Lusty Glaze Beach is the kind of place that could have been made for sunny days by the sea, and it pretty much has it all. We don’t just mean some sand and an ice cream stand, we mean fine sand, shelter from the wind and plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.
Lusty Glaze Beach in Watergate Bay has the shape of a perfect horseshoe and it’s completely sheltered by the cliffs that back it. One of the best family beaches in Newquay, it has silky sand that’ll have you taking off the flip flops and walking barefoot.
The beach is as exciting as it is beautiful, and its secluded feel makes it safe for those with young children. Lusty Glaze has lifeguards during summer and the beach often wins awards for its clean and safe waters. It’s also home to Europe’s highest wire so you can wire your way over the sands, as well as toilets, shops, a cafe and a car park...everything you need for a day by the sea. Access to the beach is quite steep, so it’s not ideal for wheelchair users.
It’s said that the beach got its name from the Cornish phrase for ‘a place to view blue boats’ and if you look closely you can see the marks that remain from the days when the beach was used for mining.