Tolcarne Beach

  • Tolcarne Beach Newquay
  • Tolcarne and Newquay Beaches
  • Tolcarne Beach and Newquay Bay
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    Large, west-facing expanse of sand that joins up with neighbouring Great Western and Lusty Glaze at low tide. 

    Great views of the harbour and headland plus some good but safe surf make this a popular beach with families, although some are put off by the walk down the high cliffs, which involves more than two hundred steps.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    There is a lifeguard service here in the summer (19 May to 30 September)

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Seasonal dog ban. 1st May to 30th September

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    TR7 2QN

    OS grid ref.

    SW 8179 6204


    Facilities include a shop, a surf school, crazy golf, toilets and a cafe