5 Surf Hot Spots in Devon

Surfing in the South West can often be dominated by Cornwall but there are plenty of incredible surfing spots to enjoy by our holiday parks in Devon. From North Devon to South Devon, you will not be short of surfing spots when you are staying at one of our Devon caravan parks.

Here are our top 5 surfing spots in Devon that we think you will love:


Woolacombe is a golden sandy beach, several miles long in the heart of North Devon. This beach is a huge favourite for families and surfers and has won numerous awards.  The waves are best at low tide and the smooth surf is a playground for long boarders, beginners and improvers. You can also hire surf equipment from Woolacombe Surf Centre.


Sitting between two headlands, surrounded by sand dunes and Devon countryside, Croyde is one of North Devon’s most popular beaches. Close to Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, with fine golden sand and amazing waves for surfing Croyde appeals to everyone all year round.

Surfer at Croyde Bay, Devon


Challaborough Bay Beach is a sheltered cove with a sandy beach and rough cliffs in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not far from South Bay Holiday Park. The beach experiences great surfing conditions that are created by beach’s shape and sand banks, making it hugely popular with body boarders and surfers of all abilities.


Putsborough Beach in North Devon is sheltered by the famous Baggy Point headland and offers peaks along its 3-mile length. This beach near Woolacombe, caters for all surfing abilities, working best at mid to high tide and on smaller days it can feature mellower waves.


Given the right conditions Lynmouth is known as one of the best surf spots in Devon, although this may only happen a few times every year. It’s certainly not a beach for beginners as the surf breaks over boulders, but if you’re experienced you’ll be hard pushed to find a similar quality point break anywhere else in Devon.

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