Top surf spots

Surfing doesn't have to be about fighting for space on a crowded beach. If you prefer a more peaceful arena for catching some waves, we have just the places for you.

Surfing at Poldhu, Helston

Beaches and surfing in Cornwall 

Cornwall is home to some fantastic places to visit the beach and go for surf. Here are a few to get you started.

The beach at Compton, Isle of Wight

Compton Bay, Isle of Wight 

This is a popular autumn and summer spot and can work even in small swells. Further down the coast is Hanover Point, an A-frame reef with relatively gentle waves.

View of Rhossili bay from cliffs

Rhosilli, South Wales 

Llangennith, near Rhossili is arguably one of the best known surf spots in the country. A short walk down the beach and when the swell is too big here, Rhossili works well.

Surfer at Woolacombe, Devon

Top surf spots in North Devon 

North Devon offers some of the best surfing beaches in the country - check out some of our top surf spots in stunning locations.

A view of the bay Porthor, Llyn Peninsula, Wales

Llŷn Peninsula, Wales 

The Llŷn Peninsula has some top surfing spots, from the spectacular barrels at Ceiriad when conditions are right, to consistently good waves at Hell's Mouth. Quieter days are good for beginners, while big swell days give a good shot of adrenaline for experienced surfers.

Beach seen through long grass, Portstewart Strand, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Portstewart Strand Northern Ireland 

A pretty two mile beach which provides the gentlest waves in Northern Ireland. The middle of the beach is good for beginners and either end provides some quality waves. Bailey's, at the eastern end, provides a super-long right that can be the longest wave on the north shore when it works.

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