Fistral Beach being one of the best surf spots, and attracting some of the biggest names in industry, leaves The Headland Hotel the perfect place to stay during your surf travels. The Headland Hotel is positioned in between some of Cornwall's most famous beaches and also within a ten minute drive.
Here are some of the best beaches in Cornwall:
1. Fistral Beach
The most popular beach in Cornwall is known and loved by surfers for it's large and consistent swells. In some cases, every few years a wave known as 'The Cribbar' can reach swells up to an extrememly impressive 20ft high. Usually waves range from 1-12ft meaning the beachcan have perfect conditions for any watersport or surf ability.
2. The Gannel
The Gannel is a favourite place to go kayaking in Cornwall. You can ride the calm and lengthy tide of Crantock Beach in for as long as you like. Is there any better way of exploring Cornwall's coastline than on a kayak?
3. Mawgan Porth
Mawgan Porth has perfect surf conditions whatever the weather in a picturesque beach without the crowds of people even during the summer mounths.
4. Watergate Bay
Two miles of beach with backed up cliffs to stop wind means that this is the perfect place to learn/do watersports for all levels.
5. Perranporth Beach
This beach also stretches 2 miles and is massively popular all year around, as well as being exposed to the same Atlantic swells as Fistral Beach. Perranporth is also located in the middle of town so you are inbetween restaurants and bars all day long.
When Fistral Beach is too big or busy for you, Towan is the next best beach. This beach has great surf conditions due to the high cliffs meaning it's safe for you to learn how to paddleboard.
7. Porthtowan Beach
This beach offers powerful and hollow waves which are great fun for kayaking.
8. Praa Sands Beach
Is known as one of the best beaches on the south coast if you're looking to explore. The wind helps make huge waves which are fun for experiences surfers. The waves here are heavier and not hollow like most waves on the North Coast making them ideal for kayakers.
9. Sennen Beach
Sennen beach's waves vary all across the shoreline. One end could be 6ft whilst the other could be just 2!
If you fancy learning to surf or paddleboard on one of the best beaches in Europe, The Headland Hotel's Surf Sanctuary offers lessons for all abilities. But if you'e looking to try something different, you should try monster paddleboarding, in which you and your friends will be put on a 16'x6'6" (massive) board surfing the waves in a group instead.