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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in mid January on a bright & sunny but chilly day. Walking along the beach along with some other couples and their dogs was a pleasure and it was very clean. Surfers on the water - at least 30 - seemed to be enjoying the waves and commented that days like these were few and far between.
Parking is free for the first hour - presumably this is dependent on the season - and plentiful, furthermore there is surf shop and coffee shop. Very pleasant experience

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank mogwi01270
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Hailed as England's Premier 'surfing' beach, home of the sport and venue for several contests every year; Fistral Beach has been all that and more, to many people over the years.

But insidiously the cancer of greed and profit...long associated with Newquay Town Council's, planners had spread even to this place?

The area under The Headland Hotel, between north Fistral and Little Fistral, leading down to The Cribbar...one of the biggest regular 'surfable' waves in northern Europe...is completely given over to commercialism.

What was once pristine sand dunes, beach and ocean front is now junk food outlets, tacky shops, broken views and extraordinarily expensive and quite draconian parking area.

NO allowances for disabled, blue badge holders. Who most likely couldn't access the beach anyway!!! Beware they will issue you with parking tickets if you are caught, not having paid...even if this entails a 'photo stop' of 6 minutes.

I was caught out by this, but luckily I had my niece in the car, who works for a specialist, parking infringement solicitors. So when my photo evidence, date/time stamped ticket, dropped on the floor a few days later...she took it and binned it after consulting her bosses.

Do not emulate this without seeking legal advice.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Great hotel and staff all round fantastic break great Spa food and service second to none. View from hotel across the bay.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank markdD9898QD
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Love it here. So much to explore. Sandy beach. Great for surfers. Dog friendly all year round. parking charges reduced in winter.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank liz y
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Fantastic beach immediately into town access and but bit of a hill down to the beach, disabled may struggle, a drive to Porth beach gives better access for disabled

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank janicemargaretf
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