Local Area Information

Local Information

RAF St Mawgan is situated about 2 miles from Newquay town and there is a limited bus service available from the main gate.

Newquay is renowned for its beautiful bays, which tide permitting, you can walk right across, providing of course that you don't get distracted with the rock pools and restaurants. It is always wise to purchase a tide table available from most local newsagents and shops. It is also famous for it's surf, and this Station is proud to be the home of RAF Waveriders Association, why not take a look at their website and no doubt you will find the history of how the club was formulated very interesting. Fistral Beach, is Cornwall's hot venue for the UK's leading surf competitions including the UK Pro Surf Tour, and the BUSA Championships.

The South West is famous for its coastal footpath and there are plenty of walks for you to choose from with varying grades of difficulty so why not put you’re walking boots on and get ready to be amazed by the breath taking scenery.

If you don't have a car then there are buses and trains or otherwise use one of the local coach companies that organise tours/excursions all over the county.

Most work (but not all) in the area is in the tourist industry and therefore likely to be seasonal.

Cornwall has some excellent schools and colleges and there are plenty of private houses/flats to rent or buy. Social and affordable housing are also available through Cornwall Homechoice/Housing Register. Please use this link to find out more about private and social housing in Cornwall.

Please check the dedicated links page to view various websites that you may find useful, from local news and councils, education, housing, jobs, coastal walks, beaches in Cornwall, to restaurants and night clubs etc.

RNLI Lifeguards
Beaches with Lifeguards in the Newquay Area
Cornwall Beach Guide with Pictures

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