With 422 miles of coastline, you’re never far from the sea in Cornwall. In fact, wherever you are in the county, you’re never more than 16 miles from the ocean. Whether it’s a quick paddle or a high-octane surf session, you’re bound to get involved with the water at some point during your holiday. Here’s our list of the best ways to get wet near Three Mile Beach.
Bodyboarding is a way for all ages and abilities to say hello to the waves because you don’t need any experience. It’s the perfect way to get into surfing, and the beaches around here are a great place to try it out for the first time.
Surfing is satisfying from Hayle to Godrevy because you can locate based on your experience. Usually, there’s more swell at the Godrevy end, and the waves become smaller towards Gwithian and Hayle. At low and mid-tide, opposite the Sheep Dip rock pool below the lifeguard hut, is where it’s at.
Marazion is one of the best places to learn to paddleboard in Cornwall as the water is calm and the views of St Michael’s Mount are spectacular. If you are experienced or feeling a little more adventurous then Hayle Estuary is another, more sheltered, option when the tide’s right.
St Ives Bay is ranked in Red Bull’s top ten UK kitesurfing spots. Beginners choose the sheltered area near Sandy Acres. Experienced kitesurfers gravitate to Gwithian and Godrevy, near the lighthouse. If the wind direction is wrong – jump in the car and head south to Marazion (20-25 minute drive) – to another Red Bull-rated spot.
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