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
Expect a temperature in the range 12℃ to 12.6℃ with a wind speed 9.7 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temperature in the range 10.2℃ to 10.8℃ with a wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temperature in the range 9.2℃ to 9.8℃ with a wind speed 6.2 m/sec (S)
Expect a temperature in the range 9℃ to 9.5℃ with a wind speed 6.9 m/sec (S)
Expect a temperature in the range 7.8℃ to 9.2℃ with a wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temperature in the range 8.4℃ to 9.5℃ with a wind speed 3 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temperature in the range 8℃ to 9.8℃ with a wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NNW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Towan Beach in Cornwall.
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