If you’ve seen postcards of Newquay then chances are you’ll have seen pictures of Towan Beach. This busy sandy beach has a cliff gracefully connected to its own little island (Newquay Island) via a suspension bridge, and the private house on top of it makes this one of Cornwall’s quirkiest sights.
When the tide goes out you can walk along the sand from Tolcarne and Great Western beaches to this one, and together the three form a splendid mile of sand. Due to its popularity, this beach in Newquay can become crowded during the summer season but there’s plenty to do nearby on the promenade and the crowds head to them when the tide comes back in and covers the sand.
Towan beach is also dog friendly throughout the year, so those on dog friendly Newquay beach holidays can take a stroll along the shore without leaving their pet behind. If it’s waves you’re after the we’d only recommend this beach for those of you who are new to surfing as its waters are fairly calm. That said it means they’re safe for bathers and children so if you visit as a family don’t forget your swimsuits. The closest parking is found in the centre of Newquay just a few minutes’ walk from the sand