Newquay Beaches

Newquay Beaches - Fistral

Newquay Beaches – Fistral

Listing of Newquay Beaches

Cornwall is a county of beaches. There are so many to choose from with the most popular centred around the main holiday centres.  Newquay’s growth and popularity since the days Great Western Railway first brought mass tourism to Cornwall has been partly due to its wonderful beaches.

This page The Newquay Guidelists the beaches both in and around Newquay.  One of the UK’s most famous beaches, Newquay’s Fistral beach is the home of UK Surfing .

The claim that you could spend your whole holiday in Newquay and be on a different beach every day is quite true.

For more information on Newquay visit the Newquay Guide web site.


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  • Whipsiderry Beach Whipsiderry Beach – Dog friendly beach Great for explorers - Whipsiderry Beach Steep steps to reach the beach. At low tide as there is lots to explore; caves, rock pools and dry sand for sheltered sunbathing if the wind is blowing offshore. Whipsiderry Beach is a ten-minute drive from Newquay centre but there is limited parking on-site, there are no lifeguards and dogs are allowed […]
  • Watergate Bay beach Watergate Bay Beach – Newquay - Watergate Bay Beach – Newquay The large expanse of fine golden sand at the foot of steep cliffs is the outstanding feature of watergate bay. Annual surfing events and the famous Extreme Academy for all manner of exciting sports activities such as kite surfing, mountain boarding, etc. Level paths down from the car park. The […]
  • Towan Beach Towan Beach – Newquay - Towan Beach – Newquay Towan beach is popular and is often a very busy beach, right in the centre of town. Good size of sand and rock, popular with both surfers and families. Due to its position close to town and within easy walking distance of many hotels and guest houses it is one of […]
  • Cornwall Accommodation Tolcarne Beach – Newquay - Tolcarne Beach – Newquay Tolcarne Beach nestles in a beautiful crescent-shaped bay set against a background of cliffs. The beach offers soft sand, easy swimming, fun family surfing, exciting rock pools to explore at low tide, sea fishing and the unique ‘Tolcarne wedge’ for boogie boarding. Cleaned daily in the summer. The beach shop has […]
  • Porth Beach Porth Beach Newquay - Porth Beach The beach provides a large area of flat golden sand. Very popular with families. Safe bathing.  It should be noted that when the tide turns it comes back in very quickly and you should note the tide times before swimming.   It is a short walk along the South West Coast path to Whipsiderry […]
  • Mawgan Porth Beach Mawgan Porth Beach – Newquay - Mawgan Porth Beach A large popular family beach, west facing between two steep headlands. Plenty of sand at high tide. Access – easily accessible from the car park across the road.  Motorcycles may park without charge in a designated Motorcycle Parking Space, and in other areas of the car park where it does not cause […]
  • Lusty Glaze Beach - Newquay Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay A popular family beach - Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay Lusty Glaze beach is one of the smallest of Newquay’s main beaches, well sheltered by surrounding high cliffs. Bathing huts on the beach. Popular with families. Surfing, rockpools, beach activities, parking, good food.  Lusty Glaze is a private beach and the owners have the right to close the beach when […]
  • Holywell Bay Beach By AisforAmy91 Holywell Bay Beach – Newquay Surfing and Bodyboarding fun - Holywell Bay Beach Holywell Bay Beach is a large beach with sand dunes. A shallow stream runs down the beach, perfect for paddling. At high tide, there is ample room amongst the dunes.  Exposed to large Atlantic swells it is very popular with surfers and bodyboarders.  It is home to the Holywell Bay Surf Life […]
  • Newquay Harbour Beach Harbour Beach Newquay : Safe sheltered bathing - Harbour Beach Newquay Harbour beach Newquay is a small north facing small beach, part of a working harbour where you can watch the fishermen bring back the catch. Only accessible at low tide. Close to the town centre so an easy walk from many hotels and guest houses. As the harbour dries out at low […]
  • Great Western Beach Great Western Beach – Newquay A popular Family Beach - Great Western Beach – Newquay A West facing beach reached by walking along sands at low tide, or access via a path between the Barracuda nightclub and the Great Western Hotel. Surfing, .with caves in the surrounding cliffs and rock pools to explore at low tide Great Western is a popular family beach. It’s backed […]
  • Newquay Beaches - Fistral Fistral Beach – The beach for bold thrill seekers - Fistral Beach – Newquay Newquay’s most popular beach. Excellent surfing conditions, a long sandy beach, west facing with fine golden sand. International surfing events regularly take place here. Seen as the birthplace of surfing in the UK it is home to many surf festivals, events and competitions. Fistral beach is home to the famous Cribber. […]
  • Crantock Crantock Beach For Wildlife enthusiasts and Kayaking Adventures - Crantock Beach Newquay The beach is on River Gannel Estuary. There are cliffs and rocks on both sides and it backs onto sand dunes. The most popular area of the beach is next to the river, where there is a National Trust car park.  Dogs are welcome at this and the nearby Holywell Bay beach. […]
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