5 best experiences in Cornwall holiday cottages

5 best experiences in Cornwall

The countdown is on. Your dream holiday to the golden sands and turquoise waters of Cornwall is booked! Now that you’ve chosen one of our holiday cottages, it will soon be time to start packing and getting those last-minute essentials together.

Have you thought about what you’re going to do when you arrive in Kernow? You’ve probably already made a bucket list of the places you’d like to see and the attractions you’d like to visit. We’d like to make your holiday to the South West extra special and one to always remember. So, we’ve partnered with Tobooka to find the best things to do on holiday in Cornwall.

From surfing lessons to wild seaweed foraging and adrenalin-fuelled coasteering, we have a handpicked selection of curated experiences run by individuals that love what they do. They can't wait to share their knowledge and skills with you.

Here are a few suggestions that you might like to try…

Surf West Cornwall, Perranporth

Surf West Cornwall  

Surfing in Cornwall is every bit as much fun as it looks, and a true Cornish experience is not complete without the thrill of riding the waves. With Surf West Cornwall you can make the most of the wild Atlantic swells and enjoy a surfing lesson on beautiful Perranporth beach. If you are a complete beginner, catching a wave and riding it back in towards the shore for the first time is a special moment and one that will be savoured for a lifetime. Those that already have some previous surfing experience can make the most of advanced surf coaching. All equipment is included in the price of your lesson.

For more information on this Cornish Tobooka experience, click here.

Fishing Adventure, Stithians  


Perfect for keen anglers, this unique Cornish experience takes you on a fishing trip to places only the locals know about. With the guidance of Justin and Tony, who have 50 years of angling experience between them, enjoy a 3-hour session fishing from the shore, surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the country. All equipment is provided and after you’ve completed your shore fishing adventure, there is the opportunity to cook up a taste of the day’s catch.

For more information on this Cornish Tobooka experience, click here.

Seaweed Cooking Class, Falmouth  

Seaweed cooking class

Did you know that seaweed has been described as the most nutritious form of vegetation on this planet? But how do you know which seaweed is of the edible kind, and more importantly, how to cook with it once you’ve found it? Discover the answers to these questions and more on a seaweed foraging and cooking class around the historical headland of Pendennis Point in Falmouth. Cornwall’s coastline is strewn with all manner of wild edible seaweed. After learning how to identify and forage for different specimens, you will be taught how to cook it. You will then be able to enjoy your delicious finds with a special meal overlooking the bay.

For more information on this Cornish Tobooka experience, click here.

Newquay Coasteering, Newquay 


Discover the dramatic Cornish coastline from a different perspective on an extraordinary adventure in Newquay you will never forget. Rock climbing, traversing along the water’s edge, daring deep water jumps and wild swimming – and that’s just for starters. Coasteering is a fantastic blend of adrenalin, adventure and exploration that can be tailored to all ages and abilities. On this incredible action-packed experience, you will be led by skilled guides who can make the day as easy or challenging as you wish. You’ll have the chance to navigate gullies, caves and mysterious whirlpools as well as getting up close to a variety of sea life.

For more information on this Cornish Tobooka experience, click here.

Porthleven Sketch Walk, Porthleven 

Sketch walks 

If you are looking for a creative and meaningful activity to do during your holiday in Cornwall, the Porthleven Sketch Walk is a wonderful experience. Guided by Mel, a freelance illustrator and sketchbook artist, you will explore the pretty fishing village of Porthleven, sketching and painting what you see on paper. As well as learning how to capture the beauty of the sea views, historical buildings and the hustle and bustle of daily village life, Mel will share with you tips for keeping your sketchbook journal. Drawing and painting materials will be provided.

For more information on this Cornish Tobooka experience, click here.

These are just a small selection of the great experiences, workshops and activities you can book with Tobooka to make your Cornish holiday one to remember. For more unique ideas, visit Tobooka’s website and start planning your perfect getaway.

Haven’t got your accommodation in Cornwall booked yet? If you need somewhere to stay, we offer a superb collection of holiday cottages in Cornwall whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family, or even with a dog.

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