Fistral Beach is best known for surfing. Its west-facing and exposes it to Atlantic swells ensuring consistent waves suitable for surfing. The beach is the venue for major international surfing competitions and a competition suite for judges and competitors has been built at North Fistral along with a surf museum.
The Cribbar, a reef at the north end of the beach, causes waves to break when the swell is high. It is considered to be Cornwall’s premier “big wave” location with wave faces as high as 30 feet