The Esplanade Hotel - Family Surf Breaks.
The Esplanade Hotel - Family Surf Breaks.

Best Family Holidays with Surfing Lessons

From Cornwall to Portugal, we’ve hand-picked the best places to take the family if you’re interested in learning to surf while you’re on holiday, whether individually, as a family or as part of a group.

See also our tips for surfing with kids and for choosing a family surfing holiday, including guidance on lower age limits.

Our hand-picked selection

The Esplanade Hotel

Cornwall
<p>Family friendly beach hotel in Cornwall with surf centre and plenty for the kids to do.</p>

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Martinhal Sagres Beach Hotel & Resort

Algarve
Super-stylish rooms, houses and villas in southern Portugal, with kids' sports academies including football and surfing.

Watergate Bay Hotel

Cornwall
A great family hotel, especially with older kids and teens who can take advantage of the excellent local surfing tuition.

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa

Cornwall
Stylish hotel for family holidays and breaks in Cornwall, ultra-child-friendly and also eco-friendly.

Haven Perran Sands

Cornwall
A holiday park on the Cornish coast, with direct access to a fabulous beach and its own surf school.

Club Mayotte

Aquitaine
An active five-star campsite on a freshwater lake in south-west France, perfect for watersports, with lessons available, and childcare from 3 months to 17 years.

Retallack Resort and Spa

Cornwall
An upmarket, dog-friendly holiday village handy for the beach, with a surf simulator and inflatable aqua-park, plus a spa.

Vassiliki Beach Resort

Greece
Relaxing beach break or active holiday at this resort on Lefkada in Greece; free watersports and land-based activities, free tuition and free kids club.

Club Med Cefalù

Sicily
An exclusive all-inclusive resort in the north of the island, with sports schools perfect for active families with teens.

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