Towan is a tranquil sandy beach situated on the Roseland Peninsula. At high tide, the crystal clear and shallow waters make for excellent snorkelling and paddle boarding, whilst the low tide exposes a multitude of rock pools awaiting exploration. Gerrans Bay, home to an array of marine wildlife, reaches to the east with dramatic views towards Gull Rock and the Nare Head. At certain points throughout the year, you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a grey seal!
To access the beach, a short sandy footpath descends from Porth. Here, you can find ample parking, loos, and The Thirstea Co. providing delicious food and drinks.
Towan is perfectly positioned for a stroll along one of the most picturesque stretches of the coastal path the Roseland has to offer. To the east, Portscatho is within walking distance, offering a delightful choice of places to eat and galleries brimming with artwork by the local artists. To the west, the path winds around St. Anthony’s Head, home to a 19th Century gun battery and a lighthouse overlooking St. Mawes Castle.
Please note that this beach is not lifeguarded, so please take care if choosing to enter the water.