Towan Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Towan Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Towan Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

Towan Beach Water Quality

Water 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

Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Mar 28lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 30rain
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 11.3 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 31rain
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Apr 01rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WNW)

Newquay weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Towan Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Towan Beach is at NEWQUAY 0.12 km (0.07 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 27 Mar
   Low Tide at 02:36 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 08:36 (Height 6.05m)
   Low Tide at 14:52 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 20:49 (Height 5.82m)
Tue 28 Mar
   Low Tide at 03:12 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 09:16 (Height 5.52m)
   Low Tide at 15:29 (Height 2.23m)
   High Tide at 21:33 (Height 5.35m)
Wed 29 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:01 (Height 2.46m)
   High Tide at 10:10 (Height 5.01m)
   Low Tide at 16:25 (Height 2.72m)
   High Tide at 22:39 (Height 4.93m)
Thu 30 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:30 (Height 2.85m)
   High Tide at 11:41 (Height 4.67m)
   Low Tide at 18:15 (Height 2.98m)
Fri 31 Mar
   High Tide at 00:36 (Height 4.80m)
   Low Tide at 07:33 (Height 2.77m)
   High Tide at 13:33 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 20:00 (Height 2.73m)
Sat 01 Apr
   High Tide at 02:06 (Height 5.12m)
   Low Tide at 08:44 (Height 2.34m)
   High Tide at 14:40 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 20:58 (Height 2.25m)
Sun 02 Apr
   High Tide at 02:58 (Height 5.56m)
   Low Tide at 09:30 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 15:23 (Height 5.63m)
   Low Tide at 21:40 (Height 1.76m)

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