Diving And Surfing In Cornwall – Britain’s Surfing Capital Exposed

Cornwall is fast being recognised as one of the premier diving & surfing locations within the UK. This is due to the multiple of good beach resorts such as Newquay, Bude and Perranporth to name a few. Cornwall also has a huge stretch of coastline, more so than along any other part of England. This means that Cornwall as a diving location has naturally evolved, and now offers excellent prospects for those wanting to surf as well as dive.

Diving facilities within Cornwall are first class. There are several B.S.A.C clubs littered all around Cornwall. The following locations all have major dive operators present:

· St Ives
· Hayle
· Looe
· Falmouth
· Penzance
· St Keverne

Dive boats are also available, notably in Newquay.

The months of July to October are by far the best months to go diving. It’s possible to see sharks, whales and dolphins during these peak times. Despite this, a lot of surfing still takes place between October to June (low season) where the temperature can vary from 6 to 17 degrees.

Newquay is also highly popular with surfers – in fact Newquay Fistral and Watergate Bay hold surfing championships each year, where surfers from all corners of the globe come to participate.

It’s possible to hire out surfing equipment as required including boards and wetsuits. Novice surfers can head to Towan or Tolcarne as the beaches here are somewhat more sheltered and allow a safer place for amateurs and beginners to practice their surfing. Local surf schools provide tuition and it’s also possible to book surf holidays if you intend to spend a lot of time on the board.

Getting To Cornwall And Devon

Cornwall & Devon both have excellent transport links so getting there from anywhere within the UK is quite easy. You can get there using the following means of transport:

· Hire a car to get to Cornwall or Devon (or drive your own if this is an option). If you hire a car there are popular car hire companies such as Avis or Hertz.

· If you’re heading to Cornwall or Devon from Europe then you can use the Eurostar.

· You can fly to Cornwall (Newquay) – both Ryanair and BA offer flights daily.

· You can also use Coach services such as National Express.

· Cornwall & Devon enjoy good rail links – see http://www.rail.co.uk/ for more information .

Cornwall is Britain’s top surfing resort – isn’t it about time you enjoyed everything it has to offer?