Newquay is crowned ‘the best’ holiday destination in the UK!

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Newquay is crowned ‘the best’ holiday destination in the UK!

We’ve been named as the top holiday destination in the UK, according to new research by Go Outdoors. Looking at data around hotels, activities, local transport, weather and overall popularity, a fresh list has been released of 2024’s ‘best’ UK staycations.

Coming in with near-perfect marks, Newquay was crowned in first place with a score 9.72 out of 10. Scarborough came second and Canterbury third.

Go Outdoors says: “Located on the north coast of Cornwall, the town is well known for its sandy beaches, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping at its shore. Popular with beach-enthused tourists, Newquay has 27.2 activities per km2 and an average annual temperature of 11.4 degrees C, which rises to 16 degrees C on average during summer.

You’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for when heading to Newquay’s golden shorelines, whether you’re looking for surf, shelter, shells or sunshine, we have something to offer everyone. Including easy access, town parking, water activities hire centres, close toilet facilities and lot’s of on-the-beach Restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Go Outdoors continue “Visitors can enjoy attractions such as the Newquay Zoo and Lane Theatre and the countless beaches, including Fistral beach which is dog-friendly. Popular on social media, there are 59.8k posts on Instagram alone using the hashtag #Lovenewquay

Social media users primarily share pictures of Newquay’s gorgeous beaches and coastline. Almost three-quarters (74.7 per cent) of hotels are rated four out of five and higher by users.

Cornwall was also named the best camping holiday destination choice. Go Outdoors added: “Known for its beautiful beaches and coastlines, it’s perhaps no surprise that Cornwall comes first among the UK regions best for camping holidays, scoring an outstanding 9.98 out of 10.

We’re delighted to have been crowned the overall Best UK holiday destination and we cannot wait to welcome you during your trip! Tag us in your photos @lovenewquay and #lovenewquay for features 🙂

Credit: Go Outdoors

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