Top 6 Beaches For WaterSports in Cornwall, UK

Top 6 Beaches For WaterSports in Cornwall, UK

July 25, 2019 Off By John Authen

Cornwall is well known for its beautiful beaches, lakes, estuaries and breathtaking rivers. If you’re planning a vacation that’s based around any of the watersports this beautiful county has to offer, you might want a little help in narrowing down a few great spots to go. With so many options to choose from, narrowing down the best beaches for watersports in Cornwall might seem a daunting task. That’s why we’ve asked the guys at Red Original & Red Paddle Co to recommend 6 of the best beaches for watersports in Cornwall.

Cornwall’s Best Beaches

Newquay – One of the greatest things about Newquay is the variety of watersports you can partake in. When the water is calm, there are plenty of dive sites available for you to check out. There are tons of shipwrecks to explore, and while you’re at it, head over to Porth Rock Reef. Great for photos and the skill level starts at novice. If surfing is your forte, just hold on tight until the waves pick up!

Looe Fishing Port – Lodging in this historic location keeps you close to the beaches with the nostalgic touch of hanging out in an old fishing port. Good food, great lodging opportunities, it keeps you well fed and warm with perfect access to some amazing Cornwall watersports. The Whitsand and Looe Bay Marine Conservation Zone is right around the corner, so snorkelling and diving are a must. To the west is Fowey, which boasts some popular scenery for yachting and pleasure boating. 

Helford River – If kayaking is your watersport, you’ll definitely want to check out the Helford River and surrounding creeks. While most of what the area has to offer is a bit more inland, the history and scenery won’t disappoint. 

Polkerris Beach – Gorgeous cliffs and awe-inspiring coastline views surround 2 watersports centres. Boating, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, you name it, Polkerris Beach is the place for you! The local food and lodging is also desirable, so spend a few days playing in the water then head out and check out the culture. 

Stithians Lake – If you’re headed to Stithians Lake, you’ll want to stop by the Activity Centre first. It’s considered one of the windiest inland water locations in the area, which means it’s perfect for windsurfers and sailors. There are trout fisheries that stock the waters, so fishing is a great past time, and if you’re into camping, the lake offers a remarkable lakeside campsite. 

Falmouth Bay – Falmouth is considered one of Cornwall’s biggest towns and located on the south coast. With one of the world’s largest natural deep-water harbours, it’s no wonder the variety of watersports you’ll find is vast. The town itself has a ton of history too, so when you’re not in the water be sure to take in the scenery.