Newquay and mid Cornwall

Newquay is widely regarded as Cornwall’s party capital and it’s easy to see why

Here there’s a high concentration of bars, pubs and clubs where you can let your hair down and have a great time. But Newquay is also a resort that prides itself on having some of the best beaches in Cornwall. There’s no fewer than seven beaches to visit, including the iconic Fistral Beach, a surfing hotspot. On the south coast, the pretty towns of Fowey, Looe, Polruan and Polperro are also worth a visit.

Truro is Cornwall’s only city, and it’s a small one at that. But it’s beautiful and a visit here is great for shopaholics as the city is packed full of big brands and independent traders. It also has a glorious cathedral.

Bluereef Aquarium Newquay

Things to do

In Newquay you can visit some top family attractions such as Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo and Pirate’s Quest and also a new cinema. Crealy Adventure Park is also close by. Or, if you’re in the mood for adventure why not try coasteering with an organised group or have a surfing lesson at Fistral Beach?
Heading south, a visit to the Eden Project is well worth it. Here you can spend your time wandering around this educational charity and exploring the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes.

Great days out

Cornwall has something for everyone. From dramatic coastlines steeped in legends and mystery to instagrammable beaches and surfing hotspots