Fistral Beach

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Fistral Beach
Newquay
Cornwall
TR7 1HY
MCS Good Beach Guide 2014
Accessible
Dog Friendly
Say the word Fistral to any avid surfer and you can guarantee their eyes will widen in awe

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 30th March - 28th October. Lifeguard cover on South Fistral Beach from the 7th of July until the 30th of September (2018). 

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. 

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