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Top 10 Instagrammable Local Beaches

If you’re heading to the beach, you’re really spoiled for choice when you visit The Pentire Hotel. We’ve picked out some of our absolute favourites for stunning Atlantic and coastal views.

Fistral Beach

Perfect for surfers, Fistral is right on our doorstep and many of our rooms enjoy a view across this stunning beach. Famous for its golden sands and long rollers that provide exceptionally consistent surfing conditions, if you’re looking for sun, sea and sand Fistral won’t disappoint. You can use our beach webcam to check out the conditions today.

Porth Beach

On the eastern side of Newquay, Porth is popular with families and sunbathers. It offers another close-by option if you’re looking for a flat expanse of golden sand and spectacular sea views.

Poly Joke Beach

One for the intrepid explorers, Poly Joke is located in a cove on the western side of the West Pentire headland. The beach is deeper than it is wide, however, at low tide there’s still plenty of space to explore. Accessible from the South West Coast Path, there is also a National Trust car park about 15 minutes walk away.

Watergate Bay

Approximately five miles up the coast from The Pentire, Watergate offers 2 miles of pristine golden sands. Popular with surfers and kitesurfers, this is a great spot for riding the waves. 

Holywell Bay Beach

Holywell Bay is about 6 miles west of The Pentire, a great place for a family day out. At low tide, there are rock pools or caves to explore (be careful not to get cut-off!), the beach is a great spot for Atlantic swell too, perfect for surfers or trying out your hand at bodyboarding.

Tolcarne Beach

Tolcarne is another of Newquay’s stunning beaches, a little less remote than some of the other locations on this list, there are options here for food and drink, facilities and surf hire. 

Polzeath Beach

Just north of Wadebridge, Polzeath beach offers a great day out for families or sun-seekers and with slow and consistent breaking waves it’s a surfer’s paradise too. The beach is half a mile at low tide, but almost completely covered at high tide, so make sure to check the tide times before you visit. 

Lusty Glaze Beach

Lusty Glaze is a secluded cove on the north side of Newquay, technically privately owned, but open to the public year-round, this is the spot if you're looking for miles of stunning coastal views.

Crantock Beach

The view over this beach from Crantock Head is well worth the short walk from The Pentire Hotel. Crantock Beach sits at the mouth of the Gannel estuary, a wide expanse of golden sands edged by high dunes with the West Pentire headland providing a beautiful backdrop. At low tide it's huge, perfect for dog-walkers or a family day out.   

Whipsiderry Beach

Last but certainly not least on our list is Whipsiderry which is just around the corner from Porth beach. There are quite steep steps to access, but the reward is a relatively quiet and peaceful sandy beach with beautiful views. Whipsiderry is only accessible at low tide, and please be aware of the tides, as the high tide can cut off access to the steps. 

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