Fistral beach in Newquay is the premier surf spot in Britain, ignore the crowds and catch the best swell in Blighty, between Autumn and Spring are the months to catch the best surf and miss most of the crowds, definitely one for the out and out surfer in the low season, but in the high season it become a hub of sun bathers and holiday goers. Even in the high season the swells are still pretty good and combined with the best of the British weather and the opportunity to sample the numerous boutique bars and café’s this beautiful seaside town has to offer.
St Brelade’s beach at Guernsey may look like the Gold Coast 13’000 miles away in Australia, but its right here in our British Isles, with a sandy bottom and fun, but pretty impressive waves this is a surf spot for all surfers, especially in the height of the surf season when tourism is at its quietest, this is for the surfing purist who enjoys boarding in its purist form, low crowds and low commercialism. Just you , the sea and your board.
Melvich beach in Northern Scotland is an absolute gem of a surf spot, people often oversee the North of Scotland due to the stereotype all good surfs are at hot destinations, well Melvich blows that stereotype out the water, because its freezing cold but an awesome surf, sometimes the swell gets too strong in the winter that you can’t even paddle through the waves! So in the Summertime when it’s a bit warmer and there’s not as much white water would be a better time to go, suitable for all surfers, the more capable surfer should head to the river mouth where 4ft swells are common . All in all a unconventional surf for people who wanna try something different, but a hidden gem to say the least.