Fistral Beach, Newquay

Fistral beach is simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in Europe and the UK.

Fistral beach is simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in Europe and the UK. It is situated at the half a mile west of Newquay.

The popular beach is bounded by two promontories, Pentire point east to the south and Towan head to the north, surrounded by some prime, expensive looking real estate.

As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by sand dunes and high cliffs, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who love surfing.

All the big UK surf competitions take place here, including the UK pro surf tour, the quicksilver skins and Boardmasters festival is also held at Fistral beach.

So don’t be surprised to meet Spanish, South African and Australian surfers enjoying the world-class waves that Fistral boasts.

It is a picture perfect beach with a long sandy shore, sunshine and breathtaking sand dunes. On this beach you will find the self-proclaimed international surf centre” housing all the essential beach side facilities including the terraced bars, restaurants and a few ice cream and surf brand shops.

Fistral beach is also taken care of by the RNLI lifeguard service that cover daily from Easter bank holiday to end of October.

The northern end of Fistral is awash with facilities including wet suit and surfboard hire, toilets, the surf center, nearby golf course and a large car parking area. It is also dog friendly all year round.

Accomodation near Fistral

  • When it comes to Top beaches in Cornwall, you will often find the best places to stay in Cornwall like the famous Headland Hotel which sits at the northern tip of Fistral overlooking the entire beach. At the southern end of Fistral you can also take your pick of Hotels including The Fistral Beach Hotel or The Esplanade Hotel.

Food nearby

  • Stable is a Pizza and Pie restaurant situated at the top of the main building next to Fistral car park, along with a Rick Stein fish and chip restaurant just below, you could also eat at The Fish Restaurant or have a drink in The Beach Bar below. They are all within the same vicinity and all offer a bit of something for everyone.

Activities on site

  • If surfing is one of your activities in Newquay whilst visiting then why not book a lesson with Fistral Beach Surf School which is just at the entrance to the beach as you walk down the slope.


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