Epic Water Activities & Water Sports in Cork

Ireland’s leading water activities centre – and it’s not just for kids. 

Welcome to

Award Winning Water Sports Centre in West Cork

Welcome to the Lagoon Activity Centre in Rosscarbery, where a thrilling adventure awaits! With our water activities, you’ll dive into the exhilarating beauty of West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way – from the comfort and fun of an amazing aqua park.  

Get ready for some serious fun at our inflatable water park, or paddle your way through the lagoon with a kayak. Bring the kids for a joyride on pedal boats, or test your balance with stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Not in the mood for action? Kick back and relax at Jack’s Shack, our outdoor dining area by the water, where you can savour fresh coffee and delicious food while soaking in the stunning aqua park views.  

Find us on the inland side of the N71, the road linking Clonakilty and Skibbereen. As you drive towards Skibbereen from Clonakilty, just glance to your right—you’ll spot our iconic white beach hut and the vibrant Lagoon Activity Centre.  

Water Activities in Cork in background. Stone with the name of the town Rosscarbery in English and Irish.

Pick Your Water Activity

Inflatable water park in the Lagoon Water Activity Centre Rosscarbery, County Cork, Ireland
Water Park
18
00
Per Person for 45 mins
  • All equipment provided
  • For children 8 years and older
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Kayaks on bank of the Lagoon Water Activity Centre
Kayaking
9
00
30 mins on the water
  • Lifejackets provided
  • Best way to explore the lakes
  • Double Kayak/Canadian Canoe available (€18)
Two people using stand-up paddleboarding in Cork
Paddle Board
9
00
30 mins on the water
  • Lifejackets provided
  • Ideal Activity for Beginners
  • Calm Waters
Family enjoying pedal boat in Cork at the Lagoon Activity Centre
Pedal Boats
16
00
Per boat for 30 mins
  • For all ages (Children to be accompanied by an adult)
  • Safety Lifejackets are provided

Family Friendly

Enjoy great day out for all ages

*Only 3 feet deep!

Can't swim? Don't worry!
If you fall in just stand up!
*Does not apply to waterpark

Great food served

Pizza, Crepes, Ice Creams and Drinks

About Us

Let the Adventure Begin!

Located in Rosscarbery, West Cork, our watersports centre offers a range of activities for all ages. From water park to paddle boarding, from kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding – everything is possible here.

The Lagoon Activity Centre is a unique venue that has been created with fun in mind. With endless opportunities for water activities in Ireland, we encourage you to explore all the different aspects of the centre and find out what suits you best.

Father and daughter at the Inflatable Water Activity Centre
Father and daughter at the Inflatable Water Activity Centre

We're the Activity Centre That's Not Just for Kids.

We offer a wide range of activities including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The Lagoon can create an exciting adventure for adults, schools, youth groups, and birthday parties with its extensive watersports activities.

We aim to make water sports accessible to everyone, whether you are an adult or a child. Our instructors are highly trained and experienced, ensuring that you have a safe and fun time on the water regardless of your skill level.

The lagoon is a perfect location to learn how to paddleboard or kayak. The calm waters and sheltered location provide an ideal setting for beginners or those who just want to relax by the water’s edge and enjoy the scenery.

What Our Visitors Say...
google

Great fun

Aoife O sullivan September 23, 2020
tripadvisor

We had a great time at The Lagoon Waterpark. The five of us took part, kids from 8 to 15 and we had great fun. The only thing for us was that a couple of the inflatables could have had more air in them and showers stopped before we had a chance to use them when we finished,

Elaine S August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

The experience was mixed. If you’re fit you’ll get lots from it . Less so if you’re less so. We went with our Autistic son who felt limited in the things he could because the access to certain obstacles involved going through others he couldn’t manage. Other reviewers have

HoweDublin August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Great morning on the inflatables with 2 adults and 3 kids. Very well organised, friendly staff and good value in the cafe. Would highly recommend this activity, we all had great fun.

DBurke August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

3 kids from 8 to 11 had a brilliant time on the waterpark activity whilst mammy and 2 small ones had some ice cream and enjoyed the good weather 😀

Stacy August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Kids ages 8-12 enjoyed it, adult thought it was good. The only negative is that groups tend to take over a session too much. There was a group of about 10 teens and our kids couldn’t get on certain things (e.g. rotator) as the group took it over for most of the session. Lifeguard should break this kind of hoarding up. The place is run by very young staff (teens), punctual and polite but I do wonder how they would cope if a serious incident occurred. Overall 4 happy people, but not racing back

H7256JKmaryc August 14, 2022
google

Went to the Lagoon Activity Centre today for the first time and we had a ball. Went on the paddle boat and got a kayak each. Everything was very straight forward. Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and such amazing value. Will definitely come back for some more fun when I come to west cork again.

