Tolcarne Beach, Newquay offers a fine expanse of golden sand to its visitors. Northwest facing it lies sandwiched between Great Western Beach and Lusty Glaze Beach and within easy walking distance of the Town Centre.
There are a range of events throughout the year in Newquay, many are dedicated to the beach crowd and the surfing fraternity but there are also events for older visitors such as the Newquay Gig Rowing Championships and the Newquay Fish Festival, showcasing all the best in Cornish fish and seafood in September.
There are, as you would expect, a number of attractions in the greater Newquay area including the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo, seven beaches, each with their own different character and style as well as the Trenance Leisure Park and tea gardens.
Free attractions include the beautiful scenery and some excellent walks around Towan Head to Fistral Beach and on to Pentire or east towards Porth and Trevelgue Head. The sand is firm enough for you to take the easy option here and use the beach to make your way eastward instead of the coast path... Tide permitting of course.
After dark, if it needs telling, there are venues to suit all age groups and budgets with an equivalent range of accommodation options.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 104: Redruth & St Agnes
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
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