Sailing and Watersports in Cornwall

Sailing & Watersports

Surrounded by water and some of the most spectacular coastline in the country, the possibilities are endless when it comes to being in, on or under the water during your holiday in Cornwall with Creekside Cottages. Experience the more tranquil waters on the South Coast by canoe, kayak or dinghy – the water really is there to be enjoyed by all.

Loe Beach Watersports Lessons & Hire

01872 864295  |  Feock

Enjoy the idyllic, safe waters of Loe Beach.

At Loe Beach you can hire a range of watersports equipment from sailing boats for beginners to pros, kayaks and paddleboards. You can also book lessons and courses with their qualified team. You can also satisfy your appetite at Loe Beach Cafe, located next to the Watersports Centre.

Loe Beach is situated on the south Cornish coast, between Truro and Falmouth. The beach looks out across the Carrick Roads towards Mylor, St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula. It’s location means that there really is nowhere better to enjoy the tranquil waters of one of the premier locations in Cornwall.


Mylor Boat Hire

07706 652 603 | 01326 377745 | Mylor Yacht Harbour

Start your water adventure with no experience needed, just grab a boat and set sail along the sheltered waters of the Fal River.

With Mylor Boat Hire you can hire a traditional Clovelly Picaroon and discover the sheltered waters around Falmouth while exploring waterside villages, historic castles, tranquil wooded creeks.


Mylor Sailing School

01326 377633 | Mylor Yacht Harbour

From absolute beginners who have never been near a boat to experienced salty sea dogs that being on the sea is second nature.

They are here for all your dinghy, keelboat and powerboat training needs.  An independent training school in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beginner sailors and powerboaters welcome!!

RYA accredited school with a large and versatile fleet of boats, including accessible and adapted boats.



01326 376191 | Mylor Yacht Harbour

Are you looking for a friendly dinghy to take the kids out on, or something racier! Coastland has the dinghy & catamaran to suit all abilities. If you don’t feel like sailing, or there’s no wind, why not roam the Carrick Roads & River Fal by Kayak or Canoe? Explore the amazing variety of creeks & beaches, or maybe even paddle to The Pandora Inn & relax on their pontoon.


Cornish Cruising
The local yacht charter company where you can learn to sail with qualified instructors and obtain RYA qualifications.
01326 211800

Falmouth Motor Boat Charters
Charter a motorboat for a day or half-day and see the spectacular Cornish coastline from the water.
07779 941 499

Bowman Yachts Experience Days 
01326 210582

Classic Sailing
01872 580022

Kayaking, Paddleboarding & More

Elemental UK

01326 318771 | Swanpool Beach

Elemental UK is an adventure centre offering a range of watersports that bring you face to face with the elements. They aim to immerse you in the challenges and thrills of the natural world while learning valuable skills and having fun.

They offer all manner of wet and wild watersports, including sailing and kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling, Coasteering and stand up paddleboarding.


Falmouth River Watersports

07706 652603 | Mylor Yacht Harbour

Falmouth River Watersports their whole team love being on the water, they all live and breathe for the sea. From sailing, surfing, and kiting to paddling, windsurfing and snorkelling. There aren’t many watersports that don’t get us excited.

The aim of their centre is to provide a safe and friendly environment for guests of all abilities to enjoy Mylor Yacht Harbour and the wider waters of the Carrick Roads. They can cater for the nervous beginner paddleboarder, right up to the experienced tourer who wants to head off for a 6-hour epic adventure.


Sea Kayaking Cornwall

01326 250889 | Maenporth Beach

Sea Kayaking Cornwall offers a variety of incredible sea kayaking expeditions. Born from their natural respect for the environment, Sea Kayaking Cornwall has come to appreciate the co-existence of our diverse communities with each other and with nature. They live the adventure and they have chosen to share the adventure. They aim at all times to have fun, guide, educate, instruct and facilitate the best they can – safely and sensibly.


Fal-Ruan Upper Creeks, River Fal
Canoe the woodland fringed upper creeks of the Fal-Ruan nature reserve from the Smuggler’s above King Harry’s Ferry and experience an oasis of tranquillity and birdsong – this is one of the most remote areas of the tidal river in Cornwall.  Rise with the tide and stop for lunch at Ruan Lanihorne before returning downstream.

Lots of people now enjoy the water by canoe or kayak. Everyone has the right to canoe or kayak on tidal waters but you must be aware of tides and take precautions and never venture further than your physical capabilities – you have to return to base and it may be exhausting against the tide. Always check out access arrangements and always be respectful to fishermen. There are many places where canoes, kayaks and lifejackets can be rented by the hour or day.  Beginners can join a guided trip or excursion.

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