Lusty Glaze has a unique beachside complex offering a huge variety of water, cliff and land based activities. For adrenaline junkies the zip wire ride across the horseshoe shaped bay is a must.
Ken Langmaid, a Newquay-born resident wrote:
At low tide Newquay’s sands stretch in a great unbroken sweep from the Harbour to Glendurgal a distance of two miles. Lusty Glaze is the eastern most part of this great stretch and the most rugged in scenery. Although this is a cliff backed beach there is plenty of dry sand above high tide mark where one can laze all day long. The way down from the clifftop is by steep steps.
At the bottom of the steps are plenty of beach amenities. There a few caves and, especially around to the left, rocks and pools. It is hereabouts that so many visitors have been cut off by the tide and rescued by the Coastguard.
In seams in the rocks one can find specimens of glittering silver-lead.
Passing Crigga Beach one reaches Tolcarne, while if the tide is very low it is possible to clamber around the point on the right to Porth. The view from the top of the cliff is spectacular.