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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Newquay within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Newquay, town with ry. sta., St Columb Minor par., Cornwall, at the W. extremity of Watergate Bay, 6 miles W. of St Columb Road sta. by rail and 11 miles N. of Truro, pop. 1600; P.O., T.O., called New Quay; 3 Banks. Until comparatively recent years New Quay was a small hamlet, but has rapidly risen into notice since the extension of the railway rendered it accessible to tourists. From its attractive coast scenery and its sheltered position, Newquay has become a favourite resort of pleasure seekers; important pilchard fisheries are carried on.