The beautiful beaches of Newquay and the spectacular coastal scenery have made Newquay Cornwall's premier resort. Newquay is the beach paradise of the West Country with its seven miles of wonderful golden sands and the surfing capital of Britain. A lot of people would argue that the beaches in and around Newquay are the finest in Western Europe with the soft sand and crystal clear water. With so many beaches in Newquay you will be spoilt for choice. Find beaches with long stretches of golden sands to small secluded beaches to surfing havens. You would find it hard to find a place that has such a variety of beaches and a lot of the beaches are within walking distance of the town centre and most of them have great facilities close by. Fistral Beach is Britain's most famous surfing location with its West facing, dune backed stretch of wonderful golden sands. It is also one of Newquay's biggest beaches and where all the main world class surfing events and competitions are held. Fistral Beach is often split into three areas these being South Fistral, North Fistral and Little Fistral. Fistral Beach is home to the Ripcurl Boardmasters, Europe's largest surf, skate and music festival.
Beach Access - Bus service and disabled access available on North side of Fistral Beach. By car follow signs to Fistral and parking are either along the road above the beach or in the car park on the beach itself but this can be full quickly in season. It may be advisable to park in one of Newquay's long stay car parks and walk to Fistral Beach. Postcode TR7 1HY Great Western Beach Is a West facing beach which is reached by walking along the sands at low tide from Towan or by a steep slope leading off Cliff Road beside the Great Western Hotel. The beach is also accessible via a private lift in the cliffs from the Great Western Hotel. The Great Western Beach is a popular family beach backed by towering cliffs which also shade the beach in late afternoon. The Great Western Beach is very popular with beginners to surfing.