Newquay is Cornwall’s premier holiday resort boasting some of the finest coastline and beaches in Europe. Although well known as Britain’s surfing capital, there are many other activities available and the surrounding countryside has an endless wealth of fascinating places to visit. The town is an ancient one, dating from the fifteenth century when a new quay was constructed. The heart of the town is the old harbour but it spreads along the cliff tops which stand behind the eleven magnificent sandy beaches. Newquay offers wonderful cliff and beach walks, a picturesque harbour to explore and the variety of activities associated with such a major resort including: swimming pools, golf, putting, squash, tennis, bowls, boating, shark fishing and horse riding. There are also the atmospheric smugglers’ pubs which are a living reminder of the more colourful side of Cornwall’s history.