Fistral Beach (Newquay)
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Half a mile west of Newquay, Fistral is considered to be the UK's leading surfing beach. Commonly split into two halves, North Fistral and South Fistral, the beach is long, straight and sandy, backed by steep sand dunes and overlooked by the iconic Headland Hotel. The Cribbar, a reef at the northern end, is widely considered to be Cornwall's top big wave spot, with rideable waves reaching forty feet.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Pub nearby
OS grid ref.
SW 7989 6219