A really child friendly beach located to the north part of Newquay town. It’s a small river estuary which means there is always plenty of sand for castle building and burying dad! Not much surfing happens here as it’s very sheltered from the swell, but it’s still worth a visit, especially if you are looking for idyllic beach views with a pub within walking distance! The Mermaid (the pub on the beach) offers good pub food all day, with great views and a great live music schedule
The beach has the historic “Porth Island” on the north side, which is worth a walk to the very end; from this infamous point you can view the whole of Newquay and the north Cornish coast, feeling like you are on the end of the earth. And if the waves are “on” then why not see if you can watch the famous Porth Blow Hole doing its thing.