For your next trip to Cornwall, book holiday rentals in Newquay. Enjoy eveything that Newquay has to offer from wild music and surf festivals to beautiful beaches and stay close in a hotel or holiday cottage. Browse on Likibu for a selection of accommodation in Newquay for you and your family to stay in for your next holiday, we have a volume of places through our partners Airbnb, Booking.com and HomeAway.
Come and surf for your next holiday in Newquay
Stay in a holiday rental in Newquay and book on Likibu to find the perfect one for you and your family. Newquay is packed with attractions to keep everyone entertained including Cornwall's largest zoo, aquarium and Pirate's Quest. Perhaps book a holiday home outside of Newquay and explore the surrounding National Trust properties around such as Trerice Manor. For summer activities Newquay is known as the surf capital of England so there are a variety of surf schools, surf hire and great beaches.
Best time to go to Newquay?
Due to the beautiful countryside and stunning beaches surrounding Newquay, it is an extremely popular holiday destination in the summer months. This is obviously because the weather is at its best when the sun shines and the rain goes! It may also be nice to visit Cornwall in Autumn or Spring to see the wonderful weather patterns flourish.
How to get there?
From most parts of the UK, getting to Cornwall can be a long and tiring journey. Driving is the most comfortable way of travelling to Cornwall as it gives you flexibility and comfortability, allowing you to travel at your own pace. Getting to Newquay by flying is very simple though as Newquay airport is the main airport in Cornwall. Fly direct from around the UK, Ireland, Germany, Portugal and Spain on low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet, Euro Wings and many more. Alternatively, you can go by train on the Great Western Railway services. From London the train takes from 5hrs to 7hrs depending on holidays.
Getting Around in Newquay?
Cornwall has several bus companies that can take you in and around Newquay to places such as Truro, Padstow or St Austell. You can also explore by taking the train. The Devon and Cornwall service are well connected, and you can take a train ride and view some spectacular scenery. The other option is to take your car to Cornwall and get around using that. Be warned about the car parks as they can get extremely full very quickly in summer months.
Where to stay in Newquay?
There is an array of options when staying in Newquay. Whether you are on a lower budget going for a quick surf holiday then book a youth hostel or if you wanted something more private we have some cheap holiday rentals in Newquay. Popular areas to stay in Newquay are by the coast so you can be within walking distance to all the local attractions and the town.
Stay slightly outside of Newquay in a holiday cottage or apartment on Fistral Beach to look right over the beach. Staying in Crantock is also a nice surrounding area to find accommodation in. There are some lovely boutique hotels in this part of Cornwall that offer all sorts of perks for your stay such as spas, A La Carte restaurants on site and much more. If you are travelling with your family then why not find a holiday rental in Newquay on Likibu to find the perfect one for you. If you want to stay near the beach for those amazing view, look through our self-catering apartments that surround the coastline, so you can wake up to the sound of waves and magnificent views.
Beaches in Newquay
This is a world-famous beach as it is one of the most consistent surfing beaches in the UK. It is a long, sandy beach backed by gorgeous sand dunes and rocky cliffs. Surfing events are carried out here as well as jet ski competitions! It also makes for a perfect family beach as the sea is pleasant and it is close to the town.
Lusty Glaze Beach
This beach has a quieter atmosphere and is horse-shoe shaped, providing cover from the winds. Hire a deck chair, relax and buy an ice cream on Lusty Glaze Beach. In the summer, look out for evening events as they sometimes host music acts to perform on the beach!
Remember to stay safe of the beaches in Cornwall as the tides are strong. In the summer, lifeguards are on watch and are there for your safety. Swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim alone.
Activities in Newquay
This is one for a rainy day and great for all of the family! Newquay Zoo is in Trenance Leisure Park in Newquay and features exotic animals from African Lions to the world's largest spider. As well as plenty of animals, experts conduct talks and presentations throughout the day about life in the zoo, you can also get the change of feeding the animals or meeting them.
Blue Reef Aquarium
If you want to continue your day of seeing exotic animals, move on to Newquay's aquarium. Situated on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay, this aquarium has many local species from the Cornish coast to hundreds of tropical fishes of the ocean.
Trenance Gardens and Boating Lake
For a more relaxing day trip, visit the Trenance Gardens. Only a short walk away from the town if you are renting a cottage there. The gardens are well maintained and are beautiful. There is a lake where you can rent a rowing boat, but this is only open in the summer months. Ice cream vans, mini golf, miniature railways and more, this place offers plenty for the family to enjoy.
Each year Newquay hosts Boardmasters Festival, a surf and music festival located on the shores. It is a 5-day event that stretches from Newquay to Fistral Beach. Surfing competitons are carried out in the day and dancing starts in the night. It usually happens at the start of August, so if you want to avoid crowds come another time!