5 to try – Activities on the Falmouth coast
Whether you're an adventure junkie, sailor or theatre fan, find out what floats your boat with this insider guide to our favourite coastal activities in the Falmouth area.
Our friends at Gylly Adventures have the know-how in all watersport activities – from cliff jumping and climbing to canoeing and SUPing, you can be as daring as you like. If you’re looking for a calmer affair, try a sit-on-top Kayak Tour for the perfect way to view the stunning coastline. Spot wildlife, weave through gullies and into deep caves, then get within touching distance of an old shipwreck.
WILD WEST WEEK
On the 25th – 29th August, Miracle Theatre will show the final performances of their new spagetti-Western The Magnificent Three at Trelissick Garden. One of Miracle’s most established venues, this National Trust property is a tranquil backdrop on its own peninsula with ever-changing views of the River Fal.
Make it a coastal adventure by taking a boat to the show – leaving St Mawes on Wednesday 26th at 6pm (call 01726 879500) and Falmouth on Thursday 27th at the same time (01872 262466). Even better, there’s free garden entry for all theatre ticket holders from 2pm on the day of performances.
The ultimate coastal adventure! From climbing and scrambling to sea swimming and jumping, coasteering takes you to otherwise inaccessible parts of the coast.
A coasteering day with Gylly Advenutres couldn’t be more simple – squeeze into a wetsuit, safety helmet and old trainers. Then uncover coves, venture into rocky caves and leap from dramatic cliff faces. The company is based just footsteps away from the hotel at Gyllyngvase Beach and all guests of St Michaels Hotel receive 15% discount on all of their adventures. So if you fancy trying something new, here’s your chance. P.S. Jumping is not compulsory, but most people like to try it.
Found at Kessel Quarry near Penryn, Kernow Wake Park has been built to accommodate everyone of all levels of experience. Wakeboarding evolved from a combination of snowboarding, skating and surfing techniques. Once you arrive at the park, you’re provided with everything that’s needed, so all you have to do is just bring yourself, a towel and a swimsuit.
Wakeboarding is one of the fastest growing extreme water sports in the world – with plenty of new parks and cables popping up to make it much more accessible. Whether it’s a day out with the family, something new to get your teeth into, to keep fit, or just try something new – we promise you’ll love this adrenaline-fueled sport.
Sailing is the epitome of Falmouth and the south coast of Cornwall. Cast off the bow line, hoist up the main sail and let the breeze be your guide – it’s time to try this exhilarating activity.
Whether you’re a novice looking to learn or an experienced sailor, the waters here are a boating paradise that be enjoyed by all. Mylor Sailing School has one of Cornwall’s finest fleets of sailing boats, Loe Beach Watersports offers dinghy sailing, windsurfing or power boating, and Cornish Cruising is a family run yacht charter company proving skippers with vast local knowledge of the best spots to cruise to.
WE PROMISE YOU WON’T FIND A BETTER RATE FOR ST MICHAELS ANYWHERE ELSE.