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
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.
Get outdoors and have fun at this exciting activity centre. As a charity, they help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Cornwall too.
11 miles This exciting family theme park features thrill rides, historical indoor exhibitions to take you back in time, and loads of fun entertainment for kids! Visit the website
Dive in the sea and explore one of the wrecks on the Manacle rocks - the stair case from the Mohegan is in the hostel!
Enjoy surfing without the crowds - a surfers’ paradise without waiting to catch that perfect wave.
This world heritage site offers a fascinating look into the underground world of mining. The beautiful rural setting belies its industrial past. Visit the Heritage Centre website
This is one of only a few sites in England where you can learn how to windsurf on the open sea.
This part of the South West coastal path is one of the quietest and most beautiful. Get away from it all at any time of year and indulge in the scenic views and sea air.
Try a half-day taster session at one of the few places in England where you can learn to windsurf on the sea. Coverack has an east facing bay, so protected and ideal for first timers to learn.
Made famous in the BBC series Poldark, this beautiful sandy beach has a little church at one end, jutting out of the cliffs.
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.
Visit the hands-on discovery centre and explore one of the finest mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country.
This picture postcard beach has spectacular rock formations, white sands and clear blue waters.
Visit the distinctive twin towers of the Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain, tours available. Lizard Point is Britain's most southerly point, with dramatic cliff wa
YHA Lizard's central position makes it an ideal base to walk the South West coastal path between the picturesque fishing village of Cadgwith and the spectacular scenery of Kynance Cove.
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!