Cornish Translation: Porth an Vystel, meaning ‘cove of the foul water’.
- Dogs allowed year-round
- Pay and Display nearby at Fistral Beach (200 spaces). 20 minutes free parking. For parking information click here.
- Lifeguards: Daily from May – September including Easter weekend. Voluntary Lifeguards during winter weekends.
- Various restaurants and cafe’s
- Surf Equipment hire and lessons.
- Shower & Toilet facilities.
- Fistral Beach is a European Designated beach for European Water Quality Standards.
- Live Music & Events
- Disabled Access
Fistral, perhaps the UK’s most famous beach, is split between North and South Fistral. Fistral Beach is west-facing, exposing it to Atlantic swells, ensuring consistent waves suitable for surfing. The Cribbar, at the north end of the beach, causes waves to break when the swell is high. It is considered to be Cornwall’s “big wave” location with wave faces as high as 40 feet (12m).The UK’s most famous surfing location, Fistral Beach hosts many national and international surfing competitions which draw thousands of visitors to the beach.
Make sure to check our surf report to see the latest tidal information.
Check what events are taking place on Fistral this year on our What’s On Calendar.