Fistral Beach is Newquay’s iconic beach, one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. This beautiful spot is west facing, long, sandy and backed by rocks and cliffs.
Crantock Beach lies on the River Gannel estuary and is a beautiful expanse of golden beach with good surf, ideal for all abilities. All images credits to Heidi Westbrook – Maid in Newquay
A popular and often very busy beach, right in the centre of town and popular with both surfers and families. Towan Island, linked by a suspension bridge, is an obvious attraction. The Blue Reef Aquarium sits right on the beach overlooking the Atlantic ocean.
About 3 miles from Newquay, Watergate Bay is a large expanse of fine golden sand stretching for over 2 miles. It is a large, open bay at the foot of steep cliffs and frequently picks up swell from the Atlantic. Popular with surfers and families alike.
The large, open and sandy beach at Holywell Bay is located around 6 miles west of Newquay, on the north Cornwall coast. Holywell Bay is a popular destination for surfers and swimmers.
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, and rock pools to explore at low tide.
Porth, on the outskirts of Newquay is a narrow and shallow beach that has a long tidal drop. With a wide expanse of golden sand, it is an ideal family base. Like many of the local beaches it is exposed to Atlantic swells.
Lusty Glaze Beach
Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind you, kick off your socks and shoes and feel the sand between your toes. Lusty Glaze is the perfect spot to pause for a moment and breathe in the fresh salt air.
From Droskyn Point past Chapel Rock down to Penhale Sands (the far end of Perranporth Beach) are 3 miles of glorious sand washed clean by the Atlantic twice a day.