Often referred to as Town beach because of its closeness to Newquay’s town centre, it is a sheltered, sandy beach very popular with families and has excellent facilities close by. Besides watersport activities there is the added attraction of the Blue Reef aquarium sited above the beach. At low water the exposed sand links up to the east with the neighbouring beaches of Great Western and Tolcarne forming a long strand. Part of the eastern cliff boundary of the beach is formed by Towan Island which is linked to the mainland by a suspension bridge and is one of Newquays most photographed landmarks.
Lifeguards: present in season.
Grid reference: LR SW809618
Latitude/longitude: 50.415694N and 5.085259W
Post code: TR7 1HR (for sat nav purposes)
Public transport: Bus stop serviced by Great Western Greyhound 500. Railway station within 500 metres.
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