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Port Isaac, Newquay

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


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If you’re looking for a quick and affordable journey to Newquay, your best bet is to book with National Express.

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Things to do in Newquay

Home to Fistral Beach, often dubbed as “The Home of British Surfing”, Newquay is one of Cornwall’s most popular beach spots and a draw to surfers from around the world.

As sheltered Newquay receives the full warming effect of the Gulf Stream, you’ll see palm trees in many of its parks. There’s always fresh fish on the menu but, if you’re after comfort food, don’t forget to pick up a pasty or sit down to a full cream tea. Newquay and the surrounding area boasts 15 sandy beaches, so don’t forget to pack your flip-flops and slap on the sun cream.

Holidays in Newquay

With Holidays by National Express, you can combine our great value coach travel with hotels in Newquay. There is so much to see and do during a beach break or short break in Newquay, here is a suggested holiday itinerary:

  • Day 1: Newquay beaches - Spend the day enjoying the sandy beaches of Fristral Beach and Great Western Beach, where you can sit back and relax or try riding the famous surfing waves.

  • Day 2: Newquay attractions - Spend the day visiting Newquay Zoo, the home to over 130 species or visit the Blue Reef Aquarium to discover the local marine life and tropical animals.

  • Day 3: Trenance Gardens & Boating Lake - Wander through the green space of Trenance Gardens where you will find Trenance Cottages, a quaint tea room to enjoy a Cornish Cream tea. Then why not feed the ducks or hire a pedal boat on the beautiful Boating Lake.

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Trenance Gardens

Nestled in a sheltered valley, Trenance Gardens are Cornwall’s version of a subtropical paradise. In the spring and summer, vibrant flowerbeds provide a riot of colour. Even if yours is a winter visit, The Garden at Trenance Cottages is a great spot for delicious traditional cream teas.

If you want to sail somewhere a little calmer than the Atlantic Ocean, you can also take to Newquay Boating Lake in a rowing boat or pedalo. 

Newquay Harbour

Visit the historic harbour which gave the town its name. While fishermen still come and go, you can try and catch your own supper on one of the several fishing trips available. There are also sea safari trips to spot dolphins, seals and – if you’re very lucky – massive basking sharks.

The harbour hosts events throughout the year, from the Newquay Fish Festival to Newquay Harbour Sports Day – where speedboats and jet skis take to the water to make some waves.

Fistral Beach

With its coastal location and status as surfer’s favourite, Newquay has no shortage of beaches to check out. The self-styled “Home of British Surfing”, Fistral Beach has a surf centre hiring boards and wetsuits, while there’s also a large expanse of clean beach for those who’d rather just sit and watch.

Get yourself decked out in surfer chic at Fat Face or grab a bite at one of the several eateries on hand – including Rick Stein’s Fistral. As it’s Cornwall, they also have an obligatory but delicious pasty shack.

The Japanese Garden

Reach a new level of Zen amongst the cultivated Bonsai and verdant moss gardens of Newquay’s Japanese Garden.

Stone Buddhas meditate to the sound of wind chimes while large coy carp swim languidly in the tranquil ponds. Just keep reminding yourself that you’re actually still in Cornwall.

You can also pick up some lanterns and Bonsai in the shop, meaning you can take a little bit of calm with you.

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