Not to be confused with Newquay's Towan Beach, this one is located on the Roseland Peninsula and is far quieter. The south east-facing Towan beach is situated at the southern end of Gerrans Bay and is in the lee of the prevailing south westerly winds. The spacious beach is consistently comprised of shingle with a rocky shoreline. A small sandy channel between the rocks in the middle of the beach appears as the tide drops out. Impressive views across Gerrans Bay can be found by taking a small hike (2.5 miles) from Towan Beach up to St Anthony Head. This beautiful stretch of coastline exhibits some of Cornwall's finest beaches and the South West Coastal Path will allow avid walkers access to almost all of them. The surrounding waters are often frequented by impressive basking sharks during the warmer months.
Follow sign posted directions to St. Mawes and Trewithian. Continue onwards to Portscatho and through Gerrans and Porth Creek. Just beyond Porth Creek is Porth Farm where you will find a small car park. Then take the 5 minute walk down the footpath and onto the beach.
Postcode: TR2 5EX
Lat / Lon: 50.158001, -4.98352
OS Explorer Map: 105 - Falmouth & Mevagissey
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