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Fistral Beach (Newquay)

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Fistral Beach (Newquay) - Cornwall

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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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Cornwall dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Newquay

Postcode

TR7 1HY

OS grid ref.

SW 7989 6219

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended