We pride ourselves on supporting guests, old and new, with local information to help them make the most of their visit to Cornwall.
Today, we’ve been thinking about water sport opportunities… what they are and where to experience them. So, first off, what can you experience:
Have you heard the term but never quite known what it’s all about? Well, SUP is an acronym for Stand Up Paddleboarding. It has become really popular in the water sport scene, and is a super fun workout and an escape to nature. We’re pretty sure that once you’ve had a taster you’ll be hooked.
Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the Cornish coastline and is perfect if you are looking for fun and adventure on the sea. Many places offer hire off kayaks, by the hour, and there is often the opportunity to hire single or double kayaks with paddles, buoyancy aids etc.
Aqua Park visit: Think monster inflatables, trampolines, slides, swings, and you’re pretty much on the right track! You can, jump, climb, bounce and slide and generally get wet and go wild!
Bodyboarding: Many would say that body boarding is the ultimate wave riding sport. Put simply, bodyboarding is the art of riding waves while lying down on the board.
Sea scooters are really growing in popularity (but aren’t what you might think when you hear the word ‘scooter’) and are propelled devices that assist you in moving faster underwater. As a rule, sea scooters do not move at high speed which makes them easy to control and eases the work involved in diving.
Windsurfing: Windsurfing is a popular sport that emerged in the 1960’s that combines sailing and surfing. The windsurfer uses skill and technique to catch wind into the sail on the board and gain speed across the water.
Banana Rides: Ultimate fun on an inflatable banana boat! You are towed behind a speedboat on a yellow craft resembling their namesake fruit...
A Flow Rider is a machine with non-stop appeal that enables you to experience the thrill of riding a wave in a controlled and safe environment. A flow rider combines the skills of many board sports… it has a surfy look, rides like snowboarding, and can use some of the tricks of skateboarding!
Coasteering is a real WOW sport! Travel along the coastline, swim into exhilarating rocky coves, embrace the thrill of encountering white waters, adventure into caves and leap into the water from jump spots. These are just some of the thrilling features of many organised coasteering trips.
So, where can you experience all these fun activities?...
Cawsands Water Sports (https://www.facebook.com/thebaycawsandwatersports/)
45 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow Offering: Paddleboarding and Kayaking
Adventure Fit South West (https://www.adventurefitsouthwest.co.uk/)
30 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow Offering: Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding (they have a climbing wall too!) Adrenalin Quarry (https://www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk/)
25 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow Offering: Aquapark (they also offer a HUGE Zipwire, a 150ft Swing, Axe throwing and Karting)
25 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow Offering: Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddleboarding (there is also a 3 mile circular walk adjacent to the lake, and great food and coffee at Olive and Co) Sea Explorers (https://seaexplorers.co.uk/)
30 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow
Offering: Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Bodyboarding and Sea Scooters
Cornwall Watersports (https://www.cornwallwatersports.co.uk/)
60 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow Offering: Kayaking, Windsurfing, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Banana Rides and Self drive boat hire. Retallack Water Park (https://www.ariaresorts.co.uk/our-resorts/cornwall/retallack-resort-spa/watersports/aqua-park/)
55 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow
Offering: Aquapark and Cornwall’s only Flow Rider wave machine
Cornish Rock Tors (https://www.cornishrocktors.com/)
60 minutes from My Sleepy Hollow
Offering: Coasteering, Open water swimming, Paddleboarding and Kayaking
Of course, safety is of paramount importance when undertaking water sports. Please note that we are not endorsing these companies, nor have we details of their health and safety policies/precautions. Therefore, we would suggest that you request suitable information from them when making an enquiry about your personal circumstances.
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