On the water

Things to do in Brixham

Brixham is a beautiful harbour town with pastel houses clinging to the hillside. It’s a colourful town, rich with history and wildlife, perfect for family holidays or peaceful romantic getaways.

Things to do Philip Eley

Falmouth Week festival

Falmouth Week is a family friendly festival in Cornwall with a full schedule of activities and entertainment carefully organised for every day of the week. Take the little ones, take the older ones, take everyone or just take the two of you in August and indulge in the true spirit of the town.

Things to do Katie Chown

Things to do in Freshwater

A brief round up of all the things to do around Freshwater and Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight.

Things to do Liz Arnell

How to Spot a Rip Current

It’s best to familiarise yourself with the dangers that come with swimming in the sea so that you can stay safe and happy - how to spot a rip current is important.

Visitors' Book Lizzie H

Top tips for a UK beach holiday

We know beach holidays pretty well so we’ve gathered together some of our best hints and tips and put them in one handy blog for you.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do on the Helford River

The Helford River is an absolutely stunning part of Cornwall packed full of interesting wildlife, history and stories. So, get to know the river a bit better, and go on a Helford River Boat Tour. 

Things to do Abby D

UK Island hopping escapes in the South and West

Island hopping can be a beautifully British pastime. In this case, it’s all about the transport, as recommended by our staff, travelling on alternative modes of transport and escaping to an island in the South and West.

Places to Go Katie Chown

Things to do in Shaldon

Shaldon is a fantastic village facing an attractive estuary with a small village charm but also a good range of shops, pubs and cafes. It lies in a sheltered valley and stares out at the larger town of Teignmouth which it is connected to by a bridge and a ferry.

Things to do Philip Eley

Cowes Week

The beginning of August hails Cowes week on the Isle of Wight. The ultimate sailing regatta brings people from all over the world to the island in the summer.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Portsmouth

If you're heading to the Isle of Wight on holiday, you may well stop in Portsmouth - why not make a day of it?

Things to do Kylie Barton

5 family friendly watersports to try instead of surfing

If you've tried surfing and found it's just not for you, take a look at our alternatives. You can still get in the water while you're on holiday, try a new activity and get all the family involved.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Paddle Boarding with SUP in a Bag

Favoured with glassy waters, calm enveloped the morning and as we looked out to sea our excitement grew – this was a perfect day to go paddle boarding.

Things to do Lizzie H

A boat trip from Mousehole

Head out with Cormorant Cruising and discover the local history, marine life and stunning views from the seas around beautiful Mousehole harbour.

Things to do Adam Ludnow

The King Harry Ferry

If you want to reach the Roseland from the West, the King Harry Ferry is the way to go. Unless it’s having a rare day off , in which case you’ve a 26 mile detour to take around the estuary.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

Wild swimming in Cornwall

Here are my recommendations on where to get away from the crowds and take a really wild Cornish dip

Things to do Sian Pickles

Wild Swimming in Devon

Swimming – it's the most natural of activities, yet so many people only ever do it in the most unnatural of locations.

Things to do Pat Kinsella

Learning to surf in Cornwall

In a county hemmed by stunning, Atlantic-pounded beaches, it’s hardly surprising that surfing is such a popular pastime

Things to do Hayley Spurway

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Falmouth is making history with a joint event that sees over 30 tall ships between Cornwall and London.

Things to do Katie Chown

Car-free in South Devon

Hot-foot it round the south coast without so adding to your carbon footprint.

Places to Go Katie Chown