In Portscatho, small boats and dinghies may be launched from the harbour but please contact the Harbour Master on 01872 580243 first. The Harbour Master is also able to arrange mooring facilities if you plan on bringing your own dinghy or towing boat with you on holiday.
The very active St Mawes Sailing Club welcomes all sailors to its well positioned clubhouse in the centre of the village, where it has magnificent views of the harbour, a well stocked bar and shower facilities for members and visiting sailors. The club runs a very popular Junior Sail Training scheme, but it is recommended that you book early to be certain of a place.
Small boats and dinghies may be hired via Gawain Bysouth and Bob Warren (Roseland Paddle and Sail), both of whom are able to offer sailing lessons.
The coastline around Falmouth Bay is perfect for exploring by kayak, little beaches and caves that can only be accessed from the sea, Maenporth and Swanpool beaches for the all important ice cream stop, and for experienced kayakers, the Helford is a great place to aim for. Kayak hire is available from the harbour from Sit-on Kayaks.