Surfing in Cornwall

Cornwall's surfing beaches
are the best in the UK.

Cornwall's north coast provides ideal conditions for great surfing from Bude in North Cornwall to Sennen near Land's End. The south coast of Cornwall has many surfing beaches including Praa Sands, Church Cove Gunwalloe and Kennack Sands. Whether you are an experienced surfer or a beginner, Cornwall has surfing beaches to suit all abilities.

is famous for Fistral Beach, the best surfing beach in Cornwall and the UK.

Many surf championships are hosted in Cornwall every year including National, European and International events such as the British Bodyboard Championships and UK Pro Surf Tour. Perranporth, Porthtowan Watergate Bay, St Agnes, Trevaunance Cove are regular venues for prominent surfing events.

Surfers at Holywell Bay in a Sunny February


Surfing on the North Cornwall Coast
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East coast beaches in Cornwall such as Whitsand Bay and Pentewan provide excellent surfing conditions.

See the map below for surfing beaches around Cornwall and click on the links below the map to view surfing locations with surf reports and information for all the main surfing baches in Cornwall.

Cornwall has a great reputation for surfing so why not check it out for yourself and find out what makes it the first choice for European surfing.

Surf schools and surfing academies at beaches around Cornwall provide full tuition and training with instruction from professionally qualified B.S.A. coaches for all levels of training from the beginner to expert.

Most beaches around Cornwall, well known for surfing, will have a surfing school on site or nearby.

Advice for Encounters with Seals at Sea  published by the Cornwall Seal Group

Please follow the Cornwall Marine and Coastal Code

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Praa Sands

Praa Sands

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BPSA UK Tour 2004 Newquay.


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Praa Sands

Praa Sands

Praa Sands


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Map of Surfing locations in Cornwall

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Maps of Cornwall :

The Ordnance Survey publishes the Explorer series of maps which are ideal for walkers.

Scale 1 : 25 000
2.5 inches to 1 mile /
4cm to 1km.

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