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Great Western Beach Complex

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Surf Café

Kick back and soak in the epic views for the evening or enjoy casual fare, inside or out, with our daytime menu.


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.

We’re stoked to introduce Great Western Beach Complex, home to Newquay’s original surfing beach.

Our privately-managed beach complex offers a little something for everyone.

Serving up a small but lovingly-crafted range of food and drink, with Californian-inspired dishes and local beers from the excellent Sharp’s Brewery, Great Western Surf Café offers the perfect spot to kick back and soak up the beach bar vibe and stunning ocean views. The Surf Café pays homage to our awesome beach’s heritage with an authentic surf style running though our décor, music playlists, and menus. We cater for all tastes and dietary choices, with a strong vegan and vegetarian offering, gluten-free and lighter options, and kids meals.

Located on the sand itself, the Surf Café’s little sister, the Surf Shack beach bar offers ice cold beer, wines, spirits, plus soft drinks, coffees, and snacks.

With sheltered waters, golden sands, RNLI Lifeguard cover (May-September), and additional facilities including surf equipment hire, a surf school, and ice-cream kiosk, Great Western is a truly epic choice for both a day at the beach or a passing bite to eat and cold brew.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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