Fistral Beach, Newquay

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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.


Fistral Beach, Newquay

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.

Self catering accommodation in the area is provided by holiday cottages in Newquay. Padstow lies 15 miles to the north east and Truro 15 miles to the south of Newquay.

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.


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3 comments on “Fistral Beach, Newquay”

  1. Whether you want to learn to surf, bodyboard, coasteer, stand-up paddle or even try out our legendary Super SUP, Cornish Challenge and Surf Survivor activities, the Newquay Activity Centre has it all! We’re a one stop shop for awesome outdoor ocean adventures in Cornwall. Alternatively, if you’re looking to really progress your riding, we’ve got that covered too, and offer a range of intermediate to advanced progression packages led by our Surfing England qualified coaches to have you ripping in no time.

  2. Cornish Wave specialise in tailor made adventure activity packages in Newquay. Choose from a variety of Surf lessons on a Cornwall beach, an action packed Coasteering session or our unique Wild Camping & Bushcraft experiences.

  3. Nestled into the cliffs on South Fistral Beach, Bodhi’s offers the perfect location to relax and enjoy the stunning views from our balcony of the World Famous surfing mecca that is Fistral Beach. At Bodhi’s we offer a fresh and exciting, locally sourced menu served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Why not start your day with Breakfast before hitting the beach, Lunch is from 12 until 3.00pm with classics such as Fish & Chips or choose one of our Bodhi’s Burgers. During the Summer months Evening meals are served from 5.30pm until 9pm set against a back drop of stunning sunsets. We offer daily specials including Fresh Fish, Steak and Hand Cut Chips.

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