Prefer action over relaxation? If yes, then choosing an adventure holiday in Cornwall will certainly appeal to you.
From cycling through the picturesque countryside to kayaking along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK, there’s so much to see and do in this incredible region.
Take to the waves in Newquay
An adventure holiday wouldn’t be complete without trying your hand at surfing, and the most obvious place to learn would be in Newquay, known as the surfing capital of the UK.
You can really immerse yourself in the surf culture whilst in this fashionable town. With a fantastic collection of surf shops, schools and board hire, no matter if you’re a beginner or a pro, Newquay will be able to provide for you.
Fistral Beach is probably the best-known and has breaks suitable for all abilities, but novices may also like to try Great Western or Towan Beach.
As well as beaches, Newquay also boasts a selection of some of the UK’s very best cottages, so you’re certain to enjoy the downtime on your trip just as much as the time spent outdoors.
Kayak in secluded coves
Explore Cornwall from a different perspective and take to the waters on a sea kayaking adventure.
There are a range of places along the coast that offer this exciting experience including the historic location of St Agnes.
Here you’ll be able to admire the World Heritage Cornish Mining site from the waters whilst navigating around dramatic arches and caves.
For a contrasting experience, why not head to the south coast at Helford and enjoy the stunning surroundings of an ancient woodland whilst kayaking along the river?
Walk or cycle the miles of Cornish trails
Whether you’re looking to take on a hiking challenge or prefer to cycle the miles of spectacular pathways, Cornwall boasts plenty of options for all.
One of the most well-known spots to challenge yourself is the South West Coastal Path.
Spanning the length of the coastline, it’s a great place to explore a range of areas whilst taking on steep routes, cliff top trails and rugged pathways.
For those that want to take on a cycle challenge, why not try a coast to coast adventure which offers you a variety of locations depending on how far you’d like to ride?
Try coasteering on the north coast
This increasingly popular action-packed activity is a great way to explore the dramatic shoreline of the north coast.
Travel along inaccessible stretches, swim in secluded coves and adventure into hidden caves on this exciting adventure.
Of course, for the thrill seekers there are also plenty of places to leap straight in the glistening waters below.
Coasteering activities are available in a variety of locations and are provided by trained instructors to offer the best experience on your stay in the region.
From Newquay to Bude, you’ll find an array of stretches to try out, each with a unique and memorable charm.
Abseil in Cornwall’s most stunning locations
For those looking for a hair-raising adventure on their stay, why not try abseiling with some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes as your backdrop?
Get a bird’s eye view near Falmouth with an abseiling experience in the adventure quarry or perhaps scale the craggy cliff faces and towering heights at Land’s End.
Not only will this provide an adrenaline fuelled experience, you’ll have the best seat in the house to admire Cornwall’s breath-taking scenery.