Please note: from Friday 21 to Thursday 27 January, buses replace trains between St Austell and Newquay due to planned engineering works.

Newquay is a coastal town with fantastic beaches.

How to visit by train

Newquay’s railway station is in the heart of the town and ideal for a day trip to some of the best beaches in the UK.

Newquay has several beautiful beaches all within walking distance of the station.

The nearest to the station is Great Western Beach.

It has some nice little secluded coves and is dog friendly all year round.

There is a steep walk down to the beach and best visited at low tide when it joins with nearby Towan Beach to create a large expanse of golden sand.

Towan beach is ideal for families as it has smaller waves, plenty of little rockpools and is right next to the Blue Reef Aquarium which is a fascinating attraction for all ages.

As well as beaches Newquay also has a vibrant high street where surf shops and boutiques mix with independent shops and cafes.

Coming by train

Newquay station is on the Atlantic Coast Line. 

52 minutes from Par

Newquay town centre is a 10 minute walk from the station

Buying Tickets to Newquay

Par to Newquay



Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.

Great fares from further afield




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 30min

Approximate journey time




Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 55

Approximate journey time


Atlantic Coast Line

More Destinations

  • Carmears Wheel Pit


    Luxulyan village is the gateway to the Luxulyan Valley, a lush, tranquil area today but once a hive of industrial activity. You can explore the valley on foot easily from the station and walk the stunning Treffry Viaduct as well as discovering all about its place in Cornwall’s rich mining heritage.

  • Par Sands


    Par is the station on the mainline where you need to change to access the Atlantic Coast Line to Newquay. Par itself is an old fishing port. Visit the village to explore its small shops, cafes and pubs. Par Sands beach is approx. 20 minutes’ walk from the station and includes a section of the South West Coast Path.