11th April 2020
5 Summer Adventures in Falmouth
Cornwall is incredible in high summer and there are few better sports from which to experience it in all its glory than The Royal Duchy.
See our recommendations for the top 5 adventures you can explore this summer.
1. Get out on the water
Paddleboard, jet ski, kayak or sailboat? Whichever water-based hobby you’re planning to pursue on your holiday, you’ll find a class or hire shop nearby. Yoga bods can even book on to a paddleboard stretch session, while adventurous types can get a unique perspective on the coastline by taking part in a coasteering session.
2. Go beach hopping
With mesmerising turquoise waters and unspoilt stretches of sandy shore, the beaches that characterise Cornwall’s coastline rival those of the South of France and the Greek Islands. In Falmouth alone you’re spoilt for choice: the rock-pooling paradise of Castle Beach is mere steps from the Duchy, and the popular crescent-shaped Gyllyngvase Beach is just beyond. If you’re seeking somewhere more secluded, a gentle two-mile stroll along the South West Coast Path will lead you to beautiful Maenporth Beach.
3. Set Sail
For uber-luxe Amalfi vibes, don a large pair of sunglasses and wide-rimmed beach hat and hop aboard a cruise along the shimmering Fal Estuary. Guests wanting to explore Cornwall by boat can book a whole, half-day or evening chartered cruise with experienced skipper Jeremy or Captain Keith of AK Wildlife. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even sail to the Scilly Isles for the day.
4. Explore Cornwall's glorious gardens
The Eden Project put Cornwall on the botanical map when it opened at the turn of the millennium, yet the lush county has a long horticultural heritage. More than 200 acres of forgotten Victorian sub-tropical gardens, pleasure grounds and estate were uncovered near St Austell in the early 90s and, after extensive renovation, The Lost Gardens of Heligan is now one of the area’s top attractions.
5. Marvel at the Minack Theatre
Thespians and theatre-goers have gathered on the cliffs close to Porthcurno for over 80 years to watch drama unfold against an astonishing backdrop of azure waters. Throughout summer the incredible open-air theatre hosts a busy schedule of plays and storytelling events.
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