Fistral Reach is a superbly situated, comfortable one bedroom apartment, well positioned in Pentire and only a few minutes walk to both Fistral Beach and the Gann Tresco is an excellent bolthole to escape, unwind and recharge your batteries. This apartment sleeps two and is perfectly positioned for surfing pursuits, at the Endless Summer is situated on the headland above Fistral beach, one of Newquay's most sought after locations, with stunning views over the Gannel Estuary from the Please note - there are building works taking place at a site next to the property that can be seen from the Juliet balcony Blue Ocean is a delightful apartme
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Surfing Exploration. Written by Ellie Ross 10 August With 11, miles of coastline, the UK is blessed with some epic surf spots. From Scotland to Cornwall, there is a spot for you to catch the perfect wave — no matter your ability. On the right day, the waves here can be as good as anywhere else in the world — albeit a little chillier.
So kick off, grab a board, wetsuit and a sense of adventure and head to one of these great surf spots around the UK. Croyde, North Devon. Conditions are best at low tide, but the water can get crowded so make sure you look out for, and respect, other surfers. Backed by rolling sand dunes and the Devon countryside beyond, Croyde bay sits between two headlands, with Woolacombe and Saunton Sands beaches on either side. Longboarders and beginners should head to Saunton Sands, where gentle Atlantic rollers combine with a long stretch of soft sand for a more relaxed surf spot.
Best for: Beginners to experts. Thurso East, North East Scotland. The waves break over a shallow reef, against a backdrop of the Thurso Castle ruins, so are not suitable for beginners. But for advanced surfers, this walling right-hander can hold surfable waves of triple overhead in a big north west swell. Little wonder this beach hosts competitions that attract top surfers from around the world.
Fistral Beach, Cornwall. Cornwall has more than its fair share of surf spots, but Fistral Beach has something to offer everyone. In summer, the smaller, gentle rollers are perfect for learning and for longboarding, while winter swells bring steep, powerful waves that are ideal for experts. A number of international surf contests are held here, including the British National Surf Championships. There is a surf centre offering lessons right on the beach, as well as restaurants and bars to refuel post-surf.
When the swell is huge, with perfectly clean, double overhead-sized waves, the big wave spot, The Cribbar, works, and big wave surfers ride the massive waves breaking off the rocks. Portrush East Strand, County Antrim. Portrush has a number of decent surf spots to choose from, including East Strand, which is one of the best beaches for beginners because it tends to have smaller waves thanks to its sheltered position by the headland.
In winter storms it can be impossible to paddle out, so pros run around the Arcadia and leap off the rocks. Saltburn, North Yorkshire. One of the original centres of the north-east surf scene, Saltburn is a friendly spot with mellow waves either side of the pier that are ideal for honing your board skills, from perfect paddling to practising your turns. Further down the coast, Cayton is a quiet and unspoilt bay with excellent year-round surfing for everyone from beginners to experts.
Llangennith, Gower Peninsula. The Gower has always been the heartland of the Welsh surf scene — and Llangennith is its most popular spot for good reason. Beach breaks roll in all along this three-mile stretch of gold sand beach, making it popular with all types of surfers from pros to complete beginners who come here for surf lessons. The long sandy beach makes it an ideal place to learn in safety, but watch out for rips, which tend to be worse when the swell is bigger and the tide is pushing in.
Porthleven, Cornwall. The best waves are found to the west of the harbour — short, right-hander barrels that get super shallow so are only for expert surfers to tackle. This is Cornwall's best reef break, so it can get busy with locals and photographers. Take extra care at high and low tide because of the rocky bottom. Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset. There are three main spots to pick from: Make sure you watch out for rocks and check the surf forecast before you go, as this spot needs perfect wind and wave conditions to get decent surf.
Intermediates to experts. Dalmore Bay, Isle of Lewis. Its jagged coastline is home to quiet coves, beaches of pale sand and turquoise water. In sizeable conditions it can get rippy, so is best suited for experts. This is also a great spot for some wildlife spotting and you could spot everything from dolphins to orcas as you paddle. Beginner to experts. Click here for some other Wild Weekends ideas.
Westward Ho! Braddicks Holiday Centre is conveniently located at the far end of Westward Ho! From short breaks to long breaks, couples or large groups, we have the surfing holiday for you with an unbeatable location. Braddicks Holiday Centre will be your number one choice due to its stunning beachside location and fantastic range of holiday accommodation. Images and layout plans are for guidance purposes only to show the range of accommodation available. There are a number of varying models within each range and both the interior design and fittings are dependent on the model and manufacturer.
