Kitesurfing in Cornwall
Cornwall is a peninsula bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon.
Cornwall is a beautiful part of the world, featuring picturesque villages, sandy beaches and hidden coves. It has a thriving water sports scene and is the perfect spot for a kitesurfing holiday.
Its Southerly latitude means that Cornwall enjoys the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK. Its Southwesterly location does, however, mean that it sees an above average level of rainfall, compared with the more Easterly locations in the UK.
Cornwall’s Southwesterly location puts it right in the firing line for the UK’s prevailing South Westerly winds. It’s a very reliable place for wind, especially in the autumn / winter months. Being a peninsula, it has beaches to work on almost any wind direction. And it doesn’t take long to get from one coast to the other.
Our Favourite Kitesurfing Spots in Cornwall
So many to choose from, but if we have to pick…
Hawker’s Cove is a relatively quiet spot on the mouth of the Camel Estuary. Its sheltered position and really shallow beach provides a large flat water area for freestyle/wakestyle riding, in the right conditions.
Watergate Bay can get really busy, but can get some awesome swell for wave riding. The waves are often really clean with large flat water gaps between them, perfect for boosting big if you’re riding a twin tip.
Any of the beaches in the stunning St Ives Bay area; The Bluff, Mexicos or Gwithian. Mexicos probably having the most stunning views from the top of the sand dunes, and the most exhausting walk back off the beach.
Our full list of guides for the Cornwall is below (or you can use the map at the top of the page):
Mexicos is a stunning beach, based in the beautiful St Ives Bay. It features a sandy beach with clean waves.
Marazion, in West Cornwall near Penzance, is a beautiful location featuring a huge shallow bay with the stunning backdrop of St Michael’s Mount.
The Bluff (Hayle), Cornwall
The Bluff is a superb kitesurfing location!.Based in Hayle, Cornwall, at various tide states it features quality wave riding AND flat water shredding.
Perranporth is situated on Cornwall’s North Coast, South of Newquay. With 3 miles of golden sands and clear waters, the flat beach makes it suitable for kitesurfing.
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watergate Bay is a large beach just down the road from Newquay. It’s an excellent wave venue and an all-round lovely spot.
Hawker’s Cove, Cornwall
Hawker’s Cove sits on the west side of the opening of the Camel Estuary which runs into the popular town of Padstow. The riding here is superb.
Daymer Bay sits on the opening of the Camel Estuary near Padstow. It’s more exposed to the incoming swell so provides some small waves for fun and games.