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

January Escape

Escape the January blues with a two-night break at The Headland and enjoy indulgent dining and award-winning pampering in the spa.

March Madness

Spring is in the air and what better time to discover why it’s a prime season to explore and holiday in Cornwall.

Head Over Heels at The Headland

Treat your loved one to a night of romance and indulgent food alongside an unforgettable spa experience at the undoubtedly romantic Headland Hotel.

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