Epic kayaking tour around Newquay's coastline
Wetsuit, buoyancy aid, kayak and paddle included
No prior experience required - we teach you coastal kayak skills
Enjoyable and breathtaking tour including games and exploration
Join us on our scenic Sea Kayak Lesson & Tour in Newquay as we navigate Cornwall’s coastline up close and personal from sit-on-top kayaks. Explore smugglers caves, inviting coves, imposing cliffs and epic landscapes along this exciting kayaking route. The crystal-clear Atlantic waters make for a perfect window into this magical marine world!
EPIC KAYAKING ADVENTURES
As Tripadvisors number one provider of outdoor water sport activities in Newquay, our expert staff know the nooks and crannies of this coastline like the back of their hands. Your instructors will use their extensive experience to navigate this area and lead you on the most rewarding kayak adventure in Newquay!
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
You’ll first be taught the safety and fundamentals of kayaking at our activity centre near Towan beach. We are ideally situated only a 5-minute walk from Towan headland as well as being close to some awesome gulleys, inlets and sheltered coves. Our purpose-designed centre has heated changing rooms, hot outdoor showers, storage space and lockers for your valuables. Our centre is warm and safe - the perfect place to get changed in before you embark on your kayak adventure in Newquay!
You will be kitted up with a Rip Curl wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and paddle at our HQ. After this, your expert kayak instructor will lead you in the basics of paddle strokes, kit familiarity, water safety and signals - finishing with a short warm-up before heading down to the water.
We launch and land from two of Newquay’s lush, semi-secret coves. The start to experience is an adventure, as we walk down a rock path to the water’s edge. It’s worth it as the scenery is breath taking, there is some incredible coastal wildlife in the area, and you really are experiencing the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe. We take the walk down to the water slowly, the kayaks will be waiting in the cove for you.
We pride ourselves in sharing a well-rounded learning experience, which will on many tours see you given the opportunity to experience both a double and single kayak. If you start in a double kayak but want to try a single, we swap mid-way on either one of the secret beaches that we visit or in the ocean environment. We cannot guarantee that you will have a single or a double kayak for the duration of the tour. But will have the opportunity to experience both, or one or the other.
From here the safari will move at the group’s pace stopping at areas of interest for discussions, to answer any questions and to play games!
Kayaking offers a different perspective from which to experience this epic stretch of coastline. You’ll paddle along the tidal zone exploring secret bays like Adventure Gulley and Dead Mans Cove (also popular for adrenaline-fuelled coasteering) which are tucked away from the paths above!
WILL WE SEE ANY WILDLIFE?
The Gazzle’s deep caves were once used by pirates and smugglers which means they are now steeped in a rich history, as well as playing host to native wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Inquisitive seals may even pop their heads up to say hello as you paddle past!
WHY CHOOSE KAYAKING LESSONS WITH NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE?
Kayaking is an interesting, adventurous and relaxing way to spend your spare time on the ocean. Coastlines up and down the country hold epic history and intense stories that just aren’t accessible from dry land. If you’d like to experience such an adventure, booking a kayak lesson and tour with Newquay Activity Centre is a fantastic place to start.
Our experienced coaches will be with you all the way to teach you the skills and safety lessons you need to know.
ARE YOU THINKING OF GOING SOLO WITH A NEW KAYAK?
If you’re thinking of investing in your own kayak, our instructors are the go-to guys for any advice or tips on finding the best equipment. They work with top quality kit every day so after your lesson and tour, be sure to find out what’s worth investing in. Check out our Sea Kayak blog to understand the importance of trying before you buy.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities in the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for Kayak Tours. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we will move your session on to our Super SUPs, this will ensure you still cover the same route and session content but will be on a craft that is more resilient against the conditions. Alternatively, we may offer a different time or location for your tour.
Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. We appreciate your understanding.
Newquay Activity Centre takes kayaking seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our kayak lessons and adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are welcome to kayak with us but they should be accompanied by an adult and book onto a Private or Family Kayak Tour.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities in the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for kayak tours. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we may need to change the time or location of your tour. Alternatively, we can move your booking onto a different activity, safe from unsuitable or dangerous kayak conditions.
Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. If we need to amend your kayak booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.
On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson. Extend your days fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
Informative and exciting sea kayak lesson and tour
Qualified and knowledgeable kayak instructors
Heated changing rooms and secure storage for your valuables
Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks and paddles included
Wildlife watching and identification
Tales of the area’s rich history, biodiversity and heritage
10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
Discount card for apres kayak food & drink at local bars and cafes
15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
Excellent bad weather options in case of adverse conditions - we’ll get you guys in the water! This activity can go ahead in the rain - no worries!
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit