Fistral Beach

On our doorstep is Newquay’s most iconic beach, Fistral. It is quite simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. With jewel-blue sea and a never-ending stretch of golden sand, Fistral is the perfect family beach, offering simple pleasures of sea, sand and surf combined.

aerial view of headland hotel from the sea

Fistral Beach hosts events including Boardmasters – Europe’s largest surf and skate festival every August, the UK ZapCat championships in April and August, the English National Surfing Championship, night surfing and the King of the Groms Junior Surf Festival. Fistral Beach boasts a state-of-the-art RNLI Lifeguard station for the lifeguards who work from May to September and for voluntary lifeguard cover during busy weekends through the winter. The brand new facilities include a dedicated first aid room, storage, changing facilities and a large observational area from which the lifeguards watch the one of the busiest beaches in the country.

You can check out the current conditions at Fistral Beach through our surfcam.

Fistral Beach is a European Designated beach which complies with European Water Quality Standards.

Offers & Experiences

Winter Sparkle Spa Break

Add a little five-star sparkle to your life with a spa break on the Cornish coast, where the focus is solely on you, your body and mind.

Winter Indulgence Escape

Come and discover an unforgettable side to Cornwall. Experience dramatic skies, spectacular waves, blushed sunsets, wintery dog-friendly beach walks and much more.

Storm Watching at The Headland

The best part of visiting Cornwall in the Autumn and Winter time is getting all cosy indoors and watching the wild weather outside.

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