A Guide To The Beaches Of Newquay
Known by many as the UK capital of surfing, Newquay has an abundance of picturesque beaches, rolling waves and breathtaking views, making it one of England’s finest holiday destinations. Every year thousands of tourists flock to Newquay to enjoy the wide range of attractions and activities the town has to offer whether its surfing, walking, sunbathing or attending events. Newquay is ideal for people of all ages including couples, groups and families.
Beaches are at the heart of everything great in Newquay, the adventure playgrounds for children to enjoy the golden sands, the long stretches for couples to walk hand in hand, and the rolling waves for surfers to ride. Below I have listed a few of my favorite Newquay beaches:
Voted Best British Beach by BBC Coast in 2013, Crantock Beach offers a huge stretch of soft golden sands backed by fantastic dunes between the Pentire Headlands. Crantock beach is a firm favourite of mine and is hugely popular for surfing, snorkeling and wind-surfing. Dolphins are also occasional visitors to Crantock Beach! Although access to the beach is difficult with the steep dunes, we definitely recommend visiting this beach.
Divided into two beaches (Fistral South and Fistral North) and situated in a west facing bay, Fistral beach has become world famous for the numerous international surfing championships it hosts. Backing on to dramatic cliffs, Fistral beach is very popular among families, surfers and day-trippers, and offers a wide range of seafront and beach facilities.
Set against a dramatic background of cliffs in a beautiful crescent shaped bay, Tolcarne offers lovely white sands, a safe place to swim, surfing for families, and a selection of rock pools to explore at low tide. There is also a surf school on the beach that offers surf lessons for both new and moderate surfers. This beach is easily accessible from the Newquay town centre and facilities include a cafe, shop, parking and beach huts.
Lusty Glaze Beach
Privately owned and located just outside the Newquay town centre, Lusty Glaze beach has a reputation for its unrivalled beach entertainment that includes live music and various other events. As well as fantastic scenery there is a beach side restaurant, beach huts, and an array of adventure activities to enjoy such as surfing and climbing. Lusty Glaze is a particularly good place for newbie’s to learn surfing under the expert and watchful eye of qualified instructors.