This unspoilt estuary stretches from Falmouth Bay to the port of Gweek. Stroll along the little beaches dotted along its rocky shore.
What makes it special
- Scenic beauty and marine ecology
- Kayaking, sailing and snorkelling
- Walking and birdwatching
Other things to do nearby
Get outdoors and have fun at this exciting activity centre. As a charity, they help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Cornwall too.
If you are looking to combine water sports with climbing then Coasteering is for you. Kernow Coasteering offer coasteering adventures on the rocky coastline close to YHA Land’s End.
The hostel has a handy emergency cycle and puncture repair kit on hand - just in case!
From monks to a Cornish giant, the history and mythology that layer up on this rocky tidal island near Penzance is richly diverse.
Penzance has the best transport links in West Cornwall, giving great flexibility in choosing your route.
Marazion and Gwithian have regular events for both Kite and Wind Surfing.
Visit the hands-on discovery centre and explore one of the finest mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country.
The most famous and certainly the most influential studio pottery in the world!
Dive in the sea and explore one of the wrecks on the Manacle rocks - the stair case from the Mohegan is in the hostel!
Take a look at a real working Cornish ice cream farm! Meet the herd of cows, go for a stroll around the meadows, and of course get a sample of their delicious ice cream.
Love boats, the sea and Cornwall? You'll find all things nautical at this amazing museum – don't miss the stunning views from the lookout tower across Falmouth Harbour.
Fancy a walk on the wild side? Plan a day trip to one of the many isolated and quiet coves near Boswinger for a little wild swimming!
Explore Clay Country along the Pentewan, Bugle and Wheal Martyn trails on the way to the Eden Project. Don't forget that there's a £3 discount off entry fee when you arrive by bicycle!
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
A 25 minute walk through lovely woodland ends at the coast in Portreath. Enjoy the great surfing beach or relax in one of the cafes and watch people riding the waves!
There's a great 12 mile cycle route that takes you from Portreath right across Cornwall to Devoran.