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Britain is home to fantastic surf breaks, with something to ride or attempt to ride for all abilities. What it also has is plenty of hotels on the seaside that act as a base for your staycation surf safari. Cornwall and Devon rank highly, of course, but there's also impressive spots in North Yorkshire and Scotland — as well as some surprisingly good landlocked waves in North Wales. Take a look
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Learn to surf? In the UK? It might not have the same allure as the tropics, but with almost 20, miles of coastline peppered with world-class breaks, Britain is actually an excellent place to get started. The biggest swells roll in between autumn and spring, but the season is year-round for beginners, with smaller summer waves perfect for learning. When the swell is up — delighting local experts with clean barrels topping 2m — this Welsh beach can rival any surf spot in Europe. But Rest Bay boasts rideable waves on any given day, which is all that learners need.WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: Waimea River Break
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You don't have to fly to California to make like the Beach Boys. Britain has plenty of fabulous coastline ideal for surfing on powerful waves. From Cornwall and Devon to Northumberland and Scotland, Jenny Coad reveals the best locations for a board meeting with a difference. Wave hello: Britain offers plenty of powerful waters for surfers, especially on the South Coast. Clear waters, scenery to make you gasp and a consistent swell. Teaching takes place in Sennen Cove and all equipment is included , www. Set in three acres of walled gardens, the Boscean Country House, a ten-minute drive away in St Just, provides a comforting base for surfers and walkers. You can take afternoon tea in the garden.
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We can offer superb self catering accommodation just a short walk from the surf school and beach. Prosper House Camping is a friendly, family run and authentic campsite in the beautiful village of Gwithian. Looking for a holiday that combines fun and fitness with relaxation? Our surf and yoga package could be just the ticket. Whether you are brand new to surfing or already have some experience, but want to improve, we have a surfing package to suit you. We can arrange anything from a couple of days taster to a week long surf trip designed to have you flying along the waves. I completed some surfing sessions with my partner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing in August and it was brilliant.
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However, with almost 20, miles of beautiful coastline, the UK boasts some of the best surfing beaches in the world — just one of the many draws of the great British beach holiday. With an estimated , regular surfers in Britain, the sport has become increasingly popular in recent years — and, with warmer weather on the horizon, thousands more are expected to hit the waves this summer. Cornwall is a veritable smorgasbord of surfing hotspots. That being said, the majority of the action is centred in and around Newquay — and with very good reason! Home to no less than 12 beaches and several world-class surfing coves — all reachable within minutes of the town centre - Newquay has earned its reputation as the surfing capital of the UK. Lifeguard cover: May to September Dog friendly: Dogs welcome year-round. Unlike many other beaches in the region, you can surf here on most tides.
Anyone over 8 years old grandparents included can take surf lessons with Extreme Academy, our specialist school for beach sports.
The last thing anyone wants on a surf trip is disappointing waves. That's where Croyde shines; this golden sandy bay's exposure to the Atlantic means the surf's extremely consistent. While the waves can be challenging, Croyde Surf Academy guarantees beginners will be up and riding in their first lesson or the second lesson's free. It also offers kids' camps years during school holidays, and for those who want to practise on their own, there are lifeguards on the beach during summer. Someone in the family not up for surfing? Try coasteering or foraging, then end the day in one of the village's many excellent pubs. Stay at Ruda Holiday Park, close to the beach, which offers lodges, caravans and safari-style glamping tents with kitchens and loos. Famed for its rolling waves, consistent wind and glorious sunsets, Praia do Guincho is a popular Portuguese surf hub. Set in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, just 40 minutes west of Lisbon, Surf's Up certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation , teaches kids from five years old and, in addition to private family lessons, offers dedicated surf clinics for children years during school holidays. Days are spent surfing and playing games, beach football or frisbee. Surf's Up can collect kids from the nearby Oitavos Resort, giving parents free time to chill out on the hotel's on-site golf course, yoga pavilion or in the spa.
At Star Surf Camps, we believe there is nothing better than sharing experiences with friends. What could be better than surfing all day before kicking back in the evening over a few beers and having a surf holiday full of good times, great waves and happy memories. Travelling and surfing with your friends, uni group or social club is a guaranteed way to multiply your stoke and can often make the whole surf trip easier and, of course, cheaper. With 10 years experience, we are experts when it comes to group surfing holidays. This is our flagship student surf trip and our most popular one! And we know exactly why: Our surf camp is nestled among the beautiful French pine trees right behind the first dunes of Moliets-Plage. This means for you that you can grab your surfboard and be in the line up in no time. Typically, most our groups come between June and September, and our surf camp is a welcoming utopia for like-minded bohemian surfers and Yoga enthusiasts. Fuerteventura is as close to Hawaii as you can get without actually leaving Europe.
Surfing holidays. Mobile foam: The new Truck Surf Hotel is a bunkhouse on wheels that lets surfers catch waves at locations along the southwest coast, as well as taking in great views and food. Cycle and surf from Bordeaux to Bilbao. Quiet beaches, great surf, jungle to explore and wildlife to watch — and within easier reach on a new non-stop flight from the UK to Bali. Surfers have long known about the year-round draw of Durban and now a new direct BA flight from London makes its subtropical shores more accessible. The best places to surf, stay and eat on Portugal's coast. Waves and walks: This stretch of shoreline, from St Agnes to St Ives, with its reminders of Poldark, is a dream for surfers and walkers — and this local novelist. What sets these surf schools apart is a commitment to excellence when it comes to tuition, which will help you to catch a wave from Portugal to Hawaii, South Africa to Norway. Instagram snapshots Surf's up in south-east India: New waves: New York and New Jersey surf culture — in pictures.VIDEO ON THEME: Surf Tutorial - About Reef Breaks - by Protest Surfcenter Fuerteventura