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10 of the Best Beaches to Surf in Cornwall

Cornwall, in the South-West of England is a mecca for surfers with its fantastic windswept bays and sandy beaches that offer ideal conditions for the sport. Here we list, in no particular order, some of the best beaches to surf in Cornwall, England. If you'd like to add any information to this article, please do by visiting the Pictures of England forum, or leaving a comment below.

1. Fistral Beach, Newquay

Fistral beach Image by PoE member Joe Venencia

What a rare blessing Newquay has in its mile upon mile of sheltered, golden beaches that offer a safe..[more]

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2. Gwithian Beach

Gwithian beach, Cornwall Image by PoE member Tim Bateman

Gwithian has a beautiful white sandy beach with frothy Atlantic rollers which act as a magnet for surfers,..[more]

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3. Perranporth Beach

Perranporth, Cornwall Image by PoE member Ian Gedge

Originally, hundreds of years ago, in the Middle Ages, this enchanting sea-side resort was an industrious..[more]

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4. Polzeath Beach

Late sun at Polzeath, Cornwall Image by PoE member Dawn Walters

Westerly winds drift through the deep curve that is Hayle Bay to create ideal conditions for surfers...[more]

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5. Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor Beach & the Tate Modern. Taken in September 2004 Image by PoE member Brian Salvin

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6. Porthtowan Beach

September sunset, Porthtowan, Cornwall Image by PoE member Linda Kemp

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7. Praa Sands

Praa sands Image by PoE member Dorothy Maat-davey

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8. Sennen Cove

Beautiful beach at Sennen Cove, Cornwall Image by PoE member Hilary Hoad

Sennen Cove lies at the foot of steeply rising slopes to which old whitewashed cottages cling haphazardly..[more]

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9. Sandymouth, Bude

View over Sandymouth,Bude, Cornwall at Sunset Image by PoE member Russell Blythe

Backed in parts by grassy downs, the wide sandy sweep of Bude Bay with creamy waves flowing in endless..[more]

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10. Harlyn Bay, Near Padstow

A Glimpse of Harlyn Image by PoE member Kernowphile

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