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Towan, Newquay

Towan, Newquay beach, Cornwall

Towan Beach, Newquay is a very popular beach on the western side of Newquay, North Cornwall. Situated between the harbour and Great Western Beach, Towan Beach is the closest to Newquay town centre.

Access to the beach is easy, making it one of the most popular beaches in Newquay. Car parking is available in the town centre.

North-facing the beach consists of fine golden sand. On the east of the beach a rock island connected by a short suspension bridge marks the boundary between Towan and Great Western beaches.

All the usual facilities are available in the town and lifeguards patrol the beach in high summer.

Please Note: Surfing can be limited during busier times.

When you think of Newquay you may not immediately think of walking. For keen ramblers there are some good walks in a westerly direction over Towan Head to Fistral Beach, Pentire and Crantock or east along the cliffs above Great Western Beach, Tolcarne, Lusty Glaze and Porth to Trevelgue Head, Whipsiderry and Watergate Bay.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Lifeguard in summer


 Good Surfing



OS Explorer Map 104: Redruth & St Agnes

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.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Newquay, Holywell Bay, Watergate Bay and St Columb Major.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:




arrowSt Columb Major



Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWatergate Bay

	arrowSt Columb Major




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Newquay, Perranporth, Padstow and Truro.

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