Sport & leisure


The Ocean Sports Centre at Carbis Bay provide tuition and hire facilities for small sailing dinghies, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards.

There are a number of Surf Schools in West Cornwall with the St Ives Surf School, based at Porthmeor Beach being the closest.

Self Drive motorboats are available to hire from St Ives Harbour

For those wishing to do more sailing there are several boat hire companies and sailing schools based in Mylor and Falmouth. We have used Mylor boat hire and Cornish Cruising also have a good reputation.


The West Cornwall Golf Club at Lelant is 10-15 minutes drive away and is an attractive links course with panoramic views of St Ives Bay. Visitors are welcome and can book a Tee time online.

There is also an 18 hole golf course at Cape Cornwall near Penzance, this is about 40 minutes away by car and also provides lovely views together with challenging golf.

For a less formal golfing experience Penwith Pitch & Putt, and Greenacres short golf are located in St Erth (10-15 minutes away) and welcome families and golfers of all levels. The Hayle RSPB reserve and Coast to Coast karting are both just up the road from these sites.

 Go Karting

The Coast 2 Coast karting track is located in St Erth and provides kart hire for adults and children from the age of 8 years.