5 locations to surf and camp within the southwest

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The southwest is blessed with many breathtaking coastlines
Places that not only offer some amazing surf spots, but also many
Places to camp, which means it's ideal for those who want to combine the two!

With the lifting of restrictions this month, including the reopening of some campsites and hotels, we're exploring the best locations in the southwest, explaining what makes them so unique and how they are suitable for both surfing and camping.


Bournemouth coast Credit: Unsplash

Bournemouth is on the coast of Dorset and its
The energetic and friendly atmosphere has attracted visitors over the past two years

Voted Britain's best beach for the second time in the UK
Series in 2019, you can imagine why it attracts crowds, especially during the
Summer months. It combines beautiful landscapes along the busy city
The perfect place to explore land and water sports and is very tempting
those who love an adventure!

Camping opportunities

Bournemouth has a number of camping options, whether
You want to pitch a tent, rent a caravan for the week or let yourself be pampered
yourself to some glamping.

There is also less than half an hour from the city
Many camping opportunities such as in Wimborne, Christchurch and Poole.

Surf spots

Bournemouth is an ideal surf because it offers
Accessibility to a range of skills.

Bournemouth is home to a fantastic
Selection of surf schools so that beginners can choose from the
In the beginning, grab your wetsuits and go into the water.

Bournemouth beach is ideal for those
If you are at the beginning of your surfing experience, just take care of the crowd!
For safer surfers, you may want to go to Kimmeridge, which is preferred
from the locals.


Marine Drive, Woolacombe Credit: Unsplash

Down in North Devon you will find breathtaking Woolacombe
Bay overlooking the spectacular waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Woolacombe
Bay has almost three miles of golden sand and lots of surf to offer
Skills as well as exciting coastal walks like Baggy and Morte Point
that protect the bay on both sides.

Camping opportunities

Woolacombe is flooded with idyllic campsites
and around the village. Whether you want to set up a camp somewhere or prefer that
Comfort of a caravan, there are many places to choose from.

Whether you choose Woolacombe or near Mortehoe or
In Putsborough you will find a place where you want to settle for a few days.

On the other side of Baggy Point there is a flowering one
Surf village called Croyde, which also offers plenty of scope for surfing and

Surf spots

There is something for everyone at Woolacombe
The surfer's paradise opens its arms to newbies with a lot of evaluated surf
Schools in the small area for you to choose whether you need or want a summary
how some help develop your style.

The beach has many peaks for a whole range of
Surfers, and conditions can vary from soft and gentle to large and explosive.

Experienced surfers tend to do this in Combesgate
gather and don't forget to visit Putsborough on the opposite side of
the Bay.

On quiet days, Woolacombe is great for packing your inflatable paddleboard. Start in Woolacombe and drive to Barricaine Beach. Then follow the coast to Combesgate and end at Grunta Beach.

Remember to keep an eye on the surf and the weather
Conditions and SUP with a friend for safety.


If you travel further west you will find the sweet
Village of Bude. Bude has a number of beaches to choose from
It offers many coastal walks and is therefore perfect for those who love to stretch
her legs. Popular due to its calming, mild climate, it tends to attract
many visitors during the summer months.

Camping opportunities

There is a campsite in Bude right across the street
the river where you can ride a pedal boat; It is perfect for those who want to
pitch a tent for a few days. There are also many campsites on the trip
City trips that offer caravan accommodation and that
The surrounding small villages also offer many accommodation options.

Surf spots

Despite its small size, Bude has a variety of spots for
To reach surfers. Widemouth Bay is usually the largest and most popular place
and is the best place for surf lessons in the area.

Summerleaze is the beach you can walk to from the center
of the village and is also a popular place. Sandymouth Beach is also great for
Surf and just a few kilometers from Bude. Crooklets is perfect for more
Advanced surfers and is located north of Bude.


Surfers on Watergate Bay beach Credit: Unsplash

You may be familiar with Newquay, and despite it
The reputation of being a party center has really evolved recently
Years. It is the best place to camp and surf with lots of people
Campsites and beaches in and around the city center. You won't fall
briefly here.

Camping opportunities

Newquay has many campsites right outside the door
the city center. For some, this may be perfect as it leads you away from it
busy center and brings you to the quieter surroundings
that adorn this coastal town.

Like the other locations, Newquay is ideal because of it
offers a range of camping options, including pitches and caravans.

Surf spots

Newquay has so many beaches in and around the main beaches
City, village; You will get stuck for the choice.

Fistral is probably the best known break in the world
Area and can accommodate all the skills of surfers. A consistent beach break it
is a great place to practice a lot.

Lusty Gaze also offers a nice escape if you feel overwhelmed
from the crowds in Fistral in summer. Towan, Great Western, Tolcarne, Porth
and Whipsiderry are also based in Newquay and may vary in their suitability for
Surfer, depending on skill and self-confidence.

Watergate Bay is just a few miles from Newquay
City and is another popular place for surfing.


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Sennen Cove is right at the foot of Cornwall,
not too far from the end of the country! A perfect place to settle down, it's incredible
accessible to surrounding towns and villages including St. Ives while on offer
An exciting and remote environment for a unique camping experience.

Camping opportunities

The camping opportunities in Sennen seem a little more
limited compared to the other locations, but there are a few places
You can set up or rent a caravan for your stay.

Its charm comes from the beauty of its surroundings
Landscape and the quirky and distinctive atmosphere in the bay.

Surf spots

Because Sennen Cove is so south, it is ideal in its surroundings
because it swells a lot, but is rather protected due to the bay
This protects the beach from the wind.

In Sennen there are some surf schools that are ideal for them
who first want instructions in the water.

Which camp and which surf spot are you most looking forward to from our list? Why don't you let us know in the comments?

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Shell Robshaw-Bryan Shell loves all things traveling and outdoors and is a nature loving, comfortable camping girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboard accident that left her with a broken back. Still, she used nature and the healing power of nature to relax, and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can.

From snowboarding and kayaking to mountain hikes to meditation, Shell shares her travels and micro adventures here on the blog and in various publications for which she has written, Shell has a particular interest in promoting the well-being and the many advantages of natural therapy.

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