Cornwall is a county on England’s rugged southwestern tip. It forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches, culminating at the famous promontory Land’s End. The south coast, dubbed the Cornish Riviera, is home to picturesque harbour villages like Fowey and Falmouth. The north coast is lined with towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay, known for surfing.

Newquay is Cornwall’s most popular holiday destination with fantastic beaches, a wonderful range of accommodation and lots to do. A holiday destination with something for every family. Newquay is a town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port in Cornwall, England. It is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall approximately 32 km west of Bodmin and 19 km north of Truro. The town is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt marsh, and to the east by the Porth Valley.

Newquay has been a major tourist destination for more than a century, principally on account of its coastline and nine long and accessible sandy beaches, including Fistral. Around 22,000 people live in Newquay, but the population can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay has a large stock of holiday accommodation.

Newquay is also known for the "Run to the Sun" event, which always takes place during the public holiday on the last weekend in May at Trevelgue Holiday Park. People visit the town in Volkswagen camper vans, Beetles and other custom cars. The 1,013 kilometres (629 mi) South West Coast Path runs through the town. The resort is widely regarded as the surf capital of the UK. Newquay is a centre for the surf industry in Britain, with many surf stores, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town.

At the centre of Newquay's surfing status is Fistral Beach which has a reputation as one of the best beach breaks in Cornwall. Fistral is capable of producing powerful, hollow waves and holding a good sized swell. Fistral Beach has been host to international surfing competitions for around 20 years now.

A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village, Boscastle is a must visit whether you are holidaying in Cornwall or you are a Cornish local after a quiet pint of ale in one of the quaint and welcoming Public Inns. While visiting Boscastle you may be interested in taking a look at Tintagel Old Post Office, Port Quin, Sandymouth and visiting he nearby hamlet of Crackington Haven

Britains most southern city, Truro is Cornwall's county town and grew as a centre of trade from its port and then as a stannary town for the tin mining industry. Cornwall’s one and only city, Truro thrived as a port and the prosperity of the late 18th and early 19th that continues to this day can be seen today in the elegant town houses that line the city’s streets. Centre stage is Truro Cathedral with its impressive gothic towers dominating the city skyline. In its shadow a warren of back street are home to dozens of independent traders selling all you need from funky fashions and cool surf wear to locally made bread and Cornish cheeses.

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