Out & About
To the left of The Kenton is Porth beach, a flat sandy beach ideal for swimming and paddling, it also has a buggy friendly promenade with slope down to the sands for easier access. You will also find a football golf & crazy golf course just above the beach with a kiosk and outside seating for food and drink. Across the other side of Porth beach there is also a choice of two further cafe’s with indoor seating. Just at the bottom of the hill opposite the beach there is a lifestyle emporium, Spanish tapas bar and beach side pub serving food 7 days a week all year long.
To the right of The Kenton is Watergate Bay with its golden sands & magnificent surfing waves, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant and the Extreme Sports Academy, with ample car parking.
Directly in front of us is Whipsiderry beach Voted in the top 20 of Europes best beaches by the Sunday times,
Whipsiderry is a beautiful secluded little beach with caves and rock pools to explore at low tide, but beware such beauty comes with a catch, there are over 100 steep steps down to the beach so it is not suitable for everyone. That’s three sandy beaches to explore from The Kenton and all within walking distance.
Newquay, Porth and the surrounding areas are ideally situated and centrally based for exploring Cornwall, with its breath taking coast lines, unspoilt countryside and picturesque fishing villages.
As parts of Cornwall are considered to be sub-tropical, it’s no wonder that there are an abundance of beautiful gardens, some with fine stately homes to visit, where you will find many tropical plants growing outside in the mild temperate conditions. Not to mention the Eden Project where you can see a fully grown tropical rain forest and Mediterranean garden all growing under the protective cover of huge biomes.
There are plenty of family attractions within easy reach of The Kenton with all ages and interests catered for, from museums and castles to fun parks, animal sanctuaries and theme parks. Enough to keep everyone happy.
Golfing and Fishing in Cornwall
Cornwall is well known for its superb golf courses, mostly set in outstanding locations with stunning sea views and kept to the highest standards, a must for all levels of golfers. Fishing enthusiasts are also well catered for with many well stocked course fishing lakes and streams. There is also good sea fishing from the rocky headlands, beaches or organised fishing trips from the harbour to catch the larger varieties from around the reefs and wrecks.
Newquay is considered the surfing capital of England, with lots of stunning beaches all around you why not give it a go? If you have never surfed before why not try some lessons with Newquay activity centre, based over at Fistral beach the main surfing area for Newquay. They also offer a variety of other water based activities, like co-steering the art of jumping off cliffs into the sea to follow the coastline around the bay. But if you are a more accomplished surfer there are lots of lovely beaches to go it alone.
Directly in front of us there is a bus stop with an hourly service going to Newquay town centre and Padstow Harbour. You can also take advantage of a coach trip to some of the harder to get to places like looe, polperro, St Ives, Lands End, Lizard, Lost gardens of Heligan and surrounding areas or maybe even take a Doc Martin or Poldark tour via a private coach company operating trips throughout the week with pick up points within walking distance of The Kenton by prior booking. So you could leave your car in the car park and let someone else do the driving.
So why wouldn’t you choose Cornwall for your holiday when it has such a rich variety of activities on offer for people of all ages?