North Cornwall is one of the most spectacular and popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom, with Newquay seeing the bulk of the action. From budding surfers to landscape-loving ramblers, this unique stretch of coastline draws in visitors of all different kinds. One thing most visitors have in common, though, is a love of the sea. For this reason, Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium is one of the region's major attractions. As you'd expect, there are also plenty of excellent hotels in Cornwall.
A Diverse and Fascinating Collection
The Aquarium is home to more than 40 different habitats, each populated by a variety of wildlife. Habitats range from local Cornish scenes to exciting and exotic areas. In amongst the vast collection of colourful fish and coral, visitors can expect to find a number of remarkable creatures, from adorable turtles and pufferfish to the more menacing reef sharks and crocodiles. With scheduled feedings and underwater tunnels, all the animals can be seen up close without visitors getting wet!
An Ideal Setting
Situated right in the centre of the county's busiest town, visiting the Blue Reef Aquarium couldn't be easier. But the setting isn't only convenient, it's also fitting. The Aquarium is located on Towan Beach, right next to the ocean and the beach's famous island. The attraction is therefore within easy reach of a wide collection of hotels, as well as all the town's shops, bars and restaurants.
Hotels in Newquay
With so much to offer, Newquay's no stranger to the odd visitor! As such, the town is home to an impressive and diverse selection of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses. Those seeking an intimate and friendly place to stay will find the Pengilley Guest House within five minutes' walk of the Blue Reef Aquarium. Guests receive a free breakfast each morning, as well as complimentary WiFi and local parking.
Guests in search of a more traditional hotel will find plenty near the popular Fistral Beach. The Esplanade Hotel has spectacular views out across the bay, and even boasts its own indoor pool, for those not brave enough to get in amongst the plethora of body boarders and surfers typically crowding the local beach.