Pink Fire Pointer The Wonderful Beaches of Newquay

The Wonderful Beaches of Newquay

                    The beautiful beaches of Newquay and the spectacular coastal scenery have made Newquay Cornwall's premier resort. Newquay is the beach paradise of the West Country with its seven miles of wonderful golden sands and the surfing capital of Britain. A lot of people would argue that the beaches in and around Newquay are the finest in Western Europe with the soft sand and crystal clear water. With so many beaches in Newquay you will be spoilt for choice. Find beaches with long stretches of golden sands to small secluded beaches to surfing havens. You would find it hard to find a place that has such a variety of beaches and a lot of the beaches are within walking distance of the town centre and most of them have great facilities close by. Fistral Beach Fistral Beach is Britain's most famous surfing location with its West facing, dune backed stretch of wonderful golden sands. It is also one of Newquay's biggest beaches and where all the main world class surfing events and competitions are held. Fistral Beach is often split into three areas these being South Fistral, North Fistral and Little Fistral. Fistral Beach is home to the Ripcurl Boardmasters, Europe's largest surf, skate and music festival. Beach Facilities in season - Café, lifeguards, hire facilities, shops, surf tuition, toilets, baby changing room, showers and wet suit changing rooms Beach Access - Bus service and disabled access available on North side of Fistral Beach. By car follow signs to Fistral and parking are either along the road above the beach or in the car park on the beach itself but this can be full quickly in season. It may be advisable to park in one of Newquay's long stay car parks and walk to Fistral Beach. Postcode TR7 1HY Great Western Beach Great Western Beach Is a West facing beach which is reached by walking along the sands at low tide from Towan or by a steep slope leading off Cliff Road beside the Great Western Hotel. The beach is also accessible via a private lift in the cliffs from the Great Western Hotel. The Great Western Beach is a popular family beach backed by towering cliffs which also shade the beach in late afternoon. The Great Western Beach is very popular with beginners to surfing. Beach Facilities in season - Refreshments, shop, surf and deck chair hire, toilets, showers, lifeguards, surfing centre. Beach Access - Disabled access and local bus service. Two car parks situated on either side of the railway centre (behind Burger King). You can walk to the Beach from these two car parks. Postcode TR7 2NE Harbour Beach Harbour Beach is North facing and Newquay's smallest beach. It is part of the working harbour and is only accessible at low tide. It is a safe sheltered beach within easy access of the town which makes it popular with families. During the holiday season boat trips are available and depart from the Harbour. Beach Facilities in season - Shop, café, refreshments and toilets. Beach Access - Park in the town centre long stay car parks and walk to the beach as limited parking available. Postcode TR7 2NE Lusty Glaze Beach Lusty Glaze is a beautiful sheltered cove and one of Newquay's best tourist beaches with a wide selection of beach facilities to cater for visitors throughout the year. Lusty Glaze is a privately owned beach but is open to the public all year round. The cove is naturally sheltered by high cliffs and it offers outdoor pursuits activities for all abilities and ages including children's sessions. Beach Facilities in season - Café, restaurant and takeaway, beach shop and surf hire, bar, children's crèche, showers, changing rooms, toilets, and lifeguards. Beach Access - Reached by walking along the sands northward from the town centre or from the cliff path. There is a small car park which looks over the beach but this is usually full in the summer months or it is better to use the Newquay town centre car parks. Postcode TR7 3AE Tolcarne Beach Tolcarne Beach is situated in the middle of the Newquay Bay beaches with Lusty Glaze beach to the right and the Great Western beach to the left. It is a West facing beach with a large beach that has soft sands, rock pools, family fun surfing, boogie boarding and safe swimming. One of the most popular beaches in Newquay as it is only a short walk from Newquay town centre. There are over 200 steps down to the beach but a visit to the beach is a must as the views are beautiful from the beach. Beach Facilities in season - Lifeguards, beach shops, cafes, surf school, bistro, crazy golf and toilets Beach Access - Tolcarne Beach is situated right below Narrowcliff Road and there are several car parks located in the town car parks which are quite near the beach. Postcode TR7 1AF Towan Beach Towan beach is a very popular beach situated right in the middle of Newquay town and sometimes known as Town Beach. It is popular with both families for swimming and surfers. It is on the southern end of the Newquay Bay area so it is also most protected from the wind. The beach has a good expanse of sand and rocks and it has a small swimming pool for families in the summer months. Town Island is linked by a suspension bridge and this is an obvious attraction to the area and is featured in many picture postcards of Newquay. The Blue Reef Aquarium is situated right by the beach and is well worth a visit.

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