Surfers in the waves at Polzeath
Taking advantage of the Polzeath waves

If there’s one thing Polzeath is famous for it’s Polzeath surf. Throughout the summer thousands take to the waves. You’ll spot the pro surfers on their stand up boards and beginners taking surf lessons or on bodyboards.

Polzeath is geared up for surfing and bodyboarding. There are lifeguards on the beach to keep surfers safe and a wide choice of surf schools and surf shops to help you get in amongst the waves. These include the famous Surf’s Up Surf School, which claims to have coached more surfers than any other surf school in the UK. Also Ann’s Cottage Surf Shop, where you can buy everything surf related from boards to beachwear.

Of course it’s the quality of the waves that make great surfing at Polzeath as the Atlantic rollers come into Harlyn Bay. You’ll find a surf report for Polzeath on the magic seaweed website and also some links to Polzeath webcams.

Surf instructor and student on Polzeath beach wearing wetsuits
Wavehunters surf school instructor and student on Polzeath beach