Newquay - Great Western Beach

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Firstaid, Shops, Cafe, Slipway, Disability, Toilets


Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

The Cornish Coastal Path runs through the town nearby and the St Piran cycle trail runs within a mile of the beach. There are some rock pools at the beach.


Parking Available / Paid Parking Zones /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily from April to September. Litter bins provided and dogs are allowed but there are no dog bins on the beach.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Newquay Tourist Information Centre Marcus Hill Newquay TR7 1AF Tel: 01637 854020 Fax: 01637 854030 or OPENING TIMES: IN SEASON: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm. OUT OF SEASON: Monday - Fri

How to find Newquay - Great Western Beach

Cornwall / Newquay

Follow signs in Newquay town centre. no vehicular access from the Cliff Road - access to the beach is by foot down a fairly steeply sloping road.

Newquay train station is 400m away and the bus station is 1 km away. Bus routes 501 (summer only), 510, 521, 527, 556, 585, 586, 587, 597

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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