Tresillian is located near to some of the finest beaches in the country. These include
To the West of Newquay
Crantock (6 miles)
Wide beach with sand dunes between Newquay and West Pentire. Turn left at Quintrell Downs and take A3075 coast road, then turn right just after Newquay. Keep going through Crantock village until you get to the National Trust car park by the beach. Excellent surfing. Wetsuits and surfboards available for hire.
Holywell Bay (7 miles)
Nice family beach with sand dunes. Fun Park with Crazy Golf, Go Carts, Panning for Gold etc. Tel: 01637 830095 (www.holywellbayfunpark.co.uk)
Polyjoke Beach (6 miles)
Small cove with sandy beach between Crantock and Holywell Bay. Park at West Pentire and walk down. There is a wind-up gramophone shop located by the car park with a fine collection of old gramophones from 1900 to 1940 for sale together with records. Contact John Sleep on tel. 01637 830 415 (www.gramophone.me)
Perranporth (11 miles)
Seaside town with lots of shops and large sandy beach. Airfield nearby.
To the East of Newquay
Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay, TR7 3AE (4 miles)
Adventure centre with surfing, abseiling, rock climbing, zip wire, cliff activities and massage. Beachside restaurant and bar.
Watergate Bay (5 miles)
Home of the Extreme Sports Academy which teaches surfing and para-gliding. There are trampolines with bungee jumps, various restaurants and shops selling clothes, wetsuits and surfboards etc. Polo on the beach now an annual event. (http://www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo/)
Porth Beach, TR7 3NH (4.5 miles), and Mawgan Porth (8miles towards Padstow) – both beautiful and most enjoyable.
Polkerris (18 miles)
Small village with nice pub called the Rashleigh Inn which is next to the beach and is sheltered by the harbour wall. Beautiful coastal walk to Fowey via Polridmouth (pronounced Pridmouth) which features in Daphne du Maurier’s book Rebecca. Polridmouth can also be accessed by road. Park in field at Menabilly Barton and walk last 1/2 mile to beach.