Kayak Cornwall contains information about short and medium range sea kayak trips exploring the coast of Cornwall with Paul Bennett and Kevin Gaston. Occasionally joined by other friends and always planned and paddled with care.

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Portreath to Carbis Bay

An exciting 11 mile one-way trip from the beach at Portreath via Godreavy Island to Carbis Bay. After rounding the corner at Ralph's Cupboard we saw a large Sunfish. The swell on the journey up to Godreavy made for an interesting paddle, avoiding rocks and reefs.

There was a powerful tidal race around between the shore and Godreavy Island and large swells on the outer route around the lighthouse. We saw a total of 6 Sunfish on the journey and a pod of around 20 Bottlenose dolphins.

One word of warning. If you do go on a one way trip, be sure to take the keys of the car that will get you back to the start. I did not! Duh. Fortunately one very kind person helped us out which somewhat dissipated my embarrassment. Lesson learnt!

Wildlife Observed: Bottlenose Dolphins, Sunfish, Grey seal.

Look For:
Ralph's Cupboard
Rock Islands
Sea Caves
Spectacular Cliffs
Hells Mouth
Godreavy Island

Reefs and Rock Pinnacles
Shipwreck near Hells Mouth
Strong Tidal Currents Near Godreavy Point and Island

Paddle No: 8
Date: 27/07/2013
Wind: Force 3-4 Southerly
Temperature: 19 degrees
Weather: Warm
Distance Covered: 11 miles
Duration: 4.0 hrs
Access: Easy launch, landing and exit
Sea State: Medium Swell to Smooth
Kayaks: P&H Scorpio, North Shore Atlantic and Easky 13

    Portreath to
    Carbis Bay

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