This little city in Cornwall is famous for being a surfer’s paradise and people from all over the world get flights to Newquay via Gatwick or Manchester to be part of the fun. Although the town only has a population of around 20,000 people, finding accommodation is easy as there are enough hotels, bed and breakfasts, lodges and hostels to sleep 100,000. There are also plenty of camping and caravan sites.
The sporty atmosphere means that there are a lot of young people here, many who simply want to party near beautiful coastal scenery. Students come here to celebrate the end of exams, and Newquay is also popular with stag and hen parties. There are several festivals held during the summer for those wanting live music and DJs, usually around Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay. For example, the Run to the Sun Festival is at the end of May, the Electric Beach Festival is at the end of July, and the Boardmasters Music and Surfing Festival is in mid-August.
The surfers that book cheap flights to Newquay are never disappointed. With over ten beaches, there are plenty of wave opportunities to be had. Fistral Beach is the most popular and hosts international surf competitions. For families learning to surf, Great Western and Harbour beaches are better as they’re a bit quieter. If you fancy something sporty inland, maybe try a few holes at Newquay Golf Club in between Fistral Beach and the main town area.