Local Guide - Cornwall Holidays

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Holywell Bay

It’s just a few miles from Newquay but Holywell Bay feels a world away. An unspoilt, glorious beach with dunes and miles of sand, and a stream to wade in and fish with your net, bought from the village stores, this is the ideal place for a relaxing, traditional holiday. A favourite with locals is the walk around to Newquay harbour, only recommended for the keen walker, but there are plenty of shorter walks that are accessible to all.  In contrast to the wild beach is the Holywell Bay Fun Park with activities suitable for all ages from go-karts to adventure golf.

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Newquay is one of the UK’s favourite holiday spots and it’s easy to see why.  With seven world class beaches famed for surfing, beautiful golden sand, and all modern holiday facilities and a range of excellent holiday attractions to visit, it is a well deserved favourite and the perfect destination for a family day trip. Newquay is great even on the days when the sun isn’t shining, and with Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo and Pirates Quest, offering world class facilities keeping the kids entertained. For active days head for Newquay Waterworld or the Oasis Fun Park when you want to make a splash, an experience full of excitement and fun. Our properties give you easy access to the delights but are a little away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Newquay.


Truro is the only city in Cornwall. The Truro skyline is dominated by the towering spires of its Cathedral, below the towering spires are streets that have the national retail chain stores and independent traders. Every Wednesday and Saturday you can visit the Farmers Market that is held at the Piazza on Lemon Quay and on Wednesdays the open air livestock market can be found just outside the town.

Truro also has the indoor Pannier Market which can be found just off Lemon Quay and the Lemon Street Indoor Market Cafés and Restaurants to meet everybody’s palette can be found in and around the city from light lunches to full gourmet meals.

Hall for Cornwall hosts many shows and concerts, the details of these can be found in the local press or on the Hall’s website. The Royal Cornwall Museum displays a great range of Cornish History and works of art from artists of the Newlyn and St Ives Schools of art. Currently closed for restoration, it will re-open in 2020 newly refurbished. 

For relaxation why not wander through the beautiful Victoria Gardens or take a stroll along the river in the lovely Boscawen Gardens, or you can take a boat trip along the river Fal to Falmouth.

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