With vast sandy beaches and sprawling coastline, Devon and Cornwall make excellent destinations if you’re looking for a UK surfing holiday. With world-class spots like Fistral in Newquay and Saunton Sands in Devon to choose from, you’ll be wanting somewhere laid back and luxurious to warm up after your surf session.

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Devon & Cornwall Surf Retreats

There are hundreds of reasons to visit Devon and Cornwall but topping a very long list is most certainly their fabulous beaches and sprawling coastline. It’s no surprise then that both counties are a pleasure playground for anyone who enjoys water sports, and probably their most famous ocean-based pastime of all is that of surfing.

Devon and Cornwall are the UK’s surfing magnets, drawing lovers of the sport from all over the country, but their waves are that good that they also feature among the best on the world’s surfing circuit. From chilled-out Praa Sands and the barreling swells of Fistral to steady sets at Saunton and beginner-friendly waves at Bigbury Bay, the south west coastline is strewn with terrific surf spots, and whether you’re a seasoned pro or an absolute novice, both counties have the perfect conditions to get you riding the waves.

If you’re looking for a surf retreat that doesn’t skimp on luxury and offers just what you need to make the most of your surfing holiday, this collection of coastal properties located near some of Devon and Cornwall’s most popular surfing beaches should do the trick.

Some of our favourite surfing spots are:


Cornwall’s best know surfing town is positively crammed with excellent surfing beaches with places like Fistral being synonymous with Cornwall’s surf culture. Our Newquay beach retreats range from sleek apartments that are just a minute’s walk from Fistral to luxury townhouses just a few minutes from Crantock.

Praa Sands

Praa Sands beach is a popular destination for surfers, in fact, it’s barrel is billed as ‘The most popular beach break on the South Coast of Cornwall.’ And if this beautiful slice of the coast is earmarked as your next surfing destination, you’ll love our properties at Ocean View, The Sands and Kerenza Sands.


Bigbury Bay is a fairly exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year but it’s swells are especially good during the winter months. If you love the quiet of under-crowded waves, this is the place for your next Devon surfing holiday. Our 1 Beachdown holiday home is idea if you have beginners in tow as it’s a mere stroll down to the sheltered beach at Challaborough where newbies can practise their moves, and less than 10 minutes’ drive to Bigbury-on-Sea where the pros hang out.

ocean 1, newquay

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