Best lakes in Cornwall

Check out the top lakes in Cornwall, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Swan Pool
1. Swan Pool
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13 local reviews
Swan Pool, Falmouth
Natural featureEstablishment
Lauren
Swanpool beach and nature reserve. Around the lake you will see much wildlife including swans, ducks and…
Ella
Beach next to a nature reserve on a lake. This is the closest beach and has safe water for swimming in, a tiny…
Emily
Swanpool Beach is a delightful swimming cove next to Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve a Site f Special Scientific…
1. Swan Pool
1. Swan Pool
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13 local reviews
Swan Pool, Falmouth
Lauren
Lauren
Swanpool beach and nature reserve. Around the lake you will see much wildlife including swans, ducks and various bird life. You can enjoy…
Ella
Ella
Beach next to a nature reserve on a lake. This is the closest beach and has safe water for swimming in, a tiny café, restaurant with views…
Emily
Emily
Swanpool Beach is a delightful swimming cove next to Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve a Site f Special Scientific Interest. The beach is the…
2. Siblyback Lake Outdoor + Active Centre
2. Siblyback Lake Outdoor + Active Centre
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13 local reviews
Siblyback Lake Outdoor + Active Centre
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01579 346522
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Ann
Lake on Bodmin Moor with good water activities and courses; segway trail; also good track for walking/running/…
Sarah
Nice day out. Easy walk around the lake. Café nice for coffee and cake or good for water activities. …
Merlin And Miranda
Swing through our 30ft high ropes course, explore Siblyback Lake by canoe or try something new and discover…
2. Siblyback Lake Outdoor + Active Centre
2. Siblyback Lake Outdoor + Active Centre
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13 local reviews
Siblyback Lake Outdoor + Active Centre
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01579 346522
Ann
Ann
Lake on Bodmin Moor with good water activities and courses; segway trail; also good track for walking/running/cycling round (3 miles). Has…
Sarah
Sarah
Nice day out. Easy walk around the lake. Café nice for coffee and cake or good for water activities. Moorland location so make sure…
Merlin And Miranda
Merlin And Miranda
Swing through our 30ft high ropes course, explore Siblyback Lake by canoe or try something new and discover paddle boarding.
3. Tehidy Woods
3. Tehidy Woods
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24 local reviews
Tehidy Woods
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Emma And David
This place is great tin all weathers, from jumping through muddy puddles with the kids and feeding the swans,…
Andrea
Explore miles of pathways through the woods. Have wild birds eat seeds from your outstretched hand down by the…
Jenny
Country park with woods and lake. Ideal for family recreation including feeding the ducks. Hosting the Rogue…
3. Tehidy Woods
3. Tehidy Woods
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24 local reviews
Tehidy Woods
Emma And David
Emma And David
This place is great tin all weathers, from jumping through muddy puddles with the kids and feeding the swans, ducks and squirrels, to riding…
Andrea
Andrea
Explore miles of pathways through the woods. Have wild birds eat seeds from your outstretched hand down by the lake. Get lost in one of the…
Jenny
Jenny
Country park with woods and lake. Ideal for family recreation including feeding the ducks. Hosting the Rogue Theatre Company - a well…
4. The Golden Lion Inn
4. The Golden Lion Inn
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8 local reviews
The Golden Lion Inn, Menherion, Stithians
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
01209 860332
BarRestaurantCampground
Deborah
Pub and restaurant next to Stithians lake and watersports center. Lots of space for kids to run around in…
Rob
Great pub that does excellent food right next to stithians lake. A great stop after a sporty day on the lake…
Iain
Fantastic setting backing onto the lake. Great hospitality and even better food. Check them out - they win…
4. The Golden Lion Inn
4. The Golden Lion Inn
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8 local reviews
The Golden Lion Inn, Menherion, Stithians
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
01209 860332
Deborah
Deborah
Pub and restaurant next to Stithians lake and watersports center. Lots of space for kids to run around in gardens, and nice tables next to…
Rob
Rob
Great pub that does excellent food right next to stithians lake. A great stop after a sporty day on the lake or walking www.golden-lion-inn…
Iain
Iain
Fantastic setting backing onto the lake. Great hospitality and even better food. Check them out - they win awards!
5. Lakeside Cafe
5. Lakeside Cafe
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12 local reviews
Lakeside Cafe
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
01637 872703
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Emma
A relaxed and good value place to lunch or have supper. Located overlooking the boating lake in Newquay. A…
Isabel
Located next to the boating lake in Newquay, a warm, cosy cafe by day and gastro delight by night!
Sara
Tasty Lunch and Breakfast Menus. Pretty setting overlooking boating lake and near to gardens.
5. Lakeside Cafe
5. Lakeside Cafe
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12 local reviews
Lakeside Cafe
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
01637 872703
Emma
Emma
A relaxed and good value place to lunch or have supper. Located overlooking the boating lake in Newquay. A quick, 10 minute drive. There's a…
Isabel
Isabel
Located next to the boating lake in Newquay, a warm, cosy cafe by day and gastro delight by night!
Sara
Sara
Tasty Lunch and Breakfast Menus. Pretty setting overlooking boating lake and near to gardens.
6. Swanpool Beach
6. Swanpool Beach
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13 local reviews
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
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Emily
Swanpool Beach is a delightful swimming cove next to Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve a Site f Special Scientific…
Jenny
Swanpool is a nature reserve, all sorts of birds can be found on the lake.
