Whether it’s a sea adventure you are after or just a quick dip, there is plenty of opportunities get in the water around the coast of Cornwall. All you need is a wetsuit and a bit of spirit! Here’s our pick of the best places and activities on the water near to Porthleven.
From July to September the water is lovely for a swim! Take a dip in Porthleven harbour at high tide or stroll over to Porthleven beach, which is lifeguarded and makes for lovely swimming. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, then take the cliff path to Rinsey beach (or drive there if you prefer!). It’s a steep path to the beach but one of the best swimming beaches around. Praa Sands, further along the coast, is great for a longer swim – one headland to the other is about a mile. Can you do it!?
Want an alternative to the beach for a day? Just half an hour from Porthleven is Stithians Lake. Enjoy the surroundings, cafe and most of all the water. Adventures on the water include canoeing, kneeboarding, water skiing, sailing or stand up paddle.
The Jubilee Pool in Penzance was opened in 1935 and is now a celebrated piece of 1930s architecture. After it was severely damaged in 2014 the community of Penzance and beyond, rallied around to ensure its restoration and it now open for all to enjoy. And what an experience it is! The sea water pool is a perfect place to spend the day. The smaller kids pool is great for the little ones.
From beginners to pro, stand up paddle is for anyone who wants to get in the water and the harbour in Porthleven is a perfect place to start. Vertical Blue organise sea adventures and SUP is one of their most popular activities. Located right on the harbour, you don’t have to go far!
Perfect for thrill seekers and families alike, the adventure park is located in a disused quarry near to Falmouth. There is something for all abilities and the slippery bouncy castle is our favourite!