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Newquay Great Western Beach

Cornwall, England

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A beautiful sheltered sandy beach surrounded by high cliffs.

The beach is fully tidal and completely covered at high tide. It is popular with surfers who want to avoid the heavy swells at Fistral beach. It is quieter than the neighbouring Towan beach.


Weather and tides for Monday 2 October

Chance of rain 79%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 7mph
Max UV Index
Chance of rain 89%
Min temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 16mph

The tide at Newquay Great Western Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 8:00 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 2:23 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   16.5°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Newquay Great Western Beach

Things to do and see in the area

Bodyboard-Holidays (0.3 miles)
Newquay Activity Centre (0.3 miles)
The Escape Surf School (0.4 miles)
Newquay Water Sports Centre (0.4 miles)
Vertical Descents Cornwall (0.4 miles)
Blue Wings Surf School (0.7 miles)
Bare Feet Coasteer (0.8 miles)
Fistral Beach Surf School (0.8 miles)
Quiksilver Surf School Newquay (1.2 miles)

Places to eat near Newquay Great Western Beach

Kahuna (190 yards)
Bunters (240 yards)
Gusto Grill & Roast (320 yards)
Harbour Rest Cafe (320 yards)
Cafe Cloud (350 yards)
Bush Pepper (360 yards)
Harbour Fish and Grill (400 yards)

All distances are approximate

Other beaches nearby

Location: Newquay

Location type: Urban

OS Grid: SW814619

Country: England

Local Authority: Cornwall

Parish: Newquay

Nearest postcode: TR7 1SW

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Visitor information for Newquay Great Western Beach, Cornwall, England. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Mon, 02 Oct 2023 17:02:02 +0100