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5 places to stay in Newquay

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Looking to visit the UK’s surfing capital? Here at Newquay Activity Centre we have two of our very own apartments available to rent, alongside recommendations of hotels for which we offer a discounted stay.

With 7 incredible beaches, beautiful turquoise waters, a buzzing town and access to the South West Coast Path, Newquay is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking to visit Cornwall. Because what’s better than waking up moments from the surf? Jump straight out of bed, into your wetsuit and into the ocean- it’s more revitalising than a morning coffee.

Below are our top 5 places to stay in Newquay, so read on to check out where you could be spending your down time after a day in the surf.


Oceanside Hotel perfectly positioned to enjoy breathtaking sea views over one of the UK’s most iconic beaches combined with contemporary style, modern facilities, a family friendly welcome and stunning service. Just moment’s from the crashing surf at Fistral Beach, this hotel is ideal for any avid surfers who want 24/7 access to the waves. This hotel is also stylish and luxurious throughout, its beach-chic decor mirroring its spectacular sea views. With a laid back, sociable vibe, this is the dream spot for a holiday with friends- spend time hanging out in the hotel’s seafront restaurant and bar, soak up the rays on the front terrace or wander just a few steps back after a night at Fistral Beach Bar. The restaurant is also open to non-residents- stop off for a cream tea, a light bite or try out one of many Cornish products behind the bar. Newquay Activity Centre customers enjoy 10% off room rates using the code: NQYac10

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Sands Resort Hotel and Spa is ideal for all- families, surfers, solo walkers or couples looking for a romantic break for two. Set in the rural countryside looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, near the beautiful beaches of Porth, Whipsiderry and Watergate, this hotel benefits from the serenity of the open landscape and the uninterrupted coastline, but is also near local beaches and amenities, and just a short drive from Newquay town centre and Mawgan Porth. Choose from a variety of rooms, from luxurious doubles with sea views to economy singles perfect for those on a budget. No matter the room, you are sure to rest easy, knowing that the beach lies just metres beyond your window. Sands also benefits from its very own Beachcomber restaurant, where you can dine with a view, and a spa complete with a swimming pool, gym and a range of treatments.

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Wake up to the fresh sea breeze flowing in through your windows at Atlantic Hotel. This four star retreat is situated on the clifftops of Newquay, just a short walk from Fistral Beach and the town centre. With classy, luxurious interiors and original features such as a marbled entrance, sweeping staircase and chandeliers, you’ll be living the high life at this hotel. After a long day spent at the beach, take the short trip back to the hotel for an evening of indulgence. Lounge by the sun trap pool, a cocktail in hand, or dine at the award winning AA Rosette restaurant, before watching the sun go down from the spacious terrace. If you’re looking for a truly decadent trip, then this one’s for you.

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Our first apartment overlooks Pentire Headland and benefits from plenty of natural light. This two-bedroom property is close to Fistral Beach and Newquay Town Centre; ideal for a post-lesson surf or a bite to eat in the evening. Head to Rick Stein’s for some tasty fish and chips or The Stable for a stonebaked pizza, before wandering to the complex’s very own Fistral Beach Bar to watch the sun go down with a chilled drink in hand. Both the Gannel Estuary and Crantock Beach are within walking distance too, the perfect spots for long strides out and summer picnics. Our luxury apartment benefits from elevator and staircase access.

There is a spacious, open-plan kitchen diner and a juliet balcony that enjoys morning sunshine for alfresco breakfasts. The dining room houses a large dinner table with ocean views. The large lounge comprises a sofa-bed, flat-screen TV and south-facing balcony. Each bedroom has a set of twin beds, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table and reading light. One has an en-suite with a bath, shower and toilet. There is also a separate bathroom and WC. Both bedrooms have stunning sea views. This apartment has availability for summer, so secure your holiday in advance.



The second choice is our Newquay Bay Apartment. This apartment is located above the Newquay Activity Centre HQ. It is a modern, quiet, two-bedroom property that was completely refurbished in 2021. There is a modern kitchen as well as a new bathroom. The apartment is a short walk from Newquay Harbour, one of our favourite wild swimming spots, and Towan Beach where we hold many of our activity sessions. In the opposite direction, you’ll find Newquay Town Centre with an abundance of coffee shops, restaurants and surf shops. Like our activity centre, it’s situated on Fore Street, an up and coming area of town which has seen a flurry of delicious new eateries pop up in the last few years, such as Box & Barber cafe, Sushea Sushi Bar and Pizza Jockeys pizza restaurant. You’ll also be close to the harbour’s street food market, where you can dine with a view.

The property comprises a spacious living room/diner complete with sofa bed and new 52” TV. There is a sizable dining table perfect for studying or hosting meals. The bedrooms are both twin rooms with zip-link beds; easily connectable for private or couple rooms. Both rooms have wardrobes, drawers, bedsides and reading lights. The living room benefits from large windows with excellent sea views. There is also a large courtyard, perfect for catching rays or drying wetsuits. Book now for next summer!


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