Newquay Beaches, Cornwall

Beaches

  • Chapel Porth BeachChapel Porth Beach
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    Chapel Porth Beach is a large sandy beach and is approximately 2 miles from both St Agnes and Porthtowan, is accessible only at low tide; it is completely submerged at high tide. Though swimming is prohibited, the exposed beach is a popular one for surfers.

  • Crantock BeachCrantock Beach
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    Crantock beach is a large, sandy beach near Newquay with extensive dunes, rock pools and caves to explore. Part of an extensive stretch of sands between the headlands of Pentire and West Pentire, Crantock is situated at the mouth of the River Gannel.

  • Fistral Beach, NewquayFistral Beach, Newquay
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    Fistral Beach is possibly the most popular beach in Newquay, Cornwall, and is a world class surfing venue. Fistral’s fine, sandy beach lies away from the hustle and bustle of Newquay’s town centre. A large, north-west-facing beach on the north Cornwall coast, it is the centre of the UK’s surf scene.

  • Great Western Beach, NewquayGreat Western Beach, Newquay
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    Great Western beach is one of four beaches in Newquay, Cornwall (the others being Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne, and Towan beach), which combine at low tide to form a glorious mile-long stretch of sands. Great Western is a sheltered, north-west-facing beach.

  • Harbour Beach, NewquayHarbour Beach, Newquay
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    Harbour Beach is the smallest beach in Newquay, Cornwall, and is a working harbour, with fishing vessels coming and going with the tide. The beach, which is north-east-facing, is easily accessible, though only at low tide. The harbour walls provide shelter.

  • Holywell Bay BeachHolywell Bay Beach
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    The large, sandy beach at Holywell Bay Beach is located around 6 miles west of Newquay, on the north Cornwall coast. The mile-long beach has disabled access from the car park and is dog-friendly. The clean, safe waters make Holywell Bay a popular destination for surfers and swimmers.

  • Little Fistral Beach, NewquayLittle Fistral Beach, Newquay
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    Little Fistral beach sits to the north of the world renowned surfing venue of Fistral beach in Newquay, Cornwall. Little Fistral lies on the west side of Newquay’s picturesque Towan headland.

  • Lusty Glaze Beach, NewquayLusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
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    Lusty Glaze Beach is the eastern-most of four Newquay beaches which combine to form a glorious mile-long plus stretch of sand, the others being Great Western, Tolcarne and Towan Beach. The beach is situated in an area with conditions to suit sun and fun-seekers, swimmers and surfers alike.

  • Mawgan Porth BeachMawgan Porth Beach
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    Mawgan Porth Beach is a popular surfing and family beach approximately 6 miles north of Newquay, Cornwall. It is situated in a scenic, sheltered cove, at roughly the midway point between Watergate Bay and Bedruthan Steps beaches.

  • Perran SandsPerran Sands
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    The beaches of Perran Sands, Penhale Sands and Perranporth combine at low tide to form a stretch of sand reaching north from Perranporth to Ligger Point, the other side of which is Holywell Bay. Perran Sands Beach is a popular surfing venue, and a good family beach.

  • Perranporth BeachPerranporth Beach
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    Perranporth Beach is a north-facing, sandy beach around 8 miles from Newquay, Cornwall. The Beach combines with Perran Sands to form a 2-mile long stretch of golden sands. The beach, which is backed by sand dunes and cliffs, is a popular one with both families and surfers.

  • Porth BeachPorth Beach
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    Porth Beach is a popular family beach just 1½ miles from the town centre of Newquay, Cornwall. The large expanse of golden sand provides the ideal place for a family day out at the beach. The Atlantic swells off the beach also make Porth a popular destination for surfers.

  • Porth Joke BeachPorth Joke Beach
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    Porth Joke Beach, which is sometimes known as Polly Joke Beach, is a sandy beach nestling in an attractive, narrow cove between Kelsey Head and Pentire Point West headlands. This quiet, relatively little-known beach is only 5 miles from the bustling town of Newquay, Cornwall.

  • Tolcarne Beach, NewquayTolcarne Beach, Newquay
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    Tolcarne Beach is situated between Great Western and Lusty Glaze beaches on the north coast of Newquay, Cornwall; the largest of four beaches which, combined, cover over a mile of glorious sands at low tide.

  • Towan Beach, NewquayTowan Beach, Newquay
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    Towan Beach is the western-most of four beaches in Newquay which combine at low tide to cover over a mile of family-friendly sands. Of the four beaches, the north-facing Towan Beach is situated closest to Newquay town centre.

  • Trevaunance CoveTrevaunance Cove
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    Trevaunance Cove Beach is a small, north-facing beach in a scenic cove near St Agnes, Cornwall. It is mainly a sandy beach with some shingle. At low tide, rocky areas either side of the beach are revealed. Trevaunance is a popular family beach and surfing venue.

  • Watergate Bay (Tregurrian Beach)Watergate Bay (Tregurrian Beach)
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    Tregurrian Beach, in Watergate Bay, is a 2-mile long stretch of golden sands, around 3 miles from the town centre of Newquay, Cornwall. The wide expanses of sand and proximity to Newquay make Watergate Bay a popular destination for families. The bay’s Atlantic swells make it equally popular with watersports enthusiasts, and the beach hosts annual surfing events.

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