A beach per day during your stay? This can be easily achieved in Newquay, with its 15 bays in and around the lively surfer’s town. Popular hotspots include the adrenalin junkie’s favorites of Fistral and Watergate, or more peaceful Lusty Glaze and Porth for family ambles. Stroll along the sandy basin of the Gannel river at low tide all the way to Crantock Beach and its striking sand dunes. Crispy battered fish sizzles from grill to plate down at the harbour, and coffee and cocktails go down a treat in high street favorites and independent pop-ups along the town’s main strip.
Get out in the ocean expanse with the abundance of water activities available. Feel the paddle of a kayak or stand-up paddleboard cutting through smooth water on a flat day, or grab a board when sea foam is flying and take to the crashing surf. If you don’t fancy getting wet, look back at the shoreline with the wind on your face on one of the boat trips that run daily from the harbour in peak season.
The stretch of cliff path here offers long rambles or short jaunts, where you can watch gulls swoop towards the waves and find a new perspective to see the ruby sunset paint the sky.
The Fish House Fistral is a fine dining eatery overlooking the sweeping expanse of beach, serving fragrant Sri Lankan prawn curry and Balinese skewered monkfish. Sit outside on the terrace, or storm watch from its cosy indoor seating. In Newquay you will also find Stein’s Fistral, Lewinnick Lodge, 12 Beach Road and Lusty Glaze Restaurant, alongside a colourful array of independent take outs such as Pavilion Bakery.
Newquay is a fantastic place for your four-legged friends, with beaches welcoming dogs all year round, including Fistral beach. You can enjoy walks along the South West Coast Path and many dog-friendly eateries for you to stop off and grab a bite to eat or sip on a well earned cocktails as the sun goes down.
Fistral, Porth and Towan beach, along with most restaurants have level access. There are multiple pay and display car parks throughout the town and located directly at the beach. Toilets are located next to most beach car parks. RNLI Lifeguards are on duty between 10am and 6pm throughout the summer months.