Great Western Beach

Visit Great Western Beach

Great Western Beach, in the heart of Newquay is reached by a steep slope from nearby Cliff Road. Sheltered by high cliffs which shade the bay in the afternoon, and very popular with surfers.

Access is via a steep winding path by the 3-star Great Western Hotel. At low tide walk along the wide expanse of golden sand as the beach joins up with Towan and Tolcarne beach.

The 3 star family-run Trebarwith Hotel has private access to Great Western Beach.

There are lifeguards on patrol from May until September

This beach is dog friendly all year round.

This beach is …

  • A Surfing Beach
  • Patrolled By Lifeguards
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

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