St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount. This famous Cornish icon is a must sea. Even better to see it from the sea! Explore the views few others get to witness, from your own sea kayak. Paddle through the turquoise waters around this beautiful landmark. Head on to look for seals at Greeb rocks and towards Praa sands depending on time and your ability.

Roseland Peninsula
Roseland Peninsula

The Roseland Peninsula. Is this Cornwall's best kept secret? Launch from a sandy beach before paddling around the dramatic cliffs of Nare Head. This is quite a trip; beautiful unspoiled coastline, caves and hopefully a seal or two. Or you can head towards Portscatho and on in the direction of Zone Point. Depending on time the scenery gets more impressive the further you go.

Carrick Roads Estuary
Carrick Roads Estuary

Carrick Roads Estuary. Castles, harbours, wildlife, creeks to explore, and so much more! The Carrick Roads Estuary has it all. It is such a great place to paddle and discover. A vast amount of coastline can be explored in all directions, giving lots of different kayaking trips in all weathers. With oak trees on the water's edge and the possibility of seeing kingfishers, herons and egrets. Or the picturesque towns of St Mawes and Falmouth where you may find an ice cream or two.

Fowey
Fowey

Launching from Fowey allows for a sheltered start no matter the weather. With the option of exploring some of the creeks or heading out to sea. In a full day trip paddling around Gribbin Head and on to the quaint village harbour of Polkerris is a must.

Swanpool beach
Swanpool beach

Leave the crowds behind. You can paddle in either direction and I recommend heading towards the Helford River mouth. We enjoy paddling in close and exploring the secrets of the coastline; shipwrecks, long rock gullies and quiet beaches for a leg stretch or lunch. This makes a great half day or full day trip.

Coverack Harbour
Coverack Harbour

Paddle out of this picturesque Cornish village harbour. You have the manacles to the north, and I enjoy the views that you gain heading south towards the Lizard and around Black head for a tidal experience. Or in half a day you can enjoy the bay and head around Dolor point.

Lands end paddle through
Lands end paddle through

Sennen beach, about as far west as you can go, and why not go even further and paddle out to lands end. You can even paddle through it on the right day. Lots to explore along these dramatic cliffs. Given its location the conditions can vary a lot so it is not an every day trip depending on your ability. But what a trip to remember!

Paddler off portreath
Paddler off portreath

Portreath beach. A great array of caves, beaches and dramatic cliffs to explore. This can be a more challenging paddle if there is swell on the north coast, that said, as the photo shows it still has its flat days and can be suitable for beginners.