There is easy access to a choice of fine sandy beaches on the Camel Estuary or small and secluded coves on the Atlantic Coast, where you can relax and swim in the Gulf Stream; or play in the rock pools, whilst searching for crabs, mussels and tiny fish; or see the occasional seal, whale or dolphin basking in the sun.
Conditions are ideal for water sports as diverse as sailing, surfing, fishing, canoeing, water skiing and windsurfing, or just lazing on the beach watching everyone else being energetic.
For lovers of cycling, there is the Camel Trail, 18 miles of level cycling from Poleys Bridge to Padstow. Wadebridge is the ideal place to join the trail to walk or cycle inland through woodland and farmland with the river always near. Alternatively towards Padstow along the estuary with bird watching an optional extra.