Esplanade Green sits right above steps that take you down to South Fistral Beach in Newquay.

It’s located on Pentire Point - part of the South West Coast Path - a stretch of coastline on the Pentire Headland that juts dramatically out to the Atlantic sea.  

The Pentire Residents Association embarked on a project to improve the Esplanade Green; successfully applying to Cornwall Council funding from section 106 contribution for open spaces for the Pentire Esplande Project.

With funding from Cornwall Council’s section 106 contribution for open spaces, the Pentire Residents Association worked with Cornwall Council’s Environment Service, and its partner CORMAC.  

Helping to fulfil the communities’ aspirations, the aims of the Pentire Esplanade Project were to:        

  • Improve accessibility
  • Transform the area
  • Provide hardwearing pathways
  • Increase the viewing area at top of the beach steps
  • Install new street furniture.  

SureSet were contracted by CORMAC to install resin bound paving to create more accessible, safer pathways and viewing area.

The Pentire Esplanade Project has created new, safe, durable and accessible footpaths across and along Esplanade Road Green complete with accessible look-out points with information plinths.  

Offering spectacular views of the coast, the new resin bound pathways are a remarkable improvement giving both the local community and visitors better and safer pedestrian access to the South West Coast Path and South Fistral Beach.  

Both hard-wearing and UV stable, the Natural Aggregate chosen for the new permeable surfaces have added to the natural beauty of this section of the South West Coast Path.

Key Features

  • Application: pathway
  • Area: 869m²
  • Base: permeable asphalt
  • Colour: 6mm Barley Beach
  • Depth: 18mm
  • Edges: timber, concrete      
  • Installed: December 2016