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This sandy beach is best known as Cornwall’s premiere surfing beach. Facing westwards into the Atlantic the all year round surfing attracts huge numbers of surfers from all over the UK and abroad. It is understandably regarded as a beach for active young people and a whole tourist industry with all the associated entertaiment facilities and visitor accommodation has evolved around it. However, young families still find room to enjoy the sands and towards the southern end of the beach rockpooling is popular.

Lifeguards: May to September, 10am to 6pm.
Dogs: permitted but must be kept under control and owners are responsible for clearing up any mess.

Grid reference: LR SW799621
Latitude/longitude: 50.418223N and 5.099081W
Post code: TR7 1HY (for sat nav purposes)
Public transport: Bus stop serviced by Great Western Greyhound 500 near the beach. Newquay railway station 1 mile away.


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