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Pleasant, Less Crowded Beach in Newquay, Popular with Surfers

Tolcarne is one of the sandy beaches in and around Newqay, Cornwall. It is smaller and less crowded... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Thomas M
,
Offenbach, Germany
Private Beach

Having never been to Cornwall before this was the first beach we visited, its clean enough but not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tracypink
,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep walk” (7 reviews)
“deck chairs” (5 reviews)
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Newquay, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Tolcarne is one of the sandy beaches in and around Newqay, Cornwall. It is smaller and less crowded than Fistral Beach, or even Towan Beach, but its enclosed shape set against the cliffs (though you can walk from Towan through Great Western to Tolcarne without...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having never been to Cornwall before this was the first beach we visited, its clean enough but not wheelchair friendly, its too steep to get down to, we wont be going down this one again but still very beautiful.

Thank Tracypink
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a local beach to where I live . It is lovely BUT there are no bins on the beach or nearby. To access this beach you have to either walk down a number of steps or down a slope so after a day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the colonial rooms. The rooms have real wow factor. The restaurant food was great and staff were really friendly and helpful. Really relaxing stay.

Thank Val S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eastern end of Newquay main street. My family booked a 3 hour session on the beach of surfboard training and archery. Only attempt the wall down and back up the cliff of you are reasonably fit. Good day was had by all, a few bruises...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice beach and great watching surfers. Beach is not very easy to access though, down a lot of steps or there is a slope further on.

Thank Rabbie-Yorks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at colonial beach and the first view was wow, we stayed in one of the colonial rooms and it was amazing, balcony looking over the stunning beach and could not get enough of the sunset, restaurant was nice was worried as husband is vegetarian...More

Thank Charlotte S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed last weekend at the newly refurbed “Colonial” style rooms at Tolcarne Beach and they were simply fab! The service, style, cleanliness and the restaurant downstairs were all incredible. We will most definitely be returning!

Thank crackerbunny
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! As locals we rarely visit the beach (I know we should be ashamed) but we decided to go for a walk on this Saturday night, the tide was right out and we walked from tolcarne beach across to the harbour, we then decided to...More

Thank Joanne J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not for those with mobility issues, but once either steps or steep road negotiated you’ll find a clean and sheltered sandy beach.

Thank CarolineWarwick
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