Praa Sands Beach is a large sandy beach offering superb swimming, surfing and beach with plenty of facilities together with Lifeguard Patrol May - September.
Stithians Lake is very close to Retanna Holiday Park and offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, archery and climbing activities.
Porthkerris Divers are a Professional PADI 5* Dive Centre located on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula. They offer the whole range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses, from beginner to Instructor. You can also have a go at diving with a "Try Dive" under the expert guidance of an Instructor. Porthkerris has one of the best shore dives in the country & also offer RIB & hard boat charters to all the local reefs & wrecks.
The coast path offers miles of stunning sea and coastal views and runs both east and west from Praa Sands Beach.
Also on the coastal path is Bessys Cove, a picturesque rocky cove with a little white sand beach and small car park. It is a good starting point for walking the coast path to Piskies Cove and Cudden Point for spectacular views.
You can also enjoy lovely walks just south of Helston at Loe Bar where there is the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall separated from the sea only by a long sand bar.
At Helston Golf & Leisure you can spend an afternoon sharpening your handicap.