Paddle along the Irish coast on this sea kayaking excursion in County Clare.
Discover the Wild Atlantic Way from the tide line on this sea kayaking adventure! A landscape renowned for its raw and relentless weather, Kilkee Bay enjoys a reprieve from the harsh Atlantic thanks to the Duggerna Reef, allowing you to explore caves and coves, kayak around inlets, headlands and cliffs on the peaceful horseshoe bay of Kilkee and beyond…
This activity operates from Kilkee Beach in County Clare. Kilkee Bay is protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Duggerna Reef, making it ideal for flatwater sports like kayaking. Part of the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500km of coastal road, it includes iconic headlands like Loop Head.
Meet your instructor at the activity base for the sea kayaking excursion in Kilkee Bay. Organised according to age and ability, this horseshoe bay is celebrated for its unique tidal sea caves and coves that can only be accessed from the tide line. Starting off from the beach, kit up with a sit-on-top sea kayak and learn more about ocean safety, tides and the wildlife to look out for as you explore. Paddling at a casual pace, follow your guide as you travel across the bay, investigating caves and coves, kayaking around inlets and searching the rock face for signs of the area’s natural history and cultural heritage. Travelling along the Loop Head peninsula, leave your kayaks on the basalt rocks and explore the hidden landscape on foot – spotting marine life like seals, dolphins, macro critters and seabirds alike. Travelling back to Kilkee Beach, after your lesson is over, head back to the base where you can dry off and enjoy a cup of tea at the end.
This activity operates throughout the year with lessons organised according to age and ability – as well as weather factors like tides and winds. Operating along Kilkee Bay, tours are organised with single or two-seater sit-on-top kayaks.