I remember west country holidays as a child.
Thatched cottages, colourful fishing villages, awesome fish and chips and long summer evenings playing badminton or rounders in the garden. There is something quite lovely about that part of the country and I want to visit again.
We never went to Newquay while we were there and after looking into holiday destinations I beginning to think we should give it a go!
I’m not really cut out for surfing to be honest – me in a wet suit is not a good look and the whole concept of standing on an ironing board in the sea baffles me (balance not a strong point) But iIlove the ocean and the spectacle of watching other people surfing is amazing! The freedom of riding the waves like that is beautiful and I could sit and watch other people all day!
There is big surf culture in Newquay – and why not? On the Atlantic coast of Cornwall it has the perfect waves for the thrill seekers to enjoy!
But what about if you’re not… what about if you want a romantic getaway or a quiet family holiday? Newquay can still do it for you! With a wide selection of places to stay with Hotel Direct here are holidays to fit every pocket and every style of break!
The natural beauty of the scenery in the area makes for an ideal walking holiday, with a stunning backdrop and amazing wildlife it’s the perfect place to get away from it all and feel the earth under your feet! There is nothing quite like the smell of the sea air and wind in your face to forget your troubles!
The fascinating history of Newquay appeals to me (but we’re all big history nerds in this house!) From Bronze age barrows to the once home of the Black Prince, From King Arthur to the Industrial revolution, Newquay and the surrounding area have a story to tell. Having been brought up on Daphne Du Maurier novels by my mum the history of the smuggling trade would be a big pull for me! I love those rebellious historical stories and want to walk in their footsteps.
I guess I should be honest really – my main purpose in a trip to Newquay wold have to be a proper – traditional – no holes barred Cornish cream tea! There is nothing quite like the nectar of really good tea, warm from the oven scones and clotted cream!……. Sorry drooled into my keyboard the for a minute! But doesn’t that look appealing? I seriously need a scone right now!
Cornwall is famous for it’s wonderful food, the obligatory cornish pasty of course, although as a vegetarian it is rather lost on me and I’m not sure there is a traditional veggie version, I know the rest of the family are big fans. With the majority of the country surrounded by the ocean, seafood of course comes top of the list when searching restaurants in the area. And as a recent convert to fish (after 30 years of saying I didn’t like it!) I’d be really interested to try it “at source” so to speak.
So come on you lot – have you been to Newquay? Share your favourite bit with me – make me a recommendation.
And if you haven’t, tell me do you jam or cream first on the scone?
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