Cornwall beach named as one of the best surfing spots in the world

August 08th, 2016

We know that Cornwall is one of the best places for surfing in the UK, and a Cornish beach has been ranked as one of the top 10 places for surfing in the world. Sennen Cove, which is within driving distance of our self-catering Cornwall cottages, was named in the Guardian’s Best Places to Surf list.

The guide also named other hotspots in Hawaii, southern France, Portugal and Indonesia, and documents the finest places for catching the waves.

Sam Haddad writing for Guardian Holidays said: “If Newquay is the loud, beating heart of the UK surf scene, Sennen Cove is its more peaceful and reflective soul.”

“It takes another hour to get there, almost as far as Land’s End, but it’s worth every minute. The waves are some of the most consistent in the country, with a beach break that works left and right and will suit most abilities, but is far less crowded than many Cornish surf spots.

“The location feels wild and unspoiled with clear ocean, rolling grassy hills and craggy cliffs. The Sennen Surfing Centre offers lessons from £30 and board and wet suit can be hired on the beach from £14.”

Some of the other countries with top surf spots named on the Guardian’s included Norway, Guatemala, Mozambique and Spain.

Sennen Cove is great for families learning to surf on their holidays too, and being a good distance from our cottages, it is the perfect place to get out on the waves, for people of all abilities. Whether you are a novice or an expert surfer, why not head down and check out the surf when holidaying in our self-catering Cornwall cottages this summer?

Photo by: Rod Allday