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 Tolcarne to create a vast expanse of golden sand. Access is via a steep winding path by the Great Western Hotel. 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 parking near by. There are lifeguards from 21st May – 25th September and dogs are allowed all year.
Map & Directions
- Lifeguards (May - September)
- Watersports equipment hire
Parking & Transport
- Close to Railway Station
- Beach side refreshment kiosk
- Cafes/Licensed Family Restaurants/Refreshments
- Open all year
|Open All Year|
|2016 - Opening (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
|2017 - Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|