Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach Newquay Guides
Fistral Beach

Billed as the home of British surfing Fistral beach has a massive reputation to live up to. On the days when the surf is up and the sun is out it is easy to see how it got that reputation.

The days of a wooden shack on the beach have gone for ever to be replaced by big name restaurants and fashion outlets. This may not suit the purists amongst the surfing fraternity but it makes for a great experience for the rest of us.  All the surf schools and surf hire are still here and the place still has a great atmosphere,its still the place all surfers want to catch a wave. 

As you would expect at a major attraction all the facilities you need are here, Bar, restaurants,cafes, takeaway, retail outlets ,toilet facilities ,showers ,car park, sand chair hire,surf hire and surf schools. Most importantly from Easter to the end of October there is R.N.L.I. Lifeguard cover on the beach

The Fish House Fistral Beach

The Fish House Fistral


You’re at the sea side, fish restaurants are going to be high on the agenda. With so much great fish readily available, Newquay is bound to attract some top fish chefs. Paul Harwood is a case in point. 25 years in Cornwall has made him a keen surfer, 14 years working with Rick Stein in Padstow has honed his skills as a seafood specialist. Call in at lunch time for an open fish finger sandwich or Cornish crab with home-made mayonnaise.

 Dog friendly at lunch time, and with great views of the famous Fistral beach, it’s definitely a treat that you should try.

In the evening try Balinese skewered monkfish, or an Indian fish curry. You could go for a rib eye steak, but with all this super fresh fish I personally would think it a lost opportunity.

Unit 5 International Surf Centre, Fistral Beach TR7 1EW

Tel. 01637 872085

Thanks to The Fish House Fistral for the images.

Rick Stein Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach

Rick Stein, Fistral is casual and laid-back where you’ll find Rick’s famous fish & chips on the menu as well as flavours from India and the Far East.

Cod, haddock and lemon sole all feature as well as fish chilli burgers and Rick’s famous home-made tartar sauce, aioli and authentic curry sauce. Dishes inspired by Rick’s travels include Goan chicken curry, lamb karahi, pad Thai noodles, nasi goreng and vegetable makhanawala.
Dog friendly at all times , they don`t take advance bookings but turn round times are quite good and you can always go eat on the beach at busy times. 
Did we mention the view? I guess it goes without saying it`s pretty good

Fistral Beach  TR7 1HY

Tel. 01841 532700

Thanks to Rick Stein Fistral for the images

Sea Spray Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach
Cafes, Fistral Beach

Run by Katie and Lee with lots of help from Bruce this is a great place to start your day. Try the Sea Spray breakfast whilst looking out over South Fistral and it’s difficult to see how life could get better. Serving great home-made, local produce throughout the day in fantastic surroundings. If you don’t want to tear yourself away from the beach they have a takeaway option from the hatch downstairs.

One of the little extras is that you can enjoy a bottle of Sea Change  wine with your meal and know that it is Eco-friendly and helps fund ocean conservation projects. Guilt free wine ,what could be better 

South Fistral Beach TR7 1QA

Thanks to Sea Spray Fistral for the images 

Bare Feet Coasteer


This isn’t for the faint-hearted but for those with a bit of courage the rewards are staggering. It sounds simple just get round a section of coast on rocks and in the sea but this is an adrenaline fuelled epic adventure. Usually 3 hours long with all your safety equipment included and photographs and videos at the end to prove to yourself you really did it. As with most new skills its easy if you have the right teacher. The instructors always asses the group and tailor the individual tour to the groups abilities you wont be asked to do anything outside your abilities or which is dangerous even if it feels scary at the time.

This is fantastic value £45 for 3 hours and links to photographs and videos included

All guides are qualified RLSS or NARS lifeguards ,trained in water rescue and first aid ,so you are in safe hands.

Fistral beach Surf School TR7 1HY

Tel. 07990513694

Thanks to Bare Feet Coasteer for the images

Ann`s Cottage

surf shops

On any holiday ,no mater how good ,there comes a time when a little retail therapy is needed. When the need gets strong head for Ann’s Cottage and you will soon be able to scratch that itch. Selling everything for the beach and surfing lifestyle in great surroundings. Surf boards, wet suits ,swim wear, beach wear and cloths to relax in the restaurants and cocktail bars of Newquay in .

Unit 1 Fistral Beach Complex TR7 1HY

Tel.  01637872155

Thanks to Ann`s Cottage for the images 

Bon Bon Fistral

BonBon. fistral beach

Bon Bon Fistral describes itself as “ A clothing and home-ware boutique on Fistral beach. Well yes it is but it is also much more. Offering a range of clothing and gifts that effortlessly combine modern tastes with surf culture.

Importantly they also have the surf culture ethos. Goods are sourced as much as possible with sustainability in mind. Travel miles are important to them and fair trading with primary suppliers is key. Their range includes B.C.I. ,(better cotton initiative ) Lyocell ,( great water saving) and 100% recycled materials

If you want an organic cotton top or a recycled leather purse they have it sorted. We loved the cork place mats.

Bon Bon Fistral are proof that fashion can be sustainable without compromising quality. The more you, as a customer, demand ethical trading the more ethical business will become.

Make a difference choose who you support.

Fistral beach  TR7 1HY

Thanks to Bon Bon Fistral for the images

Oceanflow Yoga.

Fistral Beach

Located just above the southern end of Fistral beach Oceanflow offer a full range of options for the yoga practitioner. Outdoor sessions above the beach or studio based options all with a great view of the Atlantic. It doesn’t matter what level of experience you have Oceanflow can meet your needs from classes , one to one tuition or even hot yoga.  Don`t want to spend all your holiday practising yoga ?  No problem you can also book an on line course for streaming at home .

4 Gwelva Lowenek TR7 1GX

Tel.  07740 649779

Thanks to Oceanflow Yoga for the images