Geography of Newquay
Newquay is a popular resort town on the stunning west coast of Cornwall. Cornwall
is a peninsula situated at the south-western most tip of Britain, forming its
westerly most mainland point.
Its landscape bears a greater resemblance to that of its Celtic neighbours
of Brittany, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, than to the rolling hills of Devon
and the rest of England. In fact, Cornwall is famed for its rugged coastline
that stretches for almost 300 miles, high 'surfable' waves, and for its magnificent
beaches of soft white sand.
Palm trees and sub-tropical plants are relatively common in the gardens of
south and west Cornwall as its mild climate is due to the warming effects of
the Gulf Stream. Cornish winters are rarely severe and hot summer days are often
cooled by gentle sea breezes.
Surrounded by water on three sides, the county of Cornwall is border only by
Devon to the north, giving a remote and independent identity. None-the-less
it attracts plenty of tourists every year.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Watergate Bay Hotel
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full list of hotels and online booking