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Explore the Best Surfing Beaches in West Cornwall


Surfing at Gwithian - Cornwall Sustainable Glamping Holidays near the coast.



Cornwall's rugged coastline is a surfer's paradise, boasting some of the best breaks in the UK. From beginners to seasoned pros, there's a wave waiting for everyone along the shores of Cornwall. We are nestled amidst this coastal wonderland, slap bang in the middle of a huge variety of surf breaks, catering for all abilities.


1. Praa Sands:

Nestled between Penzance and Helston, Praa Sands is a gem of a beach renowned for its consistent surf and golden sands and is just a 15 minute drive from us. Whether you're a beginner honing your skills or a seasoned pro seeking some challenging waves, Praa Sands caters to all levels. The rolling Atlantic swells provide ample opportunities for long rides, making it a favorite among surfers. Plus, the beach boasts excellent facilities, including cafes and surf schools, ensuring a memorable beach day.


2. Gwithian:

Our closest break and one of Cornwall's most iconic surfing spots. Situated near the charming town of Hayle, Gwithian boasts a vast stretch of sandy shoreline that's perfect for all abilities. Whether you're catching the white water or perfecting your turns, Gwithian's diverse breaks cater to surfers of all abilities. And with stunning views of Godrevy Lighthouse adding to the allure, it's no wonder Gwithian remains a firm favorite among the surfing community. We have teamed up with Gwithian Academy of Surfing to offer guests who stay with us a 10% discount on surf hire and lessons.


3. Porthmeor

Located in the picturesque town of St Ives, Porthmeor Beach is a haven for surfers seeking both waves and beauty. With its azure waters and golden sands framed by rugged cliffs, Porthmeor offers a stunning backdrop for a day of surfing. The Atlantic swells produce consistent waves that are ideal for beginners and intermediates alike. Whether you're catching your first green wave or perfecting your technique, Porthmeor's gentle breaks provide the perfect learning environment. And after a session in the surf, be sure to explore the vibrant art scene and quaint cafes that St Ives is famous for.


4. Porthtowan:

For those craving adrenaline-fueled rides, look no further than Porthtowan Beach. Tucked away on Cornwall's north coast, Porthtowan is renowned for its powerful waves and consistent surf conditions. The beach's west-facing aspect ensures it picks up swell from the Atlantic, delivering thrilling waves for experienced surfers. Whether you're dropping into steep barrels or carving up the face, Porthtowan offers a thrilling ride for those with the skills to tackle it. It's the perfect spot to immerse yourself in Cornwall's surfing culture.


Whether you're a seasoned surfer chasing the perfect wave or a beginner eager to learn, Cornwall's surfing beaches offer something for everyone. So pack your wetsuit, grab your board, and get ready to ride the waves in the UK's most exhilarating surfing destination,

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