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With a climate to rival some of the continent's sunniest hotspots, this breath-taking seaside location often polls as one of the UK's top tourist destinations. With miles of golden sandy beaches to explore and a myriad of landmarks to absorb, this picturesque place is an eternally popular destination for families, friends and couples alike. Newquay is often referred to as the 'Jewel in Cornwall's Crown', boasting infinite opportunity for active pursuits, fascinating heritage and fantastic food.



Flight frequency: Daily

Currency: GBP (£)

Population: 19,562


Overview of Newquay

Known the world over as one of the best surfing stops on the planet, Newquay is an adrenaline junkie's paradise. Lusty Glaze, Watergate Bay and the iconic Fistral Beach are all stunning seaside scenes where you are free to rip the curls no matter your age or ability. If you are new to the sport, you can master surfing with expert tuition from a number of schools based on the town's beaches. Various surfing events happen along the shores throughout the year – Groms (young surfers) can join clubs to meet new friends while elite boarders can enjoy Night Surfing parties with fireworks and barbeques along Fistral Beach. Millions of people from all over the UK journey by rail and road to get to Cornwall every year but if you want to reduce your journey time to this marvellous area of England, why not grab one of our cheap flights to Newquay and get planning your holiday today? Whether you're seeking sun, sand and relaxation or an action-packed adventure, you could be on the spectacular Cornish coast within just a few hours of packing your suitcase.


Restaurants and nightlife in Newquay

For foodies and gourmets, the Newquay Fish Festival celebrates succulent seafood like no other event in the UK. You can find an endless variety of pubs and award winning restaurants in the centre of town and as one of the UK’s premier seaside destinations, you’ll find a lot of the eateries offer plenty of delicious freshly caught fish dishes. The growing café culture means there’s always somewhere to stop for brunch or treat yourself to a traditional Cornish cream tea. Famous for its exciting nightlife, Newquay is a magnet for students, stag and hen parties and many of the pubs and nightclubs are open late with live music and entertainment at every turn.


Shopping in Newquay

If shopping is your bag, a visit to Newquay is a must. As well as all the mainstay high street stores in the town centre, this charming seaside civic offers a huge range of specialist and individual shops to browse. As one of the main shopping destinations in Cornwall, Newquay offers lots of classic Cornish ware including sports gear, art and locally produced food. If you plan on travelling further afield, the nearby city of Truro offers and range of shops that cater for every taste.


Events and attractions around Newquay

If you prefer active holidays to flop and drop vacations, you're in luck because Newquay boasts a great variety of festivals on its beaches and through the town every year. If you're visiting during summer, the famous Boardmasters festival is a common draw for revellers who come to see exciting live bands perform live on stage at Fistral Beach in August. There's a whole calendar of seaside events to enjoy – you don't have to visit in the peak summer months to take advantage of the highlights. Just outside the town centre you’ll find a lot of places to enjoy family fun on rainy days – including the Holywell Bay Fun Park, Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium. The lovely landscape is great for this who hanker for a hike and you can see all the beautiful sites via the celebrated Lappa Valley Steam Railway, which chugs its way through the stunning scenery.


Find Hotels around Newquay

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, Newquay offers some of the best accommodation options in the South West. The holiday apartments come highly recommended and the little coastal studios are great for those looking to indulge in water sports and leisure activities. If you prefer to be based in the centre of town alongside the shopping spots and nightlife, there are a huge range of B&Bs and hotels to choose from. Find your perfect place to stay with our search tool below.

Travel to and from Newquay Cornwall Airport

Located just outside the town, there's a range of options for travelling to and from Newquay Airport.

IATA code: NQY

Name: Newquay Cornwall Airport

Address: Newquay Cornwall Airport, St. Mawgan, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4RQ

Telephone: +44(0)1637 860600

Parking

If you are travelling from Newquay and would like to take your own car, the airport offers short and long stay parking. The airport also offers a drop-off point, with a maximum stay of five minutes for departures, and a pick-up point for arrivals.

Public Transport

The airport has a dedicated bus stop outside the terminal building, with regular buses to and from the town centre. There is no railway station at the airport and anyone who wishes to travel by rail will have to travel by bus or taxi between the airport and Newquay railway station.

Taxis

The taxi service at the airport is provided by BioTravel, an environmentally friendly service. If you require a taxi, you can book a car prior to travel or go to the BioTravel Airport Onward Transport Desk in the arrivals hall of the terminal. You will then meet your driver in the forecourt of the terminal building.

Car hire

If you're travelling to Newquay to explore Cornwall or the surrounding area, you may wish to hire a car. We recommend booking your hire car in advance to ensure you get the best deal. Three companies serve the airport and one has a dedicated office within the terminal.