If you fancy a bit of water sports, there are a few options depending on your activity. Surfing and body boarding you are best to be on the Porthmeor Beach. The St Ives Surf School is situated here, you can book lessons here or hire surf boards and suits. There is some of the best expertise in the surf industry at Porthmeor, you can get some real surfing taught to you at its best.
Or head over to Carbis Bay beach where you will find Ocean sports centre, an excellent water sports centre. Here you can hire stand up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, you can even go on a hawaiian canoe experience, we hired his on my birthday and had a great time, Glyn our skipper of the hawaiian canoe took us to a secret cove, he is a very experienced water man and we felt really safe in his hands. They also run a kids club during the summer months. Check out their website for more exciting water sports and all the up to date info.