Fistral Beach - Newquay
Tel: 01637 854020
Fistral is also the perfect setting for festivals and events including Boardmasters - Europes largest surf and skate festival every August, the UK ZapCat championships in April and August, the English National Surfing Championship, night surfing and the King of the Groms Junior Surf Festival.
Fistral Beach boasts a state of the art RNLI Lifeguard station for the lifeguards who work from May to September with voluntary lifeguard cover on busy weekends through the winter. The brand new facilites include a dedicated first aid room, storage, changing facilities and a large observational area from which the lifeguards watch the one of the busiest beaches in the country.
Fistral Beach is a European Designated beach which complies with Euriopean Water Quality Standards. The surf is consistent and at high tide the beach is shelving which can create a shore break. For surfers and watersports Fistral can be split between North and South Fistral:
Works best at all tides when big swells are coming in. On low tide, some cracking barrels and peaks are produced. Mainly a right hander with submerged rocks and rips for lefts during high tide. Good for beginners although can get very crowded in summer.
Usually left breaks here and best from mid to high tide. Best swell direction west southwest. South to southeast wind is offshore. Suitable for beginners although watch for dangerous rips.
Fistral Beach is a 5 minute drive from the town centre or 20 minute walk and has parking for 200 cars ( be sure to pay for your parking). and is popular with families, attracting both locals and visitors.
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