The surfing business in Cornwall is centred on the beaches of Newquay, which is referred to as The Surfing Capital of Britain. The English Nationals Surfing Championships, the Ripcurl Boardmasters Festival, and the British Surfing Association’s Gold Rush Big Wave Competition have all been held on the beaches in Newquay, which is also home to the British Surfing Association, Newquay Surf Life Saving Club, and the Newquay Boardrider Club.
Newquay is the place to be if surfing Cornwall is something you’re interested in. This is only a list of some of the more well-known beaches that are accessible for you to visit and surf at while you are in Newquay, but it should help you get started when making travel plans:
This beach is unquestionably the greatest for surfing and the epicentre of Newquay’s surf scene. The beach is located in Fistral Bay, which is bordered by Pentire Point East and Towan Head. The sandy beach is straight and faces the Atlantic Ocean to the west-northwest. As a result, it is exposed to swells, which guarantee steady waves. Sand dunes surround it on all sides, and it measures around 750 metres. The Cribbar reef, Cornwall’s top big wave site, is located on this beach. When the surf is strong, the reef breaks the waves, which may have wave faces as tall as 12 metres. Up until recently, it was pretty hardly surfed.
Two miles north of Newquay, on the beach at Watergate Bay, are high breakers that are ideal for surfing. The English Nationals Surfing Championships were held on the two-mile-long beach in May 2007 because to its exposed northwestern location.
Beach at Crantock
Another sandy beach in the region with great surfing conditions. Sand dunes surround Crantock, which produces waves that are comparable to those at Fistral but less well-known. Because of this, it’s a fantastic spot for surfers who want to stay away from the crowds. Rip tides should be avoided close to the river’s mouth on the north side.
Other surfing beaches in Newquay include: Holywell Bay, Towan Beach, Great Western Beach, Tolcarne Beach, and Towan Beach.
These beaches will often be sandy and provide fair surfing Cornwall conditions. During peak times of the year, they could also be less populated than Fistral, Watergate Bay, and Crantock Beach.