Fistral Beach, Newquay
Surfer in action
This morning, I am focusing on Fistral, one of Britain’s pre-eminent surfing beaches.
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).
Surfer at Fistral Beach
Aspect of Fistral Beach
Surfers at, Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach in rough weather
Fistral Beach in sunshine