If you're looking for a family-friendly beach in Newquay, look no further than Towan Beach. This sheltered beach is nestled against the town's harbour, making it a safe spot for little ones to splash around in the water.
At the eastern end of Towan Beach, you'll find Jago's Island, a tall stack of rock that seems like an unlikely place for a home. However, there has been a house situated at the top of this island for over 120 years. It's a fascinating sight to see as you relax on the sand.
One of the great things about Towan Beach is that at low tide the sand connects with Great Western Beach 0.5km to the east, and the other beaches in Newquay Bay, creating a continuous 3km stretch of sand. However, as the tide comes in, Towan shrinks to become a cosy little cove. It's a beautiful spot to watch the sun set over the water.
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If you're up for exploring more of Newquay's beaches, Fistral Beach is just 2km to the west of Towan. It's a surfer's paradise, with some of the best waves in the UK.
Whether you're looking to catch some waves, build sandcastles or simply soak up the sun, Towan Beach is a must-visit spot in Newquay. Its central location and family-friendly vibe make it a popular destination for tourists and locals. Also, the stunning views of Jago's Island and the surrounding cliffs make for some excellent photo opportunities.
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