Bude, Widemouth Bay and Polzeath are popular with families and several surf schools operate from the beaches. Dedicated lifeguard service.
Other local beaches... Crackington Haven, Bossiney Cove (visit at low tide), Rock, Newquay's Fistral beach and Lusty Glaze.
Coastal and Moors walks
Spectacular walks for all abilities along the Coastal Path.
Explore Bodmin Moor, Rough Tor and the surrounding area on a circular walk and discover old mines, stone circles amongst a varied landscape.
On the flat.... Rent a bike at Bodmin or Wadebridge and cycle the traffic-free Camel Trail all the way to Padstow. Enjoy fish and chips or an ice-cream on the harbour before cycling back.
For the more adventurous... Why not try the mountain bike trails at Lanhydrock House in Bodmin? Trails are suitable for all abilities of cyclist, set in the woods around the country estate. Cycle hire is on site.
Canoe and Kayaking/Coasteering
Groups and private tuition available locally.
Trethorne Golf Club, Kennards House, Launceston
Launceston Golf Club, St Stephens, Launceston
Places to visit……
The remains of the castle and grounds on a rocky outcrop, alleged to be King Arthur’s birthplace and surrounded by legends and myths.
Pretty fishing village and small harbour.
Famous for its dramatic sunsets.
Fishing village made famous for the TV series Doc Martin.
Picturesque harbour surrounded by local shops and art galleries. Great place to stop and have fish and chips on the harbour wall. Bicycle hire here to Wadebridge/ Bodmin on the flat off road Camel Trail.
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, North Petherwin
Close-up entertainment provided by the very playful groups of otters.
Lovely beach and harbour. For those interested in the arts, Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth museum and the many art galleries around the town are well worth a visit.
Dramatic Global garden housed in tropical biomes, with England's longest zip wire.