Cornwall Paddleboard Retreat

Enjoy an active break in south Cornwall with our luxury coastal paddleboarding holiday.

5-8 Jul 2022 (Novice) | 4-7 Oct 2022 (Experienced) | From £685 per person

At the foot of the gardens at St Michaels Resort lies one of the UK's best paddleboarding beaches. Grab your board and set off on a 3-day adventure led by paddleboarding instructor Brendon Prince of Long Paddle.

Included in Cornwall Paddleboard Retreat

• 3-night stay in Classic King or Twin room
• Daily guided paddleboarding sessions plus water safety and sea swimming
• Shore-based coaching sessions
• Beach yoga session
• Daily Cornish breakfast
• Dinner in Brasserie on the Bay on one night
• Garden Kitchen grill/bbq on one night
• 2-hour Hydrothermal Experience
• Complimentary Swim & gym Health Club access

Learn about water safety and sea swimming basics and work on your technique with Brendon Prince of Long Paddle, who has paddled every inch of the British coast. Then wander back up to our Falmouth hotel from the beach to enjoy everything the resort has to offer: stretch it off with our yoga team, drift in the spa, and tuck into the best of Cornwall's farms, fields and seas in our ocean-facing restaurants.

Call 01326 312 707 to book

This Cornwall Paddleboard break is part of the St Michaels Resort Coastal Retreats series. For other expert-led, luxury wellbeing retreats in 2022, have a look at our Coastal Retreats page.

Your instructor
Brendon Prince Your instructor

If there were a jedi council for paddleboarding, it would be led by Brendon Prince of The Long Paddle, who has paddled the entire British Isles on his SUP. Brendon knows these waters inside out and specialises in water safety too, so you'll be in safe hands.

During your 3-night Cornwall Paddleboard Retreat, Brendon will work with you to develop technnique and safety on the board, as you explore the sheltered shimmering splendour of south Cornwall's hidden coves, shipwrecks and secret beaches.

The beach
Captivating Cornwall The beach

The subtropical gardens of St Michaels Resort spill onto the splendour of Gyllyngvase Beach, one of the UK's top beaches for paddleboarding and sea swimming. The calm crystal-clear waters off Gylly Beach are perfect for novice paddleboarders and are a great striking-off point if you're more advanced, with shipwrecks, secret beaches and hidden coves all within easy reach.

The hotel
St Michaels Resort The hotel

St Michaels is one of the south west's leading resorts, a luxury four star Falmouth hotel, right on the beach, with extensive Health Club, award-winning spa and two cracking restaurants serving up the best of Cornwall's natural larder. Expect a large serving of coastal calm as you settle into our Cornish wellness resort.

Improve your stroke
Dig for victory Improve your stroke

The retreat includes enough shore and sea-based sessions to ensure you'll finish the retreat with a strong understanding of water and board safety, plus lots of time out on the water meeting local marine life, exploring secret beaches and discovering the beauty of the south Cornish coast.

Relax
Soak it in Relax

The Cornwall Paddleboard Retreat includes time to enjoy a beach yoga session with our instructors plus an opportuntity to soak for an hour or two in the spa's centrepiece hydrothermal experience, complete with 21 custom aqua-massage stations, the world's first Cornish sea salt steam room, herbal sauna and ocean-facing hot tub.

What to expect on your paddleboard retreat


Over four days, Brendon will lead you through the basics of good water safety and paddleboard technique. You'll explore the local waters by paddleboard, with a little sea swimming too, plus lots of time to enjoy the luxury spa, extensive Health Club and delicious local flavours served up in the two resort restaurants.

This is a small group retreat, perfect for solo travellers and couples alike. There'll be time to take in the sights and sounds alone if you wish, while much of the retreat features group activities. 

Experience and equipment
The novice retreat is suitable for anyone who has a little paddleboarding experience, while the experienced retreat is perfect for anyone who has already put in the hours on the board and is looking to stretch themselves with some longer SUP-based adventures. Participants should be confident swimmers but no experience in the sea is necessary. If you are uncertain about suitability, please speak to a member of our reservations team on 01326 312707.

Equipment can be provided (though this is not included in the prices quoted on these pages), please ask at the time of booking.

Falmouth
St Michaels Resort lies on the edge of the vibrant harbour town of Falmouth. This isn't your average sleepy Cornish seaside locale: Falmouth features one of the world's deepest harbours, a hive of activity for luxury yachts, small ferries and countless small local craft and fishing vessels who ply the sheltered inshore waters.

