Outdoor Activities in South Cornwall

Archery, abseiling, deep-sea fishing and whale watching – it’s all going on in South Cornwall. The stretch of the mighty South West Coastal Path that passes through South Cornwall is particularly beautiful near Looe, and the Fowey estuary is a great starting point to paddle through some of Cornwall’s most tranquil waterways.

Fishing Rod

Fishing rod image by Tom Small licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Highlights: popular outdoor activities in South Cornwall

  • Walking – Talland and the Giant’s Hedge, Looe: The South West Coastal Path stretches for 630 miles and this 7.4 mile stretch is one of the most beautiful. It’s reasonably challenging but rewarding, particularly in the autumn when the leaves begin to turn
  • Whale watching, Orca Sea Safaris, Falmouth: On board an Orca Sea Safari the crew will take you out on the Seaquest and show you the stunning Cornish coastline, including the spectacular Carrick Rocks. It’s a two-hour adventure, and en route, you can hope to encounter dolphins, seals, whales and even basking sharks
  • River kayaking – Encounter Cornwall, River Fowey: You can rent and take guided kayak and canoe trips on the delightful Fowey estuary with Encounter Cornwall. The backwaters are outstanding – particularly Pont Pil Creek – and the banks are teeming with wildlife, including kingfishers and cormorants
  • Sea fishing – Fishing Cornwall, Polpero & Looe: Try your hand at sea fishing of Cornwall’s south coast, and you may catch mackerel or even a shark Trips can be four, six or eight hours or full day charters can be arranged for groups
  • Archery, abseiling and canoeing – BF Adventure, Penryn: On this 60 acre site you can take part in countless activities, regardless of the weather. Try abseiling and zip-wiring, or take a plunge in one of the water-filled quarries

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