Leisure Centres

Swimming pools & sports facilities

Leisure Centre

Most of Cornwall's main towns are home to at least one leisure centre with a swimming pool and fitness facilities. In addition the majority are relatively modern, having been built within the last ten to twenty years and kept feeling reasonably fresh with upgrades and refurbishments.

Opening times and pricing are in line with what you would expect, i.e. 7 days a week but closing earlier on the weekends. In terms of facilities, all the larger leisure centres have a pool, gym and cafe, with some having outdoor facilities such as the running track at Carn Brea. 

These sports centres make a great family option for rainy days, but this means it can become very busy when the weather turns bad during the holidays.

  • Newquay Sports & Community Centre / Newquay

    Modern sports centre not far from Newquay town.
  • Carn Brea Leisure Centre / Camborne

    Carn Brea Leisure, between Redruth and Camborne is the longest established leisure centre in Cornwall.
  • Penzance Leisure Centre / Penzance

    Located around 5 minutes walk from Penzance town centre the leisure centre is both relatively modern and well-equipped.
  • Bodmin Leisure Centre / Bodmin

    This modern leisure centre is located on the edge of Bodmin, around half a mile from the town centre. Facilities include: * Swimming pools - 25 metre main pool and smaller learner pool * Gym /
  • WaterWorld Leisure Centre / Newquay

    Newquay's Waterworld is a place for fun, fitness and a splashing time for all the family to enjoy!
  • Helston Sports Centre / Helston

    Helston Sports Centre was recently extensively refurbished to include a new 42 station gym along with the existing six lane 25 metre swimming pool. Regular fitness classes include Pilates, Circuits
  • Camelford Leisure Centre / Camelford

    Independent, community funded & managed, multipurpose leisure facility located at the heart of North Cornwall’s Camelot country.
  • St Ives Leisure Centre / St Ives

    Well-equipped and modern leisure centre with fantastic views overlooking St Ives and the bay beyond.
  • Splash Leisure Pool

    Bude Leisure Centre / Bude

    This leisure centre in the outskirts of Bude is based around a large fun pool featuring a flume and wave machine.