Lusty Glaze Beach

Lusty Glaze Beach
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Lusty Glaze beach is situated in a natural amphitheatre of 200ft high cliffs. Smaller than its more expansive neighbours The beach benefits from a degree of shelter from the prevailing wind. Although privately owned the beach is fully open to the public at no cost.

Lusty Glaze is home to an adventure centre with activities such as climbing and abseiling, bungee jumping, surfing and other watersports offered. The beach management also organise a number of events throughout the summer.

Located at the northern end of Newquay Bay Lusty Glaze joins up with the adjoining Tolcarne beach at lower tides and can be accessed this way. The alternative is via a steep path consisting of 368 steps leading down from the clifftop. Despite this, the beach is very family oriented with facilities including a creche.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

Seasonal lifeguards from April to October. Home of the National Lifeguard Training Centre

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. 31st May to 30th September

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OS grid ref.

SW 8240 6250


There are a host of facilities and amenities on the beach ranging from an upmarket restaurant to a children's creche. There is also a beach shop, surf hire and showers / changing rooms available.


There is a large field for parking at the top of the cliff overlooking the beach. During the summer this is likely to fill up quickly so parking in Newquay and walking might be a better option.