“It’s close enough to walk comfortably with surfboards” – Rachel, Taunton
Polmark Beach Cottages are a stone’s throw from the beach at Harlyn Bay, which is an ideal surfing location. Indeed, Harlyn Bay is highly regarded amongst surfers on the North Coast, thanks to its north facing direction and gentle incline.
Harlyn Bay has its own surf school, Harlyn Surf School. There are plenty of surf schools but Harlyn Surf School has been rated highly by The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Time Out. We even have an exclusive 10% off deal on surfing and watersports packages on behalf of our guests. They offer tuition to all levels in a variety of watersports: including lifeguard and surf instructor courses, paddleboarding, kayaking and coasteering. We will send you instructions of how to claim your discount with your booking confirmation email.
The North Coast offers many other watersports opportunities – we are close to all the main centres. Newquay, regarded as Europe’s surfing capital, is only 12 miles down the coast. Once you’ve learnt the basics it’s well worth a day at Fistral Beach, home to many international championships including Boardmasters. Watergate Bay’s Extreme Academy also offers Kiteboarding, Waveski and Handplaning,