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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.

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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.

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Sunsets on Fistral

Undeniably, the best spot to gaze upon a magical sunset is, of course, Fistral Beach. Renowned for providing an evening spectacle like no other, and considered one of the best spots in the whole of Cornwall, Fistral truly is a special location to experience a sunset. Enjoy from a soft blanket situated on the golden sand or simply from the comforts of The Terrace veranda, as you observe the sun fading behind the Atlantic displaying a myriad of hues glimmering in the dusk sky. Share with us your favourite sunset images by emailing marketing@headlandhotel.co.uk.

Offers & Experiences

Halloween at the Headland

Join us for a bewitching beach break this Halloween. Famously known for its appearance in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’, experience 5-star luxury with 3 nights’ accommodation and breakfast daily in our iconic Victorian hotel.

Storm watching hotel experience

The best part about visiting Cornwall in the autumn and winter is getting cosy inside our grand hotel and watching the wild weather outside.

The Headland Spa-cation break

Let your body and mind completely unwind as you enjoy two nights of indulgent dining and five-star pampering.

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