With its famous sandy beaches and superb surf spots, this laid-back seaside resort is enjoying a renaissance
Lottie Stokes, 33, is the Founder of Newquay-based kids’ fashion brand Lottie & Lysh She has three children, Lysha, 15, Jaxon, four, and Axl-Lee, 11 months
We love heading down to the Gannel Estuary, setting up camp in a secluded spot, paddling in the water and picking which riverside mansion we’d like to move into!
Lucky Go Happy in Newquay is a new addition to the town and brings together some awesome small and ethical brands in childrenswear.
Our youngest has food allergies so The Green Heart Cafe has been our go-to place. It’s a vegan and veggie café – the food is amazing and the staff are a dream.
QUICKSILVER SURF SCHOOL
If you want in on Newquay’s world-renowned surfing culture, this is a good place to start. Instructors will have you riding the waves in no time, beginners included. quiksilversurfschoolnewquay.com
BLUE REEF AQUARIUM
Embark on a journey from the coast of Cornwall to the tropics via sharks, giant octopuses and colourful corals. Young visitors will love the chance to get up close and personal with the exotic creatures in the underwater tunnel. bluereefaquarium.co.uk
NEWQUAY FISHING TRIPS
Newquay’s semi-tropical climate offers a completely unique fishing experience. Kids will love exploring the wrecks from Cornwall’s storied past. newquayseasafarisandfishing.co.uk
ROLY’S FUDGE SHOP
Roly’s uses traditional methods to make fresh, irresistibly crumbly fudge every day. Do try the Sea Salt. rolysfudge.co.uk
RICK STEIN FISTRAL
With sweeping beach views and freshly cooked fish and chips, this laidback restaurant is the stuff of seaside dreams. If cod and haddock aren’t your scene, try a dish inspired by Rick’s travels instead. rickstein.com
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BUY: A four or five-bed detached house with period features and Atlantic views costs £500,000.
SCHOOLS: Minutes from the beach and zoo, Newquay Junior Academy (co-ed, 7–11) is rated outstanding. Newquay Tretherras is a large, well-regarded secondary, or prestigious Truro School (3–18, co-ed) is 30 minutes away by car.