Kayaking in Newquay, Cornwall.

Experience the Cornish coast from the water with our Kayaking tours, lessons and kayak hire.

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Kayak Lesson with Coastal Tour = Explore the hidden coastline

Sessions begin with an introduction to our centre and your instructor/guide. You will be issued all of your equipment so that your ready for a safety brief and mini-lesson in the sheltered water of Newquay’s harbour. Once your guides are happy that everyone is safe and can paddle well, you will take on a coastal paddle adventure along Newquay’s hidden coastline. You will be exploring the coastlines native wildlife, caves and playing in swell  features along the route. You will hopefully manage to get to a hidden beach for a rest and then eventually head back to base for a debrief and a hot drink.  Age 5+ (Age 5 to 11 years old’s must share a 2 seater kayak with a parent or guardian.) Price per person.

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Private Group Kayak Session

Our Private Kayaking sessions are tailored to suit your needs and that of your group. All of the equipment you need is included and your instructor/guide will take you on a journey from start to finish. Ensuring you are well catered for, you will be introduced to our Centre and given your equipment for the session. You will start your session on the water in the Harbour and depending on your needs and ability level will depend on what you do. Our instructors can take your kayaking to the next level by having a full lesson of kayaking skills, or you can paddle the coast and have an amazing tour or you can hit the waves and learn how to surf the kayaks. The choice is yours. Price per person.

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Kayak Intro Lesson = Calm water beginner lesson

This is our WSA Sit on Top Kayak Lesson where you will learn many paddle skills to have you paddling in no time. You will arrive for a safety briefing, we will get you kitted up, then off to the beach and shoreline for a brief land lesson and then straight into the sheltered waters for paddle techniques, coaching and perhaps some games. Look out you might see our resident grey seals whilst in our harbour. We will return to shore for a debrief and time to grab a shower and get changed. Age 5+ (5 to 11-year-olds must have a parent take part in the activity to share a 2 seater kayak). We have single-seat & double seat kayaks if you would like to buddy up. Price per person.

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121-221 Kayak Session

Whether you have experience or you’re a complete beginner we can teach you what you need. If its technical skill work or you have just bought a Kayak and want to learn everything from the start a one on one session is a great way to get the most from a coach. Our instructors will offer advice, technical teaching, personal coaching or a friendly paddle buddy. After a brief discussion of needs and kitting up you will hit the water and have an amazing experience. Age 5+ (5 to 11-year-olds must have a parent taking part/ on-site during the whole activity). We have single-seat & double seat kayaks if you would like to buddy up. Price per session. For 2 people select qty 2.

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Book today or Call us for advice – 01637 498200 or 07535103119

General information about our Kayaking Activities

  • All Equipment included – Winter Wetsuit / Buoyancy Aid / Helmet / Sit On Top Kayak/ Paddle.
  • Fully Qualified Expert Instructor.
  • Duration of activity varies depending on the type selected from 1 or 2 hours – you will be with us for about 2/2.5 hours.
  • All activities run daily.
  • Beach & ocean Safety / Warm Up & Practice / Paddle Techniques/calm sheltered water lesson (Beginner Lesson)/ sea tour paddle along coast (Mini lesson with coastal sea tour)/ Lesson Review.
  • Free Snaps – Or we can organise a professional photographer or videographer to capture your lesson or experience. This can be arranged in advance at the time of booking with our in house team for a small charge.
  • NOT INCLUDED – You will need to bring a towel, swimming costume or swim shorts, pair of lace-up trainers you don’t mind getting wet, waterproof sunblock and a hairband to tie back long hair.

Our Facilities in Newquay Harbour

  • Just 200 yards from 2 golden sandy beaches & only safe launch and sheltered water teaching facility in Newquay.
  • Pay and Display parking right outside the centre- TR7 1HT – 50 spaces & 2 Blue Badge parking.
  • Inspected and Licensed by Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) to take juniors on adventurous activities & Public Liability Insured.
  • Showers & Lockers; Men’s & Ladies changing facilities. (CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE DURING COVID)
  • Food – Tiki Hawaiian BBQ and meal deals available on our sun deck.
  • Drink – Best Coffee ever & Hot & Cold Drinks available- Free Water Refills (bring a bottle).
  • Dog friendly – We have quiet sheltered kennels with water and can houses your pet indoors during your activity with us for a short period (your buddy must get along with other dogs, not bark when left, be up to date with jabs and flea treatments.) Must Pre-book as we have limited availability.


Please pre-book – Book online today – Click on the blue “Book Now” button next to the activity you would like. The date may skip to tomorrow, but if you would like something for today or have any difficulties booking, give us a call.

Some activities have a minimum of 3 persons to take place so do call us and we will be able to book you in. Call 01637 498200.

All About our Kayak Lessons Tours and Kayak Hire in Cornwall

Kayaking is an exciting and fun activity that’s relatively easy and accessible for everyone. You can have a go in a single or two-person, rigid, highly manoeuvrable sit-on-top kayaks.

Our sit-on-top kayaks can be used for beginner to intermediate lessons. Come on a scenic wildlife coastal and estuary tour. Alternatively, ride the waves in our Wave-ski lessons.

You will be taught all aspects of beginner to intermediate Kayaking techniques. Guided in a fun and safe environment by our knowledgeable and qualified staff. At our prime location in Newquay Harbour, we offer the best facilities at our base. We have the best location on the North coast for beginner to intermediate Kayaking lessons and tours.

We also offer Kayak Hire in Newquay. Check out our Kayaking activities below as well as Wave-ski – Kayaking in the surf. & Kayak Fishing – Catch fish using our specialized fishing kayaks and rods

Who's it for?

Kayaking and Wave-skiing is suitable and accessible for everyone. Our tandem boats enable us to take both young and old, experienced or not. We can teach you everything you need to have a great time and if you can’t get to grips with it you can always enjoy spending your session with one of our instructors on a tandem kayak.
Age – 5 to 11-year-old’s must be accompanied by an Adult.

Why choose NWSC?

Our team of experienced expert staff will look after you every step of the way, highly qualified, safe and fun.
We provide exceptional quality as well as excellent value. We have changing facilities at our HQ in Newquay Harbour, a great place to relax after your day with us and take in the views with a relaxing drink or two.

Have you had a lesson and fancy a paddle on your own or with friends?

We are right on the waters edge with two beaches 20 paces away right on our doorstep and the whole of Newquay’s beaches ready to explore. Simply pre-book with us today and secure your kit. We are in Newquay Harbour so its perfect and safe place to launch and we’ll sort you out with everything you require.

All watercraft come with buoyancy aids and safety equipment required. You will need to take a mobile phone with you whilst out on the water. Mobile phone cases can be bought in our checkout when booking your hire.

You will be briefed on where and when to go to make sure you are comfortable.

All hire rates are subject to availability so it’s advisable to book in advance. All activities are weather permitting and are subject to sea conditions. Click here for our hire centre booking and prices.