The Camel Estuary is always buzzing with activity, although they always give the water taxi plenty of space. One way of taking advantage of the calm waters is with Rock Boat Charters, who provide power boat trips around the estuary and along the North Coast of Cornwall. This is a real opportunity to enjoy the water in style with an experienced crew who love the area.
Across the river to the West coast is Padstow, where the Camel Trail starts. This is a particularly beautiful cycle route that runs where there was once a railway line. It goes inland to Wadebridge, Bodmin, then cuts back up the county through woods to Wenfordbridge and beyond.
If you head back East - and back into the water - up the North coast, you will come to Bude, close to the Devonshire border. based in the town, Bored Lizard is a surf shop offering online surf clothing, with their own brands of surf clothing available to buy online, along with other products. There are plenty of opportunities close to the shop to use the equipment you buy as well, with the long beaches of North Cornwall nearby.
Travelling over the border into Devon, you may still feel like viewing the scenery from a bike, especially when you get to Exmoor. Just outside Exeter is Haldon Forest, which contains a number of cycle trails, and bike hire is well catered for by Forest Cycle Hire, a well established centre, and the only one registered in the woodland park.