Towan Beach

Towan Beach
Outdoor activities within walking distance

Towan is our “Home Beach”. Just outside Crest Court`s front door. This is the best beach in Newquay , OK; we know we are biased but bear with us whilst we justify that belief.

It’s very close to shops, pubs,restaurants ,cafes ,takeaways and our apartment. That cuts travel time to a minimum leaving more time and energy for fun. It is one of the safest beaches in Newquay . If you don’t want to leave the beach you don’t have to (except for the tide). Everything you need is here, from coffee and cakes, to Cornish pasties and fish and chips even pina colada served in a fresh coconut! You can hire or buy most beach related goods here, from buckets and spades, to deck chairs, even beach wheelchairs. There is a great surf school just on the promenade. Lockers for hire and a  shower for when you come out of the sea 

Something For Every One

Rock pools, caves, a tunnel and even the suspension bridge across to the famous island, provide priceless free fun. The golden sand is firm and easy to walk on and in the season RNLI Lifeguards are on patrol.

The beach is sheltered from the worst of the Atlantic swells by Towan headland but don’t think that makes it tame. The “kiddie’s corner” wave is definitely for the experienced surfer. Watch out for the “harbour left” and “Bothwicks” all favourites of the locals. Its dog friendly, you can watch the boats going in and out of the harbour and when the tide is out you can walk to Porth.

Some people leave a beach if it rains apparently, here it really doesn’t matter because you can always visit  the Blue Reef Aquarium, this is where the public toilets are and yet another cafe. You may think you know a better beach but I’m afraid you aren’t going to convince us.

Blue Reef Aquarium

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Aquarium on Towan Beach

The Blue Reef Aquarium is fairly easy to find – walk out the front door and look down – it’s hard to miss, its blue surprisingly. With over 40 habitats represented you can travel from the Cornish coast to exotic seas . See reef sharks, loggerhead turtles and giant Pacific octopus. The centre piece, and highlight ,of your visit is a spectacular coral reef housed in an underwater tunnel. Here you will sea fish of all sizes from angelfish and puffer fish to moray  eels and poisonous lion fish.

They also have a nice cafe and gift shop which are open to non aquarium visitors.

I think you can find this one with out a post code. (Hint: Look out of the front door)

Tel. 01637 878134

Thanks to Blue Reef Aquarium for the images.

SSS Surf School

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Surf School on Towan Beach
Outdoor activities within walking distance

All surf schools are not the same it is important that you get the right tuition based on your abilities and experience.  SSS instructors are ISA qualified and the owner,Stewart, is an offshore survival trainer,North Sea rescue swimmer, PADI dive master and Rescue diver. Your in good hands.

The boards are tailored to your individual needs, they are designed by local pro surfer Ben Skinner. All  students are given professional surf kit, including high-tech O’Neill wet-suits, boots, hoods and gloves – keeping you warm and comfortable in the water all year round.

Regardless of if you are in a group lesson, couples or a one to one you can be sure you will be well looked after.  

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Tel. 07792 018787

Thanks to SSS Surf School for the images

Towan Surf Hire

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When you head off to the beach you do not want to look like an expedition heading into some forgotten wilderness. Hopefully the weather is great and you want to carry the minimum amount of kit, even if the distance is only short from Crest Court.

Towan Beach has you covered. Just on the promenade is Towan Surf Hire.

Here you can hire most of what you need for a great day on or in the sea. Body boards, Kayaks , S.U.P.s Surfboards Wetsuits even Deck Chairs and if you haven’t got a designated valuables minder they can sort you out with a locker. The prices are good and the people are friendly use your energy in the waves not carrying kit to and from the beach.

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Thanks to Towan Surf Hire for the images

Towan Beach Fish and Chips

Towan Beach Fish and Chips

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Take away food in Newquay
Fish and chips on Towan Beach

Right on the beach and serving fantastic food this is a holiday must visit.All your chippy favourites plus roast pork,Cornish burgers, hot dogs and a good selection of coffees 

Fish and chips beside the sea is a great British tradition and when the chippy is practically o the beach it is a tradition well worth keeping.   

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Thanks to Beach Fish and Chips for the images. 

Beach Bakery

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Take away food in Newquay

Towan is our home beach and we can not see why you would need to leave it apart from when the tide is in or its night. Part of this view is because you can get local Cornish pasties, homemade cakes and Cornish cream teas right here. No need to go hunting down food in the town on a beautiful sunny day when  everything you need is right  here and its great quality. 

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Thanks to Beach Bakery for the images

The Coconut Chy

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So your idea of a holiday is siting watching the surf whilst drinking cocktails direct from some tropical fruit ?

No problem , Coconut Chy have you covered , serving tropical fruits, Pina Coladas, picnics,fruit salads, smoothie bowls,grazing boards and hot drinks all in a tropical Caribbean setting on Towan Beach parade. 

Just one more reason why we think Towan Beach has everything you could want for a great family holiday. 

You can’t miss it with its bright Caribbean colours just up from SSS Surf School call in for a taste of tropical paradise ( and to say hello to Holly the bull dog who is the brains behind the operation whatever Alison says!)

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Thanks to Coconut Chy for the images.