Walk Through – Fistral Beach and Pentire Point

29th April 2014

Firstly, let us formally welcome you to the first of our walk through series. Throughout the year we’ll be taking you on a trip round Cornwall, showing you the best places to walk your dog, take your children, eat like a local and bathe on the beach.

We’re hoping to cover as much of Cornwall as possible, but if there is somewhere you’d like us to blog about please let us know by tweeting us @BeachRetreats or on Facebook.

The first stop on our walk through of Cornwall is Fistral Beach and Pentire Point.

Fistal Beach needs no introduction, it’s the world famous surfing beach drawing thousands of visitors and surfers from around the world each year. Aside from the year round, fantastic surf, Fistral is dog friendly, home to some great restaurants, and starts us on our journey of Newquay.

Fistral-3 (Overlooking Fistral Beach from Pentire Headland)

Fistral Beach is a great place to spend the whole day; take a surf lesson with Fistral Surf School, or body board with Rob Barber for a whirlwind ride through the surf.

There is no need to take food with you, Fistral is home to great eateries like The Stable, Fistral Beach Cafe and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. But if you prefer, pack up a BBQ and cook your way through to sunset.
FIstral-4 The Stable; a restaurant that represents the West Country to the full, showcasing cider as the main drink and serving alongside it, stone baked pizzas using locally sourced ingredients from the West Country.

Sit in with your friends and family or choose the take out option and enjoy your pizza on the shore.




Flo, our very little walking companion.


Heading South along the beach you’ll come across two of our Beach Retreats properties, Trethvor and 17 Oceangate, both with commanding views over the beach and within walking distance of Pentire Point, the headland separating Fistral and Crantock Beach.


Patience is a virtue in Cornwall.




Head west from the apartments and you’ll find the coastal path leading to Pentire Point, home to Lewinnick Lodge, a cliff side restaurant looking out over the Atlantic. Around the headland from Lewinnick is the beautiful Crantock Beach.



This blog post covers a 3 mile walk from Fistral Beach to Pentire point and back. Taking you across easy terrain it’s the perfect trail to walk with the entire family.


– Best beach for surfing
– Dog friendly year-round
– Restaurants
– Toilets
– Coin operated showers
– Short stay parking

Pentire Headland

– Free Parking on Esplanade Road
– Coastal Paths
– Fistral on left, Crantock on your right
– Kelly’s Ice Cream
– Pitch and Putt