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Kids & dogs loved it

Lovely big beach with tide out, both the dogs and our toddler had a fabulous time running off... read more

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Doreen R
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Featherstone, null, United Kingdom
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Great beach

Great big beach with public toilets, bars and restaurants if needed. Surf destination. Tide comes... read more

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johnscott20
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Crouch End, United Kingdom
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This splendid beach offers excellent water for surfing and body boarding.
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Headland Road, Newquay TR7 1HY, England
+44 1637 850584
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely big beach with tide out, both the dogs and our toddler had a fabulous time running off steam. My Granddaughter enjoyed her visit in the lifeguard station too. Car park and amenities close by.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Doreen R
Reviewed today via mobile

Great big beach with public toilets, bars and restaurants if needed. Surf destination. Tide comes in during afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank johnscott20
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another lovely visit to Fistral. Love strolling down the beach beachcombing with my family. Wonderful clean beach, well manned by the RNLI. So nice too having the bars/restaurants and shops. Can't wait for our next trip!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AnnaAndyCain
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I go to Cornwall at least once a year as we love the relaxed pace of life, excellent food, drink and places to visit. Over the years Fistral Beach has re-invented itself and has some excellent dining experiences as well as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I could not get enough of this beach - it totally stole my heart. In any weather it offers a beautiful vast landscape. The beach is large with easy access by car, cycle or foot. The car park always looked booming, so if you are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KaytS1986
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous sandy beach suitable for surfers and families alike. Rock pooling, dog friendly beach with cafes and a variety of restaurants.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jill W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Waters dam cold at this time of year, but great beach and with surf school and lifeguards. Kids enjoyed their first body boarding experience of the year.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank neilnancarrow
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the most beautiful beaches ever visited. Lovely bars and restaurants, gorgeous views, white sandy beach, spotlessly clean.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank suepatti
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a beautiful view, had humongous waves, could build sand castles, go inside caves, run around, play sports and most of all HAVE FUN!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sameer703
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fistral is one of the biggest and best beaches in Newquay and this Easter it lived up to its reputation. Good variety of places to eat and drink, all the surf equipment hire options and life guards to keep the swimmers and surfers safe. Will...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mat5ki
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Julia B
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Sumy M
July 26, 2018|
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Response from jonfE2739IR | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend a park called HENDRA approximately 10 mins drive or a bus stop outside. May not be the cheapest around tho. Worth a look.
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