Things to do
Outdoor & active
You can walk the coastal path as far as you like (it's quite a long loop) but a pleasant section is the 2 miles from Tregardock to the beach café at Trebarwith.
There's also the Camel Trail, a 17 mile traffic-free cycle and walking path based on the route of the old railway.
The surrounding area offers not only some incredible scenery, with over 360 miles of Dartmoor to explore, but plenty of activities. You could climb Roughtor and Brown Willy, the highest peaks in Cornwall and the whole area is criss-crossed by walking and cycling trails.
Just one of the many sights is Golitha Falls, a long series of cascades located a short walk along the river Fowey through ancient oak and beech woodland. If you start from the carpark on the east side of Sibblyback lake, it's a 7 or 8 mile hike.
If you fancy learning to surf, Widemouth beach is a popular spot with plenty of places to hire gear or get lessons.
Places to visit
Tintagel castle, supposedly (along with a few hundred other places) the site of Arthur's Camelot, is just north from you.
Padstow is just half an hour up the coast and aside from being a beautiful port town, it's home to Rick Stein's restaurant, fishmonger and cookery school.
Of course, if you're in the area and you're staying at Ekopod, you can't miss the chance to visit The Eden Project. Cornwall's iconic complex of biodomes is much more than a botanical garden, with activities and educational things to see and do, making a full day trip almost a necessity rather than a possibility.
Festivals & events
Get involved in Padstow Obby Oss Day on the 1st of May, a celebration of the Celtic festival of Beltane, spring rite for Bel the Sun God.
There are a number of great arts festivals in Cornwall. The Run to the Sun music festival is in late May and features top DJs, bands and a couple of comedians, plus the 'VW campers only' area and the silent disco now running over all three nights.
The Port Eliot festival is a joyous melée of literature and music in late July and St Ives September Festival, from early to mid September is a gathering of musicians and the artists of all kinds and street entertainers.
Cornwall Open Studios is a rare chance to see inside artist's studios and watch them at work. It runs from the late May to early June all over Cornwall.
Naturally, there is a great deal going on on the water near Bodrifty. There's the traditional craft in the biannual Sea Salts Sails festival in Mousehole in early July and Henri Lloyd Falmouth week and the Fowey Royal Regatta, both in August, which form a fortnight-long seafaring carnival.