Waves in the ocean with the sun in the distance

If you're looking to hit the waves and get into surfing, now is the perfect time to get down to it. There's no time like right now to make the most of your surroundings, so why not plan a staycation and get stuck into surfing?

The beach is a great place to hang out and fall back in love with where you live; it is so easy to forget about local quirks and hidden gems when we're caught up in daydreams about going abroad.

Complete guid to surfing in the UK

If you're worried about the cost of getting into surfing, there is no need to fret; check out our wetsuit sale for affordable pieces of high-end kit. We even offer reviews and guides on our website, making surfing all the easier to slip into!

As surfers, we have always supported the concept that there is no cut-off point to learn how to surf. In this article, we will be exploring some of the best UK beaches for a surfing staycation!

Lifeguard stood in a circle during training

Lifeguarded Beaches


If you're looking to get started and live by a beach, we highly recommend you choose a lifeguarded beach for your and others' safety.

Lifeguards are great to talk to, especially for beginners. You can ask them where the best waves are for beginners and where you need to be aware of hazards.

You can find your local lifeguarded beach here!

A man surfing a wave in Croyde



The beaches throughout North Devon offer various breaks and award-winning surf schools that are perfect for beginners to get into surfing and build confidence.

Among the array of North Devon beaches, you'll find Croyde, a premier surf spot with a consistent surf all year round. High tides will provide fun, beginners' waves, while low tides are much more suited to experienced surfers.

Croyde is an idyllic village that offers an assortment of activities for you to do in and out of the water, such as coasteering, hiking, climbing and most importantly, après-surf pints at the pub.

A woman walking across Sennen Cove beach

Sennen Cove


Cornwall is famous for its beaches, so naturally, we had to include one of them in our best UK beaches for surfing. The 5.3km-long beach offers good surf breaks for beginners, and not to mention it's only a 20-30 minute walk to Land's End.

What more could you possibly want for a staycation than crystal clear water, golden sand and a consistent surf? This unspoilt destination is perfect for mixed ability surfers and families, and if you're a beginner, you can jump in and sign up to one of the surf schools!

The waves are often smaller near the carpark, gradually increasing toward the north end at Gwynver Beach. The north side can offer huge waves, so it's best to stick to the southern side if you're just starting out.

Newgale beach in Pembrokeshire

Newgale, Pembrokeshire


Newgale is one of the most accessible beaches in Pembrokeshire. It's lifeguarded with the added facilities of toilets as well as various cafes and pubs scattered across the area.

You'll find break peaks all along the length of the beach, with some smaller, mellow swells that are perfect for beginners and longboarders. The surf is consistent with good swells that are not too powerful, welcoming surfers of all abilities to the beach!

You can enjoy the beach with your dogs in restricted sections and take a wander along the coast path, or you can push the boat out on your staycation and try out some kitesurfing!

Staycations are an excellent way to stay safe and check out the local scenery. If you have any staycation plans, we'd love to hear about them on our social media channels!

If you require any more information or advice, feel free to contact a member of our team who will be more than happy to help!


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