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Best surfing beaches in Europe

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If you're a surf enthusiast, traveling to Europe is probably high on your list of things to do. And if so, I've got some great news for you: there are plenty of world-class surfing spots in Europe. With its mild climate and abundant coastline, it's no wonder that European surfers love hitting the waves. But what are the best places to catch some swell? Here are my top picks.



Moliets, France

Moliets is one of the best places in Europe to learn how to surf. Located on France's Atlantic coast, it has three different beaches that are all suitable for beginners. If you're going with your family, Moliets is an excellent choice as well: it's safe and clean, and there's plenty of space for everyone at each beach. It's also a great option if you're looking for a place where you can practice surfing all day long—the waves here break in both the morning and afternoon at high tide. The summer months are best suited for surfing because the water temperature hovers between 29°C (84°F) and 32°C (90°F).







Bundoran, Ireland

Bundoran is a popular surfing spot in Ireland. It's located in the town of Bundoran, County Donegal. The Irish Sea is warm enough for surfing year-round. This makes Bundoran an excellent place to visit regardless of the weather, because you can always find waves when it's cold or raining!

Bundoran has everything you need as a surfer: great restaurants, shops and nightlife—but they also have amazing surf spots like Rossnowlagh beach which has been voted one of Europe's best beaches by National Geographic Traveller Magazine twice since 2013."



Lacanau, France

The most famous beach in this region is Lacanau, located in the South of France. This is a year-round surf spot that offers plenty of waves for beginners and advanced surfers alike, as well as great conditions throughout the summer months. The best time to visit would be during the winter months when there's little chance of rain or high winds.




Zarautz, Spain

Zarautz is a coastal town in the Basque Country, Spain. It’s known for its long beach and as a popular surfing location. In fact, Zarautz hosts an annual surfing competition called Zandia Cup. This event attracts many amateur surfers from all over Europe who come to test their skills against some of the best surfers in the region.

Summer is the best time to visit Zarautz because it has long daylight hours and warm temperatures that make it perfect for getting out on your board or playing in the waves!




Ericeira, Portugal

Ericeira is a small town in Portugal, about 1 hour's drive from Lisbon. It has a long surfing history and is fast becoming one of the most popular surf destinations in Europe. Ericeira is also a popular tourist destination, but it still maintains an air of relaxed charm that makes you want to stay longer. The town itself has many restaurants and places to stay, so there isn't much need for any other services or amenities nearby (although you can find them if needed).

The beach at Ericeira has good waves for beginners and advanced surfers alike—it all depends on the tide! If you're looking for something less crowded than other European beaches then this might be the place for your next vacation!




If you're looking for some good European surf spots, check out these places.


Whether you're a newbie or an old pro, there are plenty of European beaches that will cater to your needs. Whether you want to surf on a board or in the waves, there's somewhere for everyone.




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