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. With a choice of twelve sandy beaches – each one offering a different experience, visitors are spoilt for choice. Which is why the resort is a hotspot for holidaymakers who enjoy coach holidays to Newquay.
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.
You can take a step back in time and learn more about Newquay, by visiting the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre. Here you will discover the history of aircrafts and the pilots who flew them. Take a seat inside the aircrafts and appreciate the history around you.
Afterwards, travel to the Pirates Quest – another of Newquay’s highly rated tourist attractions; it is an immersive walk-through experience where you are transported to the 1700’s, learn about real Caribbean Pirates and their voyages. This attraction allows you to feel, hear, smell and see Cornwall’s fascinating legends and exciting history! The journey does not end here, take a pit stop at Lappa Valley, a place with nostalgic steam trains and a secret world of traditional play and family adventures. Here you will find trains, boats, outdoor play areas and lots of nature – you could say it is a great place to let of steam.
Before the end of your coach holiday, you must stop by at Newquay Zoo. It is set in lush sub-tropical gardens and is home to 1000’s of fascinating creatures. Take a stroll in the tropical rainforest, watch as the free birds fly above you and learn more about the animals by attending the talks and animal feeds. With twelve stunning beaches and a resort full of high quality, engaging attractions, Newquay is certainly a crowd pleaser.
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