7 Fantastic Things to Do Around Whalesborough This May

Spring really is the most beautiful time to visit us here at Whalesborough. The skies are blue, there's a little more heat on the skin and there's SO much to do. We've pulled together some of our absolute favourites to inspire your adventures.

Are you ready to have your breath taken away?  May is one of the most spectacular times of year to visit us here: colours pop everywhere, it’s warmer, brighter and there is so much for the whole family to do. So whether you’re restricted to half term or are visiting us outside of school hols, we guarantee you won’t be bored! We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite things to do near to Whalesborough throughout May to give you a little inspiration when you get here!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (St Austell)

At the Lost Gardens of Heligan you’ll find a Cornish jungle with giants hiding under carpets of moss, mud-maids swimming in the rain and enormous towers of flowers, bursting with colour, at every turn in the path. Wonderful, fantastical and full of whimsy, the Lost Gardens were hidden beneath undergrowth for over 70 years until they were rediscovered in 1990 and restored to their former glory. It’s a perfect day out for all the family and dogs are welcome!

Rough Tor (Bodmin Moor)

Rough Tor is a great natural beauty site. It provides a manageable and enjoyable 3-4 mile walk, which is complete with stunning views at the top. The views alone are worth it and dogs are welcome to enjoy the trip with you!

Tintagel Castle (Tintagel)

A must see when visiting us here at Whalesborough. Situated just 18 miles from us, it is one of the most popular destinations for families here in Cornwall. Check out the dramatic coastal scenery and immerse yourself in the history and myths of the area. Cross the spectacular bridge, taking in unforgettable views of the coastline.

Surf Lessons (Big Blue Surf School)

Bude plays host to some amazing beaches, all providing great waves. If surfing is an activity you have always wanted to try, then this is the perfect place for you. Big Blue Surf School offers lessons for all abilities, try and ride that perfect wave!

Tamar Lakes (Kilkhampton)

Tamar lakes is situated just 7 miles from us here at Whalesborough. These two lakes offer a variety of activities, great for all the family. A selection of water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing and windsurfing can all be tried. Either take a lesson from one of their qualified instructors, or rent the equipment yourself! If water sports isn’t for you, Tamar Lakes has an easy going 5km footpath the whole way around. You’ll be able to see the many wildlife species and great views situated there.


Clovelly is a harbour village located just 15 miles from us here at Whalesborough. This picturesque, historic, fishing village, steeped in maritime atmosphere and history is a must see during your stay with us.

Walk the Coast

The section of the Southwest Coast Path around Bude takes in some of the most dramatic and remote scenery of the entire Cornish leg. Characterised by high cliffs, plunging valleys and long sandy beaches, it’s worth the effort! Check out our ‘Hitting The Coast’ tab to see the selection of walks around the area.

We hope this has given you some ideas on how you can spend your time with us here at Whalesborough. Cross your fingers and toes for sunshine and we can’t wait to see you this month.   If you’ve not booked in yet, there’s still time and a little availability to snap up if you’re quick.

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