Cornwall has a lot of beautiful beaches and bays which make it an ideal destination for paddleboarding enthusiasts. If you happen to live in Cornwall and are looking for ideas and advice on where to go paddle boarding in Cornwall, here’s what you need. We’ve picked out a few beautiful places where you’ll have fun SUPing in Cornwall.
I’m sure many of you just started to take an interest in stand up paddleboarding. If you want to find yourself a nice beginner paddle board to start with, make sure you check out the Goosehill Sailor inflatable SUP board we offer. It’s a nice all-round inflatable SUP that’ll give you a wonderful SUP experience.
Best Cornwall paddle boarding spots
1. The River Helford
The mouth of the River Helford is the joining point of the Lizard to Cornwall. You can get to Flamouth Bay from here and paddle along with the tide which will get you to Gweek. The water is mostly calm so you can paddle comfortably here even if you are a novice who is just starting to learn how to paddle board. The coastline of Falmouth Bay is stunningly beautiful. If you are a beachgoer, you are going to love paddle boarding here in the Falmouth Bay. If you choose to stick to the river and paddle on one of the creeks, you might be able to spot some wading birds like oystercatchers and herons. A huge advantage of paddling here on the river is that the water is so beautiful you can not only paddle but also swim. Falling in wouldn’t be a problem like when you paddle on turbid waters.
Paddle board rentals near Helford River:
Address: Trevassack Lake, Garras, Helston TR12 6LH, United Kingdom
2. Padstow - The Camel Estuary
Padstow is a popular destination for all sorts of water sports like paddle boarding, kayaking, canoing and more.
There’s an amazing one way trip to Gweek and you would be able to take advantage of the wind and tide to make paddling easier if you pick the right time.
Paddleboard rentals near Padstow:
Harlyn Surf School
Address: S W Coast Path, Harlyn, Padstow PL28 8SB, United Kingdom
3. Carbis Bay - St Ives
Paddlers who are also beachgoers would definitely love Carbis Bay. With golden sands and crystal clear waters, it offers you with everything you’d ever hope for on a beach. And you can have fun paddling here even if you are just a rookie paddler because there are basically no big waves that would knock you off your inflatable paddleboard.
If you are driving there, be sure to come early as parking space is limited but the good thing is it’s very close to the beach. Another way to get here is to take the train from the St Ives Park.
While you are paddle boarding on the water, be ware of the rented powerboats as they might get in your way occasionally.
Paddle board rentals near Carbis Bay:
St Ives Surf School - Kayak & Paddleboard
Address: Porthminster Beach, Townside, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2EB, United Kingdom
4. Maenporth - Falmouth
You can find this beautiful cove on the south side of Falmouth. It’s a ideal destination for those who are taking their whole familes to the beach. It’s not as crowded as the other beaches in Flamouth. And there are some rocky coves nearby which are terrific places to explore. If you want to stay longer, there are campsites nearby.
Paddleboard rentals near Maenporth:
Address: TR11, Swanpool, Falmouth, United Kingdom
5. St Michael’s Mount
This is one of the most beginner-friendly spots you can find in Cornwall. The tide will hardly get in your way and cause trouble for your paddling session here so you can expect a very comfortable paddling experience. The route we recommend that you should try is from here to the Mount harbour. You can take a break and enjoy a hot coffee from the cafe while you are on the trip.
SUP board rentals near St. Michael's Mount:
Ocean High Cornwall
Address: West End, Marazion TR17 0EF, United Kingdom
If you like paddle boarding Cornwall is a place you can't miss. While you are out there, be sure to know what you are doing and take all the necessary safety measures.