National Trust Surf Ambassador at Godrevy, Cornwall

Surfing in Cornwall 

Cornwall's coastline is littered with surfing beaches, producing some of the most consistent swells in the UK. Busy Newquay has become the surfing mecca of the UK, often with packed out beaches. But if you want some space on the waves, see our list of alternative surfing beaches.

A boy with a bodyboard in the waves at Compton Beach, Isle of Wight

Surfing on the Isle of Wight 

For a surfing trip minus the crowds, head to the southern fringes of this small island. You can drive from one end to the other in less than an hour to scout for the best breaks.

Surfer at Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

Surfing in Wales 

Waves break on the north, west and south coastlines of Wales, making it a haven for surfing. If you're a beginner, the south coast offers gentler swells to help you find your feet.

Surfer at Woolacombe, Devon

Surfing in Devon 

Exposure to the Atlantic means Devon has consistent waves that attract surfers all year round. Swells range in size, so beginners and pros alike can practice here.