Fistral Beach is possibly the most popular beach in Newquay, Cornwall, and is a world class surfing venue. Fistral’s fine, sandy beach lies away from the hustle and bustle of Newquay’s town centre. A large, north-west-facing beach on the north Cornwall coast, it is the centre of the UK’s surf scene.
The headlands of Pentire and Towan stand either end of the beach which is backed by sand dunes. Newquay Golf Club, a fine links golf course, overlooks the beach.
Fistral is home to an official BSA Surf School – The British Surfing Association National Surfing Centre – and regularly hosts international surfing events.
Access to the beach is easy, with disabled access provided. Facilities include a large car park, refreshments kiosk, restaurant, shops, surfing/watersports facilities and toilets. The beach is a relatively short, scenic coastal walk from Newquay town centre. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October. Lifeguards patrol the beach during peak seasons.