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Towan Beach  



Towan Beach is the most central of Newquay's beaches and is a popular and often very busy beach. This beach is sheltered by Towan Head and provides either small waves, ideal for novice surfers or calm waters for safe swimming.


Towan Beach has a good stretch of sand, plenty of rocks, and is popular with both surfers and families. At high tide the beach almost completely disappears, so you will find most of the people have retreat to the Promenade with its shops and cafes or to the grassy slopes on the clifftops.


As well as the beach and activities you will also see The Island. Formerly the residence of the famous scientist Sir Oliver Lodge, and joined to the cliff by a suspension bridge. At the foot of the Island are several little bathing pools for children.


Behind the beach you will find the Blue Reef Aquarium, a fantastic attraction for the young and old, and well worth a visit.


Towan 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


Newquay Harbour (0.2m)


Tolcarne Beach (0.5m)


Great Western Beach (0.6m)


Fistral Beach (0.7m)


Lusty Glaze (1.0m)


Porth Beach (1.5m)


Whipsiderry Beach (1.7m)


Crantock Beach (1.9m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities


Parking in nearby town car parks

Lifeguard Service Facilities

RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to October.

Easter bank holiday.

Cafe and Shops. Toilets

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.

Access to beach, sand chair hire. Toilets

OS Grid Reference - SW 80951 61779

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 180951 : 061779

Postcode (nearest) TR7 1DS

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW809617

Latitude : Longitude : 50.414938 : -5.0846341



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