Kayaking in Carbis Bay

Kayaking on Carbis Bay an Adventure not to be missed.

Come and have a go at Kayaking on Carbis Bay Beach, in one of the beautiful bays that make up St Ives Bay. Kayaking has grown into one of the most popular ocean sports in the world. Hiring a kayak at the Ocean Sports Centre to explore St Ives Bay is easy, just turn up and we will show you how to paddle and advise you on where best to go depending on the wind and weather and kit you out with a buoyancy aid.

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Kayak Cabis Bay from the Ocean Sports Centre

Kayak Hire

Ocean Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and to hire a kayak you don’t need to have had any previous experience. We use ‘sit-on-top’ plastic kayaks which are inherently very stable and carry no risk of entrapment – the placid waters of Carbis Bay are ideal for first-time paddlers and youngsters to enjoy a self-paced voyage of discovery around our coves.

We have both single and double kayaks available for hire, so parents can take children out on double kayaks for a fun adventure on the water or you could bring a group of friends down for a fun day out.

Our Hire Center works on a “Splash and Dash” policy, just turn up and take what’s available. If you would like something more definite have a look at our Tours section where you can book a guided Kayak Tour or email us your specific requirements.

Kayak Hire One Hour Half Day
Single Seat £10 Please ask
Double Seat £15 Please ask
  • Kayak
  • Kayak Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Changing facilities on the beach
  • Reduced Wetsuit hire if required
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Group Activities Kayaking Tours

Kayak Explorer Tour

Our sit-ontop kayaks are the perfect craft to get up close and personal with the magical coastline of St Ives Bay. Your tour guide will be able to take you over toward the bustling harbour of St. Ives taking in Bamaluz and Porthgwidden beach.

On the tour, you might see some of the colony of seals who frequent Porthminster point and if you are really lucky a sighting of dolphins as they play around the bay.

The Kayak Coastal Explorer lasts for approximately 2hrs and will give you a unique view of the St Ives Coastline… don’t forget your GoPro!

From £20.00 Per Person

  • Fully qualified guide
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Changing facilities on the beach
  • Reduced Wetsuit hire if required

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Opening Times

In Season:
7 days a week
9-00am to 6-00pm

Out of Season:
By Appointment and Club times only


Phone 1: 01736 794782
Phone 2: 07533 695 031

Email: thebeach@oceansportscentre.co.uk