Top things to do in Newquay

Top Choice Bakery in Newquay

Pavilion Bakery

After opening three outposts in London's hippest-of-hip corners (Victoria Park, Columbia Rd and Broadway Market), this fabulous bakery has set up its first shop outside the capital in Newquay, in an A-frame building…
Top Choice Seafood in Newquay

Fish House Fistral

This beachside seafooderie has become a firm favourite for local diners and Fistral visitors alike, and it's thoroughly deserved. Filling fishy dishes are the catch of the day, underscored by French, Italian and Asi…
Beach in Newquay

Watergate Bay

This magnificent sweep of sand presents what is undoubtedly the finest panorama of any beach near Newquay. Travelling north from town, as the road crosses over the crest of the hill and drops towards the beach, you'…
Landmark in Newquay

Bedruthan Steps

Roughly halfway between Newquay and Padstow loom the stately rock stacks of Bedruthan. These mighty granite pillars have been carved out by the relentless action of thousands of years of wind and waves, and now prov…
Beach in Newquay

Fistral

Probably the most famous stretch of sand in Cornwall, and definitely Newquay's best-known beach, Fistral has become synonymous with Cornish surfing thanks to its reliable waves. Purists scoff that it's way too busy …
Beach in Newquay

Porth Joke

Not quite the off-the-radar secret it once was, Porth Joke remains a good spot to escape (most) of the crowds. Known as Polly Joke to locals, its best feature is its remoteness: it's hard to find by road; there's pr…
Beach in Newquay

Holywell Bay

Two miles southwest of Newquay as the crow flies (but more like 5 miles by road), Holywell is a wonderful expanse of white sand, dotted with tidal pools and rocky towers. It's as flat as a pancake, and vast at low t…
Bistro in Newquay

Beach Hut

After a beach walk or a quick surf at Watergate, this cafe is where everyone tends to head for a coffee, cake or something more filling. With its wood-lined interior and big picture windows, it's a lovely spot, and …
Beach in Newquay

Crantock

Around Pentire Head lies this big, broad shelf of golden sand, backed by grassy dunes and set alongside a river called the Gannel. It's one of the most spacious of Newquay's beaches, and the swimming is generally ex…
Modern British in Newquay

Zacry's

The main restaurant of Watergate Bay Hotel is a smart bistro-diner with wooden booths arranged in a gentle curve, overlooking a semi-open-plan kitchen. Head chef Neil Haydock has a taste for Italian and Stateside fl…