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Great Western Beach, Newquay

#11 of 11 in Beaches in Newquay
Beach · Hidden Gem · Beach / Pool Club
Thought to have been the UK's original surfing beach with the waves being ridden by the lifeguards of the early 1960's, who introduced surfing to Newquay. This beach produced many of the UK's earliest, and current, national and international surfing champions.
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  • Beautiful colours of the Atlantic Ocean. This beach had a small cave with lovely colours in the rock, it’s completely filled with water when the tide is in. From this beach you can walk all the way...  more »
  • Myself and three friends had an apartment that overlooked the beach for a week this August. The view was spectacular and the beach was stunning!  more »
  • Great Western Beach Newquay is one of the finest beaches in UK. Beautiful beach with plenty of activities to choose and region to explore. There are plenty of Bars and restaurants right on the doorstep. Beach is well maintained and services are clean. I highly recommend it if you visit Cornwall.
  • Easily accesible from the town... good access road with clean beach. Toilet facilities, surf hire store and bar on the beach. If you are staying in Newquay or can get parking close by this is a great beach to visit with the family.
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