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The beaches are the main attraction of Newquay, with little specific to see in the town itself. The surfing buzz of the area is infectious and, along with the scores of long-practiced surfers that descend on the town each year, there are also budding first-timers ready to throw themselves into the waves. Close to the town centre, the sheltered beaches of Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne are best for beginners with body boards, while Watergate Bay and Fistral Bay are spots for the more experienced surfer, the latter hosting big competitions each year. If, however, you don't fancy picking up a board from one of the many rental places in town, there are other sights and activities to keep you occupied. For those hoping to holiday at a slightly slower pace, there are fantastic coastal walks to take you away from the busy town, or a shorter jaunt to The Huer's Hut, a 14th century lookout post with spectacular views across the bay. You could relax in the luxury of the Fistral Spa or explore an underwater tunnel at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Newquay is certainly a hub for outdoors activities and host to a real 'live for the moment' culture, but there's something for all when you take the time to investigate this beachy peninsula.

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