Newquay - Towan Spot Guide

About Newquay - Towan

The most sheltered of the Newquay beaches, and hence a popular spot during huge southwesterly storms when the waves here can be clean and offshore. A left breaks off the harbour wall, but the rest of the beach is either fast short lefts and rights, or a huge close out. This doesn't stop if from being super busy when breaking and carnage can ensue. Fun if you need to get wet and this is your only option - but keep your eyes open.

Source: Newquay - Towan Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Good for all and any.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Either a chilled summer beginners spot or winter chaos.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Busy in storm swells.

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

Pretty clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds, stray boards, rocks.

Access

A couple of car park options close to the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand and rock patches near high.

Best Season

A haven December - February.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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