Newquay is the most popular holiday resort in Cornwall, due in no small part to the amazing 11 beaches that surround Newquay Bay. The most sheltered beach is that at Towan, while the others are more exposed to the force of the Atlantic Ocean. But that has an upside too, for Newquay attracts surfers from around the world, drawn by the combination of great surfing and seaside amenities. The site has been inhabited for at least 4000 years, and there are numerous Bronze Age burial mounds in the area. Newquay has a heritage as a centre for the Cornish mining industry, particularly silver, copper, and lead, and the cliffs are dotted with the entrances to ancient mining shafts. Just 3 miles from Newquay is Trerice, a lovely Tudor manor house.
Newquay, Cornwall, England
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