Experience the Laid-Back Surfer Vibes of Cornwall

Jul 24, 2019

Hit the waves and catch the perfect break at one of these fantastic surf beaches in Cornwall.

Cornwall is Europe’s hotspot for surfers, attracting surfers from around the world to take to the waves.

Cornwall’s perfect position means its rugged north and west coasts get the biggest and best waves from the powerful Atlantic Ocean. In contrast to the south coast which is calm and known as the Cornish Riviera.
Catch a break at one of these fantastic surf beaches.

Fistral Beach, Newquay 

Surfer at Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall

Fistral Beach is the epicentre of Europe’s surfing scene. Visitors can learn to surf from Fistral’s countless surf schools. While the regular 8ft swells attract some of the biggest names in surf. The annual surf festival Boardmasters transforms Fistral Beach bringing pro surf, skate and BMX competitions, including World Surf League contests.

Best for… All skill levels
You’ll love… the famous Cornish Cribbar. With swells reaching up to 30ft, this is Cornwall’s best known big wave spot for experienced surfers.

Gwenver Beach, Penzance 

Surfer at Gwenver Beach, Penzance, Cornwall

Gwenver Beach is quite possibly the most exposed beach in England. Less than 2 miles from Lands’ End, Gwenver feels the full force of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a secluded beach only accessible by foot, making it much less crowded than the nearby Sennen Beach.

Best for… Intermediate, Expert
You’ll love… the powerful waves. These solid 6ft swells have the power of the Atlantic Ocean behind them, making them unsuitable for beginners but fantastic for experienced surfers.

Polzeath Beach, Padstow 

Surfer at Polzeath Beach, Padstow

Polzeath is a beautiful sandy beach, which in low tide spans around half a mile in all directions. It’s one of the safest beaches along this stretch of coast and has been awarded Blue Flag status. Due to its gentle shelving and sheltered beach, the waves here lack power making it perfect for beginners.

Best for… Beginners
You’ll love… the long slow breaking waves make the ideal conditions for learning to surf.

Grab your surfboard and let’s go!

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