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Belinda and Mike - follow our tourist travels in the UK

Cornwall Holiday May 2002 - page 3

On the final page of our touring in Cornwall we visited Truro and later enjoyed an excellent pub meal in Bodmin, and while in this part of Cornwall we just had to check out the famous Cornish surfing town of Newquay and its Towan and Fistral beaches.
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Truro skyline in Cornwall
On the Sunday in Cornwall we originally went to St. Austell but found it completely dead so headed to Truro instead.  This proved a good decision as we found a pub where we enjoyed a tasty roast lunch.

Outside view of the Borough Arms, near Bodmin in Cornwall
Our local pub was the Borough Arms, just outside Bodmin so we headed there for a meal one evening.  Belinda had the Fillet Steak and Mike choose the Steak and Kidney Pie, both delicious!

Dining in the Borough Arms, Bodmin
It was a Sunday evening and the Borough Arms was quite busy when we arrived, we hadn't booked but they found us a table and the service was excellent.  The pub also had a carvery available.  Mmm, yum!  The pub's website is in our tourist resources.

Resting a while before walking into Newquay
On our last day in Cornwall we visited Newquay, the largest Cornish resort and the surfing capital of the UK with several sandy surfing beaches.  Mike wasn't interested in all that, he just wanted to know where the beach babes were!

South West Coast Path into Newquay in Cornwall
Here's a view of the South West Coast Path as it leads into Newquay, looking towards the town's main Towan beach; other beaches include Fistral beach where the surfing contests take place.  Now, which one do the beach babes hang out at?

Lunch in a Newquay pub
Another day in Cornwall, another pub, another meal.  What are we like!  Here we had a simply gorgeous view over Newquay's Towan beach, you know the one, famous for beach babes, er sorry, surfer dudes.  While we enjoyed our lunch...

Hungry seagull at the window
...this Cornish Gull arrived at the window and watched us eating for a good 10 minutes before giving up!  We're sure the greedy guy would've had our chips away if it hadn't been for the glass between us.

Newquay harbour and Towan Beach in Cornwall
Following our lovely meal we walked down to Towan beach.  You can just see Newquay harbour in the background, which used to export the local Cornish china clay and ore brought in by railway.  Belinda...

Newquay surfer with board on Towan beach
...was happy spotting this surfer dude on the beach at Newquay, but Mike still hadn't found any Newquay beach babes!  There were several groups of surfers on the beach doing what surfers do, er, surfing.

Towan Beach in Newquay, Cornwall
The main Towan beach at Newquay was quite busy for a Monday afternoon in late May, so maybe it'll be packed with beach babes in high summer.  We'll just have to return then.  We found a nice café...

Cafe at Newquay's Towan Beach
...and sat in the Newquay sun for a while with a cup of tea, overlooking the beach.  This last day of our Cornwall holiday was certainly the best all week for sunshine.  Check out our Cornwall holiday video clips.

View towards Newquay's Fistral beach across the rugged north Cornwall coast
On leaving Newquay we stopped to admire this view of the rugged north Cornwall coast.  Fistral beach, where all the surfing competitions are held, is just the other side of that headland jutting out.

We've since revisited Cornwall in 2010, visiting Land's End and St Michael's Mount plus more.