Harlyn – The Original Surf School

Posted on March 28, 2014 ยท Posted in Things to do in Padstow

Welcome to the Cornwall surf school The Sunday Times described as “the best on the North Cornish coast”

Cornwall’s Premier Surf School

Why Choose Harlyn Surf School?

Our aim is to provide a positive experience for everyone by making the ocean accessible to all. We know that surfing is not for everyone so a number of years ago we introduced coasteering, kayaking as well as being the first surf school to offer stand up paddleboarding in Cornwall. We endeavour to cater for all ages and abilities no matter wjhat activity you choose and our team of highly experienced and professional instructors help us do this. We have selected our instructors based on their experience, motivation and determination to be the best in the industry. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee sunshine when you visit us but we can guarantee the highest quality and standards in all the services we offer.

All of our instructors hold valid Surf Lifesaving GB qualifications. Our sister company, Saltwater Training, provides lifesaving and first aid training sessions for our team throughout the season to ensure that you or your children are being looked after properly by people that you can trust and rely on.


North Cornwall is an incredible place steeped in history, surrounded by a beautiful natural environment and the often wild Atlantic ocean. Our home at Harlyn Bay provides the perfect location for the services we offer. Trevoise Head and it’s lighthouse to the West provide a degree of protection from the open ocean making conditions at Harlyn often perfect for surfing and allowing coasteering to be exhilarating.

We are only three miles from the historic fishing port of Padstow which is well known for its idyllic harbour, restaurants and Camel Trail. Harlyn Bay has been voted as one of the top five family beaches in the UK. The beach itself is considered by locals to be one of the safest beaches in Cornwall which is why we chose to establish our surf school there.