23rd July, 2019

5 reasons to visit Newquay this summer

Newquay is famous for its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches, here are 5 great reasons for taking a train trip to Cornwall’s favourite resort this summer.

1. Beaches – Newquay is blessed with miles of golden sands and beaches to suit all needs be that surfing or rock pooling. Towan Beach is easily accessible from the town and offers safe, calm waters for easy swimming and sheltered sunbathing. Read Visit Newquay’s beach guide.

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2. Family Fun – even if it isn’t beach weather there is always plenty to do in Newquay with Pirate Quest, Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium. A trip to Newquay wouldn’t be complete without trying your hand at surfing though so why not book a surf lesson with the experts at Escape Surf School.

3. Al Fresco dining – with all that coastline and beautiful views out to sea, Newquay is the perfect place for some al fresco dining. Pizza fans should check out The Stable overlooking Fistral Beach.

4. Festivals – Newquay will once again host Cornwall Pride on 24 August 2019. The colourful parade of bands, dance groups and floats will flow through the streets of Newquay from midday down to Killacourt for an afternoon of free fun, food and entertainment. Read more

5. Direct trains – on summer Saturdays, until 7 September, there are a number of direct trains from Plymouth to Newquay. For example, catch the 09 03 train from Plymouth and be in Newquay by 10 47, plenty of time to get a good spot on the beach. On other days, simply take the train to Par and change there for Newquay. Newquay station is in the heart of the town, only a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Look up train times.

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An adult Off-Peak Day Return from Plymouth is £11, children £5.50 and under 5s go free. Further discounts are available for railcard holders and groups (terms and conditions apply).

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