Alongside the harbour runs a highstreet packed with decent restaurants, independent boutiques and proper coffee shops.

Falmouth is also the perfect spot to head out and explore the wilder south west of Cornwall or the surf-tastic north coast: both of which lie in easy reach.

COASTAL RETREATS AT ST MICHAELS RESORT

Get active with expert-led luxury wellbeing breaks in Cornwall Feb – Nov 2022

 Coastal Retreats at St Michaels are active stays blended with luxurious relaxation. Each break includes an indulgent stay at St Michaels and is led by specialists who will enable you to improve technique and deepen understanding as you soak in the spectacular setting of our beachside wellness resort in Cornwall. Get stuck into invigorating retreats focused on paddleboarding, beach fitness, wild swimming, pilates and yoga. Then when it’s time to wind down, drift into luxury in the award-winning coastal spa and ocean-facing restaurants.

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Live well at St Michaels
Kickstart a better lifestyle

Live well at St Michaels

Whether you're in supreme shape or your fitness routine has drifted, there's no time like the present to shake-up your game and embark on a fitness retreat in our coastal Cornish wellness resort from £450pp.

Your standard inclusions:
• Classic King/Twin Room
• Full Cornish breakfast
• Fully inclusive access to our Health Club including classes

Your Live Well inclusions:
• Personal training sessions tailored to you, plus Health Club assessments
• Dinner from our Wellness menu
• Access to our Hydrothermal Experience in St Michaels Spa
• Plus much more

Please follow the link below for more information

Coastal Yoga Retreat
4-day sanctuary

Coastal Yoga Retreat

11-14 Jun 2022 | 2-5 Sep 2022 | 18-21 Nov 2022 | From £825 per person

Explore flexibility and inner wellbeing in the generous surroundings of St Michaels, with the beach a few footsteps away, the award-winning spa available for deep relaxation and our yoga experts ready to guide you on a tailored yoga retreat.

• 3-night stay in Classic King or Twin room
• Daily Cornish breakfast
• Daily guided yoga and meditation sessions
• 3-Course Dinner in Brasserie on the Bay
• 2-Course Dinner in the Garden Kitchen
• Vegan-inspired High Tea on one day
• 2-hour Hydrothermal Experience
• Swim & gym Health Club access


Stretch your experience - add an extra night from £85 per person, including an ocean-view dinner in our restaurant.

Cornwall Wild Swimming Retreat
Take the plunge

Cornwall Wild Swimming Retreat

4-day wild swim retreats: 20-23 May 2022 | 22-25 Sep 2022 | 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2022  from £745 per person.

Invigorate the senses, improve technique and become immersed in the mental and physical benefits of cold water swimming during an unforgettable wild sea swimming retreat at St Michaels.

Your Cornwall Wild Swimming Retreat inclusions:
• 3-night stay in our luxury wellness resort
• 3-course dinner on one night in our ocean-facing Brasserie on the Bay
• Full Cornish breakfast
• Expert sea swim tuition
• Yoga session
• Gyllyngvase SUP experience or St Michaels Spa Hydrothermal experience
• Complimentary Health Club swim & gym access

Cornwall Paddleboard Retreat
Paddle south Cornwall

Cornwall Paddleboard Retreat

5 - 8 Jul 2022 (Novice) | 4 - 7 Oct 2022 (Experienced) | From £685 per person

3-night paddleboarding retreat with Long Paddle at St Michaels Resort

Hop on the board and cast off from one of the UK's best paddleboarding beaches on the Cornwall Paddleboard Retreat, led by Brendon Prince from Long Paddle. Discover secret beaches and hidden coves from the comfort of our luxury beachside Cornish wellness resort, then kick back, relax and take in the surroundings.

Included 

• 3-night stay in Classic King or Twin room
• Daily guided paddleboarding sessions plus water safety and sea swimming
• Shore-based coaching sessions
• Beach yoga session
• Daily Cornish breakfast
• Dinner in Brasserie on the Bay on one night
• Garden Kitchen grill/bbq on one night
• 2-hour Hydrothermal Experience
• Complimentary Swim & gym Health Club access

Learn about water safety and sea swimming basics and work on your technique with Brendon Prince of Long Paddle, who has paddled every inch of the British coast. Then wander back up to our Falmouth hotel from the beach, dry off, and enjoy everything the resort has to offer: stretch it off with our yoga team, drift in the spa, and tuck into the best of Cornwall's farms, fields and seas in our ocean-facing restaurants.