Matts Surf Lodge
THE SURF LODGE
This is no ordinary B&B. The lodge is run by friendly staff and offers an informal and relaxed atmoshpere. We have great facilities for surfers, including storage for shortboards, longboards and paddle boards! You can be in for a surf at south fistral within 10 minutes walk, even less for a surf in the bay. We have a private car park for a quick getaway if venturing up the coast, a wetsuit hanging area and sea view rooms. Continental breakfast is available till 11am, free tea-coffee all day and there is a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. Our licensed bar is a great place to wind down with music and a selection of cheap drinks. Our facilities are ideal for individuals, couples and groups..........everybody is welcome!
Please refer to the top of the page for winter offers. From Easter Mid-season rates will range £10 - £20 and High season / Bank holidays range £15 - £25 per night all Inc.
Various rooms including sea view, en-suite and single / double options...
Large Groups & surf club accomodation is also available, just call the Surf Lodge.
DIRECTIONS TO THE LODGE
From the coach station: Walk to the top of St Georges rd, turn right onto Mount Wise and walk 50m (5 mins) Train Station: Turn left onto High st and then left again at Weatherspoons up Berry rd, which leads to Mount wise, follow along! (20mins) From the Airport: Take a 15min drive into the Town, linking up with Mount Wise. The shuttle bus service and local bus company both stop outside the lodge!
~Europe's most famous surfing beach and a stage for many surfing events to include the Ripcurl Boardmasters event every summer. works on all tides and if there is swell on the North Cornish coast Fistral bay will pick it up. North Fistral is exposed and the south end can offer shelter from unfavourable winds. It can get crowded here
The Town Beaches
Towan, Great Western, Tolcarne and Lusty Glaze) Situated just below Newquay Town and offering varying degrees of shelter from the prevailing south westerly winds. All beaches link up at low tide and it tends to get bigger towards the north. In stormy weather when much of the North Coast is blown out Newquay Bay can offer fast hollow waves.
This is an ambitious walk or a short drive away from Matt's surf Lodge. A scenic beach which lies at the mouth of the River Gannel, best at low tide but can offer great waves at all tides when the conditions are right.
The following popular Cornish surfing spots are all situated within 20 minutes drive from the Surf Lodge and like Newquay's beaches all offer seasonal lifeguarding (usually from Easter weekend until the end of September) and have facilities for surfers including board rental and car parking.
Low-mid, a good bet for a quiet surf. Can be deceivingly powerful with a good swell.
Perran Sands/ Perranporth
Two miles beach offering many oppertunities at all tides and can hold big swells. The further you walk up the beach the quieter and more exposed it tends to be. At the end of your session you won't even have to leave the beach for a sundowner, The Watering Hole pub is on the sand.
Porth Beach - Does not work that often but worth a look if there is plenty of swell and an offshore wind.
A renowned longboard spot, also popular with paddle boarders and kite surfers. Picks up the swell and works on all tides, many peaks at lower tides but limited at high tide. You may bump into Jamie Oliver out back, other than that it's pukka here!
Best at low to mid tides, exposed so can offer surprisingly powerful and sometimes hollow waves, even in smaller swells. Lefts and rights which tend to break towards the middle of the beach.~
LocationsUK + Ireland » Newquay - Fistral NorthUK + Ireland » Perranporth (Droskyn)UK + Ireland » Mawgan PorthUK + Ireland » Newquay - Towan / Great WesternUK + Ireland » Newquay - Fistral South UK + Ireland » Newquay- Little Fistral
ServicesAccommodation Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges. Self Catering These businesses offer accommodation with the facilities to prepare your own food and meals. Bed and Breakfast Businesses of this type offer both accommodation and include breakfast. Womens These businesses specialise in working with women surfers or women wanting to learn to surf.