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Newquay Town Information

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The Huer's Hut - Photo © David Long
The Huer's Hut - Photo: David Long CCL

  Lying on the north Atlantic coast, Newquay is one of Cornwall’s top seaside resorts yet dates back into prehistory.

Archaeologists have found a late Iron age hill fort and say occupation of the site lasted from the third century BC to the fifth or sixth century AD.
It was a fishing village famous for its pilchards until the early 20th century.

Now a prominent tourist destination, its has no less than 10 sandy beaches and styles itself “The Surfing Capital of Britain”, regularly staging major international competitions.

Lusty Glaze Beach - Photo © Gary Rogers
Lusty Glaze Beach - Photo: Gary Rogers CCL

Newquay Fistral Bay -  Photo © David Long
 Fistral Bay -  Photo: David Long CCL

Newquay is also known for the "Run to the Sun" event, which takes place each May.

Thousands of people descend on the town in camper vans and customised cars.

Nearby, at Trerice, is a fine Elizabethan manor house now administered by the National Trust.

The 630 mile-long South West Coast Path runs through the town.

Trerice house - Photo © Andrew Longton
Trerice house - Photo: Andrew Longton CCL