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Distance: 2.3 km
Difficulty: Easy
Method: Walk
Wow Factor: 10 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Cornwall
  • Terrain: Beach and rocks
  • Access: Tidal
  • Height gain: 84 metres
  • Map: OS Explorer 106
  • Starting point: Newquay Football Golf Club (GR SW 830 629)
  • Accommodation/food:

    Newquay is stacked with accommodation and eateries of every kind. There is an ice-cream kiosk at the start/end of the walk.

  • Island Summary:

    This Newquay walk to Zacry’s Islands includes Porth Beach, Whipsiderry Beach and Flory Island. Access includes a steep stone stairway down to Whipsiderry Beach, a place full of natural features and a lot quieter than the other more crowded beaches of Newquay. The walk is mainly along the beach at low tide, at the foot of the dramatic cliffs.

    A longer circular walk starts from Porth Beach, via Zacry’s Islands to Watergate Bay and returns on the cliff tops along the South West Coast Path.

    Note: the walk should only be attempted 2 hours either side of low tide. Always check the Newquay tide tables first, and preferably set out on an outgoing tide.

  • Look out for:
    • Flory Island
    • Warm pools to bathe in
  • Route description:

    This low tide walk along Whipsiderry Beach to see Zacry’s Islands starts at the Newquay Football Golf Club and heads along the road (B3273) for 200 metres or so, before reaching the South West Coast Path and a steep stairway down to Whipsiderry Beach. Here, walk NE along the base of the cliffs for 600 metres or so to reach Zacty’s Islands. Return the same way.

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