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Old 09-03-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Taking my two young lads surfing in Cornwall anyone recommend a good beach for beginners without alot of rip and a local campsite thats ok thanks
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praa sands close to Penzance is nice, its a good sandy beach nice surfing conditions full life guard support, campsite is within walking distance although a bit of a hill, (take the dub!) nice size car park righ on the beach good cafe for ice creams etc. the campsite is call something like praa sands campsite imaginative eh!

Sennen is also good but surfing probably not so good for beginners and its a bit in well boring for youngsters tbh

Gwithian bit of a stone beach but sometimes has a bad rip and its such a long beach the life guard cover is stretched.

thats it for around my way Penzance area, oh of course there is always good old Newquay
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Praa sands is a great surfing beach but is alittle fickle. Ultimately for the best chance of surf I would go to the North Coast. Gwithian is my favourite beach with pretty consistent surf and a great campsite just by the beach (Churchtown farm).

If you don't ant to come so far west you could stay at Bude (only just cornwall). Loads of beaches and loads of surf. There is a greta campsite just outside bude but I cannot remember the name of it.

My place of choice would be near Harlyn and Constantine. You have a choice of loads of beaches including Constantine and booby's bay. Check out this link for more info.

http://www.constantinesurf.com/area/

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Thanks guys for the help if it was just me I would just park up and sleep in a street just a bit from coast but having kids that need a pee every minute and all that
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Porthtowan....No contest.....Great campsite, decent surf, bar and cafe on the beach.

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If you can be bothered trevedra campsite above sennen is my favourite. Almost guaranteed waves, great campsite and awesome countryside.
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Ill second Sennon, Long way down but well worth the trip. Surf is good, lifeguards on beach, nice family vibe. Harlyn Bay also very nice and safe. It,s a north facing beach so needs a big swell to go off. Constatine not so sure, not surfed it but looks a bit rocky (never seen it a low tide) and i think it's got some harsh rips. Also there is a lovely little break in St ives crystal clear water and looks good. See if you can get hold of a Storm Rider Guide, Fleabay may have one. Tells you all the good breaks and when they work and what if any to look out for if anything. Good luck and enjoy.
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My place of choice would be near Harlyn and Constantine. You have a choice of loads of beaches including Constantine and booby's bay. Check out this link for more info.

http://www.constantinesurf.com/area/

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2nd this choice
Treyannon has a great camp site right on the beach.
The beaches all face in slightly different directions so you can make the most of the breaks, check out a shop called "the pit" on www. They do really good suit and board hire for a good price.
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Have you ever been to Croyde bay? Its in Devon but a really good place to start out. Lots of camp sites around and one right on / near the beach. Its got to be one of my all time top places to surf. Good luck
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and saunton is pretty cool if croyde is a bit busy.

ive just got back from surfing llangenith, freshwater west and newgale in the south of wales and it was awesome,
any surf thats hitting devon will be hitting wales too.
less touristy aswell
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