Sandboarding and desert dune adventures in Europe.

Sandboarding in Germany

You may be surprised to find out that Germany is one of the top sandboarding destinations in Europe - and the one where the Sandboarding World Championship is held every year. The reason for this? Germany is home to the world's only sandskiing facility! The so-called "Monte Kaolino" dune near…

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Sandboarding in France
Sandboarding at Dune du Pilat, France. Photo courtesy of Jack Soley.

Sandboarding in France

France is home to the tallest sand dune in Europe - the Dune du Pilat - so it's no surprise it makes one of the best sandboarding destinations in the continent. Many thanks to user brigadier who pointed out many more sandboarding spots in the Côte d'Opale in our forum.…

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Sandboarding in Ireland
Curracloe dunes and beach along Wexford Bay. Photo courtesy of Rodney Burton.

Sandboarding in Ireland

Despite not being a desert destination, Ireland has quite a few sand surfing spots to offer and there is a small but very lively community of sandboarders near Wexford. The Curracloe Sand Fest was held there as part of the Sandboarding World Tour in 2017. Curracloe dunes and beach along…

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Sandboarding in Spain

While still not very wide spread, there surely is potential for sandboarding as a mainstream sport in Spain. The region of Andalusia is home to the Taberna Desert, the only (!) desert in Europe, and while the landscape there is partly protected, there are many coastal dunes nearby where you…

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Sandboarding in the UK
Holywell Bay Sand Dunes, England. Photo courtesy of hilaris.

Sandboarding in the UK

Believe it or not, but sand surfing is not limited to sunny and warm locations in the desert. The United Kingdom may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of sandboarding, but both England and Wales offer quite a few spots where this sport can…

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Sandboarding at Salir do Porto, Portugal
Duna de Salir do Porto. Photo courtesy of Vitor Oliveira.

Sandboarding at Salir do Porto, Portugal

Over the past decade Portugal has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe, attracting thousands of tourists, digital nomads and surfers from all over the world. Those with an interest in sandboarding will also find that the country hosts one of the tallest sand dunes in Europe, located…

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