Sailing in Cornwall
Sailing - North Cornwall Coast: PADSTOW
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Lakes and Reservoirs
Siblyback Watersports Centre - nr Liskeard. The 140 acre Siblyback Lake is set in a scenic valley some 200m up on Bodmin Moor and is currently the major inland watersports venue in the South West. It is only about 25 miles from the centre of Plymouth and is easily reached in under 30 minutes along the A38, much of which is now dual-carriageway. It is signposted from the A38 at Dobwalls with brown tourist signs.
The Peninsula Watersports Centre offers tuition at all levels on first class equipment and there is always equipment available for hire. There is also a day launch facility, provided you have suitable Third Party insurance, for all types of craft. Other facilities include rescue boat cover during the day, showers and changing rooms and a teashop, situated above the watersports shop, open during the summer.
Roadford Watersports Centre - nr Liskeard. The newest and largest water resource to be built in the South West. Over 400 acres available for watersports which includes facilities for launch and tuition of sailing.
Tamar Lakes Waterpark - Bude. Tamar Lakes, situated on the border between Devon and Cornwall, is well placed to cater for the holiday trade of North Cornwall and is signposted from the A39 at Kilkhampton.
The Peninsula Watersports Centre is situated at the 80 acre Upper Lake and provides an excellent all round venue for expert and beginner alike. In light winds the lake provides the perfect introduction to dinghy sailing and lessons from qualified instructors are available. There is a good range of hire equipment, including Topper dinghies, to suit all tastes and this provides a cheap way for sailors to try out different craft before buying. When the wind starts to blow, the lake offers the experienced sailor an opportunity to practice their techniques on flat water or for intermediate sailors to try out more advanced equipment under the watchful eye of a rescue boat.
There are showers and changing facilities. ample lakeside parking and easy launch facilities as well as a children's play area, trout and coarse fishing and a teashop to ward off the cold.