The local area

Head to the coast

No trip to the Westcountry is complete without getting in the sea! If a quick dip of the toes is all you need, there are glorious sandy beaches all around us.  For those looking to get the adrenaline pumping, we are close to some of the best surfing beaches Cornwall has to offer whether you’re a gnarly wave rider or a complete beginner.  Head to some of our favourite seaside spots and soak it all up. 

20 miles / 40 minutes

SUP Hire at Royal William Yard, Plymouth

If you prefer your watersports a little more serene, why not hire a stand up paddleboard and head for the calmer waters around Plymouth’s Royal William Yard. If those sea legs are feeling a little unsteady book a lesson or a guided SUP tour at South West SUP and enjoy the wonderful Plymouth coastline from the sea.

Seaton Beach

Close to beautiful Looe, Seaton Beach is ideal for a family day out.  With a shop, large cafe and plenty of parking, you can just pack up the car and go. 

Big kids may find a few surfable waves at Seaton whilst smaller ones will enjoy splashing around in the shallows of the river that runs across the beach.  If you need a little extra entertainment, the sand and shingle beach sits at the entrance to Seaton Valley Country Park with plenty of  trails to explore and wildlife to spot 

19 miles / 36 minutes

30 miles / 50 minutes

Explore the Erme Estuary

The tidal Estuary at the mouth of the River Erme is ideal for creating your own awesome waterside adventures.  Splash around in the sheltered shallows at Mothecombe Beach or while away the hours coasting your body boards onto the sand. At low tide you can wander inland along the banks of the river, wildlife spotting and finding the perfect picnic spot. 

Fuel Your Imagination at Tintagel

The home of Arthurian legend, immerse yourself in history, breathtaking scenery and a just a little magic at Tintagel Castle. From the mainland courtyard on the rugged North Cornish Coast, cross the dramatic footbridge to the ruins of the 13th century castle on the island. Let the guides talk you through the extraordinary history of this incredible spot.

32 miles / 54 minutes

50 miles / 1 Hour

Surf’s Up at Newquay

Home to countless world class surf spots, Cornwall is the ideal place to hone your craft or catch your first exhilarating waves.   Newquay’s Fistral beach throws out some big breakers for the seasoned thrill seekers and enough gentle easy rollers for kids and those just getting started.  Hire your boards, book a lesson and get that adrenaline going.

Wembury Beach

Just a hop back across the border into Devon is the idyllic family beach at Wembury.  With award winningly clean water and a shallow shoreline, the kids will lose all track of time splashing in the water or exploring the rockpools dotted across the beach.  There are a few great places to grab a bite to eat and loads of picnic spots to choose from so why not make a whole day of it.

26 miles / 50 minutes