by Bianca Ohannessian, for Avis Inspires
With an array of beaches lining Cornwall’s beautiful northern coast, in the southwest of England, there are plenty of reasons to set off on a surfing road trip. Winding roads lead you through lush, green countryside to a selection of breath-taking sandy beaches framed by dramatic cliffs and rolling waves.
Here’s a quick round-up of some of the best beaches to visit with your surfboard. Or read my full article on the Avis Inspires blog: Cornwall: set off on a surfing road trip
Porthtowan: Waves speed onto this sandy beach which stretches for 1.5 miles and is watched over by the nearby iconic Wheal Coates engine house
Fistral: Newquay’s popular surf beach gets lively during summer when it plays host to the annual Boardmasters surf championship and festival
Polzeath: Deep and sandy, this laid-back beach town is nestled among cliffs and is great for learning to surf. Picturesque Port Isaac is also just a short drive away
Summerleaze: Bude town’s nearest beach boasts lovely scenery and lots of aquatic activities to keep you busy, including a swimming pool carved into the rocks
Widemouth: This long beach has a wild natural beauty to it and is popular with surfers of all levels
Sandymouth: A stunning hidden cove that you can only reach via a footpath that runs through a short ravine, where a waterfall cascades onto the beach
Need a soundtrack for your surf trip? Check out our SURF//VIBES playlist on the Rockskippers Spotify channel.