Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 



Great Western is a bay type beach that is sheltered by high cliffs, rocky inlets and steps to various hotels. During high water Great Western is a small cove like beach but when the tide is out it joins with Towan and Tolcarne producing a large open beach. It is exposed to moderate Atlantic swells that can create surf.

Can be accessed via a concrete walk down between the Barracuda nightclub and the Great Western Hotel.
There is good disabled access and a private lift which descends through the cliffs from the Great Western Hotel.

Swimming & Surfing
One up from Towan in wave size, this breaks best on a mid tide, a good right and a left breaks infront of the rocks and can handle up to about 4ft.

Beach Life Guards from 21st May to 25th September, Shop, Café, Toilets (including Disabled toilet), Showers, Surfboard and Deck Chair Hire, Reef Surf School.

No parking on beach but plenty of car parks in Newquay.

Dog Friendly
Dogs allowed all year.

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