The Costa del Newquay is just a short flight away…
I know it’s rather hard to conceive, what with all the storms and miserable sodding weather we’ve been having recently, but summer sun is (sort of) on the way. And whilst you could jet off to far-flung destinations for fun adventures, or snag a spot on these beautiful beaches near London, a third option is available, should you so wish. British Airways are opening a flight route from Heathrow to Newquay this summer – along with Flybe’s pre-existing Gatwick to Newquay flights – which means you can hop from smoggy London to the golden beaches of Cornwall in barely an hour.
From mid-July until early September, British Airways flights will make the hour-long flight from Heathrow to Newquay, whilst the Flybe flights are available from the end of March until mid-October. It’s a much quicker option than the train, which would take you a good five hours to reach Newquay from Paddington (although it is, admittedly, much better for the environment – and also quite beautiful once you’re into Devon and beyond!).
Once you’ve got to Newquay, you can strike out for all the beautiful sights of Cornwall, whether you’re scoffing pasties and admiring art in St Ives, or checking out the windswept sights of Land’s End. If you’re planning a trip, I’d recommend a dolphin-watching trip around Godrevy, catching a show at the dramatic cliffside Minack Theatre, wandering the golden sands of Sennen, Perranporth, and Porthcurno, heading to the Lizard for a wander around England’s southernmost point, and marvelling at the turquoise waters of Kynance Cove – and that’s just for starters!
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