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Monday 28 September 2015

A Long Weekend in Newquay

A couple of weekends ago the boyfriend and I packed our bags and headed down to Newquay for three nights with our Sun Holidays Caravan. I in particular was very sceptical about whether or not this would be a good holiday, as I have never stayed in a caravan and for £90 for three nights, you don't really expect luxury, however I was particularly impressed. The caravan was stocked up with all our kitchen requirements and had a working fire and electricity (I guess that's what modern caravans are like, but definitely not what I expected!). 

We stayed at Newquay View Resort, which was a fairly quiet resort considering the location being in Newquay, which seems to attract the younger visitors. There was a pool on site as well as a handful of options for food and drink. We didn't really explore the food and drink as we were out most of the time and decided to cook every night. Unfortunately the campsite wasn't within a walking distance from town, so we did have to drive in. Luckily we were located very closely to Watergate Bay, which was by far our favourite beach out of all the ones we visited over the four days.

We also visited the extremely popular Fistral Beach, which was pretty quiet considering the time of year and the fact that the waves were decent that day. As one of the best surfing beaches in the UK we were very surprised, but weren't complaining as it meant we got a top table at the beach bar. I really recommend heading to the beach bar at Fistral, especially when the weather is nice, as it is such a brilliant atmosphere.

Padstow was also another town we visited, and it is one I have visited many times before as a young child, and have tonnes of fond memories there. It seems to have got much busier since I last visited, and it was slightly unpleasant to see such a quaint town so heaving. Nonetheless we had a lovely day, visiting the beach and doing cliff walks. I also picked up some fudge from a lovely little sweet shop (who could go to Cornwall and not pick up any fudge?!), and we had some pasties on the harbour front from Pasty Presto which were lovely. 

The food options in Newquay town itself were so vast, with everything you could imagine available, plenty of pasty shops and bakeries serving Cream Teas. We found a lovely little bakery called Paulines Creamery, which did a huge selection of cakes (I highly recommend the Peanut Brittle Cake), and a delicious Cream Tea. Needless to say, don't go to Newquay if you're on a diet!

I cannot recommend using the Sun Holidays more, as the process was so easy and everything was super cheap. Next year I might look into the caravans abroad, as they are a very good deal also.

Have you ever been to Cornwall? Where did you visit?

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