A stop off at Newquay in Cornwall

Last time we visited Newquay was for a day trip and it was quite a few years ago. This time we had four days to explore this popular Cornish gem.

Our first ‘port’ of call was the harbour; lousy pun I know, but this is the bit of Newquay we visited last time and I wanted to see if anything had changed. Small fishing boats still pack into the harbour and it still looks pretty as a picture, especially when the tide is in. When the tide is out the harbour is less attractive but that’s when the beaches come into their own.

At low tide you can walk between the individual coves, covering a good distance along the shore. The coastline here is quite steep and this provides a scenic backdrop to the turquoise sea and golden sand. We were lucky with the weather and the sun certainly helps, particularly with the picture taking!

The town itself, while not the most attractive, has everything you need and is bigger than other resorts in the area. What you don’t get with Newquay is the quaint narrow streets with fishermen’s cottages. You do get a lively vibe around town and more young people visiting which is nice.

Newquay is a great family resort and those beaches and harbour are great for photos. We hope to return again much sooner this time.

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