Tolcarne Beach

A classic beach in Newquay Bay for families and surfers alike

Tolcarne Beach is not to be missed. Offering one of the best views in the south along with ideal waves for surfing, it is a popular destination for students and families alike. There are many hotels overlooking the beach. Putting your feet in the sand and exploring the cliffs of Tolcarne Beach is a must.

The beach is found between the Great Western and Lusty Glaze beaches and and can be accessed via a concrete walk way or a massive set of steps. When the tide is out, you can walk between the beaches on either side, exploring the various coves and rock pools as you go.

The cliffs about Tolcarne provide classic views over the bay with the iconic Atlantic hotel in the distance. With the waves of the North Atlantic directly ahead, green cliffs to the east and views of Newquay homes to the west, your eyes will never get bored. The large beach is a clean bed of soft sand leading into glistening blue water.

Tolcarne Beach is a well known surfing location, and when the surf is up, you will always see people out riding the waves. Surfboards and other equipment can be rented from the Beach Shop, as well as anything else you might need for a day out on the beach. This is also a great beach for bodyboarding, sunbathing or beach sports. Walking along the beach to see the sunset is always a beautiful sight.

Located just off the beach, Venus Takeaway is a glass-screened restaurant that opens up to a view of the ocean and offers plenty of delicious dishes. Open all year long, Venus has gluten-free and vegetarian choices, as well as pasties, sandwiches and burgers. It’s the perfect food for tired surfers, hikers and beachgoers. Venus prides itself on sustainability and delivers wholesome and flavourful food.

Once the sun sets, you can head into Newquay to enjoy some of the nightlife. Newquay is home to fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can acquaint yourself with some of the best Cornish food in the region.

Tolcarne Beach Apartments

These apartments are set directly on Tolcarne beach, allowing you to literally walk out of your door onto one of the best beaches in Newquay. It doesn’t get better than this. Click here to book.

Other Accommodation Near Tolcarne Beach

There are plenty of other options for places to stay, most of these overlook the beach with world-class sea-views. With such close proximity to a great beach and also being within easy walking distance to the town, you’ll definitely enjoy your stay.

Best Western Hotel Bristol (Rated 7.9/10 on – Right beside the beach
Cliffdene Hotel (Rated 7.7/10 on – Prime location
The Beresford Hotel (Rated 7.5/10 on – Amazing views!
The Kilbirnie Hotel (Rated 7.2/10 on – Great staff, great location

For more options on where to stay in Newquay, please see our full accommodation guide.

Tolcarne Beach Sunsets

Finally, enjoy this beautiful little timelapse video of a gorgeous Tolcarne sunset.


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