Newquay is a seaside resort, town, fishing port and civil parish in Cornwall, England. It is located on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall. In 1987, an area that oversees the River Gannel called Trethellan Farm was certified to have a Bronze Age village. The earliest indication of settlement in Newquay comprises of an old Iron Age hill fort/industrial centre that abused the nearby ample 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.