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Holywell Bay Beach

Newquay, Cornwall

The beach is set within a bay and is formed by a large expanse of sand which is backed by sand dunes.

Beach Type



A pub
Toilets and a caravan park are all nearby


And surf board hire are all available to beach users

Nature and Wildlife

The South West Coast Path is ideal for walking. The sand dunes support excellent plant life.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned on a daily basis by the Parish Council, 2 covered skips are provided for litter. Dogs are allowed all year round and there are 2 dog litter bins.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Newquay Tourist Information Centre Marcus Hill Newquay Cornwall Tel: 01637 854020 Fax: 01637 854030 email: [email protected] web:


Nearest town: Newquay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3922, -5.14484
Postcode: TR8 5PG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Newquay, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Footpath from National Trust car park - Holywell Bay.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is in Newquay. Bus route 587

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (Approx. 4 miles away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 5 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 9 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Approximately 400 car parking spaces are available for a fee.

Nearby Car Parks

Holywell Bay, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Treago Mill (for Polly Joke), Crantock (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
The Bowgie Inn, West Pentire (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Crantock, Crantock (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Pentire Headland, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Atlantic Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Tregunnel, Newquay (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Fistral Beach, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Tregunnel Saltings, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Clevedon Road, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newquay