Newquay Hill

Hotels in Newquay, England

Great Britain is not usually associated with crashing waves and miles of sandy beaches, but if you set your sights to the southwest foot of the British Isles where it meets the North Atlantic, you will be in for a sunny surprise.

For more than a hundred years, Newquay has been synonymous with surfing such that it has been dubbed as the British California or the Cornish Costa del Sol. In fact, weekend warriors swarm hotels in Newquay England instead of hauling luggage across the English Channel and making a beeline to Ibiza.

Surfing here is indeed king, as the town calendar revolves around surf events, and beach activities are tailored around surf reports. Even a no-frills sun-seeker is enticed enough to strip down and live it up in Cornwall’s seaport and surfer paradise, even if the most strenuous they do is put their feet up and watch the fiery sun dip below the horizon while swigging beer or bumming somewhere in Fistral or Tolcarne Beaches. 

For the intrepid with high tolerance for muscle sores, bodyboarding, waveskiing, kitebuggying and the old standbys, diving and kayaking, are just the tip of the adventure iceberg. The really adventurous may opt for ‘coasteering’ which is not just exploring the coast – and it can be a breathtaking coast – but also jumping from it!

If you’ve had enough of water, hop on a Segway, a go-kart, a bicycle or even an all-terrain tank and explore the coast. Newquay has a well-developed network of cycle routes and an abundance of bicycle and go-kart rental companies that spending vacation time without getting wet is altogether possible, especially when you consider that there also golf clubs, bowling lanes, theatres and aquariums that would keep entire families occupied all day.

Or, if you want to experience a different kind of ‘sloshed’ but the tides are not friendly, the Trenance Gardens has two boating lakes complete with pedalos and rowing boats for hire.                                                                                      

These entertainment venues and the beaches that bookend them are usually helpful landmarks to help you find your bed and breakfast in Newquay England. After all, the entire stretch of the Atlantic-facing coast, from Lusty Glaze Beach to the east to the Newquay Golf Club to the west, is lined with all imaginable accommodation in Newquay England that caters not just to surfers but to children-toting couples and the adventure-seeking elderly as well.

During summer, thespians who want recapture the liberating act of role-playing, or who want to introduce their young ones to the magic of make-believe, venture into the pirate world of Buccaneer Bay.

For a greener change of scenery, a slice of African savannah can be found at the local zoo. If you yearn for the genuine article that nature has to offer, make room for the three-hour trip east to East Devon’s rock formations and cliff exposures recognized by UNESCO for their outstanding universal and scientific value.