Sometimes referred to as Town beach this is perhaps the easiest of Newquay's beaches to get to on foot and is fairly close to the town centre. All you need to do is head down Beach Road and you're on the sand!
Towan beach is situated right next to the harbour, with the harbour wall making a rather abrupt end to the beach. This location makes it somewhat more sheltered than the beaches further along as Towan Head blocks some of the Atlantic swells from getting in here.
Probably the most notable feature of Towan beach is Jago's Island - a tall stack of rock with a house on top. The island is connected to the clifftops by a small suspension bridge and in the is video we have a good look at this.
The large, rather featureless building at the back of the beach is the Blue Reef Aquarium which is well worth a visit if you have an hour or two to spare.