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Surfing Holiday in Cornwall

At the heart of the UK’s surfing capital, there aren’t many places where you can stay that are closer to the waves than Beachside. A family-friendly holiday park and campsite overlooking the well-known surfer’s playground of St Ives Bay, Beachside in Hayle has everything you could need for a perfect surfing holiday in Cornwall.

Staying right next to St Ives Bay, home to the beaches of Gwithian and Godrevy, surfers at Beachside enjoy one of the top locations and best conditions for surfing most of the year – giving both learners and more experienced surfers a great time in the water. What’s more, Beachside’s coastal chalets and apartments come with plenty of room for surf gear with a covered patio area, and our on-site shop offers equipment for hire too.

Once you’re all surfed out and ready to take a break from the swell, you can make the most of our superb onsite facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Available to our camping & caravanning pitches and self-catering holiday accommodation guests alike, our excellent holiday park facilities include a sea-view, family-friendly restaurant and bar, games room, heated outdoor pool and more.


Surf Lessons at Beachside Holiday Park

Surfing in Cornwall is an amazing and exhilarating activity for all ages, whether you are a complete beginner or have tried it before. If you are keen to get into the sea and ride the waves, then having a surf lesson is a must whilst on holiday here at Beachside – enabling you to learn new skills and create memories you will never forget.

On-site Surf School

Suitable for all ages, our surf lessons in Hayle are run on the beach right in front of Beachside by our partners, Hayle Surf School. Please see on the right for details of seasonal opening times.

Our surf school offers surf lessons throughout the summer season. All their instructors are experienced keen surfers, with ISA (International Surf Association) qualifications and have surfed around the world. They will guide you through everything you need to know to get you up and riding waves. All the equipment needed is provided for you.

Beginner Lessons
Our on-site surf school on Gwithian beach run beginner lessons where they teach you all about the surfing environment and how to stay safe in the water. They will teach how to paddle the board, catch waves and to stand up, including the famous ‘pop up’ technique. You will get constant, specific feedback to make sure you know how to improve, whilst ensuring you have the most fun whilst doing it! They will give you advice and help throughout the lesson, but also make sure you leave the lesson with a solid level of knowledge, so you feel confident surfing again.

Improver Sessions
The surf school also run improver lessons for people who have surfed a few times but need some help to improve. These sessions are designed for surfers that are looking to develop the basic skills. You might need to improve your ‘pop up’ or paddle technique. Or you might be at the stage where you can surf straight, but need help going along the wave, keeping speed or basic turns. With small groups, they use video and specific feedback to help you improve and take your new-found skills to the waves. Improver sessions will also focus on choosing the best waves, identifying the best place to catch the waves and the easiest place to paddle out.

You can bring your board if you have one (or use theirs) and they will ensure you get the most out of your lesson.

Beachside Holiday Park