On our last night in Newquay, we found ourselves back at Towan
Beach where we ate in the Harbour Fish and Grill.
Like many of Newquay's famous beaches, Towan
has long been a hotspot for under-age teenagers in search of somewhere to drink.
The Blue Reef Aquarium on Towan
Promenade brings the Atlantic onshore with a fascinating slice of life beneath the waves.
Blue Reef Aquarium, situated on Towan
Beach in the centre of Newquay, offers a close-up view of native and tropical marine species.
We didn't quite manage the whole 630 miles but from our hotel, The Headland, you can head south, straight on to the sweeping sands of Fistral beach towards the headland at Pentire, or north towards Towan
beach and the wonderfully named Lusty Glaze cove.
If you are looking for a luxury self catering holiday just a stroll from one of Cornwall's best Blue Flag beaches with spectacular cliff top coastal views then you could consider Towan
Valley, a new development of 16 beautifully designed properties.
Located on a cliff top, this hostel offers breathtaking views of the luxurious Towan
At the Blue Reef Aquarium, on Towan
Beach in central Newquay, Emily came face-to-face with everything from giant crabs and lobsters to seahorses and tropical sharks in the underwater safari.
A bona fide deep water big wave spot that can hold massive surf, the Cribbar became part of surf legend in September 1966 when three visiting Australians, Jack Lydgate, Johnny McIlroy and Pete Russell, rode giant waves at the spot off Towan
Head at Newquay.
Emmersons Show Team, Towan
Valley Nicholas Nickleby; 3.
and Tolcarne bays, which are both more sheltered than Fistral, are ideal for beginners.
Washout Glenn Crawley, 57, is so bad at keeping his vessels the right way up he has earned the nickname Captain Calamity, Glenn flipped his catamaran, called Goes To Eleven, while trying to sail back to Towan
Beach in Newquay, Cornwall.