Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 


Fistral beach, Newquay

Fistral Beach is a large west-facing sandy beach located between Pentire Point and Towan Head. It is probably the best surfing beach in the UK. It is also the venue for a number of beach and sea related events.

Access from Headland Road.

Swimming & Surfing
The waves break from east to west from the Cribbar Rocks and the beach often gets crowded very quickly. There can be very big surf and rip currents at certain times, so the instructions of the lifeguards should be strictly followed.
See Magic Seaweed for todays surf report and forecast.

Lifeguard - Early season: 4 March to 29 April Weekends only. Main season: 29 April - 25 September. Late season: Full time until 30 October. Weekends only during November.
Toilets in car park. Shops, cafe and pay phone at back of beach.

Long stay pay & display car park on Pentire Headland (to the south of the beach) with 170 spaces. Long stay pay & display car park on Towan Headland (to the north of the beach) with 180 spaces.

Dog Friendly
Dogs allowed all year around.

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