Cornwall’s Coastline and Waters

Fistral Beach thanks to Fistral Surf School

Fistral Beach thanks to Fistral Surf School

Relaxing by Cornwall’s coastline and crystal clear waters has to be the highlight of any seaside holiday and essential for anyone seeking a new adventure.

With over 60 water sport schools across Cornwall offering lessons and equipment hire in surfing, kayaking, coasteering, paddle boarding and much more, it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of world class waves and see some of Cornwall’s most idyllic spots from the water. From wild swimming to surfing, there is a water sport suitable for any age or ability to enjoy.

Cornish waters are home to a huge variety of wildlife, with dolphins, seals, basking sharks, and sea birds regularly spotted off the coast. Take a Cornish Sea Tour leaving from Padstow and keep your eyes peeled for some of these stunning creatures.

For something a bit closer to shore, try a rock pool ramble or snorkel safari along the Helford River to discover marine life thriving in its natural habitat.

Of course no holiday to Cornwall is complete without learning to surf on Fistral Beach. Take a lesson at the Fistral Beach Surf School or simply watch the waves and some of the best in the world take to the water.

If you prefer calmer water Cornwall’s network of freshwater lakes are not to be overlooked, especially if you prefer activities like sailing and fishing. These picturesque lakes are well stocked and well equipped to provide a tranquil setting for a weekend angling or simply somewhere to walk by the water.

Join in the fun during the summer months when Cornwall’s calendar becomes full of competitions showcasing some of its finest water sports ranging from surfing championships to sailing regattas.

We have a stunning selection of holiday homes in Cornwall which are perfectly located for exploring the Cornish waters.