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Five great adventure activities in Cornwall

Written by Fiona

July 06 2017

The south coast of England, especially Cornwall, is famed as a popular destination for families. With its diverse coast and countryside locations, there are a host of things to do in Cornwall that offer a range of outdoor pursuits and thrilling activities for every type of adrenaline junkie.

Wild swimming

The region boasts one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK and a host of places to take a refreshing dip. Wild swimming offers many fantastic health benefits.

A great place to experience this naturally stimulating activity is Golddiggins Quarry on Bodmin Moor. Fed by a spring, the tranquil area is greta for a peaceful swim or you might like to try jumping into deep water pools from the high banks and boulders.



This exciting activity has grown in popularity in the past few years especially along the dramatic Cornish coastline. The experience offers a unique perspective of the region and certainly gets the blood pumping as you navigate your way across rugged rocks while the water laps at your feet. It’s best to try this activity with a trained instructor and there are plenty across Cornwall that will guide you on this exciting holiday adventure.


The thrilling activity offers a fantastic experience along Cornwall’s craggy coastline. There are a range of locations you can enjoy a safe and exhilarating full or half-day abseiling session with a variety of fantastic sights to see. For those looking to get a bird’s eye view of the scenery, visit BF Adventure near Falmouth for abseiling experiences in an adventure quarry. Or perhaps scale the cliff face at Lusty Glaze in Newquay for a hair-raising experience with spectacular coastal views.

Shark cage diving

Now we’re not talking cage diving with Great Whites but Cornwall’s coast is home to a number of majestic blue sharks and basking sharks. A great place to experience this unique and memorable activity is on a sea safari in Newquay. During the summer months, you can spend the day out at sea and get up close and personal with the buzzing marine life in an exhilarating shark cage experience.

See interesting attractions on the coast, such as St Agnes tin mine.


Discover the beauty of the shoreline from a different perspective on a sea kayaking adventure in Cornwall. Explore both the north and south coast and take in many views of some of the region’s well-known spots. Kayaking near St Agnes reveals views of the World Heritage Cornish Mining Site and if you’re lucky you may even spot resident seals in the glistening waters.

Meanwhile, the south coast gives you the chance to discover secluded creeks, peaceful inlets and locations of shipwrecks and hidden treasures.

There’s so much more to Cornwall than lazing on its glorious beaches. Why not step outside your comfort zone and discover a world of exciting experiences and adventurous activities on your getaway to the region?

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