You may be on your holidays and be interested to try something new and exciting, or you could be local to Cornwall and never tried adventure activities such as coasteering, here we have done our research and put together a list of adventures not to be missed.

Cornwall is blessed with the right coastline and environment to offer such amazing activities, if you’re looking for things to do in Cornwall then you should definitely try out one or all of the below!


If there’s one place in the UK to try your hand at surfing it’s Cornwall. There is such a huge coastline in Cornwall that you’ll be able to find places to suit regardless of your skill level and experience. Surfing is one of the most popular activities here so there are plenty of options when it comes to lessons and equipment hire. When I brought my kids I booked them into a on hour lesson with kids of a similar age, they had a great time. So much so that the following year they begged to go to a summer surf camp for the week. The water is beautiful, the swell is perfect and the teachers are real pros.


The coastline in Cornwall is world renowned and prolific, with dramatic landscapes making it ideal for coasteering. So what can you expect when you try it out? Well, expect an adrenaline filled day! You’ll be jumping off rocks, traversing along the rugged coast and then there’s wild swimming in the ocean too – those are just a few things. I recommend Harlan Bay to try this out because you’ll get to see a lot of the wildlife on your day out such as; seals and even dolphins.

Stand Up Paddle boarding

This activity has seen a huge increase in popularity over the last couple of years, stand up paddle boarding or SUP for short has been enjoyed in Cornwall since 2006. I think it is one of the best activities you can do if you’re looking to get out on the open water, travel around and see everything that the fantastic coastline has to offer. You can do it as a group, individually or my favourite as a couple. They even have huge boards which measure up to 17 feet, it’s big enough to fit your whole family!