Great Western is a popular family beach lying just north of Towan beach. The beach is surrounded by high cliffs and at high tide is just a tiny piece of sand. The best time to visit this beach is at low tide when it joins with Towan, Tolcarne and Lusty Glaze to create a vast expanse of golden sand. The Surf school often use this beach for lessons, if it’s too small at Towan beach. Its angle means it picks up a little more swell, so perfect on those.