Formerly known as Towan Bilstra until the 15th Century when a ‘New Quay’ was built, Newquay is Cornwall’s premier tourist destination. The bustling resort of Newquay epitomises everything that’s so wonderful about British seaside resorts.  In this article I will provide an in depth guide to one of Britain’s most popular travel destinations!
The beaches of Newquay
When people think of Newquay, they associate it with blue water and golden sandy beaches, which is quite extraordinary when you consider its location. It’s safe to say, that with the right weather conditions, Newquay can rival some of the world’s greatest beaches! Newquay has 11 beaches in total, below are my three favourite ones!
Crantock was voted best British Beach by the BBC in 2013, and with its huge stretch of golden sands and fantastic sand dunes, it’s easy to see why! Crantock is a firm favourite among surfers, mainly due to its consistent surfing conditions. Amazingly, dolphins have also been known to visit Crantock Beach! The only negative aspect of this beach is its accessibility which can be quite difficult with the steep dunes to conquer.
Situated in a west facing bay, Fistral is divided into two beaches (Fistral North and Fistral South). Fistral has received coverage and recognition worldwide due to the numerous surfing championships it has held over the years. Set against dramatic cliffs, Fistral is the ideal beach for both familes and surfers alike. Its facilities include a Beach shop, cafe, and surf equipment hire shop.
Lusty Glaze
Located just outside of Newquays town centre, Lusty glaze is a privately owned beach that offers unrivalled beach entertainment. As well as spectacular scenery, Lusty Glaze has its own beach side restaurant, huts, and a plethora of activities to enjoy such as surfing and climbing. Lusty Glaze is the ideal place for newbie surfers to learn the tricks of the trade under the watchful eye of qualified instructors.
Travelling in and around Newquay
The best way to get around Newquay is to catch the bus, not only do the buses run frequently throughout the day, they are also very reliable. Newquay’s main transport service is run by Western Greyhound who run regular buses to all nearby attractions and towns.  Taxis are easy to catch and relatively cheap, but please note that some taxi firms require pre-booking. The nearest airport is located at St Mawgan, approximately 6 miles from the Newquay town centre.
Where to visit
Family attractions
Newquay Zoo
 With hundreds of animal species to see, Newquay Zoo is the ideal place for a fun filled family day out. Surrounded by subtropical gardens and a picturesque lake, Newquay Zoo was first opened in the late 1960’s and is renowned for its conservation work. If you do visit Newquay Zoo, the ‘Tropical House’ is not something to be missed! Here you will find a