Watersports and Aqua fun in Cornwall this summer

Are you looking for an action-packed getaway in Cornwall this summer with friends? But don’t want to blow all your holiday budget on accommodation?

Our Glasney University Rooms, on the South coast of Cornwall, offers simple, affordable self-catering lodging, leaving you with more cash to splurge on nearby adventure parks and watersports.

Cornish aqua activities and providers

Settle into our convenient base at Glasney Rooms and embark on thrilling activities like sailing, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, or ‘Wing Surfing’ in Cornwall.

Kernow Aquapark

Experience the rush of aquapark fun and stand-up paddleboarding at Kernow Aquapark in Penryn:

Kernow Adventure (Aquapark)

Via Ferrata

Or create unforgettable memories with abseiling and watersports at Via Ferrata, Longdowns, just 10 minutes away by car.

Via Ferrata

Koru Kayaking

Just a short drive from our accommodation, you can enjoy a spectacular guided kayak tour on the stunning Helford River with Koru Kayaking. Explore the Frenchman’s creek, the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier, and look out for shipwrecks, grand houses, wildlife, and picturesque surrounding coastline.

Koru Kayaking

Falmouth Surf School

Enjoy Surf and Paddleboard Adventures at Meanporth Beach with Falmouth Surf School.

The team offers surf lessons at the best surf spot of the day, ensuring you catch the best waves!  With guidance from their experienced instructors, whether you’re a beginner or honing your skills, the team has you covered.

Falmouth Surf School

Mylor Boat Hire

Experience the exhilaration of captaining your own adventure by renting a boat from Mylor Boat Hire.

Gather your friends and set sail for a leisurely cruise, exploring the beauty of Falmouth Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for seals on Black Rock or dolphins playing in the sea!

Mylor Boat Hire

Fal River Boat cruises

Another option is to book a scenic Enterprise Boat cruise from the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth. You’ll pass Tudor castles, wooded valleys, and historic houses on your ferry trip.

If you’d like to hop off and explore more than one destination, pick up a Fal Mussel Card Visitor, to give you unlimited water travel around the Fal River.

Foot Ferry at Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth

SW Lakes Trust

Wing Surfing at Stithians Lake

For a unique experience, try the fast-growing watersport of Wing Surfing (‘Winging’) at Stithians Lake (a mix of windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP, and foiling). Instruction and equipment rental are available. Stithians Lake is one of the best and safest places to learn watersports in Cornwall and is just a 20-minute drive from Glasney Rooms.

Glasney Rooms accommodation

With a 2-night minimum stay throughout July and August, our Double and Twin University rooms include an en-suite shower room, and there is easy access to shared kitchen facilities. Rooms are nestled within beautiful university grounds on the Penryn Campus, with ample free parking and convenient transportation options including bus stops on-site and a train station nearby.

During weekdays, enjoy dining options at our Koofi pizza/Starbucks café or indulge in a full English breakfast at the Stannary. On-site, there’s a pay-as-you-go Sports Centre with a fully equipped gym and equipment rental for table tennis and badminton.

Craft your watery fun itinerary, book directly with activity providers, and secure your stay with us pronto!


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