This weekend of Cornish food, beer and bands around the unspoilt harbour town of Porthleven has become one of Cornwall’s favourite food festivals. Fill your shopping bags with treats, eat yourself silly, watch chefs like Jack Stein in action and dance to local bands.
April kicks starts Watergate Bay’s busy calendar of beach events. Up first is a brand new event on the UK Pro Surf Tour on 16-17 April – Surfaced Pro will be the first event to award equal prize money to male and female surfers. Legend of the Bay brings together the UK’s best kitesurfers and stand-up paddle surfers (SUP) on 23-24 April. Then its the 44th English National Surfing Championships on 30 April-2 May.
Watch the pros from the shoreline or give it a go yourself with one of Cornwall’s many watersports schools. Watergate Bay’s Extreme Academy offers surfing, kitesurfing and SUP lessons and hire among others. Or try King Surf at Mawgan Porth, St Ives Surf School on Porthmeor Beach, and Sennen Surfing Centre on Sennen.
Art8 is Newquay’s growing community arts and culture festival bursting with events, exhibitions and workshops. Enjoy film craft, literature and the spoken word to dance photography, theatre and music – all happening at different events throughout town.
Explore the coast.