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A Walk Around Newquay Cornwall

A Walk Around Newquay Cornwall

Newquay Harbour Cornwall

This walk around Newquay gives you a tour of the town. The walk is also a good dog walk Newquay (please check for any beach dog restrictions).

Start off at Central Square, the main shopping area of Newquay. Have a look at the shops, and walk up Fore Street towards Fistral Bay (the Harbour and sea should be on your right). Follow Fore Street until the end and a small roundabout, go straight across onto Beacon Road and then turn left onto Headland Road, follow this road. The Golf course is on your left. Via left at the end of the road and you arrive at Fistral Beach Newquay. Here there are toilets, a cafe, ice creams and a few shops, not forgetting the huge expanse of golden Newquay sands and sea.

Walk up to where the cafe and shops are and with them on your left join the footpath that crosses the field in front of the Headland Hotel. Go straight across, or take a detour around the edge of the cliff and look down on Little Fistral. At the end of the field you will then see a footpath that goes along the edge of the cliff and towards the Huers Hut. Follow this back towards Newquay. You will enjoy magnificent views from the cliffs and if you are lucky may see a seal and very lucky a dolphin. You will pass The Huer's Hut along the cliff path from Towan Head, from here the fishermen watched for the approaching pilchard shoals coming into Newquay Bay. They were identified by the shadows they created in the sea. The shout would go out and the fishermen would race to their boats and out to sea to try for a good pilchard catch.

Keep walking towards Newquay Harbour. At the end of the path you come to a steep road which leads back to Beacon Road and Fore Street. You can finish your Newquay walk here or carry on to The Harbour. There is a steep path down to the Harbour. Walk across the beach and explore the Harbour. Stop for refreshments if you wish. Look at the Lifeboat House. If the tide is out you can continue across to Towan Beach past The Island, look up and see the suspension bridge crossing from the mainland to the house which Newquay Cornwallstands on its own on a small island of rock. Carry on across Great Western Beach, Tolcarne Beach and at this point continue onto Lusty Glaze Beach and back to Tolcarne Beach or leave the beach at Tolcarne and join the main road, called Narrow Cliff Road.

If the tide is in or you didn't want the climb down to the Harbour you can keep your walk off the beach by joining Fore Street either from Beacon Road or by the steep climb at the Lifeboat House side of the Harbour. The idea then is to follow the paths which run as close to the cliff as possible and walk along above the beaches described above. This can be done away from the main street. One way is to go down Fore Street until it meets Bank Street and take this and then Beach Road, follow along, past the Island Towan Island with its impressive suspension bridge. You should then come to a made up pedestrian walk way that will bring you out at the other side of Newquay and on to Cliff Road leading onto Narrow Cliff Road and looking down onto Tolcarne Beach. Here we join with the Beach walk above.

From Narrow Cliff Road, take Edgecomb Avenue, there is an amusement arcade on the corner and follow this down. Via right at the bottom. Your walk will then take you past Newquay Zoo on your left and Heron Tennis Centre, Trenance Crazy Golf and Waterworld. Trenance Park Newquay CornwallKeep going and you will come to Trenance park which you can walk through and come to the second part where there is a boating lake with fountains and cafe.

Walk back to the road that goes between the two halves of the park and follow this away from the double roundabout and onto Trenance Road, onto Groavenor Avenue and back to the main road. Turn left into the town centre and you should be back around where you started

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