Explore our favourite boat trips in Cornwall and make amazing memories from Malpas to St Mawes. Because what’s better than mooring up and exploring this amazing county?
Trelissick Gardens | Feock
Travel to Trelissick.
The stunning National Trust Gardens and House, Trelissick, is the perfect place to glide along the water to. Arrive at Trelissick pontoon and step out onto this enchanting Cornish estate with sub-tropical gardens and picture-perfect views. This is an excellent place to take the whole family, with walks, food, shopping and family adventures to be had.
A small fishing village nestled at the end of the Roseland peninsula, St Mawes is the epitome of Cornish heaven. With twinkly blue water and bobbing boats, in the peak of summer it would be easy to forget whether you’re in St Mawes or the Mediterranean! St Mawes has 69 moorings that are let on a seasonal basis from 1st April to 31st October. Additionally there are 28 visitors’ moorings that can be booked with the harbour office too!
If you sail up the Helford River, you’ll be greeted with a sublime spot. This grade II listed stone quay was built for an anticipated visit by Queen Victoria in 1847. This enchanting location is certainly one of Cornwall’s crown jewels. You’ll find it located up beyond Frenchman’s Creek, as well as on the shoreline of Trelowarren. Whether you’re looking to light up a BBQ or stop and camp for the night, this is a great spot for all to enjoy.
Sitting at the head of a large natural harbour, this beach is sheltered and excellent for water-based activities. Here you can hire a range of kayaks as well as paddleboards from the local watersports centre. This destination is perfect for a family day out or activity day with friends. You can find Loe Beach by sailing along Carrick Roads.
Just a stone’s throw from Falmouth, Maenporth is delightful sandy cove that’s perfect for sunbathing, rock-pooling and sailing to. Maenporth beach offers incredible views across Falmouth Bay towards Pendennis Castle, so why not kick back, relax on your boat and soak up the amazing vistas?
One of the most beautiful villages on the network of creeks off the Fal River, Mylor is known for its history of shipping. Where packet ships used to bring trade, Mylor is now the heart of yachting as well as a sailing paradise. The marina has plenty of facilities including 400 berths. This harbour is worth sailing to for its wide range of activities, but also to check out the incredible yachts.
Visit our sister hotel as you glide along Carrick Roads.
Our final favourite sailing spot in Cornwall – there are many wonderful places to visit along Carrick Roads. This section of the River Fal conceals countless creeks and inlets that are waiting to be discovered. Why not work your way along, cross off the destinations on our list, then complete your journey at The Working Boat with a refreshing pint?
Malpas | Near Truro
Make memories along Malpas.
A former vibrant river port nestled on the confluence of the Tresillian and Truro rivers, Malpas is a popular destination with day trippers and holiday makers who come to enjoy the stunning river setting, breath-taking views and tranquility of the natural surroundings. It is also the departure point for river cruises all the way to Falmouth. This quiet, pretty village is perfect for everybody seeking an escape from the madding crowd. It’s a place where you will find pristine nature, stunning walks, friendly smiles and a chance to just be.