The Pentire is sandwiched happily between Fistral and Crantock beaches, two of the top spots for surfers in Cornwall, offering long and shortboard waves and plenty of fun for bodyboarders too.
The best and most consistent surf break in Britain. Like most beaches on the north Cornish coast, it faces west, catching the untamed Atlantic swell as it hits the sand bars off the beach and the famous Cribbar reef further out. Here vast walls of water are created when the conditions are right in the winter, but during the summer Fistral can be a great, safe beach to learn to surf.
Located to the south west of Newquay, across the tidal River Gannel, which runs alongside the Pentire headland, this can suffer with currents, but provides one of the best longboard peaks on this coast when conditions are right. A smaller shortboard break, known as the 'Bowgie Left' sometimes works at the western end.