With summer fast approaching we bring you some of the surfing hotspots throughout the UK...
Bournemouth Beach, Dorset
The lively town on the South Coast is a surfing hotspot with many coming from all around the UK to give it a go. Waves have been ridden here since the early 60’s, with the seaside town booming as a holiday hotspot it was the perfect form of escapism from city life.
The beach today is just as lively, with endless waves arriving either side of the pier with winds from the south west ensuring waves up to 3-4 ft are consistent during the better months.
If you’re heading to Bournemouth on holiday and fancy giving surfing a go, SurfSteps offer a range of coaching that will have you up on two feet in no time!
Where to stay: Sandhills Holiday Park
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Fistral Beach, Cornwall
Known as ‘The Home of British Surfing’, Fistral Beach is a hive of surfing activity throughout the year. It also welcomes a number of international surfing, skating and music events in the warmer months.
The beach is a well known spot for surfers of all abilities. The hype around the place has continued to grow over the years, due to the consistent supply of surfable waves varying from anything right up to 8ft!
There is also the chance to develop your skills and learn how to surf at Fistral Beach Surf School, they provide lessons for everyone of all ages and abilities, what better place to learn to surf at the home of British Surfing.
Where to stay: Crantock Beach Holiday Park
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Sennen Cove, Cornwall
Just off the cliffs at Lands End you will find Sennen Cove, a quiet beach for those looking for consistent waves off the south coast. The location of the cove means it gets some of the largest swells off the UK coast, attracting surfers from far and wide. The breath-taking location combined with the welcoming nature of the locals around Sennen Cove makes for a great day out in one of the classic seaside locations that Cornwall has to offer.
If you haven’t surfed before and want to give it a go the Surf School at Sennen provides lessons and equipment hire to help you get ridding the waves.
Where to stay: Sennen Cove Camping and Caravanning Club
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Thurso East, Caithness
Perhaps better known for the highlands and outstanding lochs, Northern Scotland is beginning to develop into a surfers hot spot with Thurso East at the centre. The exposed geographical location of Thurso East on the Northern Coast means it’s open to the elements. The location attracted a World Tour Event for three years that saw some of the best pro surfers on the competitive circuit come to town and experience what Thurso has to offer. If you can brave the cold, you are sure to find some of the largest collection of waves in the UK.
Autumn and Winter are probably the best times to visit. Although it can get very cold, waves reaching up to 12ft make it worthwhile.
Where to stay: Dunnet Bay Club Site
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Croyde Bay, Devon
Home to world class surfing, golden beaches and set in the lovely seaside village of Croyde, this spot has it all! The exposed location ensures that there are consistent waves throughout the year which subsequently attract large crowds during the surfing season. You can also try one of the many surfing sites in the South West, many are only a short drive away.
If you haven’t surfed before, then Croyde Bay is the ideal place to start learning and you can do so under the supervision of the team at the surf school, more information can be found here
Where to stay: Ruda Holiday Park
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