Surfing at Holywell and Crantock

Surfers walking towards the sea

The north Cornwall coast is famous for its great surfing beaches. Whether you're an experienced surfer or just learning, Holywell and Crantock beaches offer a fantastic place to catch some waves. Details of our licensed surf schools can be found below. Both beaches have RNLI life guards on duty during the main season.

Surf school

Surf schools licensed by the National Trust at Holywell and Crantock include:
Holywell Bay School of Surf - was established over ten years ago and runs lessons throughout the season.
Cornwall Surf Academy - also operating at Holywell, caters for all ages and abilities.
Big Green Surf School - based at Crantock Beach, Big Green Surf School not only offers surf lessons but stand-up paddle-boarding too.

Surf Ambassadors

Find out more about our Surf Ambassadors. Becky Stanhope, who lives nearby and came fourth in the 2012 English Nationals, often chooses to surf off Holywell and Crantock beaches.