Newquay is the surf capital of Great Britain. Generally a youthful vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall. It is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall approximately 20 miles west of Bodmin and 12 miles north of Truro. The town is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt marsh, and to the east by the Porth Valley. Newquay has been expanding inland since it was founded.

Newquay has been a major tourist destination for more than a century, principally on account of its coastline and nine long and accessible sandy beaches, including Fistral. Around 22,000 people live in Newquay, but the population can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay has a large stock of holiday accommodation.

The resort is widely regarded as the surf capital of the UK. Newquay is a centre for the surf industry in Britain, with many surf stores, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town. At the centre of Newquay’s surfing status is Fistral Beach which has a reputation as one of the best beach breaks in Cornwall. Fistral is capable of producing powerful, hollow waves and holding a good sized swell.

Newquay has lively nightlife. There is a wide selection from chillout bars and traditional pubs, to beachside cafes nightclubs and organised bar crawls. Many venues offer live music featuring local and international acts. Newquay’s nightclubs often play host to BBC Radio 1 and other well known DJs. In recent years Newquay has become popular with stag and hen parties and teenagers come to Newquay to celebrate following exam results.

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Newquay is the surf capital of Great Britain.
Generally a youthful vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall. It is situated
on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall approximately 20 miles west of Bodmin and 12 miles north
of Truro. The town is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt
marsh, and to the east by the Porth Valley. Newquay has been expanding inland since it
was founded. Newquay has been a major tourist destination
for more than a century, principally on account of its coastline and nine long and accessible
sandy beaches, including Fistral. Around 22,000 people live in Newquay, but the population
can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay has a large stock of holiday
accommodation. The resort is widely regarded as the surf
capital of the UK. Newquay is a centre for the surf industry in Britain, with many surf
stores, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town. At the centre of Newquay's surfing
status is Fistral Beach which has a reputation as one of the best beach breaks in Cornwall.
Fistral is capable of producing powerful, hollow waves and holding a good sized swell. Newquay has lively nightlife. There is a wide
selection from chillout bars and traditional pubs, to beachside cafes nightclubs and organised
bar crawls. Many venues offer live music featuring local and international acts. Newquay's nightclubs
often play host to BBC Radio 1 and other well known DJs. In recent years Newquay has become
popular with stag and hen parties and teenagers come to Newquay to celebrate following exam results.

3 thoughts on “Newquay, the Surf Capital of Great Britain

  1. Known more for its pissed up tourists and hen/stag does, certainly don’t agree with the best surf.
    I live on the North Cornish coast, many a secret, unspoilt beach, far better waves

  2. Newquay is the surf capital of Great Britain. Generally a youthful vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall. It is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall approximately 20 miles west of Bodmin and 12 miles north of Truro. The town is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt marsh, and to the east by the Porth Valley. Newquay has been expanding inland since it was founded.

    Newquay has been a major tourist destination for more than a century, principally on account of its coastline and nine long and accessible sandy beaches, including Fistral. Around 22,000 people live in Newquay, but the population can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay has a large stock of holiday accommodation.

    The resort is widely regarded as the surf capital of the UK. Newquay is a centre for the surf industry in Britain, with many surf stores, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town. At the centre of Newquay's surfing status is Fistral Beach which has a reputation as one of the best beach breaks in Cornwall. Fistral is capable of producing powerful, hollow waves and holding a good sized swell.

    Newquay has lively nightlife. There is a wide selection from chillout bars and traditional pubs, to beachside cafes nightclubs and organised bar crawls. Many venues offer live music featuring local and international acts. Newquay's nightclubs often play host to BBC Radio 1 and other well known DJs. In recent years Newquay has become popular with stag and hen parties and teenagers come to Newquay to celebrate following exam results.

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