6. Swanpool Beach
6. Swanpool Beach
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13 local reviews
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
Emily
Emily
Swanpool Beach is a delightful swimming cove next to Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve a Site f Special Scientific Interest. The beach is the…
Jenny
Jenny
Swanpool is a nature reserve, all sorts of birds can be found on the lake.
7. Siblyback Lake
7. Siblyback Lake
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6 local reviews
Siblyback Lake
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Wendy
Siblyback is one of Cornwall’s most popular beauty and tourists spots. The 3- mile circuit around the lake is…
Simon
The Lake is fantastic for walking as the path is level so suits all ages. There are many activities held here…
7. Siblyback Lake
7. Siblyback Lake
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6 local reviews
Siblyback Lake
Wendy
Wendy
Siblyback is one of Cornwall’s most popular beauty and tourists spots. The 3- mile circuit around the lake is perfect for walking, running,…
Simon
Simon
The Lake is fantastic for walking as the path is level so suits all ages. There are many activities held here at the Lake for all the family…
8. National Trust - Penrose
8. National Trust - Penrose
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9 local reviews
National Trust - Penrose
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01326 561407
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Verenna And Phil
Park your car in the car park opposite the boating lake. Last time we went the car park was still free! Pick…
Dan
A good place for a circular walk through woodlands around a lake with access to a beach and some protection on…
Andy
The house is private, but there are great walks around the lake and on Loe Bar.
8. National Trust - Penrose
8. National Trust - Penrose
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9 local reviews
National Trust - Penrose
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01326 561407
Verenna And Phil
Verenna And Phil
Park your car in the car park opposite the boating lake. Last time we went the car park was still free! Pick up the path that follows the…
Dan
Dan
A good place for a circular walk through woodlands around a lake with access to a beach and some protection on those windy days. There is…
Andy
Andy
The house is private, but there are great walks around the lake and on Loe Bar.
9. Pencarrow House & Garden
9. Pencarrow House & Garden
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11 local reviews
Pencarrow House & Garden, Bodmin, Cornwall
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01208 841369
StoreEstablishment
Kelly
Approached by a magnificent mile-long carriage drive through an Iron Age hill fort. Around the Palladian…
Annabel
Beautiful gem of a house with long rhododendron lined drive, stunning garden and lake. Perfect for a day's…
9. Pencarrow House & Garden
9. Pencarrow House & Garden
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11 local reviews
Pencarrow House & Garden, Bodmin, Cornwall
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01208 841369
Kelly
Kelly
Approached by a magnificent mile-long carriage drive through an Iron Age hill fort. Around the Palladian mansion are Grade II* formal…
Annabel
Annabel
Beautiful gem of a house with long rhododendron lined drive, stunning garden and lake. Perfect for a day's outing near Wadebridge.
10. Trenance Gardens
10. Trenance Gardens
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5 local reviews
Trenance Gardens, Newquay
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Tanya
Apart from the 7 beaches in Newquay, you can chill at these wonderful gardens with a boating lake and have a…
Jan & Dave
Trenance Gardens offers quiet areas, boating lake, walks, cafe's and restaurant, duck feeding & boat hire.
Carole
Beautiful gardens with a boating lake where you can hire pedalos, feed the ducks, or have a coffee.
10. Trenance Gardens
10. Trenance Gardens
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5 local reviews
Trenance Gardens, Newquay
Tanya
Tanya
Apart from the 7 beaches in Newquay, you can chill at these wonderful gardens with a boating lake and have a Cornish tea with home made…
Jan & Dave
Jan & Dave
Trenance Gardens offers quiet areas, boating lake, walks, cafe's and restaurant, duck feeding & boat hire.
Carole
Carole
Beautiful gardens with a boating lake where you can hire pedalos, feed the ducks, or have a coffee.
11. Penrose
11. Penrose
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3 local reviews
Penrose
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Rebecca
Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake. Penrose features woodland tracks, stretches of…
Jane
A world class walk though National Trust land, taking in coast path, woodland, beach and a lake. The full walk…
Katja
Day out around Cornwall's largest lake.
11. Penrose
11. Penrose
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3 local reviews
Penrose
Rebecca
Rebecca
Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake. Penrose features woodland tracks, stretches of coastline and open parkland. Beautiful…
Jane
Jane
A world class walk though National Trust land, taking in coast path, woodland, beach and a lake. The full walk is 6 miles, and we love it!
Katja
Katja
Day out around Cornwall's largest lake.
12. Tehidy Country Park Cafe
12. Tehidy Country Park Cafe
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10 local reviews
Tehidy Country Park Cafe
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01209 610094
CafeFoodEstablishment
Claire
Plenty of parking next to the cafe, a great place to start or end a walk in the woods. The squirrels can be a…
Sandy
Scenic walk with squirrels and a couple of lakes and woodland, and a lovely little Cafe.
12. Tehidy Country Park Cafe
12. Tehidy Country Park Cafe
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10 local reviews
Tehidy Country Park Cafe
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01209 610094
Claire
Claire
Plenty of parking next to the cafe, a great place to start or end a walk in the woods. The squirrels can be a little too friendly when you…
Sandy
Sandy
Scenic walk with squirrels and a couple of lakes and woodland, and a lovely little Cafe.