Tolcarne Beach nestles in a beautiful crescent shaped bay set against a background of cliffs. The beach offers soft sand, easy swimming, fun family surfing, exciting rock pools to explore at low tide, sea fishing and the unique ‘Tolcarne wedge’ for boogie boarding. The beach is one of four Newquay town beaches and nestles below Cliff Road and is bordered by one of the towns green open spaces the Barrowfields.
It is an ideal beach if you are looking for organised activities and beach hire with plenty of amenities. What has Tolcarne got to offer? Safe access for pedestrians either by steps or by a sloping roadway; tier upon tier of lock up huts and beach tents with sunbathing platforms; cafe, shop, beach trays, surf board hire; a big beach of dry sand above high tide mark,; some moderately high cliffs with a cave or two; firm sand at low tide; and lastly of course the sea in all its glory. It is extremely popular and deservedly so it is regarded as another ideal family beach.
There are no parking facilities at Tolcarne but the beach is a short walk from the Town Centre, there is lifeguard cover from mid May to September and a dog ban applies from 1st April to the 31st October. The surf school on the beach offers individual and group surf lessons for novice or intermediate surfer, is open all year with qualified BSA instructors with top quality equipment and suits.