Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 
 

TOWAN BEACH, NEWQUAY

 
 


At the eastern end of this bay is one of Newquay's best known landmarks - The Island. This is now a tea garden but for a long time was a private residence. It is reached by a suspension bridge modelled on the Clifton Bridge. A firm family favourite as the beach closest to the town centre and often referred to as "Town Beach". The Sealife Centre is located on the promenade.

Access
Lying just below the Killacourt and Beach Road. Situated right next to the harbour. From the centre of Newquay take the road down to the beach.

Swimming & Surfing
The surf at Towan is always the smallest of Newquays beaches and preferred by beginners but is usually quite crowded. Waves break left of harbour wall on big swells and there is occasioally a right in front of the island.
The beach has a small, sea filled swimming pool.

Facilities
Toilets, cafes, showers, deck chair hire, surfboard hire, beach huts and refreshments. Beach Life Guards from 22nd April to 25th September,
Disabled access. A sand chair is available to hire, please book from the Aqurarium, call 01637 878134, nominal charge of 5.00, plus deposit

Parking
No parking on beach but plenty of car parks in Newquay.

Dog Friendly
Dogs allowed all year.

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