Fistral, Newquay

The most popular surf beach in Cornwall and venue for international surfing competitions. The clarity of the turquoise water is unparalleled when the conditions see fit although you may not believe this as Fistral (Porth an Vystel) translates in Cornish as cove of the foul water. There are wide sands even at high tide and cafés for snacks to sustain you while you people and surf watch. The Cribbar, a reef at the north end creates waves to break when the swell is high and its considered to be Cornwall’s “big wave”that can rise to 30 feet. Parking charge.

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