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Tolcarne Beach  



Tolcarne Beach nestles in a beautiful crescent shaped bay set against a background of cliffs. The beach is one of four Newquay town beaches, Great Western, Lusty Glaze and Towan Beach, which join together to create a vast expanse of just over a mile of golden sand. Tolcarne beach nestles below Cliff Road and is bordered by one of Newquay's green open spaces the Barrowfields, and offers soft sand, easy swimming and fun family.


Tolcarne Beach is an ideal beach if you are looking for organised activities and beach hire with plenty of amenities. On offer at Tolcarne beach is easy safe access for pedestrians either by steps or by a sloping roadway, lock up huts and beach tents with sunbathing platforms, cafe, shop, beach trays, surf board hire, surfing,  sea fishing,  a big beach of dry sand above high tide mark, exciting rock pools to explore at low tide, moderately high cliffs with a cave or two and plenty of firm sand at low tide. This beach is extremely popular and  is regarded as an ideal family beach.


Tolcarne beach has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Great Western Beach (0.1m)


Lusty Glaze (0.5m)


Towan Beach (0.5m)


Newquay Harbour (0.7m)


Porth Beach (1.0m)


Fistral Beach (1.0m)


Whipsiderry Beach (1.2m)


Watergate Bay (2.4m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities


Parking in nearby town car parks.

Lifeguard Service Facilities

RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to October.

Shop and Cafe. Toilets. Also crazy golf

and a surf school.

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dog ban from May to October.

Access to beach, Toilets.

OS Grid Reference - SW 81795 61998

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 181795 : 061998

Postcode (nearest) TR7 2QN

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW817619

Latitude : Longitude : 50.417221 : -5.0729102



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