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THE 2005 NEWQUAY GUIDE

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Newquay -The Town

GENERAL

Local Authority:
Restormel Borough Council,
Restormel Borough Offices,
39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell.
(01726) 223300

Tourism Department: Municipal Offices, Marcus Hill, Newquay (Tel. 854000).

Population: 21,500 (Newquay and District).
Electricity: 240 vols, A.C., 50 cycles. Standard tariffs.
Gas: Standard tariffs.


TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE 
Marcus Hill, Newquay (Tel. 854020)  www.newquay.co.uk

MEDICAL SERVICES.
Newquay & District Hospital: St. Thomas ' Road (Tel. 893600) (Kernow Doc - 24 hours).
Health Centre: St. Thomas ' Road (Tel. 872956 / 873921).

Narrowcliff Surgery (Tel. 873363) or Edgcumbe Avenue (Tel. 873209)

CLIMATE
Sunshine: Yearly average, 1,660 hours.
Rainfall: Yearly average, 34 inches.
Mean Summer Temperature: 65oF (18oC).
Prevailing Wind: South-West.
Sunset Time: 23 minutes later than London.
Summer Sea Temperature: 58-64oF (15-18oC).


REMEMBER
THE SUN's RAYS CAN BE EXTREMELY POWERFUL, PARTICULARLY DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY. ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU APPLY PLENTY OF PROTECTIVE SUN CREAM - ESPECIALLY TO THE CHILDREN. A LITTLE EXTRA CARE WILL ENSURE YOUR HOLIDAY IS NOT SPOILED.


COMMERCIAL
Banks: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, National Westminster.
Newspapers: Western Morning News (daily); Cornish Guardian, West Briton (weekly), Evening Herald (daily) Newquay Voice (weekly)
General Post Office: East Street. Telephone: (01637) 873364.


PLACES OF WORSHIP
The Parish Church of St. Michael the Archangel;
The Parish Church of St. Columb Minor;
Crantock Parish Church
(St. Carantocus);
Methodist Churches:
Wesley, East Street;
Claremont, Beachfield Avenue; Crantock; St. Columb Minor;
United Reform, Bank Street; Newquay Baptist Church, Chapel Hill; Roman Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Tower Road;
Salvation Army, Crantock Street; Christadelphian Meeting,Quarry Park Road;
Christian Science, Fernhill Road; Harbour Mission, the Harbour; Elim Church (Pentecostal), Seymour Avenue; Newquay Christian Centre, Seymour Avenue;
Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Hall, Trencreek Road, Lane; Newquay Spiritualist Church and Healing Centre, 80A Tower Road.


HOLIDAY INFORMATION

SCUBA DIVING AND UNDERWATER SWIMMING
The sea at Newquay is crystal clear, but the Ocean tides are strong, particularly near rocks and headlands. Great care should, therefore, be exercised and ebb tide periods avoided. The Harbour Master and Lifeguards will always give advice.

BEACHES
Facilities vary from beach to beach. Cafes operate at Great Western, Towan, Fistral, Watergate, Tolcarne, Lusty Glaze, The Harbour and Porth. Check out our Beach safety tips here.


USE OF RUBBER DINGHIES AND LILOS
Great care should be exercised in the use of rubber dinghies and lilos, particularly in the surf of an ebb tide or when an off-shore wind is blowing. Children should never be allowed to use them without adult supervision.

TIDES
When setting out to explore cliffs and beaches, remember the ebb and flow of the tide. Spring tides flow quite quickly and these occur when it is low tide from about 12 noon to 2 pm. There are tide clocks on the principal beaches. High and low water times are later by about forty minutes each day.

WALKS
Newquay is ideal for the walker. Details of walks  are available from the Tourist Information Centre, Newquay. Tel. (01637 854020)

NEWQUAY WATER WORLD
A popular all weather attraction encompassing, under one roof, a "Fun Pool" with 60 foot water flume, animal slide, mushroom fountain and waterfall feature, children's slide and 25 metre swimming pool.   Featured in a modern and aesthetically landscaped setting with catering and bar facilities, the water centre is a must for an exciting day's entertainment for all the family.   For Opening times/charges/enquiries call 01637 853828. 

NEWQUAY ZOO
In Trenance Leisure Park. Newquay's zoo has an attractive selection of animals and birds. Lots to do for children and adults.
Open daily all year round.
For opening times telephone 873342 or click here  
Party bookings available.

POINTS OF INTEREST
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Trenance Gardens. A brilliant show of flowers and subtropical vegetation.

Trenance Lake. Boating for children and adults. A Bird Sanctuary with swans, ducks, moorhens, etc. Lakeside cafe

River Gannel. Mile-long tidal estuary, completely sheltered from the north.

The Harbour. Formerly busy with sailing schooners and ketches in the china-clay export trade. Construction of a New Kaye began in 1439, from which the name Newquay is derived.

Fly and Active Promenades. Near Harbour, built on site of pilchard-curing cellars - a reminder of the time when pilchard fishing was the town's most important industry.

Huer's House. Towan Headland. Originally used during the pilchard-fishing season by the ‘Huer ' or lookout, who watched for shoals and directed operations when the seine-boats put out.

Trevelgue Head (The Island), Porth. An island at high water. Prehistoric camp and ancient village settlement. Blow-hole at extreme end.

Tumuli (Prehistoric Burial Places). Whipsiderry, Porth Island and Barrowfields.

St. Columb Minor. Fine fifteenth-century church. Norman font, tower 100 feet.

Crantock. Pleasant country village. Twelfth-century or earlier church with beautiful rood-screen. See also stocks and prehistoric stone coffin. Was a famous seat of learning in the twelfth century.

Trerice. A National Trust property. A late sixteenth-century Cornish manor house containing fine plaster ceilings and fireplaces. Open 30th March to end September every day except Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Property closes 1/2  hour earlier in October).


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