Surf Holidays in Bude

As the summer fades and we usher in the Autumn, you might think that the chance for a holiday in North Cornwall has passed you by for the year. However, if you and your family or group of friends are looking for something with a little more adventure when you go away, this time of year is absolutely perfect.

For the surfers of Cornwall and the UK, September is the month to look forward to, as it signals the beginning of the surf season. Storms begin to brew in the Atlantic propagating waves that then start their long journey towards the North Coast of Cornwall ending in epic swells and perfect surfing conditions. Also, after a summer of warming, the sea temperatures are still pretty balmy in September, October and November still being about the same as they are in June and early July

All these components lead to the perfect chance to take a holiday with your friends or family and be able to enjoy waves without the need for winter equipment and a break full of adventure, and that’s without even mentioning the beautiful Autumnal hues that the latter third of the year brings to the South West, the quieter beaches and cheaper tariffs on holiday cottages!

Autumn Surf Holidays

As we mentioned above, the Autumn and early Winter in Cornwall is the best time to book a holiday if surfing is something you love to do or have always wanted to try. You might get a few days of swell in the summer months but it is often inconsistent and with high-pressure weather systems in force, there can be weeks and even months where there isn’t more than a ripple in the sea. So when Autumn comes, it signals the time to get those wetsuits out of the wardrobes, dust off your surfboard or bodyboard of choice and book yourself into one of our luxurious holiday cottages for a surf trip that will enable you to live out your adventure holiday fantasies without breaking the bank or flying halfway across the world.

Often when we think about surfing it conjures up images of Hawaii, California and Australia, however, long-haul flights and expensive resorts are not necessary to feel the waves underfoot, as the Autumn and Winter in Cornwall can easily compete when it comes to perfect waves, pristine beaches and the Aloha spirit. Some of the best surf breaks in Europe are located on the North Cornish coastline, from Fistral Beach in Newquay and Perranporth to our very own Widemouth Bay and Crooklets in Bude, both just a short drive from any of our cottages, at Court Farm Holidays.

Best Surf Spots in Bude

Widemouth Bay

One of the most renowned surf spots in Bude is Widemouth Bay. This expansive sandy beach offers waves suitable for surfers of all skill levels. Beginners can take advantage of the gentle rollers near the shoreline, while more experienced surfers can challenge themselves in the larger swells further out. The picturesque surroundings and relaxed atmosphere make Widemouth Bay a favourite among surf enthusiasts.


Crooklets Beach is another popular choice, known for its consistent surf breaks and scenic views. Its powerful waves and dependable surf make it an excellent destination for experienced surfers seeking thrilling rides. Crooklets Beach also has a thriving surf culture, with several surf schools and shops offering equipment rentals and lessons for newcomers.


For those looking for a quieter, generally easier surfing experience, Summerleaze Beach provides a great setting with reliable waves. The breakwater at Summerleaze creates a sheltered area where surfers can enjoy a consistent ride, making it an excellent spot for surfers of all levels. It also boasts the famous Bude Sea Pool, for days when the sea is too rough but you still fancy a dip to keep those paddling arms in tiptop shape!

Surf Retreats for Groups or Families

With all these great surf spots within a few minute’s drive of each other, the only thing you’ll need to do is find a great place to stay in Bude or the surrounding area and at Court Farm, we have a great selection of luxurious holiday cottages that can accommodate almost any group or family.

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful barn conversion that is dog-friendly or a traditional cornish cottage with a private hot tub and log burner, perfect for relaxing those muscles after a hard day paddling, we are sure to have something that you and your group will love. And with all of our cottages no more than a 5-minute drive from some of the best surfing beaches in England, Court Farm is a place you can be sure to live out your Cornish surfing dreams, without a worry.

So, whether it is a crazy couples surf retreat, a memory-making holiday with a group of surf-obsessed friends or a fantastic adrenaline-fuelled family holiday you’re looking for this Autumn or Winter, the North Cornwall Coast and Court Farm Holidays are definitely the best places for you to be!