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3 places to get your vitamin sea in Cornwall

With over 400 miles of coastline, there’s a vibe to suit all on a getaway to Cornwall. Whether you want a chilled paddle or battering by some waves, take a look at our guide to getting some oceanic action.

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1. Legendary surf beaches

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Whether you’re a seasoned wave rider or keen novice, Newquay is the place to go. Fistral Beach’s consistent waves can give you a taste of professional surf conditions during bigger swell, with several international surf competitions taking place there. On smaller days it is perfect for beginners and there is a pick of surf schools helping learners take to the waves. Our recommendation would be Cornish Wave — surf sessions are delivered in a relaxed yet structured atmosphere by dedicated, qualified and experienced surf coaches.

Whether you’ve spent the day riding waves or watching them, we have a range of retreats all within walking distance of good surf breaks including Fistral, Lusty Glaze and Crantock beaches.

2. Rugged coastlines

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For those seeking a more remote coastal experience, Port Gaverne on Cornwall’s north coast is a great place to get salty without the crowds. Our friends at Cornish Rock Tors can take you stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or coasteering, which is the best way to explore this rugged coastline.

We have ten beautiful cottages and apartments in the small hamlet, right by the sheltered cove.

3. Secret creeks

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If gentle waves and less-extreme watersports are your thing, then head over to the south coast. The Helford River offers a sheltered playground for those looking for relaxed paddleboarding, explorative kayaking and great sailing. Dotted with creek side beaches, you could take a secluded picnic and find a spot for some undisturbed wild swimming.

Whatever you’re doing in the Helford area, we have seven country cottages all within a stone’s throw of the water.