Top 5 Surf Spots to check out this summer!

Imagine putting your surfboards in the back of your car or campervan and driving off for a week of surf, adventure and freedom…

The South-West is one of the best places in the world for surfers. We might not be able to match California or Australia for weather, but the stunning scenery and brilliant surf more than makeup for it…

Spring has arrived, the best time for surfing and camping in the South West is on its way; summer time! So its time to get planning your summer surf trips!

As there are so many surf spots; I have done my research and have put together ‘Top 5 Surf Spots’ to help you with planning your getaway in the South West!

Have we missed somewhere you love to surf? Let us know in the comments below; I would love to hear from you!

Check out for a daily forecast of all surf spots mentioned in this post.

North Devon

I hope you’re ready for a week of freedom! North Devon is known for its beautiful scenic coastline and top surfing spots catering for all levels; it has it all.


Known for spectacular sunset surfs, bars and restaurants, BBQ’s on the beach and many campsites to park up, it’s a great place to begin your surfing adventure. Woolacombe has an award winning beach and is dog-friendly.

The west facing beach works on all tides, best in Easterly winds. Home to many surf schools and equipment hire makes it perfect for beginners and the pros!

Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands is also a good place to begin surfing. Known for lines of waves stacking up from the shoreline all the way to the horizon it’s beautiful, and with the occasional pod of dolphins swimming by, there’s nothing quite like it!

Saunton is popular with world class longboarders due to its lovely, clean, mellow wave which improves with a light offshore wind to steepen the faces. It works on all stages of the tide, but tends to be best on the push of the incoming tide.

This beach can be found between Croyde and Braunton, so if you stay in Croyde it is just a minute drive away!

There’s a surf shop on the beach (Surfed Out), plus a cafe and restaurant – how convenient for a post- surf hot chocolate to warm you up!


Known as one of the UK’s best beach breaks, Croyde has become a retreat for beach lovers and surfers.

If you’re an advanced surfer looking for barreling waves, Croyde is perfect for this at low-tide on the right peaks. As the tide fills in, the beach becomes more’ beginner friendly’.

There are many campsites near to the beach for overnight stays with your campervan.

Enjoy a hearty meal, pint or hot drink at ‘The Thatch Pub’ post-surf. It is one of my favourites; with their delicious lasagne!


So you’ve jumped into your campervan and checked the surf forecast. While everywhere else along the coast is blown out; Putsborough is looking good! This spot is sheltered from South Westerly winds and provides a nice clean wave, huge car park on the beach for the campervan and a lovely little cafe overlooking the surf to reminisce about your session.

Now it’s time to head to Cornwall, surf capital!


Cornwall is known for the quality and variety of surfing beaches. I have chosen some overlooked surf spots that my friends and I love!


Best at low tide, this beach provides a year-round experience for beginners and advanced surfers.

Perranporth usually has 5 or 6 peaks at any one time and is full of opportunities for beginners working on their techniques.

Watering Hole Beach Bar serves food and drinks for you too.

Praa Sands

Just a 45-minute drive from Perranporth, you’ll find Praa Sands, a Southern jewel.

Choose from many campsites near to the beach, park your campervan and get in the water! Beach BBQs are allowed on the golden, mile long, sandy beach. There are plenty of nice places to eat.

Sunsets over the ocean, great surf and barrels at high tide, we think it suits the more intermediate or advanced surfer.

Let me know if you have any favourites that I’ve missed!

Have fun planning your summer 🙂 Krissea xoxo


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