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Towan Beach

Towan Beach

The smooth sandy beach of Towan, with the dominating sea stack is a popular swimming beach.

The legendary Cribbar break is off Towan Head.

Towan Beach is closest to Newquay Harbour, which borders it on the west side.

On the east there is a sea stack known as the island which is connected to the mainland by a small suspension bridge.

As this is a family beach, sheltered from the rougher seas, surfing is prohibited during the summer.

Just beside the beach is Newquay’s Sealife Centre.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Cribbar

Great Western Beach

Great Western Beach

The Great Western Beach runs below the cliffs and town. The cliffs to the east and west provide shelter from breezes on sunny days.

The Great western beach is between Towan and Tolcarne beaches.

Access to the beach is from behind the Great Western Hotel.

At low tide the Newquay beaches interconnect, though one needs to be careful when walking that the tide doesn’t cut them off.

Bathing is safe and a life guard is on duty during summer months.

The caves in the cliffs and rock pools below are popular with children to explore at low tide under a watchful eye of parents.

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Tolcarne Beach

Tolcarne Beach

Tolcarne Beach set in crescent shaped bay is a privatley owned and has a tourist complex offering 4 star and glamping style accommodation right on the beach.

Tolcarne beach lies between Great Western and Lusty Glaze beaches.

The beach like the other beaches along Newquay’s north facing coast is backed by high cliffs.

The beach is popular with families, body boarders and surfers, though access is via long steep steps when the tide is full.

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Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach

Fistral beach is the place for experienced surfers, especially when a southwest wind helps create the fast hollow waves, so often craved for.

The beach is the location for a number of champion surf competions.

Fistral’s sandy beach, bound by Towan Head and Pentire Point, faces west/northwest.

Due to it facing the prevailing westerly winds, the beach is one of England’s top class surfing beaches. Many surfing competitions are held here annually, such as Relentless Boardmasters, the Quicksilver Skins, the UK Pro Surf Tour, and the BUSA Championships.

The beach has many facilities such as restaurants, shop, coffee stand, even shacks for hire.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Fistral Beach

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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