Newquay Warnings and Dangers

  • Seagull
    Seagull
    by DUNK67
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by DUNK67
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by DUNK67

Best Rated Warnings and Dangers in Newquay

  • DUNK67's Profile Photo

    Seals

    by DUNK67 Written Aug 19, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Seals
    4 more images

    Newquay Harbour has four seals that inhabit it when the tide is in and follow the fishing boats hoping for any bits of fish that is thrown overboard.
    Beware, although they look cute they can be quite dangerous and often come up onto the beach. This I found out last year whilst in the edge of the sea with my daughter, Claire said behind you, I looked round and right behind me was a seal. I quickly picked my daughter up and walked away from it but it could have been so different.

    Was this review helpful?

  • DUNK67's Profile Photo

    Seagulls

    by DUNK67 Written Aug 17, 2007

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Seagull
    2 more images

    Beware of the Seagulls, Newquay like all seaside towns has its fair share of seagulls. They may look graceful in the sky but they can be a real menace when you have food. A lot of establishments have warning signs against feeding them and some have wires across the eating areas to stop the seagulls dive-bombing you.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Chav town

    by lazy_daisy Written Jul 7, 2011

    Just returned from Newquay. Plenty of surfer dudes on holiday and people having a good time - but omg - pregnant teenagers everywhere. What ghastly place. Can't blame them - if I was living on benefits, I wouldn't do it in Telford, either. Cornwall's Blackpool.

    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Whale Watching

    Was this review helpful?

  • LouiseTopp's Profile Photo

    Avoid high winds near the cliffs

    by LouiseTopp Updated Jul 28, 2009
    Some area's are unfenced.
    1 more image

    Just up the road from Fistrel beach is a nice scenic area which can get very windy. It's a bit of a climb, but there's a small covered area at the top. Best avoided when windy as some people are tempted to peer over the edge.

    I have added a picture of The Huers Hut. The Huer was the lookout man who sat in his hut watching for the schoal's of Mackeral fish coming close into the bay, to let the people of the town to get their nets ready to get a good catch. This would then last them the season for food and money. Mackeral was used for all sorts of things in the early years, even to using the fish oil to light the street lamps of Cornwall. It's a bit windy up there, but someone had to do it.

    Was this review helpful?

  • LouiseTopp's Profile Photo

    Public enemy number one

    by LouiseTopp Written Jun 29, 2010
    2 more images

    It's not just the hoodies people have to be aware of now, there are now yobs in the air of the feathered kind. Seagulls have developed a craze of dive bombing tourists, especially if he/she has food. They watch from the rooftops, then call in all their mates for a mugging. They also crap on you for revenge; if they could speak the air would certainly turn blue with all the swearing and expletives hurled at people who refuse to give up their chips, the problem is especially bad if they have babies.

    I can hear the heavy metal playing as lots of gulls swoop down after people's pasties, bit like the Luftwaffe on a dawn raid. (sorry, me just being weird).

    I have been attacked myself so have a water pistol at the ready, in case this Alfred Hitchcock style attack happens again. Anyone read Daphne Maurier's book 'the Birds'?

    Apparently their droppings can erode car metal, is that what garages use in their spray cans?

    Have also seen a skunk at Newquay zoo spray a seagull, bet the seagull smells lovely now har har!

    Squawking begins at 4am (seagulls don't wear watches) and the bins are usually the first target, ours is nailed down tighter then Fort Knox and corsets put together.

    Was this review helpful?

  • ayers_rock_where's Profile Photo

    paths at nite

    by ayers_rock_where Written Nov 5, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    newquay at nite

    when it goes dark be weary of walking coastal paths due to the sheer cliff drops its very dangerous without a torch

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Newquay

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

Newquay Warnings and Dangers

Reviews and photos of Newquay warnings and dangers posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Newquay sightseeing.

View all Newquay hotels