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Great Western Has It All


Cafe Open Everyday, 11-7PM

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Surf Café

Open 7 days a week. Kick back and enjoy the epic views, relaxed fare, and beach bar vibes.


Hire beach equipment straight from the beach. Safe yourself the hassle of walking everything down.

The Beach Complex

Information about the beach and frequently asked questions. Everything you need to know.

Let us introduce Great Western; Newquay’s original surfing beach & where the stoke was born.

Our independent beach complex is a small family business, run by Cornish fisherman and long boarding legend Adam Griffiths, his wife and fellow surfer Holly, and their tribe of salt water warriors.

The Great Western Surf Café is the heart of the beach complex, it’s the perfect place to kick back, relax and soak up the beach bar vibe. With stunning ocean views, freshly prepared food, and friendly service, it’s an unpretentious hang-out, a hidden gem, and a locals favourite.

The Surf Café pays homage to Great Western’s awesome surfing heritage with pictures and photos dotted around its walls; the authentic surf style runs though our décor, music playlists, and menus.

Our menu is small, and is designed to fuel you for a day on the beach. We try and cater for everyone, with a vegan and vegetarian offering, gluten-free, lighter bites, and child friendly choices.

Located on the sand itself is the Surf Café’s little sister, the Surf Shack. This is you beach bar you’ve been dreaming of, ice cold beer, cocktails, spirits, slushys (plus boozy slushys), soft drinks, coffees, ice cream & snacks. If you’re not on holiday you’ll soon feel like you are.

With sheltered waters, golden sands, RNLI Lifeguard cover (May-September), and additional facilities including surf equipment hire, NQY Surf School, and an ice-cream kiosk, Great Western is a truly epic choice for a day at the beach.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Adam, Holly & the team xxx