01637 872 334 info@pentirehotelnewquay.co.uk Overlooking Fistral beach in Newquay, Cornwall
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Surfing in Cornwall

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.

Surfing lessons

If you're looking to learn how to surf, we can now book lessons for you and your friends and family through Hibiscus Surf School, based at Fistral beach. A half day starting at 10am or 1pm costs £25 and a full day from 10am to 3.30pm is £35.  Prices include board and wetsuit hire, expert tuition in either beginner or improver classes and a goodie bag. Discounts are available for groups of three or more. For more details call us on 01637 872334.
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