Towan beach is a good sized sheltered sandy beach adjacent to the quay with rocks to explore. The beach is the closest to the town centre and is often referred to as “Town Beach”. The proximity to the town and the level access, makes it very busy during the summer. The beach has a small, sea filled swimming pool for families to use in the summer season.
It is popular with swimmers, surfers and body boarders due to the protective westerly swells.
Small car park at the beach but you can park anywhere in the town. Seasonal lifeguards (May – end of September), toilets, cafe, deck chair, windbreak, and surf board rental. You also have all the facilities of Newquay town just 5 minutes away.
Towan Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Newquay in Cornwall
Today (Wednesday, Feb 24)
Expect a temperature in the range 11.7℃ to 13.2℃ with a wind speed 10.7 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Feb 25
Expect a temperature in the range 8.5℃ to 8.7℃ with a wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 26
Expect a temperature in the range 6℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Feb 27
Expect a temperature in the range 4.3℃ to 6.4℃ with a wind speed 1 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 28
Expect a temperature in the range 3.9℃ to 4.9℃ with a wind speed 2.7 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Mar 01
Expect a temperature in the range 4.4℃ to 5.9℃ with a wind speed 3.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Mar 02
Expect a temperature in the range 7.8℃ to 8.3℃ with a wind speed 7 m/sec (ESE)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Towan Beach in Cornwall.
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