The Camel Estuary & surrounding coastline offer a wide range of attractions for both the energetic & those of us who take life at a more relaxed pace.
There are a number of sailing clubs on the estuary but the largest is the Rock Sailing and Waterski Club & sailing lessons are available from the Camel School of Seamanship. Even if you don't fancy taking part, the regattas & races held on the estuary make great spectator sport.
Mackerel fishing trips are widely available from Padstow harbour making a great fun trip for kids &, if you get lucky, good eating for parents. For those with dodgy sea legs, crab fishing in the harbour offers a more sedate alternative.
Daymer Bay is one of the best local stretches of water for windsurfing & kitesurfing. Mobius kitesurfing school is reccomended if you're feeling up for some extreme sport.
We can also recommend Harlyn Surf School, a large, family run school offering great one to one instruction. They also offer paddleboarding instruction & guided coasteering.
Safe family beaches are about a 15 minute walk from Coswarth House along the Padstow side of the estuary or a short ferry ride will carry you to beaches on the Rock side of the estuary.
Bikes can be hired from either Padstow or Wadebridge at very reasonable rates. The Camel Trail is a disused old steam railway cutting offering 17 miles of riverside and woodland cycling.
Coastal cruises & trips up the Camel Estuary are offered by the Jubilee Queen & powerboat rides leave the harbour every 15 minutes. Padstow Sealife Safaris offer marine wildlife tours with the chance of seeing common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, basking sharks, harbour porpoise & seals in their natural environment.
A regular ferry shuttles between Padstow & Rock so you can take in the other side of the estuary including St Enodoc's church - resting place of Sir John Betjeman.