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11 May 6 Places to go Surfing in Cornwall

Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or simply keen to try a new sport, Cornwall offers some of the best conditions for hitting the waves.

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Fistral Beach, Cornwall

One of the most popular surf spots in the UK, Newquay attracts hordes of dedicated and wannabe surfers as well as hen and stag parties. A short drive from Watergate Bay, this thriving town boasts an abundance of surf schools and surf shops, as well as a vibrant nightlife. Best for intermediate surfers, the waves hold some challenges even for the experienced.

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Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Just outside Newquay, this surfing mecca boasts more than two miles of sandy beach and consistent waves. There are professional surf schools catering for beginners as well as those who want to improve their skills.

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Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Another beautiful, exposed Cornish beach perfect for surfing, Sennen offers decent waves and tuition for all abilities. Sennen’s Beach Restaurant is also legendary, offering tasty home-cooked food and some stunning views.

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Polzeath, Cornwall

Autumn is a great time to enjoy the good groundswells here, as Polzeath can be uncomfortably packed during the summer months. An ideal place to learn surfing in the UK.

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Porthleven, Cornwall

This sandy beach next to a harbour is for expert surfers only. The breaks are extremely powerful and the reef is shallow and rough.

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St Ives, Cornwall

The best beach around St Ives for surfing is Porthmeor, on the town’s north coast. Ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers and popular with families, the beach is manned by lifeguards throughout the summer. The beach is also very close to town and overlooked by the Tate St Ives.

Barry Aldworth
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