Cornish Summer Bucket List
Summer in our favourite part of Cornwall is full of opportunities for adventure – on and off the water. Whether your visiting on holiday, or a seasoned local.
Summer is a great time to explore the area and tick a few items off your bucket (and spade) list!
1. Walk the South West Coast Path
The South West Coastal Path is on many people’s bucket list, it is the longest way-marked footpath in England and is generally considered one of the world’s most beautiful walks. Don your walking boots and explore the path surrounding the Fal River area. Discover spectacular coastline, sheltered, wooded creeks, secluded shores and golden beaches. Take advantage of our award winning network of ferries providing vital links on the South West Coast Path - making your day out even more memorable.
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2. Sail the High Seas!
The Fal River boasts world-class sailing waters so why not cast off the bowline, hoist up the mainsail and let the breeze be your guide.
Whether you are an absolute beginner or a salty sea dog, Mylor Sailing School can offer a tailor-made sailing course to suit you. This multi award-winning school has one of Cornwall's finest fleets of sailing boats to choose from, and a team of friendly and professional instructors.
3. Marks, Set, GO on an exhilarating Rib Ride!
If you have the need for speed, experience St Mawes with a dose of adrenaline by booking yourself in for the best and fastest RIB ride in the bay! Head up the Fal River aboard the 8-passenger RIB Paramour- you'll see the area at its best and enjoy the exhilarating experience of a fast RIB.
Top tip: Grab a Fal Mussel Card and get 10% off all prices!
4. Scramble around Cornwall's biggest 'total wipeout' style Aqua Park
If you’ve you ever dreamt of being a contestant on Total Wipeout then head to Kernow Adventure Park this summer and bounce, slide and climb your way around their incredible inflatable assault course.
Kernow Adventure Park is Cornwall’s hidden outdoor activity centre, perfect for family days out and thrill-seekers, all set on an idyllic quarry complete with cafe, bar and private beaches.
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5. Cruise around on one of Cornwall’s BEST boat trips
It goes without saying that the Fal River is best done by boat. Leave your car behind this summer, and climb aboard one of our award-winning network of ferries sailing between St Mawes, Truro, Falmouth and Trelissick. Grab a money saving Fal Mussel Card and let travel become a treat with unlimited hop-on hop-off travel on ferries, buses and trains- you’re all set for adventure.
6. Experience Stand Up Paddle Boarding
If you haven’t tried Stand Up Paddleboarding yet then summer is the perfect time to give it a whirl. The picturesque and sheltered coves between Truro and Falmouth provide the ideal place to learn in the tranquil waters along a beautiful part of the river. Hire a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) from £10 per hour at Loe Beach Watersports.
7. Go for a Picnic!
The Fal River boasts many of Cornwall's best picnic spots and our friends, Picnic Cornwall offer the finest selection of hampers in the land, you can even Build your own hamper… What's more they will even deliver it to you while you're out exploring. So for a special treat, choose an adventure spot to lay out your blanket, and let the picnic come to you!
8. Watch a play under the stars!
As the weather warms, Cornwall's magnificent outdoor theatre scene springs to life. Fal River Faves Miracle will be popping up all over Cornwall (and beyond) with their new action packed adventure A Perfect World.
Trebah Garden will also be hosting a vivid mix of theatre, music, stand-up comedy, puppetry and dance throuhout the summer months in their unique performance space set against the stunning backdrop of an award-winning sub-tropical Cornish garden. See full programme here...
9. Join a Beach Clean!
If you've ever been involved in a beach clean, you'll know it can be a very rewarding and fun experience. There are beach cleans popping up all over Cornwall thanks to local groups such as Falmouth Marine Conservation. Join the fight against marine litter this summer!
10. Go Glamping!
If you're looking for a big adventure, why not seek out a place to stay, somewhere completely unique, and off-the-grid where you can immerse yourself in nature. Glamping offers you the luxury and comforts of a hotel, whilst keeping one foot on the wild side. Seeking a little refuge in nature this summer? We Know is just the place... King Harry Glamping.