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Watersports centre based on the stunning North Cornish coast at award winning Harlyn bay close to Padstow. We specialise in surfing, stand up paddleboarding, coasteering and sit on top kayaking tours for families, groups, schools and individuals...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Harlyn Beach, Padstow | Cornwall UK, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8SB, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Myself and my sister went on the 2 hour Kyacking tour and it was awesome! The instructors were really friendly, kind and encouraging even though we were pretty rubbish at it and kept getting stuck on some rocks. The Harlyn Bay Surf School as a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 6, 2011

I have just returned from a trip to North Cornwall where we experienced this business two times over a period of five days. The first experience was very positive, a beginners surf lesson with the excellent instructor, Daisy. Daisy had us in the water and...More

9  Thank Carla3072
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2011

Hi Carla Sorry to hear that the response from the hire staff to your weever fish sting was not dealt with in the way that you would have liked. Our hire staff are not trained first aiders and for health and safety and legal reasons...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Sarah for an amazing private surf lesson - kids had their “best day ever”!!! We will be back !

Thank Clare J
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Clare Thanks for your great review - great to hear that the kids had a really good time - we hope to see you in 2019!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fun. Sarah was a fantastic teacher and very patient! We loved it and will definitely be back! thank you!!!!

Thank Lisa R
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lisa Thanks for your review - great to hear that you enjoyed your session with Sarah - we hope to see you in 2019!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sarah at the surf school was amazing today. She helped my husband and our 11 year old have a fab try at surfing during an hours private lesson. The location is simply stunning. Thanks and we’ll be back!

Thank karendovekendall
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Karen Thanks for your review - great to hear that your family enjoyed their private lesson - October is a great time to come to Harlyn bay - we hope to see you in 2019!

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed a beautiful kayak tour from Harlyn to the Padstow lifeboat station. Aaron was a great instructor, friendly, helpful and knowledgable. He put me at ease and kept with me when I was starting to flag a bit. Bonus was seeing a deal very...More

Thank charris178
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - it is a great trip across to the lifeboat station and we do get to see wildlife including sea birds, seals, sunfish and occasionally dolphins! Hope to see you again in 2019!

Reviewed September 17, 2018

I took my family of five stand-up paddleboarding with the Harlyn Surf School, and we had a fantastic time! All but one of us had never SUP'ed before, but our instructor Aaron was great. He calmly and clearly took us through the techniques we needed,...More

Thank ephemerian
razor1966, Front Office Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for leaving us this amazing review, it's great to hear you all enjoyed your SUP tour with Aaron! Do get in touch if you'd like to arrange another tour on your next visit!

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Aaron and Tom were our instructors for the morning, they were both very friendly and made our first time surfing a fun experience, we learnt to body board first and then how to stand up (albeit for a few seconds ) at a time ....More

Thank Laura W
razor1966, Front Office Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Laura, awesome to hear you enjoyed your surf lesson with Aaron and Tom! Hope to see you for another surf soon!

Reviewed September 7, 2018

We did the 2 hour coasteering adventure and had an amazing time! It was so much fun clambering around the rocks and jumping off edges into the beautiful turquoise water! The instructors were really good and made the experience great fun whilst also knowing that...More

Thank Tia A
razor1966, Front Office Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Tia, thank you for leaving us a review, awesome to hear you enjoyed your coasteering adventure!

Reviewed September 5, 2018

I booked two 2 hour lessons for both of my teenage daughters. They had a wonderful time, with great instruction, they throughly enjoyed the experience and my husband and I enjoyed the opportunity to observe. They would both definitely book again. Thanks for a great...More

Thank steveT87
razor1966, Front Office Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Steve, great to hear your daughters enjoyed their surf lessons with us! Look forward to seeing you all next Summer :)

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a 2-hour beginners SUP lesson with Harlyn - two adults and our two teens (13 and 15, boy and girl). The lesson took place on the estuary at Padstow; the RV was an emergency gate on the Camel Trail and was easy to find...More

Thank Plaindweller
razor1966, Front Office Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for your detailed review, great to hear you enjoyed your SUP on the estuary with Marie and Aaron!! Hope to see you all again next summer :)

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Today I have had a superb lesson with Jaygo. Wall to wall instruction, patience and FUN! I will be back.

Thank Mark S
razor1966, Front Office Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hi Mark, thanks for taking the time to review your lesson with Jago, great to hear you enjoyed the instruction! Give us a call when you'd like to get the next one booked in!

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The Harlyn Bay instructors are professional, patient and can adapt each lesson to the individual, if your in the area of Padstow near Harlyn give it a go with Harlyn surf school, telephone in advance we went with them... More
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