Whether you're looking for a cuppa and a bit of down time, a fry up with a webcam to keep an eye on the surf, a nice dinner out with friends or a couple of cocktails with mates, there's a place influenced by surfing and surfers for you! Check out our list of where to dine surf style!
In the coastal haven of Rhosneigr, Anglesey, is Surf Café – a place where top-notch coffee, homemade cake and generous portions of surfing culture are rolled into one. The café is situated above the Funsport watersports shop. So once you’re done stocking up on surf gear, the youngsters can enjoy ‘Little Surfer’s Breakfasts’ while adults can tuck into breakfast sandwiches and to-die-for brownies. Find plenty of surf paraphernalia and top surfing magazines to peruse too.
Fans rave about their fry-ups and cream teas. But its location - within the National Trust headland of Baggy Point between Morte Bay and Croyde Bay – is a total winner too. The café is part of the Baggy Lodge B&B and surf school so is teaming with surfers. But if you prefer to be a spectator, log onto Eyeball HQ and take advantage of Baggy’s surf cam. You’ll enjoy online streaming of all the surf action.
You can’t beat the location – next to Bournemouth Pier – and you certainly can’t beat the views from this seafront restaurant and cocktail bar.
It’s heavily Hawaiian themed and surfing memorabilia covers the walls. Try The Ocean View Restaurant’s Luau-influenced chicken for a Hawaiian-Polynesian fusion. Or if you’re really hungry, order their 10oz Big Kahuna Burger (remember Reservoir Dogs). Little surf fans can delve into ‘Tube Ride’ hot dogs and come sunrise, say ‘Aloha’ to a Long Island Ice Tea on the veranda.
It might not be seeped in history, but this contemporary hangout named after Newquay’s big wave spot certainly has the town’s surfing heritage in mind. It certainly stands out from other bars in the style stakes, especially as they gained the help of surf magazine editors when it came to the design. Think surf quote light installations, surf image bar tiles and surfaces depicting swell charts. Clientele may not all be surf-orientated, but the aesthetics certainly are.
It’s a simple seaside café at first glance. And you’ll find a decent menu of fish finger sandwiches, ‘Boardwalk Burgers’, mussels and baguettes. But on closer inspection, this friendly restaurant overlooking one of the UK’s greatest beaches is home to some unique local surf art by Steve Pleydell Pearce. These bold blue watercolours are enough to captivate even the unlikeliest of surf fans.
The Beach Hut is the perfect place to chill out, whether you've just had a surf lesson with the family, or you're spectating! Walk straight in off the beach and into the warm and vibrant atmosphere of the beach hut. If you're hungry they've got an amazing selection of main meals, or if you just fancy a small bite to eat they have smaller dishes too. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and are situated right on the beach at one of the best surf spots around, what more could you want?