Fistral Beach, Newquay

 Surf Newquay

 Surfer in action

This morning, I am focusing on Fistral, one of Britain’s pre-eminent surfing beaches.

Fistral Beach is in Newquay, Cornwall, S.W. England, about 165 miles from Bristol and 280 miles from London.

Newquay has a population of 20,000 and is primarily a tourist destination. The town can be accessed by road, rail and air.

Fistral Beach faces the Atlantic Ocean and is about 750m/2460 feet long.

Although suitable for a wide range of family beach activities, main emphasis is on surfing:

  • Venue for various surfing events and championships.
  • Supporting infrastructure includes surfing equipment rental, accommodation, cafes, showers and associated facilities.
  • Unofficially split into two sections: North section suitable for surfing at all tides; South section best at mid-high tides.
  • Located about 20 minute walk from town centre (5 minute drive).

Surf Newquay

Surfer at Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach

Aspect of Fistral Beach

Surf Newquay

Surfers at, Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach in rough weather

Fistral Beach, Cornwall

Fistral Beach in sunshine


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