The Wave

The Wave is close to junction 17 of the M5 motorway in South Gloucestershire and is easily accessible by bicycle, car or bus.  

By Car

Heading north on M5

  • Exit motorway at junction 17.
  • At the roundabout, take the first left, signposted B4055.
  • Follow the B4055 for 1.7 miles, passing through Easter Compton.
  • As you leave Easter Compton, continue for 170 yards. The Wave entrance is on your right.

Heading south on M5

  • Exit motorway at junction 17. There are two filter lanes on the right. Stay in the left-hand one, signposted B4055.
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit, signposted B4055.
  • Follow the B4055 for 1.7 miles, passing through Easter Compton.
  • As you leave Easter Compton, continue for 170 yards. The Wave entrance is on your right.

Parking is free at The Wave

There is a 15 minute walk from the car park to The Clubhouse. Please remember to arrive at least 60 minutes before your surf and make sure you have signed your waiver online before arriving to site.

We have limited Blue Badge holder parking at our Clubhouse. Please ask at the Gatehouse for a parking permit on arrival.

To ensure that we manage capacity on site, ALL visitors to The Wave will need to pre-book their place, so if you have non-surfers coming along to spectate, please make sure you book their places, there is a small charge of £2 per spectator to help us manage this – children 6 and under are free.


Aerial view of surfing inland lake of The Wave near Bristol

The Wave, Easter Compton, Bristol

The Wave
Washingpool Farm
Main Road, Easter Compton

Bristol, BS35 5RE


Travelling by bus

There are a number of buses to get to The Wave.

The village of Easter Compton is served by buses 411 and 625 (Stagecoach) and 623 (Euro Taxis). The closest stop to The Wave is at Prospect Close, about 500 yards from the entrance.

You can also catch the number 1 and 2 buses from Central Bristol to Catbrain Lane, Cribbs Causeway – see timetable info. Buses are operated by First Bus.

Travelling by train

Great Western Railway run high speed and regional trains to Bristol from London, South Wales and the South West of England. Add PlusBus to your train ticket when booking online to get unlimited onward bus travel around Bristol for just £3.50. See Travelling by Bus for public transport connections to The Wave.

GWR changed their timetable and offer faster, more frequent services and more flexibility. Their new headline journey time from London Paddington to Bristol Parkway will be within as little as 68 minutes.

Please note that GWR does not allow surfboards on all of its services. If you are planning on bringing your own board when you visit then please check before you travel.

Public Transport


If you’re planning to travel by bicycle, we have plenty of cycle racks to keep your bike safe while you enjoy The Wave, you will need to bring your own lock.

For more information on cycling and route planning see:

Better By Bike


Coach parking

Spaces for coaches are strictly limited.

You must be pre-book with our customer services team. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so do book as early as possible.

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Man surfs at inland surf lake The Wave near Bristol

Opening Times

Our opening hours change throughout the year. We're currently open 7 days a week from 6am - 10pm Sun - Thu and until 11pm Fri & Sat.
Aerial view of The Wave in Bristol inland surfing lake with waves