Lazy Beach Days

All about 18 minutes from park

A sunny day at the beach.

Local beaches

The perfect day out for the whole family, four legged ones included!

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About the local beaches

Porthcothan Bay Beach (about 18 minutes from park):

Porthcothan beach is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy dunes and is popular for sunbathing. The sandy beach opens out at low tide, connecting up with small coves to the north and south and at high tide the beach becomes very sheltered from swells and winds due to the cliffs.

Porth Beach (about 19 minutes from park):

Porth beach, on the eastern side of Newquay, is very popular with families and has a large area of flat golden sand that's perfect for sunbathing. There's level access to the beach and great access to walks around Porth Island.

Watergate Bay Beach (about 17 minutes from park):

Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, features two miles of golden sand at low tide and stretches towards Newquay and out to sea. Eenormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing spot.

How to get there

Porthcothan Bay Beach:

Head east towards B3276, drive along B3274, drive to your destination (will be on the right).

Porth Beach:

Head southeast on Porth Bean Road towards Lewarne Road, Turn left onto A3058 / Henver Road, Bear left onto A3059 / Rialton Road, At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit for a39, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit for B3274, Turn left, Arrive.

Watergate Bay Beach:

Depart and head east on B3276 / Tregurrian Hill, keep right to stay on B3276, turn right towards Ball Lane, keep straight to get onto Ball Lane, keep straight, heading towards A3059, turn left onto A3059, At the roundabout take the 3rd exit for B3274, Turn left (private road), arrive at destination (The last junction before your destination is B3274).

Dog friendly areas:

Porthcothan Bay Beach: Yes, with no seasonal dog ban.  

Porth Beach: Dogs are allowed on the beach apart from between 15th May and the 30th September (between the hours of 10am and 6pm).

Watergate Bay beach: Dogs are allowed all year round.

Discovering different...

Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big