The jewel on the Cornish coast, Newquay is a major tourist destination, principally on account of the 10 long and accessible sandy beaches. It is a surfers' paradise with people coming from South Africa and Australia to ride on the 8 foot waves. Annually, Newquay hosts international surfing competitions. Every summer the population of Newquay increases by 20% due to its youthful, vibrant atmosphere. The town is vastly historical and you can also admire the breathtaking countryside.