We’ve linked up with Active-8, who’ve got a huge range of activities on offer to suit all tastes and ages and can organise something to suit you, whether you’re a solo adventurer, a family, or a group.
Active-8 Cornwall is a simple to use website for some of the very best holiday activities in Cornwall – Paddle Boarding – Canoeing – Wet & Wild days – Coasteering – Surfing – Cable Water-skiing – and much more. You can check availability, book on-line and you will be sent vouchers with details and directions. Avoid having to shop around as the prices on this website are the same as direct booking. CLICK the the Active-8 logo to book online.
There are three riding stables that we recommend:
Boskell Riding Centre The nearest and very friendly!
Boskell Farm, Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RG 01726 73049
Trenance Stables Wonderful rides on the beach.
Trenance Leisure Centre, Newquay TR7 2HU (behind the boating lake) 01637 872699
Coombe Road, Lanjeth High Street, St Austell PL26 7TL 01726 74633
There are two excellent local golf clubs that welcome visitors.
St Austell Golf Club
St Austell Golf Club is literally a stone’s throw away from Bosinver. It’s an 18 hole, 6,042 yard par 69 parkland course with wonderful countryside views which offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities.
Tregongeeves Lane, St Austell, PL26 7DS 01726 74756
Porthpean Golf Club
Only a short drive away, Porthpean Golf Club has an 18 hole, par 68 golf course with beautiful views across St Austell Bay. There’s also a Licenced clubhouse offering light lunches and afternoon teas
Porthpean Golf Club, Porthpean, St Austell PL26 6AY 01726 64613
The North coast, beloved of surfers around the country, is only half an hour’s drive away. Try Perranporth, Watergate Bay, Fistral or Polzeath for huge, sweeping sandy beaches and beautiful views.
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned surfer, there’s a beach to suit you. And there are plenty of places offering surf lessons for children and adults. Try Wavehunters in Polzeath, Harlyn Surf School, Harlyn Bay nr Padstow or Perranporth Surf School. If you’re heading over to Newquay, opt for Cornwall Surf Academy or the Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Several companies offer escorted canoeing or kayaking locally:
Based in Falmouth AK Wildlife Cruises offer half or full day trips along the south Cornish coast looking for wonderful wildlife including birds, seals, dolphins and even whales!
Get out on the water
Self drive motor boats or rowing boats are a wonderful way to get our on the water. They can be hired from Mylor Boat Hire, Falmouth Boat Hire, Helford River boats (at Helford Passage) and Fowey Boat Hire.
Deep sea fishing
Fancy trying deep sea fishing? We recommend a trip on the Aquila, which leaves from nearby Mevagissey. Skipper/owner Chris is well-respected in the area and has been fishing off the south coast of Cornwall for years. They provide all rods, tackle and bait. Trips last for 6 hours and cost £40 per adult or £34 for under 18s. Bookings through Active-8 (see above) or call 01579 320848 to find out more.
Try 4×4 off road driving
Experience the thrill of driving off-road with Trax and Trails on a 50 acre site in the beautiful Tamar Valley. Special 2 for 1 deal on 4×4 driving sessions for Bosinver customers. Call 01579 370718 to find out more or book a session.
Treasure Trails Cornwall
Treasure Trails are a great way to keep the kids amused and get the whole family involved. Choose from classic treasure hunt, murder mystery or spy themed Trails, get outdoors and have fun! We’ve got Treasure Trails for different areas of Cornwall on sale in the office – pop in and have a look.
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