Easter time, bunnies, chocolate eggs, running around the back garden looking for the mini-eggs and two weeks of school holidays! Great if you’re a kid, entertaining if you’re a parent.
Why not take the children (and teenagers) away this Easter to go surfing? A great way for them to explore new countries, languages and local customs. A fantastic way for you to get away drink some fine Spanish/French/South African wine, eat at good restaurants and have the children surf all day long (guaranteed early nights!)
We take a look at our top three family surfing locations over Easter. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Loredo – Spain
Located 20 minutes from the city of Santander and one hour west of Bilbao, Loredo is a well-kept surfers town. With a three mile sweeping bay and backed by the snow-capped mountains of the Pico’s de Europa, Loredo ticks all the boxes of that Easter surfing holiday.
The Good – Easy to get to, fly cheap and within two hours from London and Dublin with Ryan Air. Good food. Good accommodation options.
The Ugly – Sleeping in the afternoon, a good bottle of Rioja and long coastal walks. It’s not that ugly to be honest.
The Bad – Not much in the way of night life, unless you want to head into Santander.
Newquay – Uk
A once tucked away fishing village in the county of Cornwall, Newquay has been the epi-centre of surfing in the United Kingdom since the early 60’s. It has over seven stunning beaches with different surf on any given day and warmer than you would expect water temperatures.
The Good – Some of the best surf coaching in Europe. Drive or Fly into Newquay. Home away from home
The Bad – Hey, it could rain, but you’re going to be wet anyway!
The Ugly – Summer holidays. Newquay gets crazy busy. Come outside these months and see a side to Newquay the locals like to keep hush.
Lanzarote – Canary Islands
Leave the tacky tourist strip of the south to the package holidays. Come surfing with us in the North, at the safe and fun beach of Famara Playa. You’ll feel like you have travelled to another country, this is real Canarian life. Rustic bars, handy shops and private apartments overlooking the Atlantic.
The Good – Year round sunshine, real taste of Canarian life and plenty to see and do.
The Bad – Sun burn, bring some cream!
The Ugly – Bring a phrase a book and learn some Spanish.
So these are our ideas for sensible-priced, fun-packed mini surfing holidays for your Easter break with the family. If you want to try something a little further afield, we have plenty of options in Bali, Barbados, Sri Lanka and more. If not, whatever you choose to do, have a choc-filled Easter break.