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Newquay Art & Prints: A Cornish Collection for Art and Beach Lovers

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Newquay Art & Prints: A Cornish Collection for Art and Beach Lovers

Newquay is a small town in Cornwall popular with art and beach lovers alike. The town is known for its dramatic seascapes, which have been the inspiration for many artists over the years. In addition to the beautiful coastline, Newquay also has some of the best beaches in the region or even the United Kingdom.

Newquay Prints

Over the years artists Joanne Short and John Dyer have painted the stunning beaches in and around Newquay many times. At the John Dyer Gallery we have a collection of images in the form of limited edition prints and art posters of this area. There are many beaches in Newquay, each with their own unique beauty and character. Here are some of our favourites.

Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach is a beautiful sandy beach. It is the town's main surfing beach and is also home to the annual Boardmasters surf competition.

Backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, the 750m long beach is one of the world's top surfing destinations, regularly producing waves 6-8ft in height. The beach is also overlooked by the Headland Hotel, adding to the picturesque scene.

The two headlands at either end of the beach funnel in powerful, rolling waves, making for an exhilarating surfing experience. For those interested in learning to surf, search no further - there are several surf schools located nearby that offer lessons and rental equipment. With its stunning setting and ideal conditions, it's no wonder that the beach is a mecca for surfers from all over the globe and millions of surfers over the years have visited in the hopes of catching their best wave.

Cornwall Art Limited Edition Print by John Dyer. Fistral Beach Fun, Newquay

A fantastic limited edition print of Newquay by Cornish artist John Dyer of Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall. John has captured surfers, wind surfers, topless bathers, the iconic Headland Hotel, carpets of wild Cornish flowers, puffins, seagulls, and much more in his work. This is a fantastic limited edition print of Fistral Beach in all its glory.

Towan Beach

Whilst the name of this beach is Towan, many people mistakenly call it 'Town beach' as it is so close to Newquay's town centre. Set at the bottom of the aptly named Beach Road, Towan beach is a stretch of the same fine golden sand found all along Newquay Bay.

Sitting in the lee of Towan Head to the west this is Newquay's most sheltered beach which nestles up against the town's harbour.

An iconic feature is 'the Island', or 'Jago's Island' a tall stack of rock at the eastern end of the beach

Vintage Style Seaside Travel Poster by Cornish Artist Joanne Short of Towan Beach

Cornish artist Joanne Short's Cornwall wall art print of Newquay. A great vintage style artwork poster print of Newquay Towan Beach in Cornwall by Joanne Short. Agapanthus and wildflowers gazing back towards Towan Beach and the island with the suspension bridge make for an incredible image. The sea is depicted in broad bands of colour, sweeping onto the beach, creating a fantastic perspective effect.

Great Western Beach

Great Western beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. The beach is also popular with families.

Cornish Art Limited Edition Print by John Dyer. 'Surfing and Sunbathing, Great Western Beach, Newquay'

This signed limited edition print of Newquay, by Cornish artist John Dyer is taken from his original painting of Great Western Beach and depicts the magnificent Great Western Beach looking back onto Newquay Harbour. The image is rich in narrative, with surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, dogs, and his trademark seagulls all having a wonderful summer day. A fantastic example of this artist's work that will make your house feel like summer.

Lusty Glaze Beach

Lusty Glaze Beach is a private, secluded beach that is only accessible by foot and can only be accessed by walking down a steep cliff path. This must be one of the most special places in the country for a wedding, which is what the owners of the beach specialise in. What better gift for the bride and groom than this poster, or the original painting of Lusty Glaze, by artist Joanne Short.

Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay. Art Prints of Cornwall by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

Newquay Harbour

On this new canvas, Cornish artist John Dyer has captured the charm of Newquay Harbour in Cornwall. Brightly colored boats float in the harbour, seagulls soar overhead, and families relax on the warm sand. For a fantastic Cornish day out, families enjoy the warm sand and set up deck chairs and windbreaks. It's a fantastic time and an excellent picture of Cornwall.


John Dyer Open Edition Print. 'Fun in the Harbour, Newquay'


The next beach along the coast from Newquay is Porth Beach with its stunning views across the bay to Pentire headland.

'Early Morning, Porth Beach', 12x12 inches oil on canvas. Cornwall Painting by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

This stunning new work by Joanne Short depicts a scene on Porth Beach, near Newquay in Cornwall, early in the morning. Foxgloves are vivid in the foreground, with a calm ocean and magnificent backdrop. The use of lines and colours to create a sense of distance and perspective makes you feel as though you're right there on the beach taking in the sights.

Art Cards

We have a fabulous range of art cards with a fantastic local company called Art Eco Designs who have chosen to publish a wide selection of images and illustrations. You can find these cards in a large number of outlets both in and out of the county, including many National Trust shops. Look out for them!

Above: A selection of images from our card range

If you're looking for a place to enjoy some stunning scenery and relax on the beach, then Newquay is the perfect destination for you. And if you want to take a piece of it home as pictures on your walls then posters and prints by artists John Dyer and Joanne Short are the perfect answer.

Why buy more great stock photos of these stunning beaches when you can invest in an original painting or limited edition print from The John Dyer Gallery! For more information, look us up on our website address:

Have you seen some art in this article you are considering purchasing?

If you would like help or advice in choosing and investing in the perfect piece of art for your interior and art collection, please feel free to get in touch. We are delighted to answer your questions and can suggest additional art prints or original paintings that will be perfect for you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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