Towan Beach is the most central of Newquay’s beaches lying just below the Killacourt and Beach Road. This beach is sheltered by Towan Head and provides either small waves, ideal for novice surfers or calm waters for safe swimming.
At high tide the beach gets covered and people retreat to the Promenade with its shops and cafes or to the grassy slopes on the clifftops – Killacourt and Eathen, or to the terraces in between. The Island, joined to the cliff by a graceful suspension bridge, was formerly the residence of the famous scientist Sir Oliver Lodge. At the foot of the Island are several little bathing pools for children.
Towan is a popular and often very busy beach, right in the centre of town. Good size of sand and rock, popular with both surfers and families. Blue Reef Aquarium right by the beach is a fascinating attraction for young and old. The beach right in the heart of the town has a sand chair available to hire, please book from the Aquarium, call 01637 878134, nominal charge of £5.00, plus deposit.
Use Town Centre parking which is a few minutes away from the beach, there are facilities including a café and public toilets. Lifeguard cover runs from mid May to the end of September and dogs are allowed all year round.