Melissa Bambury July 18, 2021
google

Great spot. My 2 boys had a ball. Great facilities, great value. Friendly staff.

tripadvisor

Great time kayaking first then water park we all had fun teens also had a great time just needs a little cleaning around water park some wood and rubbish floating around

ray August 14, 2022
google

Very good

Barry Joyce August 17, 2021
tripadvisor

Kids and hubbie had a ball. Wetsuits optional, all wore life jackets and everyone seemed to enjoy. A little boat brings you from the pier to the feature in the lagoon. Life guard supervised also. Great spot. Would return

BernieP13 August 12, 2022
google

Great family day out. The centre is run very well. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We've done a few of these water activities and this one is by far out favourite. You take a short boat ride out to it which was very exciting for the kids also. Toilet facilities are very clean and plenty of hand sanitizer. The whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. We'll definitely be returning. Would highly recommend. Our kids are 13 and 11.

google

This activity centre is so much fun, and easy to find in Roscarbery! The staff were wonderful and friendly. Life jackets are supplied, and wetsuits are available if you need them. There are showers and restrooms available, and food to purchase also.The Lagoon Activity Centre is a great laugh. It's a bit on the slippy side, so be prepared to fall into the water if you're walking or running too fast! The water is salty, and while it's around 3ft deep in some places, it's much deeper in other parts. You can also hire out peddle boats, stand up paddle boards and kayaks also.A great activity centre for both adults and kids! 5 out of 5!!

Jenny Clancy July 23, 2021
tripadvisor

We had a great time here this weekend. My eldest happily went out kayaking and enjoyed the large open space. The rest of us did the water park which had so much to do and was really fun.

tripadvisor

A really great thing to do with children of all ages!! Tired arms today but such good fun! nWell organised and safe out with lifejackets. They provide wetsuits if needed. nDefinitely recommend

DayTrip328571 August 1, 2022
tripadvisor

Absolutely enjoyed this activity centre, it's even great for those people who have a fear of water or can't swim, cos the water is only 3ft deep. So safe enough. Definitely go on this again, loads of fun to be had, in good weather and bad. Brilliant fun

google

We loved it...well run with friendly helpful staff...change in your cars as changing rooms are limited...

google

Great fun for the Children, large and small😉

Kieran O'Callaghan September 9, 2019
google

Staff very friendly , quaint , little coffee shop , 2 toilets a selection of water sports

amelia norman July 10, 2021
tripadvisor

Had a great time with my kids on the inflatable water park. Staff were helpful and friendly. Change rooms are a little small when everyone is trying to get changed after, but thats a minor complaint. Will definitely go again

philpom July 30, 2022
tripadvisor

The Lagoon Activity centre was extremely well runnIt is great fun for the family, from 8 years plus!nHighly recommend it, cant wait to go back

Susan S August 31, 2022
tripadvisor

Really, really enjoyable experience at the Lagoon. Wetsuits and life jackets provided, with both changing rooms and showers (for rinsing off only) available. Staff at reception and on the boat were very friendly and chatty. The course was very fun, and the 45 minute time was

Laura S July 1, 2021
tripadvisor

This was such a fun day out for adults AND kids. We kayaked, SUPd, and went on the activity park. They have a great set up, and great staff

missdaraq August 6, 2022
google

It is a very family area for all ages and I really enjoyed my day

Nellie Cohen August 15, 2020
tripadvisor

We took the trip from Cork City to The Lagoon Activity Centre for the day and it did not disappoint. We had an 8 year old with us and he really enjoyed the water park, as did we it is really great for all ages. Wetsuits and life jackets were provided and there was lovely hot

Nuala R August 1, 2021
google

Loved it big time. Must do experience of county cork, right after the butter factory.

tripadvisor

This is our second time here at the lagoon , as always a super morning with lots of fun for all the family. Great new addition is the big big big slide!! Staff as always very professional a d extremely helpful We will be back again thanks to all the team at the Lagoon Activity

Paul W August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

It’s my third time in the Lagoona and it never disappoints. I came to do SUP and it was very enjoyable. Prices are also reasonable. Beautiful setting and so many other things to do around

Anna K August 4, 2022
tripadvisor

Would highly recommend birthday party here staff were so helpful before and on the day. Children had a ball on the water park and birthday boy had the best fun. Enjoyed the lovely warm pizza in adjoining garden.

Elaine Hegarty August 1, 2021
google

Big family group. Highlight of the family holiday. Kids loved it. Well worth a visit!

Aideen Lydon August 28, 2020
tripadvisor

We went as a family (4 kids ages 16, 14, 6 and 4, and 2 adults) a day out to celebrate the 16th birthday! It's hard to impress the older lads, but they thoroughly enjoyed this! They went on the water park, we watched for a while before bringing the smallies out on a pedal boat.

Niamh H August 1, 2021
google

Great fun all (kids and adults).

Peter O'Higgins July 17, 2020
google

Brilliant

Sean Geary August 13, 2021
tripadvisor

Fun afternoon for all. Staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely atmosphere and buzz around the centre. Hope to go again next summer.

Maeve C August 1, 2021
google

Pure fun, great staff, fab setting, great value

Fiona O Mahony August 20, 2020
google

Very nice.

Fernando July 26, 2020
google

Water park is great fun! Friendly helpful staff. Warm showers!

