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Best Family Holidays with Surfing Lessons

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

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.

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The Esplanade Hotel - Family Surf Breaks,

An active family holiday on famous Fistral Beach, based at a child-friendly hotel with family rooms for up to six.

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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.

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Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall

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

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Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Magwan Porth, Cornwall

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

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Surf's Up on the Alentejo Coast, Portugal,

Pick and choose the activities you take part in on this activity trip in Portugal, best suited to families with kids aged 8+.

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Haven Perran Sands, Cornwall

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

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Club Mayotte, Biscarrosse, 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.

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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.

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Vassiliki Beach Resort, Lefkada, 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.

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Club Med Cefalù, Sicily

Exclusive all-inclusive resort in northern Sicily with sports schools to satisfy active families with older teens and luxury to please the parents.

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