Surfing in Cornwall
Find a place to stay near some of the best surfing spots in Cornwall.
Located on the northern coast, Polzeath's gentle waves make it ideal for beginners. Low tide reveals a vast stretch of golden sand which, by sunset in the height of summer, turns into a real surfer's hangout.
Three-bedroom Overhaven is just a five-minute drive to Polzeath. For a more relaxing beach day, try Pentireglaze which is only a 10-minute walk.
This pretty Victorian cottage overlooks open countryside and out towards the sea. Polzeath beach is only a 10 minute walk away.
Porthleven's powerful swells are not for beginners. The right-hand reef break produces fast, deep channel waves. To the left there's a smaller reef break producing less powerful waves. If these are too daunting, head nearby Praa Sands, which handles smaller swells in the right conditions.
This traditional cob and stone cottage is less than a five-minute drive to Porthleven. Plus it's close to the Penrose estate, so there are lots of woodland walks to explore.
Perching just above Loe Bar with far-reaching sea views, Bar Lodge is a dreamy place to stay. When surf's up, Porthleven can be driven to in five minutes and Praa sands in 15.
The northern coastline of Cornwall, close to Padstow, is made up of lots of small bays, making it perfect for mini-surfers. For the biggest swells though, head to Constantine Bay where waves break left and right in mid and high tides. If the surf is inconsistent here, you're guaranteed better swells in surfer's paradise Newquay, which is only a 30-minute drive.
This former shepherd's hut sits at the head of a secluded valley running down to Porth Mear Cove. The nearest beach is Porthcothan, but if there's no surf here try Constantine Bay which is only a 10-minute drive.
Two-bedroom Porth Mear Cottage, is ideal for families who want to surf in the nearby bays. Porthcothan is its nearest beach, but surfing hotspot, Newquay, is only a 30-minute drive.