1. Surfing in Cornwall
With an abundance of lovely beaches famed for their swell — that’s surf lingo for ‘good waves’ — and a warmer climate than much of our rainy little island, Cornwall is the go-to UK destination for those looking to ride the waves.
Home to the huge European surfing competition ‘Boardmasters’, Newquay’s Fistral Beach is probably the best-known surfing spot in the UK but can get super-crowded in the summer. Head to the quieter Perranporth Beach or Watergate Bay nearby to find several surf schools that offer lessons for all abilities.