Cornwall is renowned for having the most consistent surf in the UK. Our base, Harlyn Bay, close to Padstow and St.Merryn, is definitely the safest and best learning beach in the immediate area, a great place to learn to surf and improve, suitable for all ages. As a reward for our long standing trading history, impressive safety records and excellent service levels we have been granted exclusive use of Harlyn and Treyarnon beaches by the local council during peak periods. This ensures that our lessons will be the only one in the water and you can be assured that you will be learning in far less crowded and much safer conditions than on most other beaches.
On the rare occasions when the conditions are unsuitable we do have the flexibility to use other beaches in the area. The beaches at Constantine, Boobys, Porthcothan and Trevone are fantastic in their own right but they are rarely suitable to teach beginner or improvers and are more appropriate for the experienced.
Harlyn is a gently shelving, wide sweeping beach, lifeguard patrolled with excellent car parking and refreshment facilities available. There are 3 campsites in the immediate area, Higher Harlyn, Mother Iveys, and Harlyn Sands, all just a 5 min walk to our base on the beach. The Polmark Hotel and the Harlyn Inn as well as Yellow Sands cottages and apartments offer comfortable accommodation, check out our accommodation page for links to their websites.
Padstow, home to the celebrity chef Rick Stein, is a 5 minute drive away and there is an excellent variety of award winning restaurants and accommodation available. There are plenty of things to do in Padstow, bikes can be hired from Padstow Cycle Hire for the a trip along the world famous Camel Trail, speedboat and fishing trips run from the harbour and waterskiing and sailing lessons are available at Rock just across the estuary.
Our success is built on repeat bookings and word of mouth and we do advise you during peak periods to BOOK IN ADVANCE in order to secure a lesson with us.
We do hope that you take the time to come and meet us at our base on the beach and we will be delighted to offer you advice on any of the services that we provide whether that is helping you decide which lessons to choose, hiring equipment from us, wetsuit and equipment sales, hoody and t-shirt sales or just general advice on what to do and see in the local area.