A Walk around Newquay

Start: Newquay Bus Station

Distance: 4 miles

Grade: Easy

Newquay Harbour photo courtesy of Keith Riley

Newquay Harbour photo courtesy of Keith Riley

With the bus station behind you bear left along Manor Road until reaching the intersection with Bank Street. Cross the road onto the Killacourt, a wide grassy area with the sea directly in front of you. Walking across the Killacourt, cross the Beach Road and up a path through an open space where there are public seats overlooking Towan Beach. Steps lead to a metalled lane beside the West End Bowling Club before passing a toilet block and turning right onto Fore Street. Take the first right into South Quay Hill to visit the Harbour.

If the tide is low you can walk across the [[Harbour]] beach to climb steps in front of the Harbour Hotel to reach the metalled lane at the top or if high tide, turn right at the Red Lion Pub to walk down North Quay Hill to reach the Harbour Hotel.

Follow this metalled lane from the Harbour Hotel towards the sea. Where the lane forks take the left fork and climb steps next to a white house. A gravel track leads up to the [[Huer’s Hut]] with wide ranging views across the Bay. On a clear day you can see across to Watergate Bay with Trevose Head and its lighthouse in the distance.

Fistral Beach Newquay, photo courtesy of Keith Riley

Fistral Beach Newquay, photo courtesy of Keith Riley

Take the coastal path that follows the cliff in the direction of Towan Head. Return from the headland past the old Lifeboat Station before turning right to walk in front of the Headland Hotel. Cross over Fistral]Beach or via a path that runs along the dunes behind the beach, climb steps and turn right along Esplanade Road, with its line of hotels. This road eventually turns into an unmade track as it reaches Pentire Head. You can walk out onto this headland to enjoy spectacular views across to Crantock Beach and The Gannel.

After walking on the headland make your way back to East Pentire car park and follow the main road back until reaching the junction of Esplanade Road. Cross the road taking the path running up the side of the Golf links bearing left at the top where there is a car park. Continue into Atlantic Road, crossing the main road into Crantock Street and walking downhill into Newquay’s town Centre.