Famously the birth place of UK surfing Fistral Beach located in Fistral bay Newquay is a favourite spot with tourists throughout the year and once you have been you will understand why it is loved so much.
The North west facing strip of golden sands are backed by Sand dunes and it it looks out onto the Atlantic which brings in consistently great swells.
It is a nice retreat away from the busy streets of the town centre, which are themselves worth a visit for the shopping and numerous cafe/restaurants.
There is a surf school situated on the beach if you fancy picking up a board and trying your hand at the sport and there are plenty of places to hire equipment if you are more experienced.
If surfing is not your thing do not fear, this beach is certainly one for the whole family. For the sun seekers, Sand Castle architects, Dune hoppers, paddlers and bathers, Fistral has room for everyone and has a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Obviously during the summer the waters can be quiet crowded with board loving surfers and the rip currents can be quite hazardous but it is constantly patrolled by lifeguards so don’t let this put you off a paddle.
Address : Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7
Toilets: There are toilets right by the beach at the north end
Facilities: Shops, Toilets, Surf Hire, cafe’s and a close by golf course
Safety: Lifeguards are in operation during the summer months
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this beach from Easter to October
Parking: There is a small car park close to the beach and a number of others within walking distance.
Access: There is disabled access to this beach with disabled facilities close by..