ACTIVE | Exploring The St Agnes Coast With Koru Kayaking, Trevaunance Cove in Cornwall

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I love kayaking, though I normally take to the water on lochs and lakes and have only once, very briefly, ventured out on to the sea before. With the opportunity to spend 5 days in Cornwall over the August bank holiday weekend, I thought it would be the ideal chance to take a kayak out onto the sea to explore some of the coast.

St Agnes Cornwall Trevaunance Cove, St. Agnes, the base for our kayak adventure

I wasn’t keen on the idea of kayaking on the sea alone, so I looked for kayak tours close to where I was staying and came across Koru Kayaking. I booked a sea kayaking adventure, setting off from Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, about a 30 minute drive from Real Glamping at the Fir Hill where I stayed just outside of Newquay.

Koru Kayaking provide all the kit you need, so I left my BA in the car, but grabbed my swimsuit, wetsuit and water shoes. I already have a selection of dry bags, but before I went away, I bought a waterproof pouch for my mobile phone which turned out to be a good call. Paddling back onto the beach, our kayak ended up being swiped sideways by a large wave, and we capsized – thank goodness for dry bags!

Kayaking in Cornwall, August 2017

Sea kayaking is something I’d been looking forward to for a long time and the Koru Kayaking tour didn’t disappoint. Paddling in double kayaks, we covered around 5km of the St. Agnes coastline with knowledgable guide Tom, providing us with fascinating insights and facts about the areas mining heritage, as well as its rich marine life.

We tackled some lively looking waves, spotted seals, paddled between rocks and even explored a secluded pebble beach and the entrance to an old mine. At just over 2 hours long, I felt it was the ideal lengh of time and it was so enjoyable that it’s given me the confidence to say that sea kayaking is definitely something I’ll be doing much more of in the future, though I’ll be sticking to guided tours for a little while longer.

Koru Kayaking Cornwall August 2017
Koru Kayaking Cornwall August 2017

If you’re heading to Cornwall and fancy having a go at sea kayaking yourself, I would not hesitate in recommending Tom and Hetty. The North Coast Kayak Adventure from Trevaunance Cove costs £40 per person with Koru Kayaking.

Kayaking in Cornwall, August 2017

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Shell loves all things travel and outdoors and is a nature-loving, comfy-camping kinda girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboarding accident which left her with a broken back. Despite this she used the outdoors and healing power of nature to aid her recovery and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can.

From snowboarding and kayaking to hill walks and meditation Shell shares her travels and microadventures here on the blog and in various publications she's written for, Shell has a particular interest in promoting wellbeing and the many benefits of nature therapy.
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