Aaron Grunewald July 14, 2020
tripadvisor

Had a fantastic day out as usual, our annual visit to the lagoon! Changing rooms and toliets spotless, staff amazing and very helpful. We did the waterpark which requires a good level of fitness but thats clearly started in the terms and conditions,very detailed safety talk, lifeguards on the ball as per usual. Overall a fantastic day out , we will most definitely be back, looking forward to next year already. nHighly recommend.

DDM August 20, 2022
tripadvisor

A group of 17 of us had a fantastic trip to the lagoon today from adults to age 8. So much fun for everyone, the staff were incredible and friendly. Highly recommend a visit, well worth the trip !

Ciarán W August 7, 2022
google

Kids had a ball... Lots or running, swimming & climbing... For the spectators, the coffee was really good

Eoin O'Riordan July 15, 2021
google

Great experience. Friendly staff. If the weather is good the place will be a super fun. Very safe place, just 4 feet deep.

google

Great place. Very well run and very safe. A must visit if in west Cork.

Liam O'Grady August 27, 2021
tripadvisor

Brilliant, Went there with 4 kids aged between 8 and 13 plus a big 50yr lol. Kids loves every minute. Staff were great.

Noel C August 16, 2022
google

Very friendly and helpful staff. Everything very clean. We were very well supervised while in the water park and hence had lots of fun. Thanks to all the staff

google

Very kind, friendly and helpful people behind the desk today and in the boat. Thanks a mill.

tripadvisor

Greatest 45 min of our holiday, really safe, crazy activity for all the family. You dont need to be a good swimmer its easy to get around

fromire July 15, 2022
google

It's ok place

Andrius Mezelis July 20, 2021
google

Kids loved it!

Garry Helen July 14, 2021
google

Very well run adventure park.Theres a pretty big inflatable park with water slides, trampoline & obstacles which you get to by speed boat & overseen by lifeguards.There are also peddle boats,kayaking & paddle boards for hire.It has a small shop for drinks & sweets & they make homemade pizzas as well.Good COVID19 measures here & the toilets are spotless.There are a few benches outside & it's great for a picnic in the good weather.

Jim Quinm August 17, 2020
tripadvisor

My kids and I visited today and had a brilliant time. We tried the kayaks, the pedalboats and finished up on the inflatable water park - it was so much fun! The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the pizza was delicious. A great day out, thanks!!

needanicecuppa June 29, 2022
Directions

How To Get Here

Ideally located in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, you can reach the Lagoon Activity Centre in just over an hour by car if you’re coming from Cork City (2 hours from Limerick, and just over an hour and a half on the 230 bus that departs from St.Patricks Quay, Cork City).  

Water Activity Centre FAQs

Yes, school tours are welcome at The Lagoon Activity Centre. We offer customised packages for school groups to ensure a fun and safe experience. For more information or to book a school tour, please visit our School Tours Page. 

Bags can be left in changing rooms, or in your car. You can then leave car keys at the safety deposit box at the ticket desk. We do not provide lockers. 

Yes, we have changing rooms, toilets, and hot showers.   

Yes and were proud of our ecology! The Lagoon is home to sea snails and worms, krill, shrimp, crab, pollock, mullet, silver eel, sand fish, rock fish, and bass.    

When visiting The Lagoon Activity Centre please bring swimwear, a towel, sunscreen, and any other personal items you may need. Safety equipment like life jackets and wetsuits will be provided for water activities. 

We recommend that participants have a moderate level of swimming and fitness. 

You can still take part in most activities in the rain. After all, its a water activity centre so youre going to get wet anyway!   

Children must be eight years old and over to go on the water park. Under 12s must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or participating adult aged 18 and over. 

You’re spoiled for choice! Kayaking, paddleboarding, pedal boats, and access to the water park are available on site, where you can tackle the obstacle course compete with slides, trampolines and climbing walls] 

The Lagoon Activity Centre is open from May to September, giving visitors ample opportunities to enjoy the facilities during the summer months. For specific opening hours, please visit our Opening Times Page. 

8) Water Sports in Ireland – How far is The Lagoon Activity Centre from my base? 

  • Cork to Rosscarbery: 1 hour by car (70 km) 
  • Dublin to Rosscarbery: 3 hours by car (220 km) 
  • Limerick to Rosscarbery: 2 hours by car (140 km) 
  • Galway to Rosscarbery:  3.5 hours by car (240 km) 
  • Waterford to Rosscarbery: 2.5 hours by car (170 km) 

The water in The Lagoon is an average of 3 feet deep. This varies from 3 feet in most of the water activity centre, to 6 meters at the waterpark. 

Yes, The Lagoon Activity Centre is located amongst some of the finest scenery the country has to offer, here in Rosscarbery, West Cork. The Lagoon is the premier destination for water activities in Ireland with a host of different water sports catering to all skill levels and interests. 

Prices do vary depending on the type of activity and the time spent – For example the Water Park can be visited for as little as €18, while you can rent a pedal boat or canoe for only €9, plenty of options! 

The Lagoon Activity Centre offers a range of outdoor activities suitable for all ages, including kayaking, paddleboarding, pedal boats and the water park. Want to find out more?  Visit our Water Activities Page.