Sea kayaking is increasingly popular and the longer, slender sea-kayaks make it easy to explore the coast, dramatic coves and inlets and access remote beaches.
In a kayak, you are very much 'at one' with the sea and you will be able to experience the extraordinary marine and bird life of the South West. The mild waters of the region support a number of rare corals and seaweeds that are more typical of the Mediterranean waters further south. Small numbers of grey seals breed in caves, on islands and on beaches in undisturbed areas. The waters off the north coast of Devon and Cornwall are the richest area in southern Britain for whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks and there are frequent sightings of marine turtles off Land’s End. And from your kayak, look up to the cliffs and see choughs and peregrine falcons.
For beginners wishing to get started, book yourself on a course where you will be given instruction on how to get the best out of your sea-kayak as well as important navigation skills. For those that are more experienced, there are a number of centres around the region which can hire out all the equipment and give you guidance about the best places to go.