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Tolcarne Beach (Newquay)

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Tolcarne Beach (Newquay) - Cornwall

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Tolcarne is the largest of four beaches that join up at low tide to create the mile of golden sand that Newquay is famous for. Sandwiched between Great Western and Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne is sheltered on three sides by tall cliffs. At low tide it's possible to walk across from Great Western beach. At high, access is via a steep flight of steps cut into the cliff.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force

Dogs are not allowed.

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Activities

  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Shop
  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town

Newquay

Postcode

TR7 2QN

OS grid ref.

SW 8171 6210

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended