Newquay was originally the fishing port of Towan Blistra before the new quay was built in the fifteenth century.Among other things, the quay was used for the import of coal and the export of mined ore during the heyday of the tin and copper mining industries.The US Navy were present with the USN AWD storage facility and JMF.
Many of the World's endangered species can be seen.
There are red pandas, black apes, zebra, antelope and many other exotic creatures.
Comedy plays are presented throughout the summer season.
Newquay is famous for the Boardmasters surfing championships, held at Fistral Beach, which attract competitors from all over the world.
Much later it was part of the Great Western Railway.