within your reach

Escape. Chase adventure. Pursue the outdoors. Take it all in. Come back to life.
Smiles widen across wind-blown cheeks. Evening tales of cliff paths conquered, waves tackled. Winding cobbles wandered. And a new beach discovered each day.

St Ives Surf School

Dive into the local life; learn to Surf, Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Coasteering in the heart of St Ives.

If you’re looking to learn to surf in Cornwall then you’ve come to the right place. Situated on Porthmeor beach in the heart of St Ives, and a stone’s throw away from the iconic Tate Gallery is St Ives Surf School, the first and only surf school in St Ives. Open 7 days a week,

St Ives Surf School is highly regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall. At St Ives Surf School not only do we run fantastic surf lessons we also provide SUP, Coasteering and sea kayaking activities from our beautiful beach locations in the heart of St Ives. Our aim is to provide an unforgettable ocean experience in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

All guests at Una St Ives receive 10% off of all lessons, tours or equipment hire.

Contact St Ives Surf School here or visit their website here.


walking/coastal paths

Cornwall is steeped in myth and legend. In walking distance form Una, lay the boulder remnants of a fight between the giant of St Michael's Mount and the giant of Trencrom.Walk up to Trencrom Hill2.2 miles | aprox. 45mins walk Turn right out of Una resort and follow the road until your reach the cross road, turn right and take the first left in 100 metres. Follow the winding paths up to the mythical Trencrom Hill and prepare for a breathtaking view. From the top of the hill you will be able to see both coasts, with St Michael's Mount on one side and the estuary and the North coast beaches of Gwithian and Godrevvy.

Godrevy to Hells Mouth5 miles | aprox 3 hours Journey to the edge of the earth where the sea swallows the land. Catch a glimpse of a slumbering seal and withness the Lighthouse from Virginia Woolf's novel  'To the lighthouse'.

National Trust Parking and beach cafeSt Ives to Zennor Coastal Walk6 Miles I 5 hours walk Take an invigorating walk along the rustic coast to the sleepy village of Zennor, walking boots recommended, as some parts can be quite muddy and steep. Reward yourselves at the very cosy Tinners Arms, with a pint and lunch, (if you haven’t packed a pasty!) 


bike hire

Hayle Cycles
Mountain Bikes £15 I Daily Visit their website here or get in contact here.

West Cornwall Bike Hire
Mountain Bikes £15 - £20 I Daily Visit their website here or get in contact here.


pier jumping

Smeaton’s steps taken two at a time. Seawater drips from goosebumps. A deep breath, a step back: run, jump, splash. Whether you’re ten years old or old enough to know better, leaping off the pier into St Ives harbour is something you’ll never forget.


horse riding

The Old Mill Stables Lelant Downs, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 6LN  01736 753045 Visit their website here.

Penhalwyn Trekking CentreHalsetown, Saint Ives TR26 3AN 01736 796461 Visit their website here.