Is there anything better than heading to Newquay, strolling on a beach, and watching the sunset?
Where is Lusty Glaze?
An evening this week saw me stretching my legs with a friend. We decided to watch the sun go down on Lusty Glaze beach, in Newquay. Aside from its fabulous, somewhat flirty name, Lusty Glaze is a relatively secluded cove, nestled between Tolcarne beach and Watergate Bay on Cornwall’s north coast. It offers an outstanding view of Town Head and while it gets busy in the summer, it gives the experience of being a little bit hidden.
Newquay isn’t that far away from where I live on Cornwall’s south coast but I don’t go that often. I usually visit Newquay to take my son swimming or visit my friend. The last time I went to Lusty Glaze was several years ago, after running a 10k. Given it’s been so long, I jumped at the opportunity to take a stroll there again, while the sun made its way to the sea.
Getting to Lusty Glaze is quite easy. You have to brace yourself for the steps that take you to the beach, obviously better going down than coming up. That said, it’s well worth it. I find Lusty Glaze to be a real sun trap. Even though the north Cornish coast can be quite windy, it’s is well protected.
Lusty Glaze Beach.
One of Lusty Glaze’s pretty points are the baby blue beach huts that hug the cliff face. Oh, what I’d give to have one of those! Sadly on this occasion they were all locked up so we couldn’t have a nose inside.
We had plenty of beach to walk on as thankfully, it was low tide. I think we both felt the benefits of having a slow evening putting the world to rights, and taking in the sunset. I enjoyed stopping after a busy day and taking in my surroundings. The jagged chiselled rocks, gentle rolling waves (probably not an evening for surfing), and the sensation of my feet slopping into the wet sand was just what I needed to wash the day away.