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NEWQUAY BEACHES
Watergate Bay, Porth -Newquay's Beaches

Newquay is one of the most popular resorts in Cornwall, famous as a surfers' haven as well as for is excellent nightlife, perfect beaches and spectacular coastal scenery.

Newquay airport offers regular cheap flights between many of the UK's major airports making Newquay easily accessible particularly for short breaks.

One of the most popular beaches in the Newquay area is Watergate Bay not just for its fabulous two mile stretch of golden sand, but also for its excellent facilities including Jamie Oliver's restaurant, Fifteen, The Extreme Academy which offers lessons in surfing, kite surfing and kite buggying and the Watergate Bay Hotel.

There is also Fistral beach which is world famous for its excellent surfing conditions and annual international surfing competitions.

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Watergate Bay _ Cornwall
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WATERGATE BAY

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • Dogs allowed

Two mile long stretch of west facing golden sands at the foot of steep cliffs. Privately owned and about 3 miles from Newquay itself. There are several paths down to the beach, but most people choose the easier option of accessing the beach through the front of the hotels in the valley.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 26' 38.48"
W5º 02' 20.14"

 
Porth Beach - Cornwall
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PORTH

 

  • Car park close to beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

A north west facing stretch of golden sands popular with families. This rural beach is easily accessible from the parking area.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 25' 33.20"
W5º 03' 14.22"

 
Lusty Glaze Beach - Cornwall
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LUSTY GLAZE

 

  • Car park overlooking the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months

A west facing privately owned beach with stunning golden sands sheltered by dramatic cliffs. Home of The Adventure Centre where visitors can experience a range of extreme sports and activites.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 25' 20.14"
W5º 03' 49.12"

 
Tolcarne Beach - Cornwall
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TOLCARNE

 

  • Car park in town
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

A large, sandy crescent shaped bay backed by cliffs. West facing. Popular with surfers and families.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 25' 01.46"
W5º 04' 20.26"

 
Great Western Beach - Cornwall
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GREAT WESTERN

 

  • Car park in town
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • Dogs allowed

A stunning west facing sandy beach, sheltered by high cliffs. Fully tidal and completely covered at high tide. Popular with surfers.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 24' 59.58"
W5º 04' 33.71"

 
Towan Beach - Cornwall
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TOWAN

 

  • Car park in town
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • Dogs allowed

Good sized beach made up of sand and rocks backed by a sea wall. Popular with families and surfers alike. Overlooked by Newquay Sea Life Centre and Towan Island with its famous suspension bridge.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 24' 55.54"
W5º 04' 54.92"

 
Harbour Beach - Newquay
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HARBOUR

 

  • Car park in town
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs allowed

A small stretch of north facing sand which is totally covered at high tide. Popular with families due to safe, sheltered bathing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 24' 59.60"
W5º 05' 13.87"

 
Fistral Beach - Newquay - Cornwall
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FISTRAL

 

  • Car park adjacent to the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

This is Newquay's largest and most popular beach due to its expanse and golden sands and excellent surfing conditions. Annual international surfing competitions are held here. Also very popular with families. West facing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 25' 06.40"
W5º 05' 50.27"

 
Crantock Beach - Cornwall
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CRANTOCK

 

  • National Trust car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • Dogs allowed

A popular north facing sandy beach surrounded by high dunes. The River Gannel enters the sea at the northern edge and should be avoided by swimmers due to strong currents.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 24' 23.73"
W5º 06' 47.49"

 
Porth Joke Beach - Newquay
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PORTH (POLLY) JOKE

 

  • Car parking at Crantock
  • No dogs Easter to October

A small unspoilt north west facing beach. Just south of Fistral Bay this attractive sandy cove is a 15 minute walk from the car park at Crantock. Access is by an unmade path whcih can be difficult with pushchairs.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 23' 49.82"
W5º 07' 45.50"

 

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