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Things to do in Newquay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Gastropub
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“really lovely cosy atmosphere with stunning sea view and lovely food mid range prices”
  • 60 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the world's top surfing destinations and a great family beach. Finish the day off with a G&T in the beach bar”
  • 37 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“we love this amazing place amazing views over Fistral beach excellent food and a great atmosphere.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Newquay- Great Pizzas and loads of Different Ciders, the location is to die for. kick back and 'chill out' whilst absorbing the magical energy of the Atlantic Ocean dancing on the shores of the famous Fistral beach ...”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cracking mexican food with crazy golf! Catches the afternoon sun for a cocktail when many other places don't”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Town zoo, don’t be expecting elephants and giraffes, but there are zebras, lions, and lynx among others! Nice little day out and it’s situated just off Trenance gardens, and right beside a pretty decent kids playpark, crazy golf course, mini train, and coffee shop! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hands down best cocktails in town in this tiny lovely bar with friendly staff. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beach
“Nestled in a secluded cove, just a short walk from us and down the infamous 133 steps, the Bar & Restaurant at Lusty Glaze Beach is the perfect spot for lazy lunches, cosy coffees, and seaside suppers. They also host amazing live music and beach games throughout the summer months.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Aquarium
“From big fish to little fish and everything in between! Book online to save money!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Zoo
“Go wild at Newquay Zoo, with hundreds of animals, play areas and good food. A family friendly attraction. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cinema
“Newquay Cinema is the Biggest Cinema closest to the cottage and is an alternative to the smaller White River Cinema in St. Austell but parking can be difficult especially in the height of season as it is situated in the town center of Newquay and therefore gets busy. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Family and dog friendly restaurant and takeaway overlooking Newquay's iconic beach. Choose fish & chips or dishes inspired by Rick's Asian travels”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Jess has run Jam Jar for a few years and the coffee is amazing, cakes are fantastic all hand made by Jess herself. Its an absolute community hub and a top place to visit. Try her bagels and breakfast bowls too. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great eatery for a spot of Brunch, Serving from 8am – 3pm daily (prime bunching time), this small but stylish café, owned by local brothers Damian and Olly. Coffee (from Cornish roasters Origin) is a specialty here – you can get a mean flat white or creamy cappuccino – plus, there are lots of options for the health-conscious and latte curious. Try an almond turmeric latte, coconut chai latte, dairy-free milkshake or smoothie brimming with super foods. Food wise, the menu is perfectly formed with hearty and healthy options such as Acai bowls and hipster favourite, egg, avocado and chilli on sourdough. There’s a front terrace for al fresco dining too.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“look out for regular local events...kids silent discos and film afternoons, big nights out with DJs and live music”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lodging
“Soft golden sands and towering dunes make a stunning backdrop to Crantock Beach, great for families. ”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“really lovely cosy atmosphere with stunning sea view and lovely food mid range prices”
  • 60 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“we love this amazing place amazing views over Fistral beach excellent food and a great atmosphere.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Newquay- Great Pizzas and loads of Different Ciders, the location is to die for. kick back and 'chill out' whilst absorbing the magical energy of the Atlantic Ocean dancing on the shores of the famous Fistral beach ...”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cracking mexican food with crazy golf! Catches the afternoon sun for a cocktail when many other places don't”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach
“Nestled in a secluded cove, just a short walk from us and down the infamous 133 steps, the Bar & Restaurant at Lusty Glaze Beach is the perfect spot for lazy lunches, cosy coffees, and seaside suppers. They also host amazing live music and beach games throughout the summer months.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Family and dog friendly restaurant and takeaway overlooking Newquay's iconic beach. Choose fish & chips or dishes inspired by Rick's Asian travels”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“The redlion has great views over the Harbour they have live bands of most weekends ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pan Asian fusion, we just love it here! Delicious food and friendly staff, great desserts too!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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