Newquay Harbour beach, ideally located
Distance from Lodge: 1.7 miles
33 mins on foot | 7 mins by car | 18 mins by bus
With its own small beach and clear, turquoise waters, you’ll find Newquay Harbour just feet from the bustling town centre. It’s the perfect place to start your SUP adventure (check out the nearby Newquay Activity Centre for equipment hire) and is well-known as a wild swimming spot.
You’ll also easily find something to quench your thirst amid the many pubs and restaurants overlooking it or, alternatively, stick to the beach and visit The Boathouse, where you can indulge in decadent street food instead.
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Towan, a Cornwall Beach for beginner surfers
Distance from Lodge: 1.8 miles
36 mins by foot | 8 mins by car | 17 mins by bus
The most central of all Newquay’s beaches, Towan is one of the most popular spots for novice surfers, thanks to its calmer waters and smaller waves. Note the picturesque suspension bridge that connects the island to the main cliffs – the house there was once home to famous scientist Sir Oliver Lodge.
Above the beach, you’ll also find the recently revamped Killacourt; a grassy slope that boasts stunning views over Towan and now features a selection of small artisan shops and cafes in wooden huts.
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Tolcarne, perfect all day long
Distance from Lodge: 2.3 miles
46 mins by foot | 9 mins by car | 21 mins by bus
If you’re heading to the other side of town, you might want to take the steps down to Tolcarne. A short walk from the town centre, this beach has numerous amenities, including a café, restaurant, shop and beach huts. The best part? Even at high tide here, there’s always a strip of stand to sink your toes into.
Great Western, golden standard of Newquay Beaches
Distance from Lodge: 2.1 miles
43 mins by foot | 9 mins by car | 23 mins by bus
Wander beyond Tolcarne and you’ll stumble across Great Western. Just a small triangle of golden sand at high tide, it’s best to go here at low when Towan, Tolcarne and Great Western join together to create one massive stretch of sand.
Amazingly, this is the town’s only Blue Flag beach – the golden standard for the best and cleanest beaches in the world. It might be a steep walk down, but it’s definitely worth it!
Lusty Glaze, secluded and intimate
Distance from Lodge: 2.9 miles
57 mins by foot | 12 mins by car | 28 mins by bus
Leave the hustle and bustle of town behind and embrace that idyllic beach experience at Lusty Glaze. Located on the outskirts of town, this sheltered cove boasts warm soft sands, an intimate ocean bar and food venue and even the chance to embark a jet ski adventure while you’re there.
Access to the beach is very steep, so brace yourself for the walk back up.
Experience the best Cornwall Beaches when you stay at Lewinnick Lodge
After a long day of savouring the sand between your toes, slow things down at Lewinnick Lodge with our luxury hotel accommodation. The perfect way to unwind? A crisp white wine on our cliff-side terrace and a feast of our delicious local and seasonal dishes.
Later, cosy up with your creature comforts and fall asleep to the sound of the crashing Atlantic below, before waking up to start your next saltwater adventure. Book your Cornish getaway today.
If you have any questions about Lewinnick Lodge, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and a member of our team will be more than happy to help you.