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Fantastic lessons and staff

We had a lesson and 3 hour hire booked through a third party voucher site. Very easy to find... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Samantha J
via mobile
As good as the hype

Our 11 and 9 year olds have just finished the 3 day surf camp and we could not speak more highly... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
oggytoo
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Bristol, 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
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  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddle boarding” (21 reviews)
“great fun” (17 reviews)
“wet suits” (10 reviews)
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Higher Harlyn Caravan Park, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8SG, England
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Reviewed August 19, 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
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razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

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.

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Reviewed August 16, 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

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razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

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!

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Reviewed August 16, 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
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razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 12, 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

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razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

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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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

My 14 and 13 year old children had a surfing taster session. One of them was less enthusiastic but they both had a great time and want to do it again. Instructors were excellent and both children were standing up surfing at the end. The...More

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razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for your review. Harlyn is a lovely beach and is perfect for families with young children because of its sheltered nature providing (most of the time) great learning conditions! Lovely to hear that your children had a great time and we do hope...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Surf school was once again completely enjoyed by our teenagers,both progressed over the week and one carried on for a few days the following week. We tried sea kayaking and it was brilliant,we paddled far futher than i imagined,around the coast,even having a little swim...More

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razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you for your review and very happy to hear that you have all had a great time taking part in our activities. We have had some great kayaking trips this year and have been exploring new areas as well. Hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We have done coasteering & surfing in previous years (both great) and this year we had a go at paddle boarding. Excellent tuition and loved every minute!! Thank you!

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razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - happy to hear that you enjoyed your paddleboarding with us and we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Had booked 5 days of surf but weather failed us for the first week. Surf school very accommodating, keeping us in the loop with good communication and on a 'no surf day' we kayaked instead which resulted a dolphin coming and swimming with us. Awesome!...More

Thank EliseMC3
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razor1966, Owner at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thank you very much for your review - glad you enjoyed your time with us. Fantastic day with the dolphins!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We were down in Cornwall for the weekend and after reading reviews popped over to hire some SUP's for an hour. Friendly team and great boards too. Sea was beautiful and some great rocky areas to explore over the far left side of the cove....More

Thank Mike W
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razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the stunning views that harlyn has to offer whilst on the paddleboards!

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the 40.00 spent on this 2 hour guided tour out. Loved every minute. Safe and well guided by the crew. Travelled out alot further than expected and was given the chance to jump out and av a swim once at the final point...More

Thank Sarah G
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razor1966, Manager at Harlyn Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thank you for your review. - great to hear that you loved your kayak tour with us. We have had some magical conditions recently and even had dolphins swimming alongside us. Hope to see you again.

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