight.

Fewer people means more opportunities to get up close and personal with local wildlife in nearby sanctuaries like the Goss Moor Nature Reserve.

On a chilly or rainy day, take shelter in the Blue Reef Aquarium, where you’ll get all the underwater action without any exposure to icy waves.

Mar - May
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Locals and tourists alike begin to peek their heads out in Newquay as daffodils pop and leaves begin to bud. But fear not—it’s too early for the crowds just yet, so soak up a quiet walk on the beach while you still can.

Springtime is all about getting your flower fix. Hike a section of the South West Coastal Path while it’s blanketed by pink sea thrift blooms, which peak in April and May.

Book a surf session in spring before the summer crowds take over the beach. All you need is a wetsuit to deal with any chill in the water.

As the days get longer and sunnier, grab seaside patio tables at Fistral Beach’s restaurants. It’s worth planning dinner around sunset for a truly spectacular sight.

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Obviously there’s a reason Newquay is known as a summer destination, and that’s because the beaches are spectacular on those warm, sunny afternoons. Think: sandcastles, gentle waves, and a long horizon of turquoise waters. This is “high season,” so you’ll need to get into planning mode early to secure your hotel booking—especially if your trip falls along one of the town’s popular festival dates.

Head to Fistral Beach to spot surfers or catch a wave yourself. If you fancy a drink by the water, Perranporth Beach has the only bar-side beach (which also serves up burgers and snacks.) Craving quiet? Great Western Beach requires a walk down a steep, winding trail, but the reward is an uncrowded stretch of sand, sea caves, and rock pools.

In July, the Newquay Carnival packs in golf tournaments, live music, classic car shows, and family-friendly booths and activities. On the final day, a homespun parade takes over main street with locals dressed in homemade themed outfits like moustached sea creatures or yellow animated children’s characters (think SpongeBob, Pacman, and minions).

In August, the five-day Boardmasters Festival brings the crowds and the good vibes. During daylight hours, athletes compete in surfing and skateboarding championships. Once the sun sets, DJs take over to keep the energy sky-high.

Sep - Nov
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Graying skies, dropping temps, and thinning crowds—fall in Newquay shifts down a gear from the always buzzing summer months. But this is actually a lovely time to soak in the ocean views without the crowds, and most of the town’s shops and restaurants remain open.

Bring your little ghosts and goblins on a family-friendly walk with the Halloween trail at Newquay Zoo—and keep an eye out for “fang” talks at some exhibits, where experts give presentations about pointy-toothed animal species.

Another family fave during spooky season: the annual Zombie Crawl. Check out its undead-inspired face painting, costumed parade, and a spooky party with stilt-walkers and fire-breathers in the afternoon.

Foodies, make note. You’ll find live music, chef-led cooking demonstrations, unbeatable food and fresh-off-the-line fish at the annual Newquay Fish Festival in September.

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Hotels near the sights

  • Fistral Beach
    Fistral Beach is one of the most reliable surfing beaches in the U.K., which is why so many surfing competitions are held here every year. But it’s also great for beginners, and a hotel near here will make it easy to catch waves and then quickly wash away the day’s saltwater. There are a couple of cafes off of Esplanade Road, too, if you find yourself hungry after a wave session.
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  • Newquay Zoo
    Beyond the beaches, Newquay Zoo is the area’s other major attraction. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the main town centre, near the Waterworld Leisure Centre. Lodging is limited, but there’s a budget-friendly hostel and several private residences for rent. There are fewer crowds in this area, but not so far that you can’t walk to the food, shops, and beaches along East Street.
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  • Watergate Bay
    A long, cliffside beach about three miles from the main strip in Newquay, Watergate Bay is known for its long stretch of sand that’s lovely at low tide and disappears at high tide. The valley near the beach has a few restaurants to choose from, but there isn’t the same range of dining and shops near Towan Beach or Newquay Harbour, so this area is best suited to families or independent travellers looking for a quieter escape.
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  • Porth Beach
    Families love Porth Beach because it’s considered one of the safest in the area for splashing around and swimming, plus it has creature-filled tidal pools to explore when the water is out. It’s right next to another sandy spot, Newquay Beach. The adjacent town of Porth has a few cafes, teahouses, and pubs. You’ll have plenty to choose from in the way of lodging—sprawling manors, sea-view hotels, private homes, and teeny B&Bs are all an option. And Newquay is a five-minute drive away.
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  • Blue Reef Aquarium
    Located right near the thick of things in Newquay, the Blue Reef Aquarium houses all kinds of sea life from black reef tip sharks to giant octopuses. Staying at a guest house, holiday apartment, or b&b near here puts you within easy walking distance to beaches, restaurants, pubs, shops, and, if the mood strikes, beginner surf lessons.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Newquay hotels

OYO Minerva Guesthouse, Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, and Oceanside Hotel are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Fistral Beach. See the full list: Hotels near Fistral Beach.

Popular hotels close to Newquay Zoo include White House Hotel - Newquay, OYO Minerva Guesthouse, and Priory Lodge Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Newquay Zoo.

Popular luxury hotels in Newquay include Lewinnick Lodge, Watergate Bay Hotel, and Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa. See the full list: Newquay Luxury Hotels.

Popular hotels close to St Mawgan Airport include White House Hotel - Newquay, OYO Minerva Guesthouse, and Porth Beach Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near St Mawgan Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Blue Reef Aquarium are White House Hotel - Newquay, OYO Minerva Guesthouse, and Priory Lodge Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Blue Reef Aquarium.

Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Newquay are Whipsiderry Hotel, Lewinnick Lodge, and Watergate Bay Hotel. See the full list: Pet Friendly Hotels in Newquay.

Popular cheap hotels in Newquay include OYO Minerva Guesthouse, Whipsiderry Hotel, and Priory Lodge Hotel. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Newquay.

Watergate Bay Hotel, Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, and Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa have a spa and received excellent reviews from travellers in Newquay. See the full list: Spa Hotels in Newquay.

OYO Minerva Guesthouse, Porth Beach Hotel, and Whipsiderry Hotel all received great reviews from families travelling in Newquay. See the full list: Family Hotels Newquay.

Popular hotels by the beach in Newquay include OYO Minerva Guesthouse, Watergate Bay Hotel, and Sands Resort Hotel & Spa. See the full list: Newquay Beach Hotels.

White House Hotel - Newquay, Whipsiderry Hotel, and Lewinnick Lodge received great reviews from travellers looking for a romantic hotel in Newquay. See the full list: Romantic Hotels in Newquay.