Fistral Beach – Find Out More
Fistral Beach Apartments are located in the highly regarded area of Newquay over looking one of the most famous surfing beaches in Europe. Our spacious luxury apartments offer a high quality contemporary design and come in the form of 1 to 4 bedrooms. The residence comes with its very own private parking, reception and your very own beach hut for storing any beach or water sport equipment.
Fistral Beach Apartments offer a stunning view of the coastline of Newquay where there 7 glorious beaches take full advantage of. The coastline is a must for exploring, there are plenty of coastal paths which take you along the headlands and offer beautiful views and there is an vast array of wildlife to observe.
Newquay has come a long way since it was a small fishing village in the early 20th century that was famous for pilchards and sardines. Newquay has grown into vibrant popular destination that offer so much for everyone, no matter what your tastes or needs are.
Newquay has been given the tag as the destination to escape to for the young people or large group parties. Even though this is true in some aspect, Newquay is not just solely designed to cater for the younger age group or just group parties, there is so much more to Newquay for the self catering holidaymaker. Below is a selection of the region’s best and most recommended places, activities and attractions to visit for all ages.
Treloy Golf Club - Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4JN - 01637 878554
Treloy is an enjoyable parkland golf club located just off the A3059 in between St Columb Minor and St Columb Major. The golf course is a 9 hole course which is made up of 5 par fours and 4 par threes. The course is not too over challenging but the holes are lined with trees. The price for 9 holes is £10 and price for 18 holes is £15.50.
Newquay Golf Club - Tower Road, Newquay, TR7 1LT - 01637 874354
Newquay Golf Club has great history that runs back over 100 years. The course is not a true links course as it is located on the headland over looking Fistral Beach, but it still offers the qualities that any good links course offers. The is located right next to Fistral Beach Apartments. From here you have a great view to study the holes and see the mistakes other players are making in order for you cut out those same mistakes. Each hole is unique and offers a great challenge. Not only do you have to cope with the undulating fairways and greens, but also you have to contend with the sometimes strong off sea winds that can quite easily blow your ball off course with ease. But if you can fight the challenge and control your shots, you will gain great reward.
The price for 18 holes on this par 69 course during Monday – Friday is £33. To play Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays the price is £38.
Merlin Golf and Country Club - St Eval Road , Mawgan Porth, TR8 4DN - 01841 540222
Merlin Golf and Country Club is located in North Cornwall, near the lovely seaside resort of Mawgan Porth. The golf course itself is a open heathland type course which offers beautiful views of the sea and countryside. Even thought the course is quite open, there are a few challenges that come in to play including out of bounds, some deep lying bunkers and water on more than 3 holes.
The clubhouse has just had a new outdoor patio built, which allows you to relax and enjoy a nice Cornish ale or a bite to eat in the sun while watching other players finish their round.
The price for 18 holes is £25.00. The price for a twilight round is £18.00
Holywell Golf Club – Holywell Bay, Newquay, TR8 5PW
Holywell is one of the best rated 18 hole pitch & putt golf course in the South West. The course is located overlooking Natural Trust’s protected Holywell Bay beach and offers truly spectacular views. The course itself is in great condition and offers challenges
The price for a round is £7.00 for adults and £6.00 for children with trolley hire prices at £2.00
Cornwall ish2widely known as the most popular region for surfing in the UK. With swell reaching up to 10 meters, it is no wonder why beaches like Fistral Beach remain popular all year round. Cornwall play host to many popular pro events which brings lots of tourism and interest to the area. These include;
Quicksilver King of the Groms – This event held in July is in search of the best crop of U16 from around the world.
Animal Newquay Open – This major event on the UK surfing calendar is held in November and see’s the best of the UK compete for this major title.
Relentless Boardmasters – This is the biggest surfing event on the surfing calendar. This year’s event is held between 10-14th August and celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the event. Boardmasters is the UK’s biggest surf, skate and music festival and sees the world’s best competitors compete. Music this year comes from Fat Boy Slim, Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Eliza Doolittle plus many more.
Reef Surf School - 10-12 Berry Road, Newquay TR7 1AR
Reef Surf School teaches all ages and abilities. We operate from our very own Surfing Centre at Great Western Beach with beach side cafe, surf hire, volley ball nets and surf shop. All coaches are fully qualified and prices start from as little as £25 for a half day lesson.
Atlantic Coastsurf School - 59 Henver Road, Newquay TR73DH
Have fun & learn to surf in Newquay with safe expert tuition.
Half day beginner to elite lessons that start from £25!
Including pick up & drop off, surfboards & wetsuits, qualified BSA coaches & lifeguards.
check website for surf & stay deals, private group or family specials. Book a video or photo lesson to capture the moment forever!
Lying just seven miles from the 5 Star Self Catering resort of Retallack is the town of Padstow. Padstow is famous for being a 15th century fishing port crammed with pastel and stone cottages, where narrow, cobbled streets lead down to a beautiful harbour. Padstow is dominated by a picturesque harbour which is full of many boats, shops, pubs and restaurants. If you walk around this traditional British seaside town during the course of the year, you will come across many events and festivals that support the local town , its heritage and it’s local businesses. In the summer months of June through to August, Padstow comes alive with an array of festivals and celebrations including the Oyster Festival, the Padstow Carnival and the famous Newlyn Fish Festival. This Cornish festival celebrates the delights of the sea, fishing and seafood, where you will be able to sample the delicious tastes of the sea from some of the very best chefs the South West has to offer. Also there will be an appearance from the famous TV chef Rick Stein who will open the event and sign books. This whole event will be supported by local bands and performers who will entertain the crowds from two stages.
A few miles along the coast is the busy village of St Merryn with its seven spectacular bays and surfing beaches. Inland, and amongst beautiful countryside, are pretty rural villages, which include Little Petherick and St Issey, both near the Camel Valley.
Wadebridge to Padstow and The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is an 11 mile disused railway line that runs from Padstow to Bodmin. The highlight of the trail is from Wadebridge to Padstow which is a 6 Mile, traffic free cycleway which passes through some of the most spectacular countryside in the south west. Following a disused railway line, the cycle track runs alongside the estuary from Wadebridge to Padstow. You can rent bikes from Bridge Bike Hire or Camel trail Bikes and enjoy the fresh sea air during your family holiday in Cornwall.
The landscape and scenery are striking and access to country and seaside towns offers ample opportunity to use local shops, pubs and visit attractions.