Newquay Beach Guides

Newquay is famous for its beautiful beaches and breathtaking coastline. There’s a beach for everyone, whether you are looking for the exciting rush of surfing or kiteboarding or simply want to relax and sunbathe. There are no finer beaches throughout the UK than down in the West Country in Cornwall. In particular, Newquay offers some of the best. Each beach has great sand quality and often the tides stretch quite far out, exposing some interesting rock pools and caves. Here are some of the top beaches in the area.

Holywell Bay Beach

Holywell Bay

Whipsiderry Beach

Porth Beach

Fistral Beach

Crantock Beach

Watergate Bay

Lusty Glaze Beach

Tolcarne Beach

Great Western Beach

Towan Beach

A popular beach choice is Watergate Bay which houses the Extreme Sports Academy along with a range of quality restaurants, including Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen restaurant. Wind-surfing, buggy-surfing, kite-surfing and regular surfing are the top activities on offer here. When the tide goes out this beach stretches over a mile in length so there is plenty of space to have fun.

Whipsiderry beach requires some careful stepping in order to get down to it, with about a hundred tricky steps to navigate. If you are with young kids or lots of equipment this may not be the best option and there are also no facilities such as shops of toilets. Of interest however, are a number of caves for you to explore at low tide. Just don’t be caught in by the sea coming back in.

For a family day out Porth beach is most probably your best bet. This is a large sandy beach that offers wonderful walks and views as well as great facilities. There are car parks to allow easy access onto the beach, as well as numerous little shops and bar from which you can get some food and drink.

Another privately owned beach is Lusty Glaze beach. This beach has a couple of interesting features in its focus on lifesaving courses and the very high high-wire that adrenaline junkies can whip across the beach on. Again, not one for families, but for surfers and young people looking for some fun this is a good bet.

For any surfers, Fistral is the best choice. This is the best beach for surfing and is world famous with its surf centre and numerous surf shopping outlets. All of the surfing competitions within Newquay take place here so the car parks may be closed off on these occasions.

What activities can you do around Newquay’s coastline?

If you love the water, you can spend the day sailing the ocean and seeing the beautiful landscape. If you love the beaches, Newquay is known for its fantastic surfing. You can also spend the afternoon enjoying water sports activities like jet skiing, and wake boarding.

Newquay has everything you need to get your surf on, including a variety of surf shops. Whether you’re a surfing professional or just starting out, you’ll love hitting the waves in Newquay. There are a ton of surfing schools so you can either learn the basics, or improve on your existing surfing skills. Some of the best surf spots include Fistral beach and Crantock, although almost all Newquay beaches provide a great surfing experience when the conditions are right.

If surfing and action sports isn’t your cup of tea, then just spend the day relaxing in the warm sun with the sand between your toes, read a good book and soak up the atmosphere of the world class coastline that Newquay offers.

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