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Newquay - Towan Beach

Newquay, Cornwall

The beach, backed by a sea wall, is completely tide washed. It has Newquay Harbour and the island flanking two sides, and a grass amenity area overlooks the beach from the town side.

Beach Type

Shingle

Facilities

Cafe/restaurants
Shops
Toilets and a first aid post are all available to beach users

Activities

Swimming
Snorkelling and boogie board hire

Nature and Wildlife

The Cornish Coastal Path meanders through town. and is ideal for walking.

Water Quality

Acceptable

Lifeguard

RNLI

Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily between May and September by a contractor and litter bins are also provided. Dogs are allowed on the beach throughout the year although there are no dog litter bins available.

Tourist Information

Newquay Tourist Information Centre Municipal Offices Marcus Hill TR7 1AF Tel: 01637 854020 Web site: www.newquay.co.uk

Location

Nearest town: Newquay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4168, -5.0831
Postcode: TR7 1EA
(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.

Access

Easily accessible on foot from Newquay

Public Transport

The nearest train station is 1Km away. The nearest bus station is 200m away. Bus routes 501, 510, 521, 527, 556, 585, 586, 587, 597

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (Less than a mile away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 3 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 6 miles away)

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

Parking

Park in Newquay and walk

Nearby Car Parks

Harbour, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Fore Street, Newquay (Short stay).
About 0.2 miles away
The Manor, Newquay (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Belmont, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
St Georges Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Tower Road, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Dane Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Mount Wise, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Newquay Station, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Oakleigh Terrace, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newquay