By Kingfisher Visitor Guides
If you were to ask someone where the best places are to surf in the UK, they'd probably say Cornwall. This is indeed true with most surfers flocking to this part of the country to catch the best waves. The water along this stretch of coastland is both beautiful and wild, so it has optimum conditions for the surf of your life. If you're a little apprehensive, remember that even the best surfers were once beginners who battled with the sea. Stick with it, and as soon as you ride a wave you'll be hooked. Cornwall is full of prime surfing spots and here's where to find them.
Sennen is on of Cornwall‘s great surf spots if you’re a beginner or need a refresher course, as there is always at least one surf school open. During the summer, lifeguards patrol the beach so if you ever run into trouble, help is never far away.
There is the potential for strong currents to appear so if no one is in the water, there’s a good reason for it. If you get hungry in between surf sessions, eateries can be found in Sennen village.
During the summer, lifeguards patrol the beach so if you ever run into trouble, help is never far away
Newquay is one of the biggest surfing spots in England and for good reason. The waves here are something to behold, with Fistral, Great Western and Towan Beach just some of the best beaches to visit. The town itself has had a progressive facelift and with the addition of a few upmarket bars, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t stay well into the evening.
Any surfer wannabes would be foolish to bypass the shopping experience of Newquay – home to one of the largest collections of surf shops in Europe. You can get some amazing deals, especially in the off-season.
Trevaunance Cove is a lesser-known surfer’s treasure and is the main beach for the village of St Agnes.
The surf here is very impressive with tons of sea water ploughing into the narrow bay. It is a true spectacle to watch at mid and high tide.