Fistral; more that just North Cornwall’s iconic surf beach
Storm Imogen lashed the UK last week and here in Cornwall we had a few spectacularly dramatic days. 100 mile-an-hour winds, huge pounding surf and biblical rains. Now, in the aftermath we have a few days to spend at The Pearl, Forever Cornwall’s luxury beach apartment in Newquay. We are moments from Fistral beach. This stretch of sand may need no introduction — but if you are unfamiliar, it’s one of the best surf beaches in the UK. Well, in Europe for that matter. Fistral is home to Boardmasters, Europe’s largest surf festival, held every August. But it’s also a great family beach with lifeguards from May to September. But here we are in February — a long way from summer, and loving it. A breezy stroll, crunching sand and pebbles, textures of marram grass and Turneresque sky — and a warm welcome at Fistral Beach Bar.