We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , Newquay tr7 1hy, England
Phone Number: 01637 850584
Website
Improve this listing
Activities: Surfing
Description: This splendid beach offers excellent water for surfing and body boarding.
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$39*
and up
Surf Lesson on Fistral Beach
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,365 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 900
    Excellent
  • 371
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Beautiful long sandy beach

Brilliant long sandy beach with a huge beach at low tide but watch out as the beach disappears to almost nothing at high tide! Mostly a surfing beach but does have an area with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
bignik72
,
Greater London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,365 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice beach but spoilt by litter and glass bottles left lying around, with the money tourists bring would finance a litter patrol.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant long sandy beach with a huge beach at low tide but watch out as the beach disappears to almost nothing at high tide! Mostly a surfing beach but does have an area with lifeguards for swimming and body boarding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

At the end of a busy business day in Newquay I strolled along to the beach. Despite the over cast day many visitors where there enjoying the last of the daylight. The beech was clean as appeared to be the water. there was remains of a number of sand castles which had been created during the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fistral beach is very clean, it has a large lifeguard station, this beach is definitely one used lots by surfers due to good surf conditions, sand is slightly pebbly, there is a large flip flop shaped shower on the beach for everyone to use to rinse off if they require, although this is a fantastic beach I was a little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful beach, clean sand and great for making sand castles! Fantastic views and waves are amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice clean water and mostly sandy still had a fear few pebbles. The water was cold so full body wet suit needed (probably obvious for a British beach) the area allocated to bather and boogie boarders is the same and was very small though there was one at the north and south side of the beach. I would go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arborfield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend a trip to Fistral beach, even if if its just to watch the surfers. Its a stunning beach, with large, clean amenities, and several nice places to eat. The coastal path from the beach takes you on a lovely walk around the headland, with great view out across the ocean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went body boarding here and loved it! The waves were huge! The beach is beautiful and one of my favourite in the UK. The only downside is the car park, not only is it very expensive but it is not big enough for the amount of people it attracts... it could definitely do with being extended. Walk if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Couldn't wait to try a bit of body boarding, so we came down to Fistral beach not knowing what to expect- we hired a board and wet suit which came to about £14 each for the whole day, got changed and headed down to the waves. All different ages were trying to catch the waves ! we didn't feel out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Love the beach. Been coming here for 40+ years. Great for the generations. Good facilities and life guards at the ready.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fistral Beach also viewed

Perranporth, Cornwall
Newquay, Cornwall
 

Been to Fistral Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fistral Beach and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Weymouth, United Kingdom
3 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fistral Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?