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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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Newlyn to Penberth Cove

I have paddled from Newlyn to Lamorna Cove on many occasions, but this time we decided to go a bit further to Penberth Cove, this was to be a great decision as the Lamorna to Penberth bit is a wonderful stretch of coastline with some amazing rock and cliff formations. We were lucky to have done our trip at low tide which is fast becoming my favorite condition for coastal exploration.

Little in the way of wind and waves and just a small amount of swell. The sheer beauty of the coast, particularly further west makes up for any loss of excitement that rougher sea conditions can give.

PS. Thanks to Kevin and Sian for the Apr├Ęs-paddle birthday cake and coffee in a lovely little cafe above the Mousehole swimming pool.

Wildlife Observed: Fulmar, Gannet, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, Curlew, Whimbrel, Common sandpiper, Kestrel, Wheatear, Rock pipit, Mediterranean gull and Grey seal

Look For:
Penlee Lifeboat Station
St Clements Isle
Lamorna Cove
Tater Du Lighthouse
St Loy Beach

Reefs and Rock Pinnacles

Paddle No: 14
Date: 8/09/2013
Wind: Force 1-2 Westerly
Temperature: 17 degrees
Weather: Sun and cloud
Distance Covered: 14.6 miles
Duration: 5.0 hrs
Access: Easy launch from shingle beach, landing and exit
Sea State: Smooth
Kayaks: P&H Scorpio,  Easky 13

   Newlyn to
   Penberth Cove

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