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Towan Beach (Newquay)

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Towan Beach (Newquay) - Cornwall

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Towan Beach is the closest beach to Newquay town centre, and gets extremely busy in summer. Adjacent to Newquay harbour, Towan is the westernmost of four beaches in Newquay that combine at low tide to provide a mile of golden sand. A private island on the east side of the beach is connected to the mainland by a short suspension bridge.

Type of beach

Shingle

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Shop

Nearest town

Newquay

Postcode

TR7 1EA

OS grid ref.

SW 8097 6186

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended