5 Sports to try in Cornwall (other than surfing)

Chances are if you come to Cornwall you’re well aware of the regions love affair with surfing. It’s impossible to escape it, you’ll see it playing in bars, you’ll find novelty surfboard key chains in every shop you come across and if you go with a mile of a beach, you will find a surf school or a Surfboard rental shop. It’s a good sport, it’s fun and it keeps you fit, but what if you want to do something a little bit different?


Cornwall has a lot to offer for the adrenaline junkie, the most easily accessible sport of which is Coasteering. Who wants to walk around a cliff when you can climb and swim around the crannies and crags or just jump off them? If you’ve come to Newquay chances are you’ll stumble across multiple businesses dedicated to helping you do this safely as this can be extremely dangerous to the amateur!

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Something a little safer for the thalassophobes out there. Whether you’re more interested in gentle cycling and taking in the lush views that Padstow camel trail has to offer, or you fancy more technical skill based cycling like what you’ll find at Cardinham Woods or Lanhydrock, Cornwall has a lot to offer. Of course, for the best views and a challenging ride, traversing the Cornwall section of the South West Coastal path is always a good bet too.

Visit Yellow Bike Hire for information on bike hire.


I’ve already mentioned the Cornwall section of the South West coastal path as something to look out for, but it’s just as enjoyable to walk as it is to ride. Bodmin Moor offers exceptional views from nearly every acre of its area. Cape Cornwall by Sennen and Land’s end are great ways of seeing the best of the most westerly point of the British Isles. The north coast also has some fairly stunning scenery to enjoy as well, the walk between Widemouth bay and Bude casts spectacular views whatever the weather.

OK, so you’re probably going to be doing this amongst lots of surfers, but it’s a very different experience. On a nice sunny day with no surf you’ll have the best time possible, from Newquay you can Kayak out from the Harbour or down/up the river Gannel. Just be aware that the seals at the harbour are really, really friendly towards the local fishermen… or anyone they can grab food from.

Check out Newquay Water Sports centre for more information


Golf is a very popular sport in Cornwall with driving ranges and courses everywhere. Newquay is close to Holywell Bay golf course which provides an 18 hole course with amazing views over the bay and the surrounding areas. Closer to Newquay itself is Newquay Golf club which overlooks Fistral Beach. If you’re staying at Bude or Widemouth the Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club is worth a look, it also has a bar and restaurant to keep you entertained when you’ve had your fun.

Of course, if you do feel like surfing all our resorts are closely located to some of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall. Newquay View Resort is also the base of Blue Surf School who can help you learn to surf while you stay with us!

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