From camping on the Lizard to sailing the open seas, here's how to explore Cornwall.
Renowned surfing beaches, stunning coast paths and the World Heritage Site industrial heartland. Our location offers countless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
On the water
Revel in the north coast’s bounty of surf spots. Slip into a drysuit and deep dive into clear waters. Hoist the sails or jump into a kayak to explore tucked away bays. Whether you’re swimming, surfing, or coasteering there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of studying by the sea.
The Students’ Union hosts clubs for all sorts of water sports, including diving, gig rowling, sailing and sea swimming, which are a great way to meet new people too.
Need to hire watersports equipment? There are plenty of places offering watersports rentals, including paddleboard, kayak or boat hire. Here are just a few to get you started.
Cornwall surf schools
If you're new to surfing, why not join a surf school? You'll build confidence in the water while being supported by qualified instructors.
From rambling on Bodmin Moor, walking the dramatic coastal paths and climbing cliffs to cycling the backroads and pitching a tent in one of the many beautiful campsites across Cornwall, there’s plenty of fun to be had on land too. Why not join the Expedition or Climbing Society, or perhaps you’re more into horse riding? Discover all our clubs and societies for outdoor pursuits
Our top campsites in Cornwall
4. The Helford
Just a few miles from Falmouth, you'll find the stunning Helford Passage. Explore its seven creeks by kayak, stop off at Helford Passage for a pint in the pub and explore the nearby gardens. Relax in the sub-tropical paradise of Trebah and puzzle your way out of Glendurgan's magnificent maze!
Perfect for: Getting lost in nature.
5. The Roseland
The Roseland is probably Cornwall's best place no one knows about. From the amazing Hidden Hut through to expanses of golden sand, you could get lost for days exploring the Roseland. Get there on the St Mawes Ferry from Falmouth (where you get discounted travel) and then start your adventures.
Perfect for: Escaping the crowds in good weather and brilliant day trips.
Getting around Cornwall
The inside scoop
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