Surf, body board, wind surf, kite surf, belly board – so much choice just a short drive from Caddy’s Corner. There are plenty of surf schools and places to hire boards and wetsuits across Cornwall; we can guarantee that both regular surfers and absolute beginners are very well provided for. Caddy’s Corner is the perfect base for watersports, as whatever the swell and wind combination you’re in luck with only a short drive to the north, south or far west coasts of Cornwall. We’re avid surfers ourselves and might even let you in on a couple of secret spots! There are also plenty of competitions that take place across the county, if you’d like to watch the pros just let us know and we’ll point you in the right direction. We’d love to help you enjoy the surf in Cornwall.
Enjoy some amazing wild swimming, an art deco lido or a traditional indoor pool.Cornwall is the perfect place to discover some incredible coves and sheltered beaches for a dip in the sea. Why not try Stithians Lake, Carbis Bay or Gylly beach? The Lizard peninsula also has some super hidden spots where you’re unlikely to bump into another swimmer, although you might see a seal. Many of our local beaches have RNLI lifeguards too. The Jubilee pool in Penzance is a fantastic day out – a lido in a stunning location with superb views over St Michael’s Mount. If you’d prefer a flume, wave pools, slides or jacuzzi, we’d recommend the Ships and Castles Leisure Centre in Falmouth, just a few miles from Caddy’s. There are also several other pools and spas nearby, just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll point you in the right direction.
Drive twenty minutes north, south or west and you’ll find a host of stunning beaches.Cornwall has so many beaches to choose from – pirate hideaways, fishermen’s coves, miles and miles of golden sand perfect for walks, picnics, sandcastles and watersports. Here are just some of our favourites – Cadgwith for watching crabs being landed, Porthtowan for rock pooling, Sennen for sunbathing, Godrevy for seal watching, Kynance for the azure blue water, Chapel Porth for the coastal path, and Porthcurno for its sheer beauty. We could go on. We can help you pick your beach out of the wind, just ask us for our thoughts on where best to go or enjoy exploring and discovering yourselves.
Create some essential childhood memories of crabbing and sea life, pirate adventures and Cornish cream teas.Crabbing competitions are a must and great fun for all the family. Flushing quay is the perfect spot to go and we can almost guarantee bacon bait will land you a catch! You could also head on a fishing trip from Falmouth or take a ferry to explore the estuary, stopping off at some of Cornwall’s beautiful gardens as you go. The Smugglers Inn is a great cream tea stop after a pirate trip up the river. (Fancy dress recommended but not essential!) There are some fabulous gardens in Cornwall, Trebah and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are particularly special. There are also some fantastic attractions to visit, Eden Project, Paradise Park and Heartlands will keep you busy for a whole day. Or why not head to Trevaskis farm, pick your own fruit and visit the farm animals, there are plenty of pigs, and sometimes piglets, calves and lambs to see.
Stithians Lake offers a great day out, on and off the water and is just a stones throw from Caddy's Corner. Create your own pirate adventure, take to the water on a sailing quest or let your children run freely in our pirate-themed play area. Fill your day with fun and adventure, walk the nature path or bring your bike and cycle off-road. It’s a 4.8 mile circular route that runs adjacent to the lake, spot birds from our hide and discover Stithians Dam, everyone loves watching water cascade down this megastructure! Don’t forget to bring the dog, enjoy a day out with your four-legged friend. There’s plenty of open spaces for the children (and adults!) to play freely. The Northern cut off and Southern arm of the lake is a designated nature reserve providing a great home to an amazing range of wildlife.