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Beautiful town by day, beautiful bars by night
Newquay in General
Member Name: itsbennettboy
Newquay in General
Advantages: Beautiful town, great food and nightlife, great value for money
The fact i have only been to Newquay the once, and am already writing a full praise view of it, already sums up how i feel about the beautiful seaside town. I grew up in a seaside town (Bexhill-on-sea, see my review for more details) and so when it was suggested i visited Newquay with my friends, i thought surely once you've seen one you've seen it all. Oh how i was wrong.
Coming off the 8 hour train journey, we hit the one road beautiful bustling high-street. unfortunately (this being a British summer) it was raining, however the beauty and simplicity of the little tuck shops, souvenir shops, cake and pasty shops is warm and welcoming and give you the sense of a well-structured, productive town.
We rushed to our accommodation. Now being students we plucked for the cheapest possible and landed on a hostel. However we landed on St.Christophers to some of the most friendly and helpful staff known on this planet. For £10 a night we weren't expecting much. And we got what we expected. 3 bunk beds, in a room, with a shower, toilet and sink to share. For us with simple pleasures it was perfect. But there was an added bonus. Our window view overlooked the beautiful beach bay. Waking up to that every day is something people would pay hundreds for.
The beach itself was beautiful, plenty of room and always feeling in safe hands due to the amount and professional manner of the lifeguards. Although we didn't opt for them, there was no shortage of surf schools around the bay and town; from beginner if you just wanted to try your hand to expert for those 'surfer dudes'.
The nightlife, the main reason most youngsters and people of my age visit Newquay. And there was no disappointment. No shortage of bars and clubs. Every day there were people out and about offering promotions. We finally forked out on the last night for 'Newquay biggest bar crawl' which for a small fee offered entry to about 6 bars, all offering a free shot in each. Oh and a free straw hat :D. because the high street is so small, you were never more than 5 minutes from the next bar. Just down the road from where we stayed was the franchise 'walkabouts' an Australian themed bar with cheap drinks, good music and good food during the day. We found ourselves situated in there for a large amount of time during the week. After a night out, the clean-up in the town was incredibly quick. One day I and a friend ventured into the town early in the morning (7.30) and you wouldn't have known that hundreds of party goers had been rampaging the streets the night before.
Food wise, well these is almost all the major food brands around the town, McDonalds, KFC, Subway. But there are also many little cafes's and independently owned restaurants. And with every seaside town, plenty of fish and chip shops. In our experience, each place we went to eat was cheap and very nice so we had zero complaints from us or our stomachs.
For a cheap week, or weekend, i can highly recommend Newquay as it's cheap, cheerful, quirky and BEAUTIFUL!!
Summary: beautiful town that literally has something to offer for everyone
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