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MY Top 5 Activities in The Sea

One of Cornwall’s best features is being surrounded by the sea. This means you have access to a huge number of activities, that you may not be able to do elsewhere. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite things to do in the sea below, to give you some inspiration for your trip to Cornwall.


1. Surfing


Arguably the most popular activity in the sea, surfing is a great activity that is fun for everyone. The North Cornish Coast is packed with plenty of well-equipped and qualified surf schools – that can provide lessons to those of any ability. If you’re already competent on a surfboard, all the equipment can be hired from the surf schools and locals surf shops.


 2. Paddleboarding  

Paddleboarding is the perfect activity for everyone to enjoy when the waves have eased off. Many surf schools, such as Wave Hunters, offer paddleboard lessons / tours when the sea is too flat for their surf lessons to go ahead – this a great opportunity to learn the basics! If you’re feeling confident in your ability paddleboards can be hired from many of the local surf schools and surf shops, but make sure to check the sea conditions and wind before heading out.


3. Sea Safari

Sea Safaris are a great way to get up close to some of the amazing creatures that make the North Cornish Coast their home. They offer you the chance to see dolphins, seals, basking sharks, sun fish, and in the last year in maybe a walrus and whales! If you’re after a specific animal, I would recommend doing a quick google search to see the best time of year to spot them in Cornwall.


4. Kayaking 

Kayaking provides a gateway to exploring the more untouched coastline, from finding secret beaches only accessible by sea to navigating some old smuggling caves. There are many places that offer kayak adventures, these are usually found in the smaller coves, such as Port Quinn, Port Gaverne, Harlyn & Padstow Estuary.


5. Coasteering 

For the thrill seekers, coasteering provides an adrenaline filled day out. There are many places that offer coasteering experiences around Cornwall, they will usually have strict time frames in which they operate to make sure the tides are deep enough. These can be found at Harlyn, Treyarnon, and Port Gaverne.