Surf City

Why Newquay is the perfect weekend break…

Posted: 02.03.12

You don’t need to board a plane to find soft sandy beaches – although a board would be handy; after all Newquay is the UK’s surfing capital and you’ll certainly make a splash spending a long weekend here. Blessed with the warm breeze of the Atlantic Gulf Stream, Newquay is a popular holiday destination for the international surfing community but, don’t worry if you’ve never tried duck diving or turtle rolling before experts are on hand to ensure your holiday goes swimmingly!

Situated at the Southern tip of the world famous golden sands of Fistral Beach, which boasts astounding views of the North Cornwall coastline, the newly refurbished hotel has 90 ensuite rooms, many with sea views and balconies. Right on its doorstep is The Quicksilver and Roxy Surf School offering surf lessons for every type of surfer, whether you want to try it for the first time, or improve your existing board skills.

After sampling the seas, embark on a romantic stroll – with over 300 miles of coastal paths maintained by the National Trust, it’s the perfect destination for couples who want a taste of the outdoor life. You can travel by foot or hire a tandem and cycle at your own leisurely pace. Back at The Bay’s exclusive restaurant, enjoy tucking into delicious tapas dishes from local seafood to vegetarian dishes and mouthwatering desserts.

There are so many wonderful local places to visit such as the Eden Project that in the summer hosts live music, lush green gardens, historic buildings and relaxing golf courses.
And of course no short break would be complete without a spa stop off. Nestled within The Bay Hotel, Fistral Spa will envelope you in a complete sensory experience where soothing sounds complement the invigorating scents of aromatherapy oils. Couples can indulge in a glass of bubbly and box of chocolates as they relax by the pool, sauna and steam rooms or work out in the hotel’s state-of-the art gym. Treatments on the menu include skin hydrating body wraps, exfoliating scrubs and soothing facials – bliss. You really couldn’t ask for a more relaxing and affordable getaway, and all without the hassle of embarking on a long haul flight.

• For further information visit or call 01637 852221

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