As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves. All the big UK surf competitions take place here including the Famous Night Surf, Boardmasters Surf Championships, National Surf Championships, the Groms plus many more… so if you’re a gung-ho pro or a just a timid beginner, this is the ideal place for you to show off or take your first tentative dip in the ocean.
Overlooked by the imposing grandeur of the Headland Hotel, the beach is bookended by two headlands that funnel in powerful, hollow waves which regularly reach heights of between 6 and 8 feet. On shore there are plenty of opportunities to book surf lessons or hire gear and a complex of cafes, takeaways and shops is located on the beach. Or you can just lie on the beach and watch the action from afar!
Lifeguard cover on Fistral Beach from the Easter until the end of October. Lifeguard cover on South Fistral Beach from the 10th of July until the 5th of September (2021).
Sand chairs are available from Fistral Surf Hire Shop. Telephone: 01637850584
Sand chairs are provided by Cornwall Mobility in partnership with Disability Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.