Best Beaches In Newquay, Cornwall

We've rounded up the best beaches in Newquay in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 69 Newquay beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Fistral Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fistral Beach is a surfer's paradise - with some of the best waves in the country! The beautiful sandy beach is west facing, long and backed by rocks...

Lusty Glaze Beach

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Hang ten or hang out at Lusty Glaze Beach. This privately owned beach had all kinds of summer fun, from swimming to abseiling. So what are you waitin...

Porth Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Porth Beach in Cornwall for a fantastic family beach, with golden sand and bright blue water, it’s perfect for little explorers to disco...

Crantock Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Crantock Beach is situated on the River Gannel estuary, which you can follow for an easy stroll. The mouth of the tidal river Gannel is to the north...

Watergate Bay Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the incredible Watergate Bay beach in Cornwall, a wonderful slice of the Cornish coast. With 2 miles of golden sand, there’s plenty of space...

Holywell Bay Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover your new favourite beach, Holywell bay beach in Cornwall. This mile long stretch of glorious sand is perfect for little explorers to discove...

Mawgan Porth Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this beautiful huge sandy beach, Mawgan Porth in Cornwall, with golden sands and bright blue water, it’s the perfect place for families to p...

Carnewas at Bedruthan

  • Wadebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Bedruthen Steps is an extensive and picturesque sandy beach for walkers and sunbathers. Set off along the stunning South West Coast Path to visit the...

Perranporth Beach

  • Perranporth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Perranporth Beach is a sandy beach with rock pools. Surfing, snorkelling, sailing, swimming and paddling are all accommodated, but be vigilant as to...

Porthcothan Bay Beach

  • St Eval
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a fantastic sandy beach in Cornwall? Porthcothan Bay beach is a fantastic find, and it’s great if you've got little thrill seekers lookin...

Treyarnon Bay

  • Treyarnon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this popular family beach, Treyarnon beach, a lovely sandy beach in Cornwall that’s got loads of fun seaside activities for the little ones...

Harlyn Bay Beach

  • St Merryn
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Harlyn Bay beach in Cornwall, a wide stretch of golden sand and clear blue water, where little explorers can splash around, or even lear...

Mother Iveys Bay

  • Treyarnon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a dog friendly beach in Cornwall? At Mother Ivey’s Bay, you can bring along your furry friends all year round for a nice refreshing walk...

Trevone Bay beach

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a large, sandy beach to take the kids to in Cornwall? Head down to Trevone Bay beach, with golden sands and bright blue water, it’s a gre...

Chapel Porth beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Chapel Porth beach in Cornwall, a naturally exposed beach that’s at the mercy of the elements, so take caution when going for a paddle.  Take...

St Agnes Beaches

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Agnes Beaches St Agnes is blessed with 4 quite individual beaches, so for an epic beach day you can explore the lot or pick and choose between the...

Constantine Bay

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Constantine Bay is a deep sandy beach with a rocky reef for snorkelling and good waves for experienced surfers. There are toilets, stores and a surf...

Porthtowan Beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Porthtowan beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s perfect for a family trip, plus there’s even a lifeguard service in the summer, perf...

Padstow Beach

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the beautiful Padstow Beach in Cornwall, also known as St Georges Cove. Overlooking the Camel Estuary, it makes for a fantastic and delightf...

Daymer Bay

  • Trebetherick
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a quieter beach that’s a little bit off the beaten track, Daymer Bay in Cornwall is the one for you. Plus, it’s dog friendly al...

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