Since 1966 when the British Surfing Association was formed, surfing has becoming more and more popular. Today surfing and body-boarding are one of the most popular things to do on a family beach holiday in England and below is a list of five locations that are perfect for catching a wave.
1) Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Newgale Beach is considered as being one of the best place to surf in the UK because of its scenery and tourist attractions nearby. The beach is known for great condition perfect for surfing along with other various water sports. The beach is 2 miles long that can benefit both beginner and advanced surfers. The beach was awarded a European Blue Flag which is a testament to its clean water and beach area. The beach has a good variety of life guards and surf instructors.(Image by Alex drennan)
2) Longsands Bay, Tynemouth
Longsands Bay is an exciting spot for surfing because of its tradition of top surfers in the UK. Pro surfers Gabe Davies and Sam Lamiroy are from the Longsands Bay area and are top British surfing competitors. The beach is good for both beginner and advanced surfers. Reports indicate that the surf conditions are very similar no matter what the tide is. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer months and some parts of the spring. The area has a great variety of surf shops, cafes, and pubs.
3) Porthmeor, St Ives, Cornwall
Porthmeor beach in St Ives has been reported to have exciting fast waves that are great for intermediate to advanced surfers. In the summer months the waves will calm down, which will favor beginning surfers. The beach is very surfer friendly and also is known worldwide for their surfing instructional coaches. Surf Lessons are performed right on the beach by advanced surfers that can help teach surfers at all levels. The beach also has great water along with countless numbers of attractions in the area.
4) Woolacombe Beach, Devon
Woolacombe Beach in Devon is a very popular surf area that is known worldwide for its top rated waves that favour all surfing abilities. Woolacombe features the Woolacombe Surf School. This surf school is professionally run that have top rated surf coaches. Surfers from around the world attend the surf school to improve their surfing skills. Woolacombe is also known for the clean beaches, exciting water sports and great accommodation – especially for family camping and caravan breaks with the likes of Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks right on the doorstep of this great beach.(Image by Lars Plougmann)
5) Saunton Sands, North Devon
Saunton Sands in North Devon is a perfect surf spot for beginners and tourists. The beach is also good for advanced surfers in designated areas. The area is very nice with a lot of things to do. The beach is very quiet and relaxing. Surfing instructors are available to help new and intermediate surfers.
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