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32 reviews
3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2009

newquay 2009 had a fantastic time.Here are a list of things to do and not to do,to do=newquay zoo great animals plus nice garden areas,golf next door also good,kids might like watching bmx riders at the back of zoo,hollywell bay park is a good day ou if you have kids,go karts e.t.c.,get a train from lelant park n ride into st ives,its difficult to park in st ives,the train takes 10 min and goes aroun the coast you can see the beaches sit on the right hand side,cost £10 return for family of five st ives is beautiful we stayed at hendra holiday park which i think was very good.right where not to go,we went to these places=newquay sea life centre,cost £30 for family of five,and took half an hour to walk round small tanks not much there.plymouths is allot better.penzance boring town,but a beutiful beach at portcurno.falmouth was o.k,but not worth the travelling an hour in traffic to get to,i would say look around newquay they have great beaches,places to go,and st ives was great and cheaper for souvenirs than newquay,o and dont go tate gallery boring,about 40 pictures that will send you to sleep,look around the gallerrys in st ives for free much better.

Thank wolverineLondon
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177 reviews
43 helpful votes
“Towan beach, Newquay”
Reviewed August 4, 2009

Terrific for surfing, especially for beginners and those with little experience. At high tide, it is kept for bathers and body boarders only but at lower tide experienced surfers stay a way out and there is plenty of room for the other surfers and the bathers. Not a lot of room for sitting on dry sand as the tide comes up quite a way but brilliant for ball games. I found it better than Fistral beach as the waves weren't quite so huge.

Thank Purdey
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1 review
1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 2, 2009

We are a family of 4 to include a 15 and 17 year old, just returned from a week staying in the new Rocklands development in Newquay. Rocklands are built to a high standard specification of fixtures and fittings and are situtated right by Tolcarne beach. The apartments have great sea views to the front but at the back where both bedrooms are situated, unfortunately they over look the High Street, with its amusement arcades, chip shops, bars, clubs, bus stops, taxis etc which made it extremely noisy at night, I love Cornwall and think its beautiful but we do have mixed feelings about Newquay, there are obvious signs of regeneration and investment but I wish I had been more aware of its 18-30 club, bar culture before booking a holiday there. On the website we booked our holiday through, the apartment we were allocated was below our expectation from the original images shown when booking, the accommodation offers everything by way of modern contempoary living, fantastic sea views, including a roof terrace hot tub (when it was working) its just very very noisy throughout the night with clubbers, buses, taxis, bin lorries, was glad to come home for a decent night sleep.
Would recommend a visit to the Kahuna beach restaurant on Tolcarne beach and if you dont like waiting I would also suggest making a reservation at Pizza Express as it does get very busy. Hiring body boards and wet suits is a great way to enjoy the waves.

1 Thank cherton
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98 reviews
121 helpful votes
“Watch out for sneaky charges”
Reviewed July 9, 2009

If you leave from Newquay airport you are charged by the airport an extra £5-so if you can use another airport please do so.
This is a cowardly sneaky fee. Also check car parks very carefully as some make you pay for 24 hours on even a short visit.
Watch out for cash machines in these car parks as some of your money may not register and you put in more than required. Other car parks mean you have to get up at dawn to feed the meter. Park carefully as the attendants will fine/clamp you if your car strays into another space even if adjoining vehicle is to blame.
Better still go elsewhere as you will be gouged as Cornwall is simply a tourist trap especially if the weather is poorish-then you are a prisoner. As for B+B s be prepared to spend as much as a 4 star in Spain. My memory must be bad as I only remembered my previous trip to Cornwall several years ago when I arrived!

Thank donaldgregoryBelfast
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11 reviews
8 helpful votes
“A grrrreat stay!”
Reviewed May 9, 2009

We recently returned from a fantastic little break from our hectic lifestyle in London where we stayed in superb self catering accommodation arranged through Lifestyle Holiday Lets. We got in for three hundred pounds which was reasonable. Newquay is nice an quiet at this time of the year as we have been in August and the town becomes just too manic and especially walking around town at night with our kids...all in all a very enjoyable time!

1 Thank kernowtimes
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