Two surfers with boards walking towards the sea on Fistral beach in Cornwall

Cornwall - Fistral Beach

One of Newquay's finest beaches...

Backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral Beach has become known as the home of British surfing thanks to the consistency and quality of the surf.

Surfer’s and spectators alike enjoy the fresh sea air, crashing waves and coastal views of this picturesque spot. And it's dog friendly, so you can bring your furry pals along too.

Most of the biggest UK surf competitions take place at Fistral, including the Famous Night Surf, Boardmasters Surf Championships, National Surf Championships and the Groms. So whether you’re a gung-ho pro or a timid beginner, this is the ideal place for you to take on the waves and perfect your skills.

There are plenty of places to book surf lessons or hire gear and a wealth of cafes, takeaways and shops are located on the beach for replenishing your batteries after riding the waves. Or you could just sit on the beach and watch all the action from dry land!