Sea kayaking offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore Cornwall's sea caves and rocky shorelines and to get up-close to marine life. Bosahan Cove and Frenchman’s Creek, which was immortalised in Daphne du Maurier's famous book, are perfect for kayak expeditions. The former backs onto the ancient woodland of the Bosahan Estate and, because it's not easy to access on foot, is often deserted. The Creek is further up the Helford river and provides a scenic spot for walking and picnicking.
The sea on the north coast tends to be rougher but, on a calm day, paddling in and out of the arch at Cligga Head is an exhilarating experience.