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Lusty Glaze Beach In Newquay – A Complete Guide

Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay is not only an awesome wedding venue and picturesque bay but also one of the cosiest spots to be in the evenings. Here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Lusty Glaze Beach

Lusty Glaze Beach is located around 1 mile north of Newquay Town in Cornwall.

It’s roughly a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from Newquay. This is actually a really pleasant walk along the cliff tops, being mostly flat and with great views.

Newquay town itself is easily walkable. However, we recommend renting a car for your entire Newquay trip. That way you can explore the whole region at ease.

There is a large field with Pay & Display parking available at the top of the cliff, overlooking the beach.

Lusty Glaze Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Lusty Glaze Beach.

Lusty Glaze Beach Opening Times

Lusty Glaze Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Lusty Glaze Beach

As with any beach if wanting to enjoy the normal beach activities then the warmer summer months are the best time to visit.

However, this beach can get quite busy during peak season so, if you want to avoid the crowds, you need to be there well before 10am or later in the day.

Please be aware though that the lifeguard cover on the beach runs daily from 9th July to 4th September between 10am-6pm.

Therefore, if you would like this service available when you visit the beach make sure you go between these times.

This is beach also has a really nice vibe in the evening with the restaurant, bar and live music all available.

The views are stunning, especially at sunset so don’t forget your camera.

Dogs are allowed all year round.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Lusty Glaze Beach

This is the ideal bay to have a great beach day, use as a wedding venue or have a cosy evening by the ocean. Especially when it rains in Newquay!

Although privately owned, Lusty Glaze Beach is fully open to the public at no cost.

Situated in a natural amphitheatre of 200ft high cliffs, Lusty Glaze Beach is much smaller than its surrounding neighbours.

However, this picturesque spot made for one of our favourites beaches in Newquay. Mainly thanks to its charming atmosphere.

Located at the northern end of Newquay, the beach can actually be accessed from Tolcarne Beach at low tide. However, the usual path is via the 133 steps leading down from the clifftop.

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Welcome to Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay
Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay
The view of the beach from the steps leading down
Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay
Lauren loving the pastel blue chalets available to rent

The Beach Itself

From overnight self-catering chalets, to daily rentable beach huts, and even an Adventure Centre there is plenty on offer at this beach.

There are activities such as climbing, abseiling, volleyball, dodgeball and football. As well as surfing, banana boat rides and jet ski lessons for all water sports enthusiasts!

Lusty Glaze Beach is quite sheltered by high cliffs that block out a lot of the prevailing wind, making this beach less blowy than a lot of the beaches in Newquay.

This beach was crowned ‘Beach of the Year 2017’ by the The Times and The Sunday Times, and we can understand why.

At sunset especially, this majestic little bay comes alive with people coming to eat, drink and listen to the live music that is regularly available.

Beautifully decorated by its owners, the restaurant on the beach serves, amongst other delicious food, amazing pizzas.

In addition, they even serve a special menu just for dogs with all proceeds going to a local rehoming shelter!

It also makes for the perfect place to sit and watch the waves crashing against the rocks or even storms across the bay from this cosy and covered position.

Lusty Glaze Beach is truly a great place to visit all year round. So whether its tucked up in front of the log fire or sprawled out on the beach in the sunshine you’re sure to find something you enjoy.

There are a few other facilities at Lusty Glaze, including a beach shop, surf hire and showers/changing rooms.

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Jumping for joy at Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay
Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay
Surrounded by rocks, the waves crash all day
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Lusty Glaze Restaurant – An ideal wedding venue!

Where To Stay In Newquay


The Headland Hotel and Spa

Overlooking Fistral Beach, this stylish Victorian hotel features a spa, surf school, golf course and a sea-view terrace.

The spacious 4-star bedrooms have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. All rooms feature a cosy seating area, work desk and a modern bathroom. 

The leisure facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools. While the spa includes a steam room, sauna, and hot tub.

Guests can also work out in the fully equipped gym. There are two restaurants on site, where guests can choose between a candlelit restaurant or a beach view terrace.

Afternoon teas are available, and the hotel is a 10-minute walk from Newquay centre. 


Carnmarth Hotel

The Carnmarth Hotel boasts sea views overlooking Fistral Beach.

The hotel is within a 10-minute walk from Newquay town centre. 

Some bedrooms offer views of the sea, and each room has an en-suite shower and a flat-screen TV. 

The C-view bar and terrace serves coffees and cocktails, where guests are able to watch sunset over the Atlantic sea.

Newquay coach station is just 0.6 miles from Carnmarth Hotel, while Newquay railway station is 1 miles away.


Legacy Hotel Victoria

Boasting a majestic location on the cliffs of Newquay looking out over the bay, this hotel has both English and Mexican restaurants and an indoor pool with sea views

The shops of Newquay’s centre are less than 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

All rooms feature satellite TV, and guests can enjoy free tea and coffee in the room. There’s a private bathroom, and many rooms boast lovely sea views. 

There’s a sauna, heated pool and a spa bath for guests to relax in. Guests can also exercise in the small gym.

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