Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay – A Complete Guide To Visiting

Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay

Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay is not only an awesome wedding venue and picturesque bay, but the cosiest spot in the evenings. Here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay

Lusty Glaze Beach is located around 1 miles North of Newquay Town in Cornwall.

It’s roughly a 5 minute drive from Newquay, or a 15 minute walk. Although this is a pleasant walk above the cliff tops, and mostly flat.

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.

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What To Expect At Lusty Glaze Beach

The ideal bay for a wedding venue, or a cosy evening by the ocean.

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 it’s 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.

Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay
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. Lusty Glaze Beach offers activities such as climbing and abseiling, surfing and even jet ski’s to Padstowe. A great spot for water sports!

During the day, Lusty Glaze is almost barricaded by the high cliffs, causing them to block out the wind and make the bay less blowy than a lot of the beaches in Newquay.

The beach was even crowned ‘Beach of the Year 2017’ by the The Times and The Sunday Times, and we can understand why. As come sunset, this majestic little bay comes alive.

Beautifully decorated by its owners, the restaurant on the beach serves amazing pizzas, and makes for the perfect place to watch the waves crash, or lightning thrash, from under cover.

Lusty Glaze Beach is truly a great place to be all year round. Whether its tucked up in front of the log fire, or sprawled out on the beach in the sunshine. The beach management organise a number of events for people visiting the area.

Lifeguard cover runs from April to October and dogs are welcome all year round – they even serve a special menu just for dogs with all proceeds going to a local rehoming shelter!

There are a few other facilities in Lusty Glaze including an upmarket restaurant. There is also a beach shop, surf hire and showers/changing rooms available.

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

Where To Stay In Newquay

Luxury – 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. 

Mid-Budget – 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.

Budget – 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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