Best Places to Paddle in Cornwall Guide

Canoes - kayaks - stand up paddleboarding

Enjoy getting out in stunning natural surroundings


SUP in a Bag explores the stunning coast and waterways of Cornwall, sharing an adventure and a chit chat along the way.

Before I was lucky enough to move to Cornwall, when I visited I was always looking for ideas and advice on places to paddle, answers to practical questions:-

  • is the journey suitable for my ability and conditions?

  • will I be able to park?

  • is there a launch fee?

  • how long is the carry?

  • is there a nice pub?

and many more........

After moving here over 10 years ago and more recently running a mobile Stand Up Paddleboard Business, I'm in a perfect position to help others discover Cornwall, it's wildlife, coast and waterways.

I am all about finding those hidden spots, clear waters, rocky outcrops, a cave, a beach with a view and wildlife. Amazing that even in August it's possible to get away from the crowds after just a few minutes paddling.

The Best Places to Paddle in Cornwall Guide covers a variety of paddles for different abilities and with very different backdrops.  Areas covered include the Helford, Padstow - The Camel Estuary, Loe Beach - The Fal, Maenporth, Porthallow on the Lizard, Crantock - The Gannel and Carbis Bay.  With new locations being added and information updated regularly, it's a work in progress and I welcome any feedback and am happy to answer any specific questions.

There's a lot of detail on the launch site and some ideas for journeys, but to a large degree the journey planning is left to you.  You can click along the categories to filter journeys such as great for seal spotting.

Always consider the conditions and paddle within your ability

If you would like the planning done for you or wish to push your abilities and paddle somewhere a bit more extreme SUP in a Bag provides provides Guided Experiences #SUPLikeaLocal

To compliment the Guide there is a Coastal Journey Planning Guide which discusses issues including wind against tide, headlands and emergency planning.

Learn more about Coastal Journey Planning on one of our Camping Weekends.

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Link to the first Paddle Spot