Towan Beach - Newquay

Towan Beach is at the heart of Newquay, one of the liveliest and most visited towns in Cornwall. Situated at the bottom of a steeply sloping hill, the beach is bordered to the west by the harbour and at the east by 'The Island' a towering rocky outcrop which is connected to the mainland by a suspension footbridge.

Towan is Newquay’s most sheltered beach, protected by the harbour, which means smaller waves but safer paddling for young ones and families. The beaches at both Great Western and Tolcarne can be reached at low tide when all coves join to become one expanse of golden sand.

‘The Island,’ which is now a luxurious holiday rental, was the unique home of the inventor of the spark plug, Alexander Lodge, who built it in 1901, and is believed to have hosted esteemed guests such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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    Towan Beach Newquay Cornwall TR7 1EA

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