From Discover Newquay
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Newquay's beaches are among the finest in Europe. Ken Langmaid, a Newquay-born resident once wrote;
"I can think of no place that has such a variety of beaches as Newquay or where so many advantages are to be found together. I am thinking of Newquay's 600 acres of sands at low tide, of the imposing cliff scenery, of the easy access to the beaches, of the sandhills and slopes of dry sand, of the dozens of little coves, the magnificent caves, the rocks and islets, the warm sandy pools, the mysterious rock pools swarming with strange marine life, and above all the sea itself - clean, refreshing and colourful as a peacock."
Easy access with some parking on the beach available makes this an ideal beach for those with walking difficulties. Also offers safe bathing and a sheltered location.
Reachable by ferry from Fernpit Cafe, or by bus this large beach backed by sand dunes is a wonderful spot for a picnic,swim or surf.
At the far end of Crantock Beach you reach West Pentire - the rocky pools and wave cut platform offer an ideal spot for diving and snorkelling.
A huge sandy beach with extensive sand dunes, popular with families and surfers. Facilities are nearby and there is level access to the beach
A pretty beach off the beaten track; take the coastal footpath from West Pentire. No facilities so go well prepared!
Perhaps the climax of the coast between Newquay and Trevose rather than the more famous Bedruthan Steps. Beacon Cove has several things to commend it to the lover of wild scenery, not least being the virtue of loneliness. The sea at this point has carved out a semi-circular cove with high sheer cliffs except at one place where a steep slope affords a foothold for the agile explorer.
On the eastern side of Towan Head - a little sheltered cove which unfortunately no longer exists. Older residents who remember this little cove might like to reminisce by reading on.
Really a continuation of Little Fistral, Nun Cove is so named due to the presence of little cowrie shells called nuns that can be found here.
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