Top 6 surf spots for all in Cornwall


Always a wave to catch here. Plenty of parking on the beach and nearby. Loads of surf hire and lessons to choose from and also lots of places to refuel after a hard day surfing. Can get busy, especially at weekends but it’s a big beach, so plenty of room for all to enjoy.

Gwithian Bay

Perhaps our favourite place to be in terms of ocean surf views with Godrevy lighthouse in the distance. It’s a vast beach with plenty of room for various water sports. The waves can be strong at times though, so make sure you know what your doing.

Fistral Beach

Newquay isn’t our favourite place in Cornwall but it does have some great surf beaches. Fistral Beach is popular and has consistently good surf. The down side is it gets busy, so choose this one out of season. A number of surf schools and amenities are available here.

Watergate Bay

Again Watergate Bay is near Newquay. Very popular with families and you may even spot a celebrity or two here. Jamie’s Oliver’s fifteen restaurant overlooks the bay and there are a number of other great eateries. Surf lessons and equipment can also be hired.

Sennen Cove

If you fancy a trip down to the far end of Cornwall, Sennen Cove is the place. Stunning scenery as well as fabulous surf. Again, you can hire equipment and book a lesson or two, if you are just having a try out. You may even spot some dolphins practicing their surf techniques.

Praa Sands

If North Cornwall is a bit flat, you could always go South and Praa Sands. When the waves are flowing, it’s as good as any in the North.

There are many other surf beaches in Cornwall and our list is by no means exhaustive. Which ever you choose, be safe and have fun.

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