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Fistral (Newquay)

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Fistral (Newquay)
Cornwall, TR7 1HY, Lat/Long 50.4N 5.1W

Famed for its surfing conditions, Fistral is a long sandy beach backed by high cliffs. A popular destination with families and surfers who enjoy the consistent waves.

Water quality

  • Benefits from the 2000 Newquay Clean Sweep scheme
  • Newquay sewage treatment works offers secondary treatment with ultraviolet disinfection
  • The outfall from the works discharges to sea at Towan Head and is disinfected and designed to protect bathing water quality
  • There are storm overflows from Yellowsands and Towan Head pumping stations. These overflows exist to protect homes, gardens, roads and open spaces from sewer flooding normally after storms
  • Bathing water quality in this area can be affected by urban drainage.

Local activities and interests

  • Surfing, other watersports and walks.
  • Parking at Fistral Beach Car Park off Headland Road, Newquay. foods, shops and campsite nearby.
  • RNLI Lifeguard 1 April-29 October
  • Newquay Surf Life Saving Club.

Good Beach Guide: Fistral (Newquay) 

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factors affecting bathing water quality

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