The Escape Surf School Newquay Cornwall

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One of the most famous beaches in Newquay; the self-proclaimed “Centre of British Surfing” is definitely worth a visit. As a west facing bay, it receives most of the swell which cause the waves and although is a “surfing beach” can be a little heavy for complete beginners, with big waves and rips that even the most seasoned surfers can find a little tricky. If you are lucky you may coincide your visit with one of the many surfing competitions that are hosted here throughout the year.

At the north end of the beach is an excellent set of facilities with toilets, showers, restaurants, RNLI centre and shops, along with the Stable – a pizza and cider restaurant with arguably the best restaurant view in town, or why not grab a bag of chips and sit and watch the constant stream of tourists, surfers and bathers enjoying this special place.

And don’t forget the south side of the beach – there’s an excellent little café / restaurant Bodhi’s, nestled in the rocks which can be a bit more chilled than the restaurants at the north.