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.

“Great Surf”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach
Ranked #1 of 58 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This splendid beach offers excellent water for surfing and body boarding.
Sandy,Bedfordshire.
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Surf”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

If your into surfing this is the perfect spot in Cornwall.
Close to the centre of Newquay with all the things you could want.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank PeterR_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,708 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,904
    639
    102
    15
    48
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fistral Beach Newquay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Newquay is not my type of place at all as it typifies all that I hate about English seaside towns but the beaches are fabulous and although it was too cold to go on any of them as it was November, we spent a very entertaining hour watching the surf dudes playing about in the waves.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank TishyFarnham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“fistral bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

a great family beach-great for surfing, lifeguards during the summer months
rock pools to explore, when the tide is out a great expanse of beach-enough room for everyone, as the tide comes in, it gets cosy!...dog friendly too
worth a visit
parking available but not loads, best to park in the town and walk through
there is a complex of shops and cafes, and surf board hire/lessons..anns cottage a must to visit for all things surfy!
at the other end is Bohdis, a lovely little cafe/bar with views over the bay...serve breakfast to evening meal with some music nights-a good place to chill sat on the balcony overlooking the bay

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Janet S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Have been coming to Cornwall for the best part of 40 years and always drop into Fistral when I am down here.
Its a great beach, very clean and I love watching the surfers. Great cliff top walks.
Nice shops and you can grab a bite to eat here as well. They have wetsuit hire and surf lessons if you fancy taking the plunge.
We used to be able to park the car on the edge of the car park to watch the surfers however BEWARE - Parking Eye have taken over the control of the car park, and if you overstay your 20 minute time slot or do not pay enough parking fees expect a lovely fine to drop on your doorstep when you arrive home!

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank MaryHolly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“wicked beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

wicked beach bloody amazing waves good times would recommed to everyone stunning views fit babes look forward to next year

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Tony C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fistral Beach also viewed

 
Newquay, Cornwall
Newquay, Cornwall
 

Been to Fistral Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing