- Things To Do
- Activities in Newquay
- Newquay Beaches Map
- Know Your Beach Flags
- A. Fistral Beach, Newquay
- B: The Harbour Beach, Newquay
- C: Towan Beach, Newquay
- D: Great Western Beach, Newquay
- E: Tolcarne Beach, Newquay
- F: Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
- G: Porth Beach, Newquay
- H: Whipsiderry Beach, Newquay
- I: Watergate Bay, Newquay
- J: Mawgan Porth, Newquay
- K: The Gannel Estuary, Newquay
- L: Crantock Beach, Newquay
- M: Polly Joke, Nr Newquay
- N: Holywell Bay, Nr Newquay
- O: Little Fistral, Newquay
- What’s your favourite beach in Newquay?
- Relax in Newquay
- Explore Cornwall
- Walks in Cornwall
- Eat & Drink
- Travel & Transport
- Moving to Newquay
Walks in Cornwall
Woodland Walk near Newquay
If you want to venture outside of Newquay, one lovely woodland walk we would recommend is Cardinham Woods near Bodmin.
Cornwall is probably most famous its golden sandy beaches but why not head out of town a little to one of the nearby woodland areas. Let the dog run off the lead as you marvel at the vast wooded area around you. There are also cycle tracks for those wishing to go slightly faster.
The Cornish Way
The alternative to the South West Cost Path is The Cornish Way which is aimed at cyclists as well as walkers. Its six routes run between Bude and Lands End, with a few detours on the way. As the crow flies, Newquay falls in the middle of these two towns and is a great place to rest and recuperate after a hard day on the road.
Please see further details of the Cornish Cycle Way below.
South West Coast Path
Running 630 miles around the South West coast – The South West Coast Path covers it all really.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet afternoon stroll or fancy a more challenging hike, this coastal path has a plethora of routes that vary in ability. With the South West Coast path you can encounter a different section of the Cornish landscape around every next corner.
Along the way you will see the coast splatted with Culture, heritage and history that outlines Cornwall as one of the nation’s favourite holiday destinations.
Head over to the SWCP website for more tips and ideas to walking the South West Coast Path.
Pentire Headland and Fistral Beach.
Where better to start your walk than by the Gannel Estuary in Newquay.
After short drive up to Pentire Headland, where there is ample parking, you will see Crantock Beach to the West. From here you can take a short walk through the grass across the left side of the headland towards the furthest point which will give you stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
From here you can walk back along the opposite side of the mound back towards the car park, admiring the view to the other side where you’ll see Fistral Beach and even see a glimpse of Newquay’s infamous Huer’s Hut.