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Surf School Newquay: 5 Great Newquay Beaches

Cornish Wave is a tight knit family of qualified instructors with a passion for surfing, we can't get enough of the surf, sand and stunning North Cornwall coastline that we call home. We also love sharing that lifestyle and love for Surfing with others, so it's hard to keep quiet about some of our favourite surf spots! 

Here's the run down of our Top 5 Newquay surfing beaches this season:

5. Towan

Also known as the Newquay Town Beach, this surfing hot-spot is right in the middle of all the action of downtown Newquay and still gets incredible surfing conditions. With the surf lifestyle on show and overlooked by a cavernous Walkabout bar, some have come to call it ‘Little Australia’. 

Sand. Sun. Surf. Short walk from our office, we’re pretty stoked about our local beach; meet us for a surf session at Towan and we’ll show you why!

4. Bedruthan Steps

Look it up - the raw and spectacular landscape surrounding this surf beach makes the place look like it’s straight out a Star-Trek set! It’s unreal, and so are the waves, but if you’re lucky enough to land there, make sure you keep aware of the tide and don’t get caught out. Read more on how to stay safe on the beach with our guide to beach safety.

3. Perranporth

The surf is excellent and there's a bar right on the beach, no wonder it's one of our favourites and a regular stop on our Surf Coaching multi-session lessons like the Surfari Package.

If your arms get tired of paddling, get yourself a skim board and some ski goggles and try sand surfing down the dunes. This beach is big. Really big. So big that it gets it's own blog feature - see our Top 3 Reasons to Visit Perranporth Beach

Summers Days at Perranporth beach

 

2. Watergate Bay

High-end rippin’. Complete with the trim hotel, Jamie Oliver’s, Venus café, Beach Hut, Wax bar, Zacy’s restaurant, Living Space bar… The place attracts celebrities, high rollers, families and people just out to have a good time. Oh, and the surf conditions are excellent.

We love instructing here, check out our guide to surfing at watergate bay and get involved.

1. ‘The Home of British Surfing’

That’s right, Fistral Beach. Don’t book abroad again before you see this place. The world famous beach is Newquay’s cultural heart. It's got the good vibes, music, views and of course renowned Surf conditions. This 750-metre stretch of coast knows how to deliver good waves.

If you do make it down to the Home of British Surfing, be sure to drop in and say hello. Cornish Wave HQ is based just up the road. Pop in the office and head coach Jey will sort you out with the surf lessons that will get you just as hooked on surfing as the rest of the Fistral crowd. 


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