Sailing and watersports in Cornwall
Surrounded by water and some of the most spectacular coastline in the country, the possibilities are endless when it comes to being in, on or under the water during your holiday in Cornwall with Creekside Cottages. Whether you wish to surf on the North Coast on one of Cornwall's renowned surfing beaches (Fistral Beach, Newquay; Watergate Bay; Gwithian; and Porthtowan to name just a few!), or experience the more tranquil waters on the South Coast by canoe, kayak or dinghy - the water really is there to be enjoyed by all.
Mylor Harbour is a hive of activity throughout the year and it is a delight to watch and take part in all the action both on and off the water - if you like to sail or kayak, launching at Mylor Harbour gives you access to the Carrick Roads and the River Fal which can help you get to Truro or the Helford - depending on the weather and the tides of course.
Cornish Cruising - the local yacht charter company where you can learn to sail with qualified instructors and obtain RYA qualifications.
01326 211800 / www.cornishcruising.com
Falmouth Motor Boat Charters
Charter a motor boat for a day or half day and see the spectacular Cornish coastline from the water.
07779 941 499 / www.falmouthmotorboatcharters.co.uk
Fal River Links
01872 861914 / www.falriverlinks.co.uk
Orca Sea Safaris
01872 861 910 / www.kingharryscornwall.co.uk/ferries/orca
Mylor Boat Hire
01326 377745 / www.mylorboathire.co.uk
Loe Beach Watersports Lessons & Hire
01872 864295 / www.loebeach.co.uk
07816 481430 / www.kernowcharters.co.uk
Mylor Sailing School
01326 377633 / www.mylorsailingschool.co.uk
Big Blue Water Sports
01326 374044 / www.bigbluewatersports.co.uk
Bowman Yachts Experience Days
01326 210582 / www.bowmanyachtcharters.com
01872 580022 / www.classic-sailing.co.uk
01326 311265 / www.cornishdiving.co.uk
Cornish Diving School
01326 311265 / www.cornishdivingschool.co.uk
Falmouth Dive Boat Charter
07976 974 616 / www.divefalmouth.com
ElementalUk - canoeing and kayaking from Swanpool beach, Falmouth
Sea Kayaking Cornwall - courses and expeditions, Falmouth
Arvor Sea Kayaking - kayak hire, courses and guided trips
Fal-Ruan Upper Creeks, River Fal
Canoe the woodland fringed upper creeks of the Fal-Ruan nature reserve from the Smuggler’s above King Harry’s Ferry and experience an oasis of tranquillity and birdsong – this is one of the most remote areas of tidal river in Cornwall. Rise with the tide and stop for lunch at Ruan Lanihorne before returning downstream.
Lots of people now enjoy the water by canoe or kayak. Everyone has the right to canoe or kayak on tidal waters but you must be aware of tides and take precautions and never venture further than your physical capabilities - you have to return to base and it may be exhausting against the tide. Always check out access arrangements and always be respectful to fishermen. There are many places where canoes, kayaks and lifejackets can be rented by the hour or day. Beginners can join a guided trip or excursion.