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Newquay’s Great Western beach is a popular family beach, comprising of several west facing sandy coves, backed by towering cliffs, sheltering it and providing early morning natural shade.
The beach is popular with both families and surfers and despite its close proximity to Newquay town centre, is quieter than some of the other Newquay beaches. It is also possible to walk to neighbouring beaches at low tide.
There is good disabled access and a private lift which descends through the cliffs from the Great Western Hotel.
The beach caters for all levels of surfing ability but is particular good for beginners as it is slightly more sheltered than other Newquay surfing beaches.
Toilets, cafes, showers, deck chair and windbreak rental, surfboard hire, surf schools and seasonal lifeguard cover (May – end of September). Parking is in Newquay Town centre some 5-10min walk away.
Great Western Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
- Water Quality
Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
7-day Weather Forecast
Rain on Wednesday through Saturday, with temperatures peaking at 13°C on Thursday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
10->1262% 72% 5 mph
7:42 am 4:31 pmOvercast throughout the day.Monday, Nov 20th
11->1239% 96% 17 mph
7:44 am 4:30 pmOvercast throughout the day.Tuesday, Nov 21st
11->1244% 100% 16 mph
7:45 am 4:29 pmDangerously windy throughout the day and light rain starting in the evening.Wednesday, Nov 22nd
12->1372% 95% 26 mph
7:47 am 4:28 pmWindy in the evening and rain overnight.Thursday, Nov 23rd
12->1380% 63% 23 mph
7:48 am 4:27 pmWindy in the morning and rain overnight.Friday, Nov 24th
10->1280% 95% 19 mph
7:50 am 4:26 pmWindy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, Nov 25th
7->1065% 50% 17 mph
7:51 am 4:25 pmOvercast throughout the day.Sunday, Nov 26th
9->1128% 96% 17 mph
7:53 am 4:24 pm