Cornwall is famed for its spectacular coastline, with thousands of people flocking to the county each year to sample the dozens of magnificent beaches.
It’s also highly regarded as one of the best surfing locations not only in the UK but in Europe. And, whether you’re a novice or a pro, Cornwall is the place to be if you want to sample some great waves.
Our Cornwall holiday park boasts a fantastic location close to some of the county’s finest surfing beaches. Here we take a look at some of our favourites that are only a short distance from Trevella…
Even those who little or no knowledge about the world of surfing will be familiar with Fistral Beach. Put simply, it has a reputation as one of the country’s best surfing beaches – and it’s easy to see why. It can provide some world class waves, with swells of up to 8ft plus there’s also the famous Cribba wave, which is spectacle in itself!
Gwithian Beach, Hayle
Head along to the north coast and enjoy the popular surfing location near the busy town of Hayle. This large beach means there’s plenty of room in the water for everyone and it offers waves of varying sizes. It can, however, be quite exposed at times in high winds.
Located just a stone’s throw from our park is Crantock Beach (which we think is one of the best in Cornwall!). This large, sandy beach is owned by the National Trust and is a great spot for surfers of all abilities.
A popular beach in its own right, Polzeath is famed as the holiday destination for former Prime Minister David Cameron (among many other well-known public figures who regularly holiday here). This is a huge beach but doesn’t offer huge waves in return. Due to the gentle shelving and sheltered aspect of the beach the waves here tend to lack height and power and are thus more suited to beginners.
If you don’t mind a bit of a drive then head south towards the Lizard Peninsula and try your luck at Praa Sands near Helston. A large beach, this is one of the south coast’s most well-known surfing locations and, when the wind is northerly there can be a decent swell here.