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Great Western Beach

Great Western Beach at Low tide

Great Western Beach at low tide

Great Western Beach Guide and Information

Surfers: Newquay’s three north-facing town beaches – Tolcarne, Great Western and Towan join up at low tide to form a mile-long stretch of sand, at high tide they’re submerged. Always popular, and often crowded during the summer, despite the waves tending to close out. Best around mid-tide, with a light westerly cross-shore.

At high tide the beach is just a small area of sand. The best time to visit is at low tide when it joins with Towan and Lusty Glaze creating a vast expanse of sand. Access to the beach is  a steep winding path close to the Great Western Hotel.

The beach is regarded as ideal for novice surfers.

Only 2 minutes walking from the town centre there is a cafe, Loos deckchairs, bodyboards and windbreaks are also available at this beach.

RNLI lifeguards during the season and dogs are allowed all year.

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Check out the other beaches in Newquay on our Newquay Beaches guide.

© Photograph of Great Western Beach at low tide with kind permission of Shearing (Flckr)

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