Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Fistral Beach

Fistral Surfing
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Surfing at Fistral

Newquay, if not Cornwall's, most popular beach and at the very heart of the British surfing scene.
The beach is a wide expanse of golden sand with the headlands of Pentire and Towan to the south and north respectively. On the Towan headland, overlooking the beach, is the imposing victorian bulk of the Headlands hotel.
Fistral is often dived up into three areas: South Fistral, the main beach and Little Fistral. The first two are fairly self explanatory, Little Fistral is the norhtern most part of the beach and is only really there at low tide.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguard seasonal cover daily from Easter Bank Holiday to end of October

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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Disabled access

There is easy access from the car park which has disabled spaces. Disabled toilets and sand chair available from Fistral Surf Hire Shop - 01637 850584

Postcode

TR7 1HY

OS grid ref.

SW 8004 6219

Facilities

The northern end of Fistral is awash with facilities including the Surf Centre, toilets, cafes, surfboard and wetsuit hire and a nearby golf course

Parking

There is a 250 space car park at Fistral - the charges vary throughout the year

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