Newquay - Great Western Spot Guide

About Newquay - Great Western

Another of the Newquay town beaches, this cliff lined cove opens out at low tide into a large expanse of sand. Popular in big winter storms when the southwesterly winds ravage all the other north coast breaks. Mostly close-outs but occasional banks form. A great spot for summer beginners. Parking close by in town.

Source: Newquay - Great Western Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good for any and all surfers.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Chilled or chaos.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Busy in storm swells and summer.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Mostly a close-out. Fun for beginners when small.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

No real channel so lots of paddling.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds, stray boards, beach disappears as tide pushes in.

Access

Pay car parks short walk from beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

December - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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