March 29, 2019
Cornwall has turn into synonymous with browsing and the surf tradition, however don’t overlook that there are many different causes to hit the water whilst you’re on vacation right here.
“If you’re on vacation in Cornwall there are such a lot of methods to expertise the beautiful coastal setting,” says Tom Greaves, of King Coasteer. “Coasteering provides a novel perspective, as you swim, climb and traverse alongside the shoreline, encountering all types of marine wildlife alongside the way in which.”
Whether or not you wish to glide throughout glassy bays, get a close-up view of the marine life or dive to the underside of the ocean, listed below are a few of our favorite methods to benefit from the sea once we’re not browsing:
Pedn Vounder, West Cornwall
With white sands, turquoise tidal lagoons and crystal clear water backed by towering granite cliffs, it’s little surprise that Pedn Vounder is one in every of Cornwall’s most photographed seashores. It’s additionally residence to among the cleanest, clearest water in Britain; so if you happen to courageous the knee-wobbling descent to the seashore, don’t overlook your masks and snorkel. Glide out below the shadow of Logan Rock and you’ll spot crabs, starfish and all types of sea life together with seals and dolphins. There are additionally common sightings of basking sharks in Could and June. Simply bear in mind that it’s additionally a naturist seashore, so it’s possible you’ll really feel somewhat overdressed if you return to shore in your wetsuit.
Keep at one in every of our Seaside Retreats in Sennen Cove or Mousehole and it’s a brief drive to the village of Treen or Porthcurno, from the place you’ll be able to entry the coastal path to Pedn Vounder.
Watergate Bay, north Cornwall
Should you’d wish to zoom down the waves with out having to know the ability degree that stand-up browsing requires, attempt handplaning. A turbo-charged model of the traditional artwork of bodysurfing, all that you must do is strap a mini surfboard (about 30cm) to your hand and swim out into the shore break. Utilizing a pair of fins to propel you into the waves, it’s easy to catch the breakers and carve your method alongside the face of the waves in your stomach. Get an introductory lesson from the professional instructors at Watergate Bay’s Excessive Academy – it’s enjoyable, comparatively simple and accessible to anybody who can swim.
Keep at one in every of our Seaside Retreats in Watergate Bay and revel in a handplaning session on the Excessive Academy. Gear rent can also be accessible.
Newquay, north Cornwall
Do you fancy exploring the underwater kingdom? You don’t want to move to tropical islands to attempt diving; Cornwall is residence to some world-class dive websites and an excellent location to offer scuba diving a go.
Plunge beneath the waves and are available face-to-face with seals, sea horses and cuttlefish in your first reef dive alongside a certified teacher. No earlier expertise is required for a Uncover Scuba day with Dive Newquay, throughout which you’ll get an introduction to the lecturers of diving, practise primary scuba expertise in a four metre-deep dive pool, and end the day with an open water dive off the Gazzel in Newquay.
Keep at one in every of our Seaside Retreats in Newquay and Uncover Scuba Diving with Dive Newquay.
Porth Seaside, north Cornwall
Swim by way of gulleys, trip whirlpools, discover sea caves and leap from rocky ledges on a coasteering journey. Though it seems like a full-throttle journey, coasteering is a family-friendly exercise and isn’t all about cliff leaping from nice heights; each journey is tailor-made to the group. Within the secure fingers of the professional guides at King Coasteer, you’ll encounter sea life from starfish to seabirds, swim by way of smugglers’ tunnels and scramble round wave-hewn headlands, as you expertise a novel perspective of the shoreline.
Keep at one in every of our Seaside Retreats in Porth, and head off on a coasteering journey round Porth Island with King Coasteer.
Cawsand Seaside, south east Cornwall
The calm and sheltered waters lapping Cawsand are the proper territory to get your steadiness on a stand-up paddleboard and castaway into the bay. Nail the essential strategies with a SUP lesson, or be a part of a full- or half-day guided journey to discover sea caves and secret coves, recognizing kingfishers and seals as you float to historic landmarks such because the mighty Artillery Steps or Grenville Battery Fort. All gear is supplied – it’s as much as you whether or not you rent a paddleboard and castaway by yourself journey, or rent a information to take you on a tour.
Keep in a Seaside Retreat in Cawsand and head off on a stand-up paddleboarding tour with Cawsand Kayak and SUP Rent.
Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Journey
Carbis Bay, west Cornwall
Launch from the attractive Carbis Bay and discover St Ives Bay on a conventional outrigger canoe. These secure and secure Hawaiian craft had been constructed to cross huge stretches of the Pacific Ocean and may seat as much as seven passengers – making them good for a water-bound household journey. Underwater viewers allow you to get close-up to the superb marine life, from spider crabs and sunfish, to seals and even basking sharks.
Keep at one in every of our Seaside Retreats in Portreath and it’s simply 20 minutes’ drive to Carbis Bay the place you’ll be able to take an Outrigger Tour with Ocean Sports activities Centre.