Beaches and Surfing
NEWQUAY BEACHES
Map
Crantock Beach
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Crantock Beach
Crantock
Crantock beach from the Newquay side of the Gannel Estuary. The beach is surrounded by large dunes so there is always somewhere quiet to relax, even in the main season.
Fistral Beach
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Newquay Bay - From The Air - Photograph courtesy of: Great Western Hotel Newquay Cornwall
Towan Beach, Great Western, Tolcarne, Lusty Glaze, Porth and Watergate Bay in the distance.
courtesy of: Great Western Hotel


Fistral Beach
Newquay
Newquay's largest and by far the most popular beach, a famous surfing beach, where many international surfing events are held each year. The lie of the beach provides the most consistent surfing conditions.
Towan Headland
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Towan Headland
Newquay
Huers Hut.
Lusty Glaze
Newquay
A small cove sheltered by high cliffs surrounding it.
Lusty Glaze Beach
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Tolcarne Beach
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Tolcarne Beach
Newquay
The many brightly coloured beach huts creating an interesting backdrop to this beach.
Towan Beach
Newquay
A suspension bridge connects the Towan Island on the left to the mainland. This is the closest beach to the centre of town.
Towan Beach
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Watergate Bay
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Watergate Bay
Tregurrian
A huge expanse of sand and sea, popular with surfers due to the space. Kite surfing events are held at this beach, as it gets direct westerly winds.
NEWQUAY AREA BEACHES
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Holywell Bay
courtesy of: Holywell Bay Holiday Park
Holywell Bay Beach
Holywell Bay
A two tiered beach large when the tide is out. Quick narrows on the rising tide. Extensive sand dunes before the beach makes access difficult for pushchairs etc.
Mawgan Porth Beach
courtesy of: Newquay and the Cornish Riviera Tourism
Mawgan Porth Beach
Mawgan Porth
The beach sits between two high headlands. A flat beach with good access.
Perranporth beach
 
Perranporth Beach
Perranporth
One of the largest beaches in Cornwall. (3 miles) The combination of sand dunes and this huge gently sloping beach with easy access makes it very popular.
SURFING SCHOOLS
Cornwall Surf Academy Cornwall Surf Academy
Reef Surf School Newquay Cornwall
Reef Surf School
Dolphin Surf School Newquay Cornwall Dolphin Surf School
West Coast Surfari Newquay Cornwall
West Coast Surfari
 
Extreme Academy Watergate Bay Newquay Cornwall
Extreme Academy
 
UK Surf Index
UK Surfing Index - the key to British Surfing - NewSurf, Surf Shops, Wetsuit and Surfboard manufacturers, Clubs, Magazines, Schools, the BSA plus Wave and Weather information.
Mobius Kite School
Mobius Kite School - This dedicated kiteschool offers lessons of the highest quality by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, only the latest up-to-date equipment is used with the best safety features. Mobius are mobile using different locations to suit changing wind directions. All locations are no more than 30 mins from our base at Perranporth. The school offers a full range of activities for people of all ages, from learning how to fly a tiny kite to getting in the water and kitesurfing.
1907 reference to surfing
Surf below The Hotel Victoria 1907
Note the historic reference to surf on the front of this postcard. This postcard proves that British surfers were using postcards to tell their mates up country about the state of the surf! Predating the American surfers by a couple of decades. The postcard used, probably warned them it was a bit flat. Telegrams/Texts were expensive. Click on the postcard for a larger picture.
       
Newquay Surf 7s Rugby Tournament
Newquay Surf 7's Rugby Tournament - Held in the blistering summer heat only found in Newquay Cornwall you can watch great competative sport from the womens and mens teams taking part in this growing 7's rugby tournament.
 
   
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