Top 10 Summer Activities In Cornwall

Planning to visit Cornwall this summer? You’re in for a treat! Cornwall is the ultimate destination for outdoor fun and adventure. Whether you’re a keen surfer eager to ride the famous waves at Fistral, looking to hike the scenic South West Coast Path, or wanting to try unique experiences, there’s no shortage of excitement. With so much to do, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 summer activities to try this year. Get ready for an unforgettable summer in Cornwall!

1. Watersports on Stithians Lake

Situated just 15 minutes from us is Stithians Lake, a hub for watersports lovers offering a wide array of activities such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The lake’s calm waters and scenic surroundings make it a perfect spot for both beginners and those more experienced.

2. Go on an Adventure with Newquay Activity Centre

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Newquay Activity Centre offers a wide variety of activities for those looking for some thrilling adventures this summer. Enjoy Cornwall’s incredible coast while diving into activities like coasteering, bodyboarding, or stand-up paddleboarding.

3. Surf Lessons

Learning how to surf should undoubtedly be at the top of your bucket list when visiting Cornwall this summer. With some of the country’s best surf beaches and access to excellent surf schools just a short drive from us, anyone from complete beginners to more experienced surfers can catch the Cornish waves. Portreath, Porthtowan and Perranporth are our closest beaches and all have access to surf schools with boards and wetsuits available to hire.

4. Cycle the Camel Trail to Padstow

Cycling is a great way to explore Cornwall and is something the whole family can enjoy. We highly recommend the Camel Trail for families as it’s 18 miles of cycle paths and is largely traffic-free, making it safe for all ages. Cycle between Bodmin and Padstow, and discover breathtaking views of the countryside and camel estuary.

5. Walk the South West Coast Path

With some of the best coastal walks in the country, and the South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked footpath, there’s an endless coastline to explore on your visit to Cornwall. The coast path offers everything from easy walks to more challenging hikes and is a great way for trail runners to take on a new challenge. Enjoy discovering stunning sea views, rugged cliffs, and picturesque coves. Popular routes include the walk from St. Ives to Zennor and the stretch between Lizard Point and Kynance Cove.

6. Try Rock Climbing with Kernow Coasteering

Take on a new challenge and learn rock climbing on Cornwall’s beautiful granite cliffs. Kernow Coasteering offers rock climbing sessions for beginners and more advanced climbers. The climbing locations are chosen for their stunning scenery and suitability for novice climbers, ensuring a supportive and enjoyable experience. With professional instruction and high-quality equipment, you’ll be able to safely tackle Cornwall’s cliffs.

7. Horse Riding on the Beach

Plan a romantic horse ride along the beach or a fun family day out, horse riding is a fun outdoor activity to try this summer and what better way to experience it than along Cornwall’s white sandy beaches? Several stables across Cornwall offer beach rides, where you can trot along the shore and take in the stunning coastal scenery. Gwithian and Perranporth Beach are popular spots where we’re sure you’ll make unforgettable memories.

8. Coastal Foraging with Cornish Wild Food

If you’re a foodie looking to experience coastal Cornwall, this one’s for you. Learn to forage along the Cornish coastline with guided tours that teach you how to identify and collect edible plants, seaweed, and shellfish. This unique activity combines adventure with education and offers a delicious way to experience Cornwall’s natural bounty.

9. Go on a fishing trip

If you love fishing this ones for you. Join a fishing charter for a day of fishing off the Cornish coast. These trips offer the chance to catch a variety of fish, including mackerel, bass, and even sharks while enjoying the stunning coastal scenery.

10. Join A Wildlife Photography Tour

Join a wildlife photography tour to capture stunning images of Cornwall’s diverse fauna. Professional guides will take you to the best spots for photographing seals, dolphins, birds, and other wildlife, while offering tips on how to get the perfect shot.

Book your unforgettable summer holiday now!

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