Surfing beaches in Cornwall

Looking for a beautiful spot to spend a day at the beach in Cornwall? Or perhaps go for a surf? There are miles of natural beautiful coastline and beaches to explore in Cornwall. The surfing beaches at Newquay are famous, but the Trust look after some great surfing beaches too. Often less crowded, why not give them a try?

Sandymouth beach at low tide


At the most eastern tip of North Cornwall can be found the wide open spaces of Sandymouth. With great surf but also with a Trust car park, seasonal café, toilets and lifeguard you will be well catered for.

Crantock Beach, Cornwall

Holywell and Crantock 

Unspoilt golden, sandy beaches only a stones throw from the crowds at Newquay. With Trust car parks, refreshments, toilets and seasonal lifeguards - what more could you want? You can even bring your dog all year round.

Contenders running into the water at Chapel Porth, Cornwall

Chapel Porth 

An intimate rocky cove at high tide to a vast sandy beach at low tide, but beware you don't get cut off by the tide. There's a seasonal cafe, toilets and life guard and, dare we say it, Chapel Porth is also home to the annual World Belly boarding Championship.

National Trust Surf Ambassador at Godrevy, Cornwall


An awe-inspiring expanse of sandy beaches around St Ives Bay, this is one of the most popular surfing beaches in Cornwall with an equally popular beach cafe, seasonal lifeguard, toilets and a Trust car park.

Suring at Poldhu


On the west side of The Lizard, near Mullion village, this lovely sandy beach is a favourite with families and surfers alike. With a cafe, a car park (not National Trust) and toilets.

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Harbour View holiday cottage, Boscastle, Cornwall

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A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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