Great Western beach

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Season: winter

Bright sunshine greeted me at Great Western beach.  The tide was low, allowing access to neighbouring Tolcarne and Towan beaches.  This is a great place to look out from, with a view taking in Newquay harbour and stretching right round to Trevose Head lighthouse.  Weekending beachgoers were enjoying a respite from the winter storms, which had left their destructive mark on these beaches and the buildings behind them.

Winter visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Sophie.


Low tide at Great Western beach in the sunshine.

Season: spring

It was a blustery morning.  Bleary party-goers from the previous night wandered about the town as I headed down to the beach on the road behind the Great Western Hotel.  The tide was out, giving access to Lusty Glaze and Towan beaches from Great Western beach itself.  The ebb tide created a familiar glistening effect on the sand.

Spring visit photo


Theresa and her enjoyment of the beach.


The open Great Western beach in Newquay.

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