The sheltered waters of Hayle Harbour provide the perfect kayaking space for beginners and experts alike. The calm turquoise waters and sandy beach are a peaceful setting for many watersports, with the town’s canoe club being based here. We visited the Global Boarders hut just by the slipway to the beach on a sunny July morning, to paddle around the glistening harbour pool.
We opted for double kayaks, with most of us being beginners and wanting moral support! Our instructor Justin taught us all the turning tips and tricks before we launched the kayaks and had a practice in the shallows before heading up the harbour.
It was great to see the new North Quay developments from this different angle, property manager Bini pointed out a new property coming soon in the luxurious new apartment block. Many of us have grown up in Hayle have seen the harbour develop and evolve in recent years from the roadside.
After some time exploring, we stopped for a quick break and admired the nature at Carnsew Pool, an area of the estuary protected by the RSPB. Watersports are prohibited here to safeguard the inter-tidal habitat for the birds and wider biodiversity.
With the sun shining we were treated to all the lovely seaside blues; a tranquil spot for a picnic had we thought of it!
Here is what the team thought about it:
“Loved the kayaking – what a great way to spend the morning. We were well briefed and trained up by Justin and we then took to the water in our double kayaks. The scenery was beautiful, and we got to see parts of Hayle that we don’t usually see. Great fun would definitely recommend”.
"What lovely relaxing morning, it was far easier than I expected and a great way to see a different view of Hayle."
Global Boarders offer something for all the family including stand-up paddleboarding, coasteering and surfing in various locations in Cornwall. Find out how to book here.
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