Activities you must try this summer…
Cornwall = beautiful beaches and lazy beach days, right? Well, there is so much more to this beautiful county than fighting to put a windbreak up on the beach and sandy sandwiches. Here’s our guide to activities you must try this summer…
Surfing began in Newquay in 1962 when two Australians arrived with boards and took to the waves of the North Cornish coast, since then it has boomed in popularity. Surfing, for many locals, is a way of life; the daily wave checks and surfs is as much part of daily life as a Cornish pasty!
There are many surf schools to choose from that are just a short distance from Seavista, all will have you hanging ten in no time!
We recommend – King Surf School at Mawgan Porth Beach
Beginner lessons start from just £30.
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
SUP is the latest trend to hit the seas and is becoming just as popular as surfing (taking your dog is optional). Find a spot of flat water and gently paddle about enjoying the peace and tranquility being on the water brings (it’s also a great way to see the Cornish scenery). Or take to the waves and surf the board to the shore for some adrenaline fuelled fun. This is fun and easy to pick up so everyone can enjoy, be warned it will strength your core muscles!
We recommend heading to The Gannel in Newquay to try this sport for the first time. Make sure the tide is coming in!! Boards can be hired from the shipping container at Crantock Beach. If the tide is in so you can’t cross The Gannel to Crantock, we recommend parking at The Fern Pitt Café on Pentire (also great for food) and catch the ferry to Crantock. Alternatively, drive to Crantock and park in the National Trust car park.
Brits love a barbeque as much as the Aussie’s (Ozzie probably disagrees) but we just don’t have as many opportunities to dine al fresco as our friends down under so when summer comes round, it is time to make the most of dining outdoors and nothing beats a BBQ on the beach.
Please remember to put your disposable barbeque in the bin after use (make sure they are cool enough, a few bins have been known to burn down).
Seavista is situated just off the South West coastpath. The stretch of coastpath on our doorstep is one of the most picturesque spots and an absolutely must visit, even if you just walk a short way. Our favourite walk is from Mawgan Porth to Watergate (stop at Watergate Bay Hotel to refuel) . Walking from Mawgan Porth to Porth is also spectacular, the scenery is breathtaking and particularly beautiful at sunset.
We hope you have heaps of fun this summer and I’m always happy to recommend places to visit and things to do, just ask :).
Hope to see you soon!