Newquay is an English town on the northern coast of the county of Cornwall and has 19,423 inhabitants (2001). Originally, Newquay, a fishing village, which safely in the 15th Century on the protected western end of Newquay Bay existed. The town prospered thanks to the local sardine industry, culminating mid-18th Century reached. Large quantities were in the Mediterranean countries, mainly Italy exported.
A century later came to the coal import and necessitated an enlargement of the harbor. It was also during this time a railway line built across the peninsula to clay from the quarries near the town of St Austell for export to Newquay to transport. With the expansion of the railway network, and attracted by the beautiful sandy beaches of Newquay and the waves of the Atlantic, sat in the second half of the 19th Finally, the current century of the summer holidaymakers.
Nowadays, tourism is the main industry in Newquay. The village lies on the edge of the cliff, and his eleven beaches have a combined length of more than 10 km. The climate is balanced; in Trenance Valley, there are even tropical vegetation. The small port is only used by local fishermen and pleasure boats. Major attractions include the Blue Reef Aquarium and in 1906 opened Trenance Gardens, where even the Newquay Zoo is located, and nearby in Kestle Mill, the Elizabethan manor house Trerice, to the National Trust is one.
The resort promotes itself as “The Surfing Capital of Britain “with many businesses for sale and rental of equipment for surfing, and manufacturers of surfboards in town. On Fistral Beach major international competitions are held, but also to Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne Beaches near the city and in the Crantock Bay and Watergate Bay surfers find ideal conditions.