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Stroll down to Porthkidney Beach where you can watch the kite surfers.

The estuary is a fascinating place to look out for all different kinds of birds such as Little Egrets, Herons and Oystercatchers.

Take a short train ride to St Ives and there you are spoilt with more stunning beaches such as Porthminster, Porthmeor and Porthgwidden all suitable for family swimming and watersports.

For surfers you can visit the top surfing spots in the area such as Gwithian and Godrevy.

Or join St Ives Surf School

For tide times and surfing conditions please visit

Coastal walking, bird watching, wild flower walks, foraging, fishing, dolphin and basking shark trips are available from St Ives or nearby Penzance.

Art lovers are spoilt for choice with:

Tate St Ives

Barbara Hepworth Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Bernard Leach Pottery

St Ives School of Painting

Newlyn School of Art.

Visit nearby gardens such as:

Hardy Exotics

For Family Days out:

Paradise Park

An excellent location for the whole family whatever the weather containing a jungle barn indoor play centre and Animal Park to explore.


Theme park with rollercoasters and funfair rides at Helston.

Geevor Tin Mine

Visit and learn about a Cornish tin mine