Local attractions & activities
Camel Valley Vineyard
The award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard is just a ten minute drive north of Waterside. It produces red, white and sparkling wines, some of which you can try in our bar! Tours, tastings, and wine by the bottle or glass are available and come thoroughly recommended.
Driving distance: 4.4 milesVisit Website View on Google Maps
Camel Valley Trail
Running for 18 miles through stunning countryside, the Camel Valley Trail is an ideal way to take in some of the most beautiful scenery in the South West. Virtually flat, its full length offers a gentle cycle or more challenging walk as it winds through Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.
Driving distance: 10 milesView on Google Maps
Perranporth has a huge, two-mile long surfing beach and further along the coast you also have Holywell Bay, Porth Joke and the huge sandy expanse of Crantock Beach.
Driving distance: 20 milesView on Google Maps
Further afield, Porthcurno Beach is truly stunning. Set among granite cliffs, it’s part of a wider bay that opens up at low tide to reveal a curve of golden sand that stretches from the Minack Theatre to the Logan Rock, site of an Iron Age cliff castle. Located just around the corner from Land's End, Porthcurno has long been the place where telecommunications cables arrive from America.
Driving distance: 51 milesView on Google Maps
Par Sands Beach
Par Sands near Fowey is a shallow, safe beach that is perfect for families. Backed by dunes and with easy access from a large car park, it can get quite busy in high season.
Driving distance: 12 milesView on Google Maps
A short hike from Polruan, over the estuary from Fowey, is the stunning Lantic Bay, which is one of Cornwall’s most idyllic locations. It is maintained in a pristine condition thanks to the National Trust, which owns it. Although not far from civilization, the bay feels as remote as it is possible for a place to be in this part of the county, and it is an amazing spot in which to unwind.
Driving distance: 24 milesView on Google Maps
Between Gribbin Head and Fowey is the twin cove of Polridmouth. Access is via a wooded track and the coves have a leafy, untouched feel about them. Despite their easily accessible location, the coves are rarely busy. At low tide, there are two distinct beaches separated by a low rocky headland. The western cove is accessed directly from the farm track and backs onto the coast path.
Driving distance: 14 milesView on Google Maps
Polzeath near Wadebridge has an award-winning beach which is famous for both its consistent slow-breaking waves and sparkling water quality – it’s one of only 8 beaches in the whole country to be awarded a Blue Flag for its waters.
Driving distance: 17 milesView on Google Maps
Mawgan Porth Beach
Four miles north of Newquay, the village of Mawgan Porth is home to a broad sandy beach which is perfect for families. Less crowded than Newquay, it nonetheless gets its share of Atlantic swell and also has great rockpools to explore with a net and bucket.
Driving distance: 13.4 milesView on Google Maps
On the western side of Newquay is the world-famous Fistral Beach, a surfer’s paradise backed by high cliffs and sand dunes and the perfect place to catch a wave. All the big UK surf competitions take place here, so time it right and you might get to see the pros in action!
Driving distance: 16 milesView on Google Maps
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctury
Paradise Park is a wildlife sanctuary containing over 650 birds and animals that is situated in the small Cornish town of Hayle. It has over 650 birds and animals. It is currently the home of the World Parrot Trust.
Driving distance: 35.4 milesVisit Website View on Google Maps
Waterside Cornwall is ideally placed for you to discover and explore all that this beautiful county has to offer, from the most relaxed day out to adrenaline-fuelled thrills and everything in between. With scores of beaches and attractions for all the family on our doorstep, your Cornwall holiday starts here.