Fistral Beach may be notorious for being the home of British Surfing but there is much more on offer than world class waves and golden sands! The beach and surrounding areas are home to some of the country’s most breathtaking views, award winning food and drink establishments and places of historical interest.
Within this article we hope to show you that Fistral beach is more than a surfers paradise, it’s a paradise for everyone!
Take The Dog For A Walk
We want Fistral Beach to be enjoyed by not just humans but animals too, specifically dogs. Fistral Beach is one of the few beaches in Cornwall that allows for dogs all year round, but please do pick up their mess!
Enjoy A Bleddy Good Pasty
Tucked away in the corner of the complex next to the Surf School and Hire Centre is the beaches most popular takeaway The Pasty Shack. This humble little shack offers a wide range of delicious treats from hot Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, cakes and a variety of hot and cold drinks. The food on offer is the perfect post-surf snack or for those who have just traversed the beach and coastal path.
Follow The Coastal Path
Of course the beach itself is utterly stunning but there is plenty of other areas of pure beauty to get lost in. The coastal path that stretches across the beach and round Little Fistral and Cribbar is jaw dropping. The area looks straight out to the horizon and is one of Newquay’s most popular sunset watching spots and is littered in surfing history as well as being home to the original Lifeboat station.
Enjoy Some Award Winning Food
Fistral Beach and it’s surrounding areas are littered in quality food and drink establishments, from cafes to takeaways to restaurants. You are guaranteed to have a fantastic time with friends or family. In fact recently the Fish House Restaurant was awarded first place in Cornwall Life’s Best Seafood Restaurants in Cornwall.
The waves at Fistral are what bought the beach notoriety, this is due to it’s consistent breaks and epic peaks that on its day is world class. The size of Fistral means that there is plenty of space learners, intermediates and advanced surfers, with the north zone being cornered off for experienced surfers and the south being open to the latter. It would be silly not to splash in the waves when you’re at the home of British Surfing, who knows you could be Britain’s next big surfer.