Newquay, on the north coast of Cornwall, was voted one of the Nation’s Favourite Seaside Towns in the Which Holiday Survey, as Best Family Holiday Destination by readers of COAST magazine, and won Gold for Best Seaside Towns for Families 2019. Newquay has some of Britain’s best beaches.
Great things to do while you are staying at the Beresford Hotel:
Newquay Beach, Tolcarne Beach, Great Western Beach
On your doorstep
You are spoiled for choice here, whether you want to sunbathe, surf or build some sandcastles – these are some of Britain’s best sandy beaches.
Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals including lions. Newquay Zoo has 13 acres of lush tropical gardens where you can run wild and explore. There are activity trails, two children’s play areas and a Dragon maze.
Trenance Gardens and Boating Lake
Playgrounds and park, swings and slides, Newquay Zoo, a tennis centre, miniature railway and crazy golf
Newquay Sea Safaris
Explore the north Cornwall coast – seal surveys, dolphin and shark spotting, discover secret beaches and hidden coves.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Home to black tip reef sharks, Giant Pacific octopus, sand seabeds and colourful corals. A great day out for the family.
One of the UK’s very best skateparks for all abilities and disciplines, from beginner to professionals. There are four separate areas: a retro-style pool, expansive street run, stair set and an internationally significant bowl.
Perched on the cliff top high above the harbour Huer’s Hut dates back to the 14th century when it was used as a lookout for shoals of fish. Now a lovely destination for a bracing walk with fabulous views of the sea.
Newquay Golf Club
A challenging 18-hole, par 69, 6,141 yard, links golf layout where visitors are welcome.
Oasis Fun Pools
Two swimming pools, a river rapid ride, water cannon and geyser, a giant tap, fountains and waterfalls too. Three fabulous water flumes: the high-speed aqua whiz flume, the wet and wild 265ft super flume, and the fun-for-all gentle fun slide!
Treloy Golf Club
A 9-hole parkland course where visitors are welcome. There is also a driving range to practice.
A National Trust property, this Elizabethan manor house has fine interiors, a delightful garden and shop.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
An exciting, nostalgic steam train ride for all the family. Everyone loves the trains and boats, and the outdoor spaces as well as a fantastic café.
Dairyland Farm Park
Tractor rides, a bug zone, arts and crafts and a range of friendly farm animals.
A beautiful beach in the Special Area of Conservation with dunes, rockpools, caves, a stream and Chappel Rock with a small bathing pool.
England’s longest and fastest zipline gives you a bird’s eye view of the Eden Project – a thrilling day out.