It really is not at all surprising that COAST magazine readers voted for Newquay as the best family holiday destination; Cornwall is the perfect destination and staycation for families.
Newquay itself has a very obvious draw with 11 beautiful beaches within easy reach providing the opportunity to surf, body board, or simply jump waves, make sandcastles, and write your names in the sand. That’s not where the draw for families ends though, there is so much more to see and do in Newquay.
There are the amusement arcades with the ever-popular two pence machines, the Blue Reef Aquarium where children can learn more about the world beneath the sea, and the beautiful Newquay Harbour where you can jump aboard a boat to spot wildlife or fish.
The beauty of Newquay is that it isn’t just fun for children or just fun for adults. There is something for everyone and plenty that everyone will enjoy doing together. Holidays are about family time and making memories. Newquay helps to provide both.
Why not hire a pedalo or play crazy golf at Trenance Boating Lake? Relax in the café there and watch the world go by. Visit the animals at Newquay Zoo and then enjoy the waterslides in the fun pool at Waterworld just next door.
Take a horse riding lesson along the Gannel estuary or on the beach, enjoy the West Pentire wildflower fields, relax and chat over a delicious meal at The Fort Inn looking at the stunning views over Towan beach whilst the children enjoy the soft play area. Or let them burn off their energy at Jungle Jack’s soft play centre whilst you drink Italian coffee.
Go to Lusty Glaze and ride the epic zip wire with the older children or watch them learn to surf. Revisit history by visiting the beautiful Trerice house or take a stroll along to The Headland Hotel and see where the film The Witches was filmed in 1990. You can pop along the coast to the stunning Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay, Crantock or Bedruthan Steps.
Jump, run, play and walk on water at Holywell Bay Fun Park. Watch the Newquay Harbour seals swimming and playing. Eat fish and chips by the sea, make sand angels on the beach, and listen to your children shriek and laugh as they chase each other with seaweed and smile your biggest smile.
Whatever you do when you come to visit Newquay, do it together, and enjoy making those special family traditions and memories to keep forever.
Freelance writer and blogger Stevie Couch writes about Cornish life with her two children, has a stationery obsession and spends a vast amount of time telling people her name is C’oo’ch not C’ow’ch.