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Whether you’re heading to Cornwall to spend your days chilling with the surfers at Fistral Beach or are looking for a base to relax as you explore the walks along the South West Coast Path, there are plenty of cheap flights to Newquay from all over the UK to place you in the heart of the action in no time.
Newquay’s peak tourist season occurs in July and August, during the UK school summer holidays. This is when the weather is likely to be at its warmest and driest. This popularity inevitably affects the prices and availability of accommodation and flights to Newquay.
Events in Newquay can also affect availability and prices. The English National Surfing Championships are held every May at Watergate Bay – and kick off Newquay’s summer events. In July, Night Surf draws a large crowd to Fistral Beach. At this event you can watch some of the best international surfers riding the moonlit waves and enjoy a whole host of other activities take place, including live bands, DJs and firework displays. In August, Fistral Beach hosts Boardmasters, which sees surf, skate and BMX professionals showing off their skills.
December through to February are the quietest months in Newquay. The weather is likely to be cold and rain can be expected. Yet, you’ll have the rugged Cornwall coast pretty much to yourself and cheap flights should be easy to come by.
If you’re not visiting for the events, and are happy with milder but fairly good weather, then booking a flight during the shoulder season between April and June or September and October offers you cheaper flights, lower-priced accommodation and the chance to spend your time in the sun. In addition, during this time Newquay’s harbour is home to the Newquay Fish Festival in September, where restaurants, produce suppliers and chefs showcase their expertise.
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If you are flying to Newquay from a London airport it’s always worth selecting ‘All London airports’, rather than just looking at flights from one, to see if carriers using any alternative airports that serve the capital can offer you lower-priced fares.
Here are some sample flight times from UK airports to Newquay:
The former RAF base at Newquay now serves as its small but convenient airport. Situated just five miles northeast of Newquay, in the parish of Mawgan in Pydar, flights from across the UK land at Newquay Cornwall Airport – although from some departure points the services are only available during the peak season.
In terms of onward travel options:
The carriers offering cheap flights to Newquay include:
You certainly won’t need transport to visit the attractions within Newquay – they’re all easily accessible on foot. If you are looking to explore further afield, however, car hire is your best bet. There are also tour operators that you may wish to consider to see more of Cornwall from Newquay.
The public bus service does offer direct bus services to Truro, Padstow, St Austell and St Austell, but you’ll often need to make at least one change for journeys of more than 15 miles. Rail is another option but, again, of limited use. The railway station is located in the heart of the town on Cliff Road.
For many Newquay is more about must-do than must-see. Surfing, diving, jet skiing, hiking and cycling are all popular ways to spend your time here.
There’s family fun at Newquay Zoo, the Blue Reef Aquarium or the splash park of Waterworld. Meanwhile, adults will love exploring the nearby charming towns of Padstow and St Ives, visiting the Eden Project or exploring the Stone Age henges and megaliths that dot the surrounding countryside.
Newquay’s population increases five-fold over the summer months as the majority of its tourists arrive.