Exploring Britain’s best beaches in Newquay, Cornwall

As an Australian I absolutely adore the beach so when I discovered that Cornwall actually has sandy beaches we were off on a last minute trip over Easter.


We stayed half way between Watergay Bay and Porth and were those people who were crazy enough to camp during April brrrrr! Luckily Dan got his BBQ skills out and whipped us up some delicious dinner… A few wines certainly took the chill of the air too!

We decided that the best way to see all of Newquay’s beaches was to walk the coastline from one end to the other (and back)! So we set off and wandered along the fanastic coastal path which allows you to walk the length of the coastline. The coastline is dramatic and offers the most stunning views over Cornwall’s sandy beaches.

We took a few detours down the many sets of stairs to each beach!

There’s loads of caves to explore and hide in (as Dan did many times) and even some pretty cool steps built into the rocks & tunnels built into the cliffside!

It felt quite strange to be on the beach wearing a lot of layers, a big coat and proper shoes but it was still perfect to be at the beach (my happy place)! 

I fell in love with the colourful beach huts!

We walked and walked and walked… The views just kept getting better & better!

Then the sun came out and there were even bigger smiles all around!

We finally made it to Fistral Beach, Dan’s favourite as it is the home of British Surfing! We have already planned to come back in summer to swim, sun bake and of course surf (or try to). 

On our way back we couldn’t help but stop for Cornish pasties and cream teas mmmmmm….

That night, tired from our big day of exploring we set off to The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay for dinner. You can read about it here, it is certainly worth a visit when in Cornwall.

We left with the fullest of tummies but still managed to find room to toast some marshmallows when we got back to our camp site.

We fell in love with Newquay & Cornwall and will be back in summer without a doubt!

Are there any other UK seaside destinations we should check out?

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