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Newquay Sea Kayak Tours take in breath taking views, explore secret coves and investigate smugglers caves.

It’s the best way to appreciate the best of the incredible coastal environment with each tour being different due to the constantly changing conditions. Our tours are great for all ages and abilities.

With no prior experience required for any of our kayak tours we imbed the essential skills to get you going and then up skill you as you move through the tour. The focus is on exploring the coast from this unique perspective and moving at your own speed around the coast under the guidelines of our experienced, qualified and outgoing instructors.  We’re proud to be Trip Advisor’s No.1 provider of water sports adventures.

Choose from one of our growing selection of sea kayaking options and explore the beautiful Cornish coastline:

Whether you’re an adventure loving family, wild group of stag and hens or a adventurous individual looking to explore, we have the best range of kayaking activities for you.

Our HQ is conveniently based on Towan beach, the gateway to the Gazzle Peninsular and just one-minute walk from Newquay’s town centre. With car parks close by, eateries up the road and the beach just below us, you’ll be in prime position for a day out to remember with Newquay Activity Centre.

Whatever your age, ability or group size, we will provide the perfect kayaking tours and coastal adventures in Newquay for you.

Contact our expert team of professionals for more information and experience our Newquay kayaking adventures, developed for all ages and abilities to get the absolute most out of Newquay’s breath taking coastline.


The Gazzle is a cliff-line steeped in history. Smugglers caves, natural rapids, craggy inlets and hidden coves; our coastline holds a host of secrets just waiting to be discovered.

Newquay Bay is one of the most sheltered stretches along Cornwall’s northern coastlines. At low tide, the pristine sand stretches all the way from Newquay’s harbour to the cliffs of Lusty Glaze beach. Seals and dolphins regularly frequent these waters and once out of Towan’s harbour, we’ll lead you along sections of coastline otherwise inaccessible by land.

Together with your experienced, qualified instructor you will assess the conditions, learn the fundamentals of beach and ocean safety and kayak skills before launching your craft into the water.  Your tuition will be land and water based and pitched at a level to suit all group members.

Every adventure differs depending on the weather and swell conditions of the day, so get ready for an action packed paddle along Newquay’s scenic coastlines.

What’s included?

  • Allocation of equipment and heated changing facilities
  • Secure storage for belongings
  • Full safety briefing and lesson in the basics of kayaking skills
  • Familiarity with equipment, signs and signals.
  • Ocean and wind awareness.
  • Open water adventure and exploration of smugglers caves, tidal zones, natural rapids, cliffs and caverns.
  • Wildlife identification
  • Exhilarating paddle races and kayak games
  • Final landing brief and kayak surfing some waves into the sand
  • 10% discount for a surf, SUP, coasteering or bodyboarding experience with Newquay Activity Centre
  • Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)


Newquay Activity Centre’s base on Towan Beach is the perfect place to park your gear and get kitted out for your exclusive kayaking adventure. We provide heated changing rooms and safe storage for all your belongings, giving you piece of mind before, during and after hitting the water.We’ll hold the fort whilst you’re out enjoying our kayaking tours and coastal adventures in Newquay!

We sit in the heart of Cornwall’s adventure capital above Newquay’s Towan Beach, just moments from Newquay town centre. Within walking distance there is a host of car parks, eateries and bars for winding down after your action-packed Kayaking adventure.  You will be issued with a discount card at the end of your session which will see you receive up to 25% from local bar/restaurants and 15% discount from the Rip Curl Store.

Something For Everyone

Whatever the age, ability or group size, our team of expert instructors tailor every experience to you.

We provide everything you will need for our kayaking tours and coastal adventures in Newquay. With a huge range of warm wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmet and the most buoyant and user friendly kayak, you’ll be ready to learn the core kayaking skills and begin your ocean adventure.

Whether you’re a group of friends, familystag and henscorporate colleagues or Military, Newquay’s dramatic coastline is the perfect playground for pushing personal boundaries or building team dynamics.

Wildlife and Heritage

Newquay’s varied coastline is host to a huge array of native wildlife and is steeped in incredible history. We’ve developed our kayaking routes in collaboration with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, meaning our instructors can provide you with an in-depth guidance of the native flora and fauna along the coastlines.  We’ll also regail in tales of history, myth and legend.

During a recent eco-coasteer we found over 80 marine species along the Gazzle stretch alone.

Preserving the quality of our coastal environment and ensuring its protection is a number one priority of the Newquay Activity Centre.

We live to enjoy everything the coast has to offer and having clean, litter free waters is vitally important for the health and safety of native wildlife, as well as our own. Ask our team about our current environmental strategies and find out how you can help contribute towards looking after our coastlines.

Expert Team

Our fantastic team are industry experts with a wealth of international experience. Every route has been tried, tested and risk assessed by our instructors to ensure our kayaking adventures and coastal tours in Newquay are the perfect combination of mellow and adrenaline-fuelled fun.

Our award-winning activities sit top of the Trip Advisor rankings with 95% 5-star reviews. Check out our ego-boosting list of accolades …

Contact Us

We’ve partnered with awesome local businesses including Ocean Lodge, Rip Curl and Barefoot on the Beach and Walkabout – so our visitors get some amazing discounts, priority bookings and super service …ssshhhh don’t tell the others!

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and try the best adventure activities in Newquay.

Open seven days a week, all year round. Call 01637 877722