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The overwhelming majority stated:
"Scenery, views, landscape and natural beauty” (Cornwall Visitor Survey, 2007)
The snag is that tourist areas such as Newquay "carry with them the potential seeds of their own destruction, as they allow themselves to become more commercialised and lose their qualities which originally attracted the tourists." Butler (1980)
beaches,sand dunes, cliffs, headlands, caves and wildlife, with the added information on how to look after our natural environment so that it can be enjoyed by future
Some areas of Newquay have been designated as Areas of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI's) These are conservation areas where the habitat is monitored and protected from land use change. The Gannel, Rushy Green (the dunes behind Crantock beach) are prime examples. The National Trust also own tracts of land around Newquay offering similar protection such as Holywell, The Kelseys and Crantock.
South West Water and in part to Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), a non profit-making organisation campaigning for clean, safe recreational waters.
One of the best ways we can look after our environment is by reducing car travel and on our Car Free Days Out page we provide plenty of advice and tips on how to achieve this.
There are lots of ways we can care for our environment. If we all make small changes to our living patterns we can make a big difference. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
- Buy local
By leaving your car behind or making just a short journey by car you will be reducing your carbon footprint. Newquay is well served with shops including those providing local produce
- Recycle more!
If you are a Newquay resident you can take advantage of the weekly recyling collection service provided by Restormel Borough Council. You can also take your unwanted clothes, books and toys to charity shops. They can raise money, you clear clutter and your unused items find new homes and purposes. If you are a visitor, use the recycling services provided by your accommodation or visit our map for locations of recycling sites around Newquay. Visit our Recycling page for more information
Walk rather than drive on short journeys – next time you need to go somewhere less than a mile away – walk there. It’s healthier, cheaper, and not that much slower once you’ve had to find somewhere to park. And with the coastline never far away, you can enjoy the exhilrating vistas at every turn.
- Use Public Transport
Newquay is well seved by buses - in town hoppers, seasonal open-top double decker buses, or the road train which regularly tours the town - visit our map for bus service details.
- Protect the environment