Information About Newquay and Caravans for Sale
Newquay is one of the most popular beach-based tourist destinations in the UK and now you can view a range of caravans for sale near Newquay at Silverbow Country Park. The selection includes new and nearly new luxury static caravans and luxury holiday lodges for sale from leading manufacturers. All of the caravans and lodges for sale at Silverbow Country Park are available for you to enjoy for eleven months of the year.
Newquay has a long history dating back as far as the bronze age, but the town really didn't start to develop until the current harbour was built in 1832, to extend the natural headland that formed part protection for local fishing vessels. The town really began to evolve following the arrival of steam trains in 1876 along with many Victorian seaside towns of the time. New and large hotels were built soon after, notably the Great Western Hotel and the iconic Headland Hotel that offers some of the finest panoramic ocean views. The town continued to grow steadily with a healthy mix of tourism, farming, fishing and light manufacturing providing a stable economic base for the town.
Currently, the town is growing rapidly with a significant increase in the population over the last 20 years. The primary draw for both new homeowners and visitors to Newquay are the beaches and the town remains the capital of the surfing industry in the UK. There is good reason for this as to get good waves, you need a beach with an offshore wind (wind blowing from the land to the sea) as well as exposure to ground swells. Newquay fits the bill perfectly with a range of beaches both in the town and nearby that face in different directions.
The most famous beach in Newquay is the iconic Fistral beach, home to the British Surfing Association and the venue for major surfing tournaments for many years. It was this and the iconic Trevalgue Holiday Park that proved to be the major attraction for the 'Run to the Sun' events that lasted for 20 years from 1987. More recently, the Boardmasters Festival combines music at Watergate Bay and the main board based events at Fistral Beach and proves to be a huge attraction for visitors to the town. Surf culture is evident throughout the area with major brands being based in and around Newquay, an abundance of surf shops and hire outlets provide plenty of opportunity to embrace a sport that is rapidly growing in popularity.
Indeed, Newquay thrives and continues to thrive in modern years and is probably the major tourist base destination in Cornwall now. With many parents who grew up visiting Newquay in their younger years returning, the town is very popular with families that embrace the beach-based culture with an increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability. Newquay is also easy to access by road, rail and air, in fact Cornwall Airport Newquay is also being developed as a Spaceport, helped by the local proximity of Goonhilly.
Newquay has a lot to offer, there are a large number of holiday parks, camp sites, self-catering apartments, hotels and bed and breakfasts in and around the town. To be a great holiday destination, you also have to offer entertainment for all ages and Newquay offers some fantastic attractions in addition to the great beaches.
Newquay Zoo and Animal Wildlife Park offers a great educational experience for families with a strong emphasis on protecting and breeding endangered species from around the planet. If you want more of a thrill, Flambards Theme Park in nearby Helston provides a great day out with a rollercoaster, log flume, Skyraker and Thunderbolt ride, a perfect solution if the weather is not set for a beach day. If you like the air, take a trip out to the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre at St Mawgan and get close to fighter planes, bombers or even take to the skies in a light aircraft experience day.
There is a lot more for all ages, enjoy the Japanese Oriental Garden at St Mawgan or the National Trust owned Trerice Manor House for a more leisurely day out. See more of the sea at the Blue Reef Aquarium or more land-based animals at Dairyland Farm Park.
For skaters and surfers, take a ride at Concrete Waves on your skateboard or pick the best of the waves from the local beaches in and around Newquay. Fistral, Tolcarne, Great Western, Crantock and Watergate Bay are all fantastic beaches and are ideal for surf lovers and families alike. As a base, there are even more beaches within a short drive including the immense Perranporth beach which is a great surf spot and very popular with families. Lusty Glaze, Poly Joke and Holywell all lie just to the south of the town and are stunning and well worth a visit.
Newquay has so much to offer, we have only really just scratched the surface and you can see that it is one of the best locations in the country to own your own holiday home. Here at Silverbow Country Park, we have a range of new and nearly new static caravans and lodges to buy with easy access to Newquay and all of the beaches and attractions that this beautiful part of Cornwall has to offer.