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 schools

Surf schools licensed by the National Trust at Holywell and Crantock Beach 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. Surf boards, bodyboards and wetsuits can also be hired on the beach.
Big Green Surf School - runs lessons and hire at Crantock Beach, Big Green Surf School not only offers surf lessons but stand-up paddle-boarding too. They offer board hire from their base on the National Trust car park.