The Beach Guide

Towan Beach (Newquay)

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


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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    Nearest town



    TR7 1EA

    OS grid ref.

    SW 8097 6186

    Water quality

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    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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