Porth beach, on the eastern side of Newquay, is very popular with families and has a large area of flat golden sand that offers safe bathing. There’s level access to the beach and there is pleasant walking around Porth Island. Lifeguard cover between the 15th of May and the 26th of September (2021). Beach resort We steady next to the beach. It’s wonderful beach, excellent for running, walking, playing and also walking on surrounding hills, lusty Glaze and other hills. Porth Beach is a lovely sandy beach with a sheltered aspect being protected by headlands on both sides. Porth island to the east, which can be accessed by a narrow footbridge, has some impressive prehistoric defensive earthworks and the remains of a settlement.