/ Best Place to CLIMB and SURF?
We have vehicular access if within road trip distance... any ideas? Who wants to come?
Could be worth considering Portugal and also Pembrokeshire coastline ?
Or Gower, or Baggy/Croyde.
Guincho beach near Cascais had surfing when I lived there quite a while ago, and some local climbing. I think the weather can start to get wet towards the end of Sept, and baccalau isn't my recommended local dish.
Seconded on Croyde/Baggy. Quite a few reasonably priced campsites and good pubs too.
Pembrokeshire. Surf less reliable
Norh Devon. Again less surf options
I'd camp near a beach in Cornwall, say Hayle or Gwithian. Beach parking can be a pain. You'll have to drive for climbing and some surfing
I'll be at work sorry
SW tip of Portugal - easyjet to Faro. loads of surfer-oriented cheap accommodation. Bolts, Trad & DWS
SW tip of England -
Plenty of routes here and it catches waves all year round, which you'll need in the summer!
North coast of Devon and Cornwall.
Any where between Croyde in Devon and Landsend, good surf any where along this coast, good climbing in loads of spots.
Sennan, Landsend & Chair Ladder.
Lots of other great cliffs in between, Gull Rock, Cornakey Cliff ( One of the best HS/VS in the country in Wreckers Slad at 400ft one of the longest cliff routres)
Dont forget Bosigran, non tidal just in case tides are wrong.
Anywhere on the Northern Coast of Spain.
Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and Basque Country
Depends on climbing and grade and budget.
Sub-HVS and in Britain: Gower, possibly Cornwall.
HVS and upwards and in Britain: Cornwall, possibly Pembroke.
Europe-wise, anywhere in Northern Spain has great surfing and great climbing but you may have to drive between them i.e. the best climbing is not on the coast.
But, honestly, the hands-down winner for this question is the south-west tip of Portugal. Amazing beaches, consistent surf even in summer, and good climbing, including a nice mix of trad, sport and DWS. September will be the best season, with warm water, probably good weather, and hopefully some early autumn swells. Sagres is a cool little town too. Though if you stay at the campsite, bring your ant-powder! :O
west coast of ireland is certainly worth considering,stay around lahinch/doolin area - great climbing and surfing to be had
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