The Pirates Top Beaches in Newquay, Cornwall

Pirates favourite beaches

We have asked our Buccaneers to let us know their favourite Newquay’s beaches so you can visit them too. Although the Pirate’s Quest crew are often sailing around the world with the Caribbean being a favourite spot to lay anchor, Cornwall, and especially Newquay, is a favourite destination for these privateers.

Captain Calico Jack

The Captain of Pirate’s Quest, and possibly the most flamboyant pirate aboard claims Crantock as his favourite beach. This beach can be found on the outskirts of Newquay and is near the village of Crantock. It’s believed the village pub, The Old Albion Inn, has a smugglers’ tunnel leading underground from the beach and ending beneath the fireplace of the Inn. Perhaps this is why it is a favourite beach for Jack!

Captain Howell Davis

This Captain is loyal to Pirate’s Quest and doesn’t stray far from the ship deck; Towan beach is his top choice. Found just a short walk from Pirate’s Quest, this beach is popular with families and is one of the most historic parts of the town. Find out how Towan Blystra, the old fishing town, became Newquay here.

Mary Read

The courageous Mary Read’s favourite spot to sail is Lusty Glaze. Found in a little horseshoe cove, this beach was named ‘The Sunday Times Best Beach’ in 2017. Descend the steps to find restaurants, a rum bar, and live music. We think that Mary’s favourite part might be the jet ski safari – it’s definitely faster than a rowboat!

William Dampier

The youngest and most fearless of the Flying Gang loves his local Fistral for surf. The UK’s top surfing destination plays host to a number of surf competitions throughout the year and is a great place for beginners just jumping into the sport and seasoned seadogs to catch waves. Find out where you can get surf lessons on Fistral here.

Maria Lyndsay

Maria Lyndsay loves Tolcarne. This small beach is in the Newquay Bay, and you can walk from here to Towan when the tide is low. Coloured beach huts line the bottom of the cliffs whilst there is also a restaurant serving delicious food. As long as Maria can find a nice spot on the sand and an ice cream she’ll be happy here!

With 11 beaches in Newquay you are bound to find a favourite during your trip here, see all of them over on the Visit Newquay website here. Just be sure to stay safe by the sea, check out the RNLI’s tips.