The mild, overcast morning, on Towan Head in Newquay, coincided with a high tide, just starting to fall back on Little Fistral beach, next to the headland. A vibrant sea pummelled the rocks that faced the Atlantic Ocean. Looking back from the lookout post, the party goers of Newquay slept through a vibrant start to the day.
Two early morning joggers, at Towan Head.
Next to the action. in the morning on Towan Head.
The Pentire, with Towan Head at its tip, sits between Little Fistral beach and Newquay Harbour. It has its own car park and outstanding views both ways, either over Fistral beach to Pentire or along all Newquay’s town beaches and round to Porth beach. You can get to it by following signs to Fistral beach and turning off right just before the turning to the Headland Hotel. The car park has toilets and an ice cream van in season.
I met two fisherman, looking for codling and mackerel an hour before high tide. We were sheltered from the prevailing wind and had a fine view across to the Newquay town beaches and harbour.
Looking back from Towan Head along the Pentire.
The Pentire has a different mood depending on which side you’re walking. The prevailing South Westerly winds make the Little Fistral side very windswept, but you can always shelter in the lea on the Newquay harbour side, where I chatted to the fishermen.