Hi - thanks for your response. We are taking train most of the time. Not driving at all so I know that limits us.
We will be staying in some quite towns - but i think my kids would really like some action for a part of the trip - they would love a surfing town and all the beach play.
But, I insist on a quiet place to sleep at night - so that's what makes me hesitate.
Budget wise, we are planning to stay in hostels most of the time. So on the cheap. However, I could spring for a bit more if it meant a good night sleep.
Something close to the beach, $200 or less a night, and that doesn't have drunken kids coming and going all night, yelling etc. I'm seeing a lot about "Hen & Stag" parties, not our scene. Or crying babies for that matter.
Maybe that's not to be found in Newquay?
Anything up the road via train?
Again, thanks for your help!