From city to seaside in under two hours
With staycations on the increase in the UK, the ability to bolt on a break to the beach has never been more in demand. For city dwellers seeking some fresh Cornish air, Newquay in Cornwall offers the perfect remedy to revitalise, refresh and relax in one of the UK’s favourite seaside resorts.
Its stunning coastline, dramatic cliff tops, gorgeous sandy beaches and quaint harbour, make Newquay the ideal bolthole for a cool, coastal break. Whether travellers are looking to try their hand at wave riding in the surf capital of the UK, unwind with a luxury spa treatment, kick-back on one of the many beaches, or explore the vibrant, friendly town – there is something for everyone, and it’s all within easy reach.
Newquay Cornwall Airport now has a wide range of flights available from airports around the UK, all of which take less than two hours to get from the city to the seaside without needing to go abroad. Summer is a perfect time to opt for a weekend getaway with friends or a longer stay with the family. Check out these flights for inspiration and get packing!
Newquay Cornwall Airport offers a wide range of flights from major cities in the UK operating throughout the summer months including London Gatwick (Flybe), Manchester (Flybe), Glasgow (LoganAir), East Midlands (BMI Baby), Belfast (Flybe). Edinburgh (Flybe), Newcastle (Flybe) and Norwich (Flybe). For more information on flying to Newquay, go to newquaycornwallairport.com.
And here’s some awesome inspiration for staying, eating and exploring in Newquay...
Where to stay...
From luxury hotels, to self catering apartments just a stone’s throw from the beach, there’s the perfect accommodation to suit any style and budget.
Splurge: Atlantic Hotel – One of Newquay’s grandest hotels perched on Towan Headland with stunning ocean vistas
Spend: Tolcarne Apartments – Surf-chic apartments right on the sand
Save: MOR Lodge – Cool and quirky surf lodge with modern interiors, great facilities and within walking distance of the town and beaches
Steal: Trenance Holiday Park – Camping and caravanning near the boating lake and gardens
Where to eat...
Newquay’s abundance of cafes, restaurants, bistros and take-aways offer plenty of choices for the perfect meal, snack or quick bite to eat.
Splurge: Silks Champagne Bar and Bistro – Cool, contemporary interiors and delicious cuisine
Spend: Lewinnick Lodge – Fantastic views, warm atmosphere and fresh sea food
Save: Fistral Chef – Laid-back dining boasting a central location with lovely views out to sea
Steal: John Buoys – Fish and chip shop just a short walk from Towan Beach offering deliciously fresh fish to eat-in or enjoy sitting on the sand watching the waves
What to try...
Surfing: Errant Surf School – Try out wave riding in the UK’s surf capital with one to one or group lessons
Stand up paddle boarding: Newquay Activity Centre – Be the ultimate waterman and try out this quirky water activity
Spa treatments: Fistral Spa – Indulge with an aromatherapy back massage, pedicure or facial and relax among the peace and tranquillity the spa’s facilities offer
Fishing: Newquay Harbour – The waters in and around Newquay are a rich breeding ground for the freshest shellfish and other seafood. Try out fishing with a boat trip from the harbour.
Coasteering: Surfing is Therapy – Amble the cliffs and experience the coast from a unique perspective
For further details on what to see, do and experience in Newquay, go to visitnewquay.org.