Surf’s up: holiday homes in top surfing locations

Club together with friends for an activity-packed break

Every UK surfer worth his salt knows that in autumn Britain enters prime surfing season. Not only are the conditions perfect and the water still warm, surf enthusiasts enjoy more space – fickle summer surfers tend to leave once the summer is over. So to celebrate the upcoming season, Holiday-Rentals has compiled a selection of holiday properties in prime surfing locations in the UK, as well as in Spain and the US, to whet adrenaline junkies’ appetite.


Whether you are a beginner or an expert, one of the beaches below is bound to appeal. For more surf inspiration worldwide, Holiday-Rentals also lists 260 holiday homes in South Africa and 83 properties in Australia, many in prime surfing spots.

Fistral Beach , Newquay

With its breathtaking rugged coastal scenery and seven miles of golden sandy beaches, Newquay is hands down the most popular destination in Cornwall. Fistral Beach is considered the UK’s surfing Mecca suitable for surfers of all levels. And for those who still crave some action after dark, there are numerous bars and clubs in the area. - Modern, high-spec 2 bedroom apartment overlooking Fistral Beach. Perched on the desirable Pentire headland, this gorgeous property is only a short walk to Newquay town centre.

£420 to £1,025 per property per week

Woolacombe, Devon

Woolacombe is a surfing heaven on the North Devon coast. The beach is vast – three miles of glorious blue flag golden sands. It is also fast becoming renowned as the international surfing hotspot, ideal for beginners. Woolacombe is a quiet place, but for those demanding more in the way of nightlife, Ilfracombe is not far away. - Stunning elevated 2-bedroom house with breathtaking views along Woolacombe Beach to Putsborough and Baggy Point. Located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Woolacombe, yet in a peaceful location with a beautifully landscaped garden and terrace.

£430 to £990 per property per week

Croyde Bay, Devon

Another stunning beach in North Devon, Croyde Bay is renowned for its reliable and powerful wave, making it great for experienced surfers. Croyde Bay is a quiet spot famous for its cream teas and sleepy villages, but there are several pubs in the area to keep holidaymakers entertained après-surf. - Beautiful 1-bedroom bungalow within a very short walk of the golden sands of Croyde Bay, commanding a unique position with easy access via a level walk to the beach and pub.

£310 to £750 per property per week

Tarifa, Costa de la Luz

On good days, waves in Tarifa rise from half a metre to 2 metres. Storms in the Atlantic Ocean cause the swell reaching the Spanish Atlantic coast, so the best time for good waves are between October and May, when the storms are more frequent. - Pretty 1-bedroom holiday chalet at the foothills of La Peña. With breathtaking views over white sandy beaches and the Moroccan coastline across the Atlantic, it's the ideal place for a great surfing holiday. For guests who surf, owners have tools for running repairs, saving on luggage weight and space. They also offer storage area for surfing equipment.

£304 to £478 per property per week


Waimea Bay , Hawaii


Waimea Bay is widely considered to be the birthplace of big surfing, with quality, consistent wave. In the summer, the waves are mellow enough for beginners. Towards winter, however, they swell to 30ft and become the preserve of experts. - Spectacular beachfront 2-bedroom holiday home right on the beach, with ocean views from every room. There is no public beach access nearby to the house, therefore the beach remains mostly deserted.

£1,280 to £1,345 per property per week