Cornwall is the ultimate destination to refresh, unwind and experience what the great outdoors has to offer. This time of year, is perfect for learning a new skill or taking on a different challenge. From countless coastal walks to adrenalin-fuelled activities, why not have an adventure of a lifetime and awaken your senses with the salty sea air of the Cornish coast. For all that and more, here’s a list of ideas to get you outdoors and fight off those January blues.
You don’t need to be a seasoned walker with fancy kit to stride out in the direction of a coastal path. Take your time to absorb the breath-taking heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way. For those seeking adventure, or just a gentle stroll in the fresh sea breeze, the abundance of coastal paths Cornwall has to offer will not disappoint with incredible views that will surprise you at every turn.
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As well as making the most of the scenic coastal paths and sandy beaches Cornwall has to offer, the characterful harbours are not to be missed. With many of the harbours retaining their historic charm, and being dotted all over the Cornish coastline, you are spoilt for choice. Start your day early and you can watch the day’s catch being auctioned on the quay and pick up some fresh fish for yourself.
FOR THE THRILL-SEEKERS
For the thrill-seeker in you. Experience Cornwall’s picturesque shoreline in the extreme by coasteering; an adrenaline-pumping combination of traversing rocks, floating through gullies, sea swimming, exploring caves and negotiating rock jumps. St Ives is famous for being one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK so what better way to see it in all its glory. A truly unique activity to challenge yourself with.
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Sea kayaking is one of the best ways to experience the striking views of the Cornish coastline. Paddling out from a variety of destinations on the North Coast of Cornwall, you can paddle to remote coves and beaches, spot wildlife and explore beautiful, unspoiled scenery away from the crowds. Another adventurous activity that you can tick off your bucket list.
THE SEA & THE SURF
Why not dust off the wetsuit and get a dose of vitamin sea. The locals and those in the know, will tell you that the best time to go surfing is during the winter months. Don’t worry about the cold icy waters as modern wetsuits take care of this. Think big regular swells and quieter beaches. There’s nothing more magical than heading out into the ocean and feeling the thrill of Atlantic rollers, the sea is your playground! With many surf schools offering regular tuition for all skill-levels this exciting activity is a must-do for 2018.
Be beach happy and visit a few of the plentiful sprawling beaches Cornwall boasts. A popular past-times for holiday makers and locals alike, the beach is a great place to make some great new memories whatever the weather.
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