Surfing in North Devon


Your Warcombe holiday is not complete without having a go at surfing, or if you are a seasoned surfer why not try out some of the UK’S best surf on our local North Devon surfing hotspots. North Devon has the surf to suit everyone!

Warcombe Farm Camping Park is ideally situated on the North Devon coastline and as a result the days of finding empty waves have all but disappeared. Due to the quality and consistency for the waves in North Devon, many surfers travel some way to surf all along this coastline.

So why not take advantage of the powerful swells from the Atlantic Ocean that occurs throughout the year?

Here at Warcombe Farm you can gather the most up to date weather reports from our knowledgeable staff or purchase our tide timetable from our small but well equipped shop. Our tourist information facility offers extensive information on our local beaches including local surf academies and surf schools.

There are several links below to our local surfing hotspots – all of which cater for both the surfing novice wanting to catch their first wave through to the seasoned expert seeking thrills and spills!

Woolacombe Sands – Surfing

The main beach at Woolacombe is an ideal choice for surfers from beginner to expert. The beach is three miles long; stretching from the Morte Point cliffs to sheltered Putsborough. It's been a top surfing spot since the 1960s and there are surfing competitions and events throughout the year. Beach huts, children's activities and lifeguards are all there over the summer season.

Check out woolacombesurfcentre.com, or woolacombesurf.com for surf lessons in Woolacombe.

Wooacombe Surf Cam

Woolacombe surf report.

Saunton Sands – Surfing

If you want to learn to surf, this is where you go. If you want a mellow wave to perfect your manoeuvrers, this is where you go. If you are a world-tour longboarder, this is, again, where you go. Saunton is a vast expanse of sand that absorbs the crowds, offering a peak for everyone.

Check out surfsouthwest.com for surf lessons at Saunton Sands.

Saunton Surf Cam

Croyde Bay – Surfing

Croyde is a ‘surfing mecca’. Renowned as one of the UK’s best beach breaks, it has become a summer retreat for beach-goers and surf hunters alike.

“Croyde is probably the best wave in North Devon and is considered to be a world class beach break. It has a thriving surf scene and several surf shops (equipment hire available).”

Check out www.croydesurfacademy.com, surfsouthwest.com or www.lyndonwake.com for surf lessons in Croyde.

Croyde Surf Cam

Putsborough Sands – Surfing

Putsborough is a god send. Due to its North Westerly facing direction, it can allow you a ’clean’ surf when everywhere else is blown out. When the South Westerly storms batter our coastline, the locals know it’s time to head around to Puts.

Check out nickthorn.com or barefootsurf.com for surf lessons at Putsborough.

Putsborough Surf Webcam


Never tried surfing before?
The North Devon Surf Scene
Woolacombe beach in May