Local Beaches

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 .Porth Island and Beach.
Porth is a large family beach with lifeguard cover provided in the Summer months from 09:00 till 18:00 Porth Island was an Iron age fortified settlement A spectacular feature at mid tide, especially on windy days is the blow hole at the end of the island. The pressure coming up through the rocks which causes the sea water to be launched into the air. You can view this from Porth Island itself and from various viewpoints along Lusty Glaze and the coast path leading to Watergate bay. The Coast path which runs around Porth Island to the beaches of North Cornwall has some of the most dramatic views of the National Trust walks.

Is a secluded small beach reached from the cliff path via a flight of steps. At low tide can be accessed from Porth Beach through a gap in the rocks. No lifeguard cover.

Watergate Bay
Is a large open beach with lifeguards provided by North Cornwall district council and is home to the world renowned Extreme Academy. Jamie Oliver has now opened his latest 'Fifteen' restaurant on the beach. If you want to learn or improve your skills in the water be it surfing, canoeing, boggie boarding etc, this is the place, depending on the weather of course.

 Lusty Glaze
Is a small beach which can be reached either down the steps or along the sands from Tolcarne beach at low tide. (At very low tide, you can walk all the way over to the harbour from here.)

A safe family beach with large area of golden sands and beach side amenities. (Cafe, toilets etc)

Great Western
Another safe family beach with golden sands parking is available near the Railway Station and at various pay and display car parks if on street parking cannot be found.

Towan Beach
Is the closest beach to Newquay town centre,it is a safe family beach with lifeguards provided in the summer months between the
hours of 09:00 and 18:00. There is a sea filled swimming pool situated at the base of Newquay Island. The Newquay sealife centre and promenade are alongside the beach, with a pay and display car park close by.

The Harbour
Was originally built for local fishermen, which was destroyed in 1439 by storms. Newquay harbour grew rapidly up till the early 1900's when the steamships associated with the china clay industry became too large to be accommodated in the harbour. The main users of the harbour today are local fishing boats and pleasure craft. On the west side of the harbour is the Huer's Hut which was used to spot the shoals of pilchards, which was one of the largest industry's in Newquay at one time. The Harbour has pay and display parking, a seafood restaurant, beach and organised fishing trips.

Newquay Headland
Spectacular views of the North Cornish coast can be had by walking to the top of the headland and a chance to feel part of the local landscape and be surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean.

Little Fistral
Is a small beach between the Headland and Fistral Beach. A large area pay and display car park, toilets and home to the old lifeboat station and old lifeboat slip

Fistral Beach
The world renowned surfing beach and has recently had a upgrade of the beach facilities with the addition of a new beach restaurant and bar with additional shops.

Pentire Headland
Park up and enjoy the views towards Crantock or stop and have a early evening drink and watch the sunset at the Lewwinick Lodge. A really lovely area to walk around.

A small village with a National Trust headland and for members free parking by the beach. The beautiful bay and sand dunes, with the tidal river Gannel is worth a visit for all the family.

Holywell Bay
The home of one of Cornwalls largest entertainment complexes for
family fun. Rides and amusements with a Golf course and a challenging pitch and putt course.

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