The feeling of floating out in the fresh ocean waters, with the sun baking your face and the salt drying on your skin, is one of the most wonderful ways to experience a destination. In many places, surfing is a way of life and a huge part of local culture. It only takes one sweeping ride to shore as you’re propelled by the curling waves, and you’ll see exactly why.

Surfing holidays in England are up there with the best in the world. Not just thanks to the stunning, windswept beaches and the incredible surf, but also thanks to the warm, welcoming locals and their infectious enthusiasm for this essential activity.

Surfing Adventures in England

Surfing holidays are all about truly immersing yourself in a landscape, about taking to the water and experiencing the power of nature, harnessing it to enjoy one of the most exhilarating feelings. Skimming across the sea surface, sending salt spray into the fresh sea air as a wave propels you to shore is an experience you don’t forget.

And in some parts of England, surfing is more than a sport or a hobby. For many of the locals, surfing is a way of life. So by heading to the wild beaches along the Cornish coast for a surfing holiday, you’re experiencing an essential and authentic piece of English culture.

Not In The Guidebooks put you in touch with local instructors and surfing enthusiasts who know the beaches, the tides and the currents better than anyone, so that you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re experiencing the best surfing spots in a totally safe environment.

And at the end of your exhilarating day in the waves, it’s only right to kick back on the beach, feel the warm sand between your toes and the dried salt in your hair, as you enjoy an ice cold beer and barbecue as the sun goes down, because when it comes to surfing, the culture extends far beyond the activity itself.

Join a Not In The Guidebooks surfing holiday to find the most beautiful beaches, the best surf and the best local instructors, and upgrade your beach holiday to experiencing an exhilarating piece of local culture.

Where to experience surfing holidays in England

Head to the dramatic coastline of plunging sea cliffs, wave-battered stacks and arches, misty coves and long stretches of stunning beaches in Cornwall, for a surfing holiday that guarantees amazing surf and beautiful scenery. Cornwall is famous for it’s surfing, and people from all over Europe flock to its beaches

The locals here are famously friendly, and it won’t take too much searching to seek out a cosy pub full of local surfers, or find someone ready to show you in the direction of the secret beauty spots and secluded beaches.

Wherever you go for a surfing holiday in England, you can be sure that you’ll create memories of unique experiences that last a lifetime.

Who are our English surf holiday guests?

People who have never set foot on a surfboard in their life, people who enjoy bodyboarding, surf beginners and people who are aiming to hone their technique and seek out the best surf spots thanks to that invaluable local knowledge, everyone is welcome on our surfing holidays in England.

Your instructors are experts at teaching all, from the absolute beginners to the experts, and they’ll ensure you are absolutely safe and in your comfort zone throughout your time in the water. This means you can simply relax, drink in the stunning scenery, and enjoy that unique experience of mastering the waves.

All you need to bring is energy, enthusiasm and the thirst to try something a little different. Sound like you?

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across England, from the wild and windswept beaches and dramatic headlands of Cornwall, all the way to the bustling streets and endless energy of London. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in England means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.