About Saltburn Beach

Despite the freezing winter weather, Saltburn Beach was one of the first outposts of surfing on England's east coast and has developed into one of the UK's real wave-riding hubs. The beach is a fairly average proposition, with the occasional quality sandbar forming close to the pier. To the south sits a sand and cobblestone break called Penny's Hole with some lovely lefts and rights. At the far southern end, beneath the towering cliff, is Saltburn Point, a high quality slabstone reef that wakes occasionally in the lined up swells, throwing out fast, reeling righthanders.

Source: Saltburn Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Good for all, beginners stick close to pier.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

General relaxed vibe with the numerous regulars in the line-up.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Popular spot with locals and travelling surfers, crowded when good.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Nice vibe and camaraderie adds to fun of surfing here. Walling waves popular with longboarders.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Fine generally, hard work when big.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Better than it was.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips when big, still some pollution issues.

Access

Beachside car park by surf shop.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand, cobbles, rock point.

Best Season

September - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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