• At Junction 31 of the M5, exit onto A30 – direction OKEHAMPTON/BODMIN
• Take the A39 exit toward INDIAN QUEENS / ST DENNIS/ NEWQUAY
• At HIGHGATE HILL ROUNDABOUT, take the 3rd onto A39
• At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A392
• At the Roundabout in Quintrel Downs take the 3rd Exit onto the A3058
• Proceed for 2 miles Before taking the 2nd exit onto B3276/ Porth way
• Continue for 0.5 mile past the beach and up the hill
• Then turn RIGHT down Trevelgue Road
Newquay railway station is bang in the centre of town and there are regular arrivals throughout the day. Head to www.thetrainline.co.uk to book advanced fares and save yourself a small fortune.
Air South West & BMI Baby do regular regional flights from around the UK direct into Newquay.
For fares and flight times go to:
LIFE'S A BEACH
Newqay is the spiritual home of UK surfing and no other beach epitomises this more than fabulous Fistral. Throughout the year Fistral hosts all the major surf contests from the Groms all the way up to the ASP World Pro's in August.
Newquays exposed coastline is ideally situated to benefit from the succession of Atlantic fronts which really whip up the surf, creating some world class waves at this time of the year.
DUNE WITH A VIEW
But Newquay also has the more sheltered town beaches, such as Tolcarne & Great Western. If the swell is too wild during the competition, then the judges will move the contest back into to town and on Tolcarne. A few miles further up the coast is Watergate Bay, another mammoth beach with epic conditions throughout the year.
Nowhere else in the UK can boast as many independent surf shops as Newquay. If the weather is keeping from the beach, then an afternoon spent cruising the shops is no bad thing. You’ll get the best advice on everything from wetsuits to wax and all the major surf brands have their flag ship stores in town too.
BEACH SAFETY - KNOW YOUR FLAGS
On the beach it’s important you know what each flag means:
Red & Yellow Flags: These show the lifeguarded area, the safest place to swim and bodyboard.
Black & White Chequered Flags: For surfboards, kayaks and other non-powered craft. Never swim or bodyboard here.
Red Flag: Danger! Never go in the water when the red flag is up, under any circumstances.
AVOIDING RIP TIDES:
Rips are strong currents that can quickly take swimmers from the shallows out beyond their depth. Lifeguards will show you where you can avoid rips but if you do get caught in one:
• Stay calm - don’t panic.
• If you can stand, wade don’t swim.
• Keep hold of your board or inflatable to help you float.
• Raise your hand and shout for help.
• Never try to swim directly against the rip or you’ll get exhausted.
• Swim parallel to the beach until free of the rip, then make for shore.
If you see anyone else in trouble, alert the lifeguards or call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
Missing Friends – When near the sea always be aware of where your friends are. If somebody has gone missing and was last seen near the sea contact the lifeguards IMMEDIATELY.
EXTREME EMERGENCY: 999
POLICE NEWQUAY: 101
(Minor Injuries) St Thomas Road, Newquay: 01637 834 820
(Major Injuries) A&E Royal Cromwell Hospital, Treliske, Truro: 01872 253111/253113
Durys: 1 Chester Rd, Newquay, 01637 872589
S.Kay and Son: 6/8 East Street, Newquay, 01637 873353
Narrowcliff Surgery: 0844 477 3307
General Enquires, Falmouth: 01326 317 575
FIRST AID TREVELGUE (Surfers Village):
Paramedic in Caravan T3/T4 from 8pm - 8am (Fri/Sat)