Newquay Beaches, Cornwall

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Chapel Porth Beach

Chapel Porth Beach



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 Beach

Crantock Beach



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, Newquay

Fistral Beach, Newquay



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.

Harbour Beach, Newquay

Harbour Beach, Newquay



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 Beach

Holywell Bay Beach



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.

Perran Sands

Perran Sands



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 Beach

Perranporth Beach



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 Beach

Porth Beach



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 Beach

Porth Joke Beach



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.

Towan Beach, Newquay

Towan Beach, Newquay



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 Cove

Trevaunance Cove



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)



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.