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Tourist Spots in Newquay

This region in Cornwall is dubbed as the "Blackpool of the West Country" because it has primarily been recognised as an entertainment town. But it has also been renowned as a haven for surfers because it has over nine golden-sand coastlines, which have spectacular waves and breezes. But apart from recreation and amusement, this district is also a hub for cultural and historical significance. In fact, it has been credited for various archaeological discoveries. If you happen to be in this part of the world, here are some of the spots that you should not miss:

Huer's Hut

This is an age old, white-washed building perched above the Towan Head. It is thought to have been built during the 14th century when it was used by huers or conders to signal fishing boats about the direction of schools of fish.

"The Huer would watch out from his high vantage point for the shoals of fish to arrive in the bay and then call out to the town by shouting 'Heva, Heva'." (http://newquay.oldcornwall.org.uk/monuments/huershut.shtml)

It is by far one of the oldest structures in the town, standing still and strong through the test of time.


Newquay has officially been dubbed as the surf capital of the UK. The most prominent coast would be Fistral Beach because it faces the Atlantic ocean , which means that its waves are suitable for the sport. In fact, it has been host to many competitions for over 20 years. Another popular seafront would be Cribbar. It gained prominence when it was first surfed my American Jack Lydgate, then followed by South African surfing champion, Chris Bertish.

Clubs and Pubs

The city has a very active night scene, boasting many bars and taverns that party-goers can choose from. If you want to simply enjoy a glass of wine coupled with a hearty meal, there are many restaurants to pick. However, if you want to dance the night away, then groove to the techno-beats of night clubs.

These are just some of the reasons why Newquay is regarded as one of the favourite seaside towns in Cornwall. But before you get to visit these places, it is important that you choose the right accommodation. You should also take note of public transportation so that it will be easier for you to travel to these tourist spots. For a more comfortable and convenient place to stay at, book at the Jasmine House.

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