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8th May 2017 | Regional News

Kitesurfing Hotspots in Cornwall

Cornwall is renowned for its spectacular coastline, and it’s not hard to see why. From golden sands to sparkling blue seas, there are hundreds of beaches in Cornwall that are just waiting to be explored.

With this world-famous coastline comes a range of exhilarating water sports. From canoeing and kayaking to sailing and surfing, the region has a thriving water sports scene. In recent years, kitesurfing has become extremely popular in Cornwall, and there are many places in the region which serve the perfect conditions for this exciting activity.

Here at Parkdean Holidays, we’ve unearthed some of the best kitesurfing hotspots in Cornwall. So, whether you want to try out kitesurfing for the first time, or you’re looking to improve your skills, you can find a beach to suit you.

Watergate Bay, Newquay  

Just under 10 minutes from Newquay Holiday Park, you’ll find the ideal location for kitesurfing at Watergate Bay. With the ultimate combination of wind and waves, it’s easy to see why so many water sports lovers flock to the beach to experience the waters for themselves.

There are many water sports schools and clubs that can help you fulfil your kitesurfing experience at Watergate Bay, one of them being The Extreme Academy. The school is British Kite Surfing Association approved and they have professional instructors on hand to help you get to grips with this fun-filled sport.

Once you’ve had your fun in the water, there are plenty of other activities and sights to see around the area. You’ll find rock pools along the beach for children to play in, or if you want to get off the beach, why not take a trip to the popular Newquay Zoo – or have some fun at Pirate’s Quest, both just 15 minutes away from Watergate Bay.

Video sourced from Watergate Bay Hotel

The Bluff, Hayle

Just 40 minutes from five of our holiday parks in Cornwall is a superb kitesurfing location; The Bluff. Based in Hayle, it’s known as one of Cornwall’s premier kitesurfing locations and is popular with many locals and tourists looking to take to the water for the first time.

Bluff is popular because of its sand pools that gradually fill up as the tide comes in. As the tide is flowing out, you can get a ride like no other on the upwind current. However, make sure you’re prepared before you go, as you’ll need to buy a permit for £10 to kitesurf here. These are available from Down the Line Surfshop in Hayle, Lodley Sails in Marazion, Westcountry Watersports in Truro and from the Bluff reps on the beach.

When you’re not gliding across these fantastic waters, there are lots of other attractions nearby. From a trip to Paradise Park to discovering the town’s industrial heritage, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to take your walking boots, as Hayle was the first town in Cornwall to be awarded ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status – making it the ideal place to take a stroll along the footpaths and trails that surround the beautiful town.

Video sourced from Thomas parkin

Marazion Beach, Marazion

If you’re looking for a scenic kitesurfing experience, then Marazion Beach is the place to go. With spectacular views of the beautiful St Michael’s Mount, the unique arc of the bay means that the waters are sailable in almost all wind directions, making it a haven for both kitesurfers and windsurfers.

Marazion Beach is about 30 minutes from Mullion Holiday Park, and it’s the perfect place to visit at any age. The sea here is usually calm, making it an ideal place for families to visit. However, it can also become very wavy at times, much to a kitesurfer’s delight. There are plenty of rock pools to keep the kids entertained, before taking a stroll or a boat ride to explore the historic castle on St Michael’s Mount.

For beginners, there are plenty of places at Marazion Beach where you can learn how to kitesurf. Pasty Adventures is West Cornwall’s only British Kite Sports recognised school, running kitesurfing lessons and courses at Marazion since 2010. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to go big, there’s something for every level.

Video sourced from Michael Fullerton

Daymer Bay, Rock

Just 10 minutes from St Minver Holiday Park is one of the jewels in North Cornwall’s crown. Daymer Bay should be at the top of your to-do list if you’re looking for a kitesurfing hotspot. Due to its sheltered position in the Camel Estuary, the bay has been a popular spot with the local kitesurfing community for decades.

If you want to learn how to kitesurf on this stunning beach, then Just Brilliant Kitesurfing School offer a fun-filled five hour course, where you’ll learn both the land and water based core kite flying skills.

There are plenty of scenic walking routes nearby, too, as well as a pub overlooking the car park – which is a great place to relax in after a ride on the waves. If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids, then there are lots of attractions nearby – including the Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail, Camel Creek Adventure Park and Old MacDonalds Farm.

Video sourced from Sebastian Murray

Have you got a favourite kitesurfing spot? If so, we’d love to hear about it on our Facebook page.

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