The new quay at Newquay was built in 1440. But until the 1800s Newquay remained a small fishing village relying on pilchard seining. It was developed as a port and railway terminus by Joseph Treffry in the 1830s and then from the 1890s grew as a tourist resort.

Newquay in 1879

Population 1861: 1,000

Population 2011: 20,300

Planned population 2031: 27,700

Part of the massive 3,600 house extension to Newquay planned by the Duchy of Cornwall and Cornwall Council