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Newquay - Fistral Beach

Newquay, Cornwall

Fistral is a west facing long sandy beach offering some of the best surfing in the country. Commonly divided into two beaches - North and South Fistral. Backed by high cliffs. Very popular with families and day trippers, and offers numerous beach and seafront facilities.

Beach Type



Amusement arcades
Campsite and a large new Surfing centre


One of the most consistent waves in the country for surfing
Beware of strong currents and crowds in surf conditions

Nature and Wildlife

A pleasant walk into Newquay

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during summer. litter bins are available.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Marcus Hill. Newquay. Cornwall. TR7 1BDGeneral. enquiries: +44 01637 854020. Bed Locating Team: +44 01637 854020. Events hotline: +44 01637 854040. Fax: +44 01637 854030. Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Newquay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4185, -5.10293
Postcode: TR7 1HY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Easily accessible from Newquay town centre. Bus route 508

Public Transport

Newquay is served by an airport. a train station and bus and coach services.

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (About a mile and a half away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 3 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Numerous car parks. charges apply.

Nearby Car Parks

Fistral Beach, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Towan Headland, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Dane Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Tower Road, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Belmont, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Atlantic Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Harbour, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Pentire Headland, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Fore Street, Newquay (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
St Georges Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newquay