On some summer evenings Lusty Glaze beach hosts small-scale music events — why not buy tickets to party on the beach! The events vary from big bands to acoustic Cornish musicians. Please visit the website to buy tickets and see up to date calendar of events. In the winter they hold ‘woodburner sessions‘ inside the restaurant. These are well worth attending, booking is essential.
Lusty Glaze beach also has a water sports centre where there are opportunities to climb, surf and jet ski, please see website for more details and to book. Whether you would like to hire or have lessons there is something for everyone.
Lust Glaze is on the outskirts of Newquay. Newquay’s most iconic beach, Fistral, has to be visited if you are staying in the area. This West facing, family friendly beach is the perfect place to spend a summer’s day sunbathing and playing in the sea. Popular with surfers due to its consistently brilliant surf, there are surf schools that can be easily found on this beach – great for tiring kids out under the watchful eye of the lifeguards.
The town is also home to award winning attractions for the rainy days. Pay a visit to Blue Reef Aquarium, or marvel at the monkeys in Newquay Zoo, or, if you’re after a bit of peace and quiet, stroll through the beautiful National Trust gardens of Trerice or bask in the tranquillity of The Japanese Garden. You can just as easily create your own adventure along the South West Coast Path by following the cliffs out of Newquay in either direction – but make sure you take the diversion across to Towan Island – a section of cliff above the beach that has been separated from the mainline due to erosion, but has since been linked up to a suspension bridge and makes for some fantastic views!
Although beaches make up a great amount of Newquay’s allure, there are many other local attractions that maintain Newquay’s desirability even if it isn’t beach weather. Explore the local independent shops, restaurants and bars and truly soak up the Cornish lifestyle!