New Year’s Eve is all about fireworks and fancy dress, and Newquay does both with utter gusto. The town’s known for its laidback atmosphere all year round, and it comes into its own on New Year’s Eve when revellers descend on it in their thousands.
If you don’t wear fancy dress you’ll stand out like a sore thumb, and everyone convenes around the harbour in time for a firework display to remember as the clock gets ready to chime twelve. The fireworks display gets more impressive every year, and the waterside setting makes them all the more dazzling as the colours reflect in the sea below.
Newquay offers everything from quiet beachside bars to nightclubs, but if you don’t fancy going all out you can reserve a table in one of its many restaurants and make your way to the harbour for the fireworks with the crowds. Many of the town’s eateries offer special menus to make New Year’s Eve special, and their fresh fish and local produce has made the town a firm favourite on the foodie scene.