If more surfing is on your to do list for this year and beyond, be it as a beginner or a seasoned pro, you will be wanting to head off to the best UK surf spots in your campervan to make the most of your time away from home.
Llangennith, Gower, Wales has a wonderful three mile beach which is wonderful for surfing. You can learn to surf with lessons, if you need them, and will find yourself enjoying the social aspect of the beach life here. You literally park your van and can stroll across the dunes to the sea. Caswell Bay also on Gower was the starting beach for many top surfers.
Porth Neigwl/Hell’s Mouth, Gwynedd, Wales is the best-known surf spot in north Wales, but you can avoid the worst of the crowds if you’re prepared to walk along the beach for a wave.
Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire is a huge beach and there are a couple of other good breaks in the small bays to the south. Due to the reef break this is a surf area for more advanced riders.
Watergate Bay, Cornwall is an excellent choice for beginners, as it has two miles of beach to entertain you, but it can get busy. You can learn to surf with the surf schools and then head to various beach cafes to warm up or relax.
Sennen Cove, Cornwall is an intermediate beach too because of its exposed location. It can often have waves when everywhere else is flat so can be popular.
Bantham Beach, Devon, is more of an intermediate beach as it picks up more swell than any other surfing spot in North Devon.
Saltburn, Cleveland, north-east England is packed but the waves are good! Beginners can stick to either side of the pier.
Pease Bay, Scottish Borders suits beginners and intermediates alike, and as the beach is near Pease Bay Nature Reserve there’s also cycling, fishing and golfing to keep others happy.
Thurso East, Scotland is known as one of the best waves in Europe which means that it’ll always be busy on a good swell and is for the more advanced surfer.