Active Days

Prefer to keep busy on your hols? How does 75 square miles of Tamar Valley sound? And that's just for starters!


Cornwall is an outdoor lovers dream and here at Ekopod we’re in the ideal spot for you to enjoy every last inch of it! A quick stroll across the garden will have you deep in the beautiful Cornish countryside. Take a deep breath and a good look around: rolling hills as far as the eye can see! The Tamar Valley is perfect to explore on foot or by bike. Water lovers are well catered for too! Just a short drive will have you on some of the loveliest beaches Cornwall has to offer. Take a good stomp on the coast path, a relaxing boat out to sea or turn your hand to something new at one of the surf schools dotted up and down the coast. 


This was one of our favourite stays ever, and
we have since recommended it to everyone we know!

This was one of our favourite stays ever, and we have since recommended it to everyone we know!

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17 Miles / 32 Minutes Drive from Ekopod

Reubyn Ash Surf School, Widemouth Bay

Who better to learn how to catch a wave with than a European Surf Champion?  The Reuben Ash Surf School at Widemouth has got you covered. The consistent waves at Widemouth are absolutely ideal to learn on, great for beginners or for the kids to have a go too. 

19 Miles /32 Minutes Drive from Ekopod

Bude Sea Pool

New to sea swimming?  The Sea Pool on the edge of Summerleaze beach in Bude is perfect for a dip when the sea is rougher than you’d like. Naturally filled by the sea (so not heated!!!) the sea pool is open all year round if you’re brave enough!  Lots of lovely cafes in Bude town to warm up in afterwards. 

20 Miles / 39 Minutes Drive from Ekopod

Bude Canoe Experience

Explore the lovely Bude Canal in the very best way – on the water!  Learn a new skill, get the whole family involved and see what fantastic local wildlife you can spot along the way. The award winning Bude Canoe Experience is dog friendly too – as long as they can sit still the entire time! 

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25 Miles / 45 Miles Drive from Ekopod

Cornish Rock Tors Ltd

Another fantastic Cornish adventure out on the water! Cornish Rock Tors have guides to teach you all kinds of water sports including kayaking, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding and even open water swimming. Make a whole day of it and find something to eat in lovely Port Issac afterwards too. 

26 Miles / 48 Minutes Drive from Ekopod

Wavehunters, Port Issac

The Cornish waters are also home to some incredible wildlife. Head out on a Wavehunters sea safari and see what you can find. If you’re lucky you might see the thresher sharks, dolphins or those gentle giants the basking shark. Wrap up warm and keep your eyes peeled! 

For more inspiration take a look at our guidebook.