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2017's Beach Of The Year

Blessed with eight bountiful beaches where vast, golden sands edge powerful surfing swells and hidden coves sparkle with turquoise waters, Newquay is naturally the 'go-to' choice when it comes to selecting the UK's finest beaches. Cornwall as a whole is surrounded by some of the most spectacular coastline that Great Britain has to offer, which is why holidaymakers across the nation flock here in the summer months for unforgettable holidays by the seaside.

In a recent article by the Sunday Times Travel, the iconic Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay was named 'Beach of the Year' and it's not difficult to see why! This breath-taking white-sand beach, lapped by deep blue waters and only accessible by 133 stone-carved steps, is also home to an outstanding beach bar come restaurant that hosts some of the finest live music sessions and special events on the whole of the North Coast. The atmosphere coupled with the sensational ocean sunsets,always leaves visitors to Lusty passionately planning their next beach-side break...

"...topping them all is Lusty Glaze, privately owned, but free to visit, far enough from the town centre to feel exclusive, and bringing a distinctly Aussie vibe to Cornwall’s North Shore. There’s a raffishly glamorous feel to the blonde-and-tanned crowd, and the surroundings are just as good-looking: the deep cove looks like a hoof-print kicked into the iron ore-rich cliffs by Neptune’s horse.

Make it down the 133 steps from the clifftop car park — or walk in at low tide from Newquay town centre — and you’ll arrive at a wide, gently sloping, rock-studded beach with acres of soft, clean sand that has just the right stickiness for castle-construction projects on an Azerbaijani scale. It’s west facing, which means Lusty Glaze catches the same swells as Fistral, but the waves are smaller, less crowded and hence loads more fun for the wetsuit-clad kids who bob around in the white water like sugared-up sea lions."

- Sunday Times Travel's 50 Best Beaches, June 2017

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