Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach, Newquay: Address, Phone Number, Fistral Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Fistral Beach
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This splendid beach offers excellent water for surfing and body boarding.
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Simon D
Chester, UK20 contributions
Ruined by the car park operator
Sep 2021
Please please please be careful when parking at Fistral Beach. A quick internet search shows that the car park operators are unscrupulous in the way they penalise motorists. We have just received a fine of £100 for 10 minutes overstay at the car park. They have 3 machines but only the one at the top of the car park was working. Looking at other reviews this has been like this on and off since 2014. After trying the two machines at the bottom of the car park and walking to the one machine that was working we then queued for the people in front of us. We had an hour to 18.30 when charges stopped so paid for an hours parking. HOWEVER - BE AWARE - the car park has ANPR camera's that record the time you enter the car park and record the time you leave. They expect you to pay for the whole time your car is on the land whether you have parked it or not. Our 10 minutes was spent TRYING TO PAY. Like everyone else my appeal was rejected and £100 fine issued. I cannot believe Newquay Council or the businesses at Fistral Beach do not sort this out together, as it just feels a complete rip-off. I will never visit Newquay again and if an online influencer had the same experience they would reach millions of followers with the same message. Reading the online complaints from hundreds of people it just isn't good enough that this car park operator is allowed to continue looking after this car park. If people stopped going maybe something would be done. Alternatively label the signage to say you must pay for the time your car wheels cross the car park boundary and NOT THE TIME YOU PARK.
Written 11 October 2021
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Dave Amber
Hockley, UK39 contributions
Best beach in Newquay for surfing
Sep 2021
Lovely wide, clean beach with great surf, even when other Newquay beaches were quieter/flatter. Mostly soft sand with a few areas of stones. The tide comes a long way in, so best to sit at the back of the beach! 4 days of great boogie boarding and great to have RNLI patrols sat on the beach keeping an eye on things.
Written 7 October 2021
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tony f
London, UK16 contributions
Surf city
Sep 2021
Great beach and lifeguards do a great job here stay between the flags as it can get a bit choppy but great to watch the surfers do there bit
Written 28 September 2021
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Trudi525
Burton Latimer, UK943 contributions
Holiday with hubbie & dog
Aug 2021 • Couples
It’s been years since I’ve been here but the beach is still beautiful and our dog loved it ! Nice to have a dog friendly beach to go to with all the shops, bars & restaurants behind it. Had a walk along the beach then a walk to one of the many pastie shops and ate it overlooking the beach
Written 27 September 2021
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Jennifer T
Nuneaton, UK156 contributions
Great beach for dogs and surfers!
Sep 2021 • Couples
One of the best beaches in Cornwall! Brilliant for dogs to run free and chase the waves! Perfect for surfing and other sea sports.. great restaurants and shops and the sea/beach is very clean.
Definitely recommend
Written 25 September 2021
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jennie_rose91
Colchester, UK15 contributions
Amazing waves
Sep 2021 • Friends
Loved this beach! Paddling in the waves was so much fun and there are a few shops and cafes nearby. Bit of a walk from the bus stop but worth it.
Written 25 September 2021
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pete
King's Lynn, UK3 contributions
2021 visit to fistral
Sep 2021 • Family
One of the best beach’s in the uk clean great surf a must if your lucky enough to visit Newquay you must arrive early as parking is limited
Written 21 September 2021
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Josie
Swansea, UK29 contributions
Most beautiful place in Cornwall
Sep 2021 • Couples
During our holiday in Cornwall this was by far our favourite place. The beach is absolutely stunning and there’s a lovely laid back atmosphere there. Its a very clean beach. It’s nice to just sit on the beach and watch the people surfing at sunset. It would be nice to see the council have recycling bins to give the public the chance to recycle their waste. Especially plastic when being so close to the sea.
Written 20 September 2021
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Rezwanul H
London, UK42 contributions
Cornwall sea front
Sep 2021 • Friends
Nice and beautiful sea beach in uk ,we enjoy a lots.enough parking near sea front.and a lorts more .come to enjoy
Written 20 September 2021
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Cally W
1 contribution
Do not park at Fistral beach
Sep 2021 • Family
Do not park at Fistral Beach, the car park operators will fine you even if you take 5 minutes to get a ticket after entering.
Written 16 September 2021
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