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Great fun

We took a sea kayak tour which was great fun. Our guide, Sam, took us to a couple of bays up the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane M
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London, United Kingdom
Family surfing lesson!

We booked the surfing lessons for a family activity during our 2 week summer break to Padstow. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yv0nne204
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Watersports centre based on the stunning north cornish coast at award winning Harlyn bay. Specialising in surfing, stand up paddleboarding, coasteering and sit on top kayaking tours as well as instructor training and lifesaving/first aid courses
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great fun” (17 reviews)
“wet suits” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Higher Harlyn Caravan Park, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8SG, England
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+44 1841 533076
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a sea kayak tour which was great fun. Our guide, Sam, took us to a couple of bays up the coast, through arches and into sea caves. There were 4 of us in the group and he made sure we were safe and...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the surfing lessons for a family activity during our 2 week summer break to Padstow. The children had been so excited to try surfing and we came along to enjoy the experience with them. We had no experience surfing whatsoever, although both kids...More

Thank Yv0nne204
razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your family surfing lesson together - harlyn is a great place to try activities as it is nice and safe. I will ensure that Monica and Jago see your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time we've done this, same route but was a completely different, but still awesome experience. It's a funny thing because even though you know you are safe and the guys who run it are very assured, professional and friendly, you still get an exhilarating...More

Thank Cuzi9mm
razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Coasteering is exhilarating whether flat or rough and it is great that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are able to mix the route up a bit and use and access different features - all depends on the tide...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The group was too large about 13 to 15 people with 2 instructors who spent a lot of the time pushing each other in to the water. When I told them that I had nearly run in to a bodyboarder they said I should have...More

Thank skyvision1
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - I am sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with our surf school - we try to provide a professional service at all times. Sorry you felt that the lesson was too busy for you - we...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The instructors were very good. They gave you a wetsuit if you don't have one or you want one (to rent).

Thank Livie08
razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you thought our instructors were very good. Summer camps are a great way to learn surfing basics and as you say all the kit is provided by us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We booked a stand up paddle boarding session with these guys and have nothing but praise for the instructor Chris and the session - was well organised and very enjoyable - can throughly recommend!

Thank Lisa W
razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review glad to hear that you enjoyed your paddleboarding lesson. The estuary is a great location to teach - hopefully we will see you again for one of our sup tours?!

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lesson and 3 hour hire booked through a third party voucher site. Very easy to find, parking for the day at the beach was cheap. We were immediately acknowledged, the process of signing in for the lesson was very quick and simple...More

Thank Samantha J
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I do hope your finger was not too badly hurt? Great to hear that you found the customer experience fantastic and drop us an email when you wish to redeeem your voucher.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Our 11 and 9 year olds have just finished the 3 day surf camp and we could not speak more highly about the school. The instructors were amazing with the kids and both were easily standing up on their boards by the end of day...More

Thank oggytoo
razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The 3 or 5 day summer surf camp is really popular and provides a great foundation for children wishing to learn the surfing basics whilst having lots of fun and making new friends. We hope to see them next year!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Within a few hours my two children (aged 10 & 12) were standing up on their boards surfing! The instructors are great - friendly & fun. They taught beach safety, the basics of the surf board and how to surf. They played fun games and...More

Thank Simon M
razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Really happy to here that your children enjoyed their summer surf camp sessions with us. They are great fun and it is amazing to see the progress that children make in such a short time. Beach and water safety is...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter had a great surf lesson with Harlyn Surf School at 10am-12noon (£40). Two instructors went out with the group and helped them all to get to the point where they could stand up. The surf on the beach is big enough to do...More

Thank BronteBucket
razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. Nice to here that your daughter had a great surf lesson with us here at harlyn. It is as you say a great learning beach and has all the facilities available. It has been exceptionally busy on certain days this...More

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