Great Western Beach - Newquay
Tel: 01637 854020
Great Western is a popular family beach lying just north of Towan beach. It is comprised of several coves offering some degree of seclusion. The beach is backed by high cliffs and at high tide is just a small rectangle of sand. The best time to visit this beach is at low tide when it joins with Towan and Lusty Glaze to create a vast expanse of golden sand. Access is via a steep winding path by the Great Western Hotel. This hotel also has a private lift to the beach. The beach is exposed to moderate Atlantic swells which can create surf – this beach is also ideal for novice surfers.
Great Western Beach is 2 minutes walking from the town centre where there is also parking. Facilities include a café, public toilets, deckchairs, bodyboards and windbreaks are also available at this beach. There are lifeguards from 21st May – 25th September and dogs are allowed all year.
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