Newquay is a town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port in Cornwall, England. It is based on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall. In 1987, evidence of a Bronze Age village was found at Trethellan Farm, a site that overlooks the River Gannel. The first signs of settlement in Newquay comprises of a late Iron Age hill fort/industrial centre which exploited the nearby plenteous resources (including deposits of iron) and the superior natural defences provided by Trevelgue Head. The curve of the headland around what is now Newquay Harbour provided natural protection from bad weather and a small fishing village grew